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					White Water River Rafting For Beginners

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Summary:
White water river rafting is both adventurous and dangerous at the same
time; it is easy to see why some get addicted to it however it offers
both great whole body exercise as well as an outdoor experience.

Rafting Facts for Beginners

First and foremost, know that you will get wet no matter what you do so
be prepared. It is a very fast moving sport, which leaves you with little
time to think about what you need to do next so listen carefully to the
more experienced raft...


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Article Body:
White water river rafting is both adventurous and dangerous at the same
time; it is easy to see why some get addicted to it however it offers
both great whole body exercise as well as an outdoor experience.

Rafting Facts for Beginners

First and foremost, know that you will get wet no matter what you do so
be prepared. It is a very fast moving sport, which leaves you with little
time to think about what you need to do next so listen carefully to the
more experienced rafters with you.

Wear the required gear with no exceptions, as there is a good possibility
that you will be thrown out of the raft and can easily get hurt on rocks
or other things found in the river. Helmet is a must at all times for
beginners or professionals.

Life jacket is part of the gear without which no rafting expedition
should take place; even the most experienced rafters have had
difficulties with river torrents once thrown in the water.

Rescue Mission for Rafting Beginners

White water river rafting can at times get very adventurous and have one
of the team members or all thrown over board at which time presence of
mind and common sense is required to quickly rescue and recover the raft,
whichever the case may be. In case one of the team members in the raft is
thrown in the water, here are a few easy steps to follow to assist with
the rescue mission:
Do not panic, that will lead to making a wrong move thus risking
everyone’s life in the raft. Reach out if the fallen person is within
reach and pull them up to the boat with both arms. If the person in the
water is too far away, reach them with the paddle. Extend the handle
towards the person in the water and hold strong on the other side.

Every raft meant for white water river rafting is equipped with a rope
bag, which is to be used when a fellow raft member falls overboard and is
too far to reach with the paddle. A very important rule is never ever to
stand up in a raft as the high river torrents will overturn it in a split
second and all of you will then need assistance.

The Thrill of the Game

White water river rafting is dangerous but very addictive; the fact that
you need to be always careful and still get to enjoy the nature at the
same time makes it one of the best summer sports. Follow the rules, use
common sense and go with the flow, you will soon come back for more white
water river rafting no matter how hard the first ride was.