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The packing list below is a general overview of appropriate clothing for your whitewater rafting adventures with First Descents. Outfitters will provide all gear and safety equipment including life jacket, raft, paddle, waterproof splash jackets and booties to take you from flat water to class 3 rapids and making sure you are prepared for every adventure! Be sure to look at your personal page for packing details specific to your program. Please contact First Descents if you have any questions regarding this packing list. For MS participants, you’re encouraged to bring your own cooling vests or other clothing items/gear frequently used to regulate your body temperatures at home.
(The list below is based on a layering system for warmth)
Cotton is a poor choice for outdoors activities due to its high thermal conductivity (rate of energy loss). When it gets wet, cotton allows the moisture to sit on your skin, in turn cooling you instead of keeping you warm. In other words, you don’t stay very warm or dry with cotton!
The outfitters will provide all the necessary rafting gear, which will include
All linens – sheets, pillow, blankets, and towels are provided – you do not need to pack these!
All food will be provided – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks, snacks, snacks and more snacks!