What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of taking a packrafting trip? Knowing the area, the weather forecast and the packrafting equipment necessary to embark on your adventure are some aspects that you should take into account when planning your trip.
And you will wonder why take a trip in packraft? The answer is simple: because there are places that would be very difficult and sometimes impossible to get to without using an inflatable kayak. This type of boat not only transports you safely through the water, but it takes up very little space once packaged and that makes it a very versatile element for remote expeditions.
As lovers of this type of experience, we want to offer you some tips for your first packrafting trip with a single purpose: that you can enjoy this world as exciting and wonderful as we do.
TIPS FOR YOUR KAYAK ADVENTURE
When you decide to try this type of journey, many doubts arise as to what the next steps will be. Therefore, at Rowild we would like to make your life easier and guide you with the following tips for your kayak or packraft adventure.
DESIGN YOUR PACKRAFTING ROUTE
The previous study of the area is the first and most important step that you must take before making your trip. Knowing beforehand the type of terrain you will move through, the weather, the type of fauna and flora, and the resting points are of vital importance when designing your packrafting route. Discover the terrain at home and don’t forget to bring a map, GPS, at least one distress and water call system, among others.
KNOW THE PACKRAFTING EQUIPMENT
If we talk about packrafting equipment we can say that the basic and necessary elements for any expedition are the following: Packraft, paddle, flotation buoyancy aid (PFD) and adequate clothing. And depending on the type of water you may need to wear a helmet. And if you need a helmet for that route, surely you should carry another more specific material such as rescue rope, carabiners, knife etc.
If you do not have all this material you can rent your packraft and equipment with us.
If you want to bring the best packrafting equipment, you can consult more information in the link that we leave you below.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE TRIP IN KAYAK OR PACKRAFT
It will be important to know the weather forecast for the trip by kayak or packraft to plan what the scene of your trip will be.
Reviewing the wind and rain forecasts and knowing how to correctly interpret the weather to navigate will be essential.
SPORTS INSURANCE FOR PACKRAFTING
If you want to navigate on your own, it is advisable that you have sports insurance for packrafting, suitable for your needs.
At Intermundial, TotalSports sports insurance covers health care expenses in the event of accidents related to this sport.
On the other hand, if you have never paddled with a packraft or kayak, it is recommended to take a packrafting course according to your level.