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White Water Rafting Dry Boxes

White Water Rafting Dry BoxesAnyone who has had to deal with wet gear will appreciate this post about dry boxes for white water rafting. There is nothing worse than arriving at your camp for the night and everything is wet. I mean everything is wet from a day’s rafting through white water. It is starting to get cool. The sun is setting. You cannot even light a fire because your matches got wet as well during the days outing. It can be a very cold night if you have to spend it at a cold camp site with no heat and wet gear.

Fortunately there are lots of solutions to deal with this problem. In an earlier post we discussed Dry Bags and you might want to take a few minutes to read that post as well before you decide that buying a dry box is the solution for you. They both have their advantages, however depending on your situation and your raft one solution can be better than another.

White Water Rafting Dry Boxes

A typical dry box is shown on the right. This particular one measures 13.5 inches wide by 15 inches  deep by 26 inches long. It is not a large box. However it can store all of your essentials that you need to get your camp site going at night. Even if everything else is wet. Matches, flashlights a quick change of clothes can be stored in this box to get you going. Once that fire is going, you can quickly dry out. More importantly get something hot to eat and dry your clothes out. It can be extremely important to have a warm fire at night to avoid hypothermia setting in.

These dry boxes come in a variety of sizes to meet all of your needs. They can be tailored to the size of raft and the number of people who you have in your group. Even if you have several small boxes, they will be extremely appreciated at the end of the day.

Keep Your Lunch Dry

Forgot about lunch! You may be only on a day trip with a pick up at the end of the day and lunch along the river somewhere. If it gets wet, it is going to be a long day and everyone hungry at the end. A dry box packed with your lunch and snacks is the answer for many rafting enthusiasts.   There is nothing better after a mornings rafting than pulling up along a beach in a bit of calm water  and arranging for a picnic along the river. Make sure that you enjoy yours by being prepared and using a dry box to pack your lunch and other things in such as electronics, matches and an extra set of clothes.

White water rafting can be a lot of fun, however like many sports, they can easily be ruined if you are not properly prepared and have the right equipment. In this post we have focused on dry boxes, while in an early one we focused on dry bags. Which ever you use, make sure that you have all of the right gear to make your trip enjoyable. Plan your trip in advance including the raft you will use as well as the gear you take along to be comfortable both on and off the river.

In future posts we will add additional information about other pieces of gear that are must haves while white water rafting. If you have a piece of white water gear that you find particularly useful, why not let our readers know about it. We will even write a post about it if it is something you feel pretty strong about. Note that Spam comments will be deleted.

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