Equipment for Rafting

You may like to go for a trip on the river, like boating, fishing or rafting. Before that, you need to prepare a lot of essential gears, for example, shoes, underwear, hats and body wipes and so on. Following let’s take a look at what we should bring when preparing for a rafting trip.

  • The Lotion

The sand by the river, and when you switch between wet and dry, the sun’s rays reflect off your skin, causing damage to your skin. You need to protect your skin. Add some good lotion to your overnight bag to deal with dryness and to soothe sunburned skin.

  • Non-Slip Shoes

There is little support or protection when walking on slippery river stones or standing on rafts. It is suggested to buy a pair of sturdy sandals or shoes with non-slip patterns or choose a pair of light and non-slip tennis shoes.

  • Extra Plastic Bags for Wet Clothes

Usually we will get wet when boating or rafting on the water. Thus, we need to collect these wet clothes together. A standard trash bag is much more convenient than to put them in our backpack. Because if you put wet clothes and dry clothes together, they will all become moist clothes by the end of the day. Therefore, you can use a plastic bag or a large zippered bag which may be better. If you put all your wet clothes in a plastic bag and seal it, it will prevent your bag from being “less dry” the next night. Don’t forget to take the wet clothes out to dry when you are camping next night.

  • The Blanket

You can bring a yoga mat, small old blanket or tarp. Be careful not to be too bulky. It has many uses for putting it on the ground. You can put it in front of the tent for a barrier between sandy shoes and the inside. When you take off your wet clothes and don’t want to put them in the dirt, you can throw them on the blanket. If you want to have the space of your own, this blanket is necessary.

  • Headgear

Portable shade is very important when you are in outdoors activities. A good sun hat is easy to carry and it is packable. It protects you from the sun and its harmful UV rays, plus adding some different style to your outfit. Hats with chin strap or string will be perfect for your rafting on the river.

Your hat is likely to fall into the water when your kayak is moving fast or when the wind is blowing, so that the chin rope is indispensable. You can choose a summer bucket hat with string to protect your face, head and neck. It’s best to choose a wide-brimmed bucket hat that covers a wider area and helps protect you from the glare of the sun. In addition, since you are on the water, it couldn’t be better to wear a waterproof hat. Bucket hats made of nylon is water-repellent. They can protect you from the water and the rain.

How to Tidy Your Hats?

People usually make their clothes look tidy and neat, while they often leave their hats all over the place. In fact, hats are easy to be deformed when they are folded for a long time. So you may need a hat rack for tidying your hats like your clothing. In the summer, we often choose packable boonie hats for protecting us from the sun and its harmful UV rays, because they can be folded and put into our baggage or even pocket. After taking it off, we should make it tidy and neat in case the hat gets indentation.

A hat rack is the best way to make hats neat without deformation. If you have many different kinds of hats and you want them to be the original appearance, you can buy a hat rack. While buying a hat rack may not satisfy your needs or it has not enough space for your hats. Here I would like to suggest you to make a hat rack, as you can do it according to your own needs and styles of your room. Here are some good examples for you to make a hat rack.

  • Wooden Pallet Hat Rack

A wooden pallet hat rack can not only hang the hats but also for your coat, bag and scarf. It is strong enough to hold your winter coat, scarf and hats.

All you need to do is to install wooden pallets on the wall and fix some hooks on the surface of the wooden pallets. You can also paint each pallet in different colors to increase the attractiveness. You can place this wooden pallets hat rack at anywhere.

  • Wall Mount Hat Rack

The design of this hat rack is not complicated as you can see. All you need to do is to find a board in moderate thickness or your needed thickness. Then, install some hooks or hangers on the front part of the board.

Last, fix the board on to the wall and then put your hats on it. If you are afraid of forgetting to wear the hat, you can install it above the doorway.

  • Letters Pattern Hat Rack

As you can see, this hat rack is made of letters of H-O-M-E. It gives you comforts of home. If you want other symbolic letters, you can change it into your loved one.  

The materials you need are cable cutters, cord pliers and heavy metal cable.

First of all, choose the letters you want to use. Secondly, use tinted cord to cover these letters. Thirdly, find some hooks that you need. Then, cover the cable to the cord. Lastly, use an angling cord to make an extra decoration for your room.

  • Leaves Hat Rack

To make this hat rack, you need to prepare a timber, handlers, screws, paints and screwdrivers.

First thing is to repaint the timber with your favorite color and then leave it to dry. Secondly, drill a hole on the timber, and to place it on the handles. Additionally, fix it with the screws and bent the handles towards the screws.