Frequently Asked Questions

Your comfort and safety are our prime concern.  As with other nature-based activities, river-running has its inherent risks.  There are no guarantees.  Objectively speaking, though, whitewater rafting with experienced outfitters is safer than driving on the highway.  Although falling into the river is always possible, less than 2% of all guests will take an unplanned swim.

A large part of what makes whitewater thrilling, of course, is the sense of risk. One learns to conquer one’s own fears and apprehensions.  If you are physically fit, swim confidently and understand the river, the risks will be minimized. If not, your decision-making can mitigate the inherent risks by selecting a less ambitious trip.  When you contact us, we’ll take time to try and find a trip that is suitable for your age and fitness level.

We offer tours that run the continuum from mild to wild.  Far-Flung Adventures is rescue-ready: guides are trained and practiced in swiftwater rescue and emergency first aid skills.  We also use the most advanced boating equipment, piloted by guides who have “been there” many times before.  We fit you with high-flotation lifejackets and thermal protection garments, geared to that day’s conditions.  At the launch point we will walk through the common hazards of the trip and brief you on safety procedures that will help ensure a safe outcome for your adventure.

Check out this list of required and recommended items you will need in order to make the most out of your camping adventure. Remember, there is no such thing as being over-prepared!  Also, if needed, we provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads. Tents and camping chairs are included. Please just let us know if you plan on bringing your own.

Required Gear:
These are things that we will require you to have on this trip. The reason being that we know that people who have all of these items simply end up having a better time while they are out in the wilderness with us. Nothing is more unhappy than a cold or wet camper stumbling around in the dark without a flashlight…so don’t let that be you!
So you’ve booked your camping trip with Far Flung Adventures and you’re wondering what in the world you will need to dig out of your garage and pull out of the back of your closet…No worries, we have you covered!
  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Jacket

  • Warm Clothes

  • Layers/Windbreaker

  • Swimsuit and River Clothes
  • Several changes of clothes

  • River shoes and dry camp shoes

  • Personal rain gear (If needed we can provide you with some of ours, but if you have your own you should bring it!)

  • Wool socks

  • Headlamp/flashlight

  • Spare batteries for your headlamp/flashlight
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Spare prescription glasses/contacts
  • Rx medications

Recommended Gear:
These are things that a lot of people like to bring that really enhance their experience, but are not exactly “trip necessities”.

  • Light weight camping hammock, such as a Grand Trunk, or a similar style.

  • Some reading material

  • Playing cards or a game of some sort. (Keep in mind this is camping and things are easily lost)

  • Hiking boots

  • Solar charger for your camera/phone
  • Portable speaker

  • Fishing gear AND fishing license

  • Supply of your favorite beverage of choice

  • Waterproof camera/phone
  • Sleeping pillow