Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BC Steelhead, Used to fish Quebec but fish left, Argentina Browns, Have Fished Iceland and the Kola for Atlantics, Mongolia for Taimen and over 27 years in AK
Rafting in AK
Good advice from Fred...
- Check your rafts and inflate them BEFORE you fly out. Ensure that you have repair stuff and your inflation devices actually work. Check the paddles too. A spare paddle is not a bad idea either. If oars, an extra oar as well as an oarlock helps keep Murphy at a distance.
- Have your outfitter get you bear spray, each with a holster which you can put on your wadding belt. (Spray can be carried safely to the river in a compartment of one of the floats of the plane)
- On the many trips with my sons, we only used dried foods which could be dropped into hot water which can then be used for coffee. (Sons called the sh$t-bags). No frying at all. Eating a fish that couldn't be revived were cooked in tinfoil and eaten, no matter the time of day. No smells. Plastic, burnable spoons work.
- Head nets and bug spray can be essential items.
Last edited by Taft; 07-29-2012 at 05:05 PM.
Reason: adding an afterthought