How to cross wild rivers on foot

How to cross wild rivers on foot
A Real-Adventure fact sheet with 13 pages full of condensed knowledge on how to cross wild rivers on foot. Fording streams and rivers can be risky and preparation is a must. We tell you everything you need to know: Before you leave
  • The best weather conditions
  • Packing the right gear the right way
Crossing location
  • Identify a safe crossing location
  • Areas to avoid
  • Nasty water creatures
Preparations before crossing
  • What to do with your backpack
  • Which apparel is best
  • Trekking poles and branches
Crossing techniques
  • How to wade safely
  • Solo adventurer method
  • 6 group methods
  • Ropes and rivers
  • In cold waters
Deep waters
  • Swimming through slow and fast waters
  • Flotation devices
Emergency behavior
  • If you get carried away
  • Help a struggling friend

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