Rafting on a boat or a homemade raft, the main dangers when sailing on rivers in conditions of survival and in extreme situations.

Movement, rafting or climbing upstream in rivers, swimming on lakes and along the coasts of the seas has its own specific features, positive and negative sides. Saving forces and speed of movement are of utmost importance in an extreme situation. But… 

Rafting on a boat or a homemade raft, the main dangers when sailing on rivers in conditions of survival and in extreme situations.

All this is good only if the rafting is downstream of the river or when swimming in open water without any obstacles in good weather. If you need to climb up the river, using, for example, a raft is simply not possible, and boat travel depends on the speed of the river, physical capabilities, the presence or absence of rapids.

, as the water drains from the raft and it’s harder to overturn it than a boat.

10. Rafting through narrow gorges in which a river crosses a mountain range is very dangerous. The river enters such gorges in a calm stream, but further, even in the absence of thresholds, it picks up speed and rushes with such speed that it breaks boats and rafts on rocks at bends. Therefore, all areas dangerous or impassable for boats must be circumvented.

Based on materials from the book Encyclopedia of Survival.
Chernysh I. V.

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