Rafting Magazine's class II guide school series is designed to help you get acquainted with the basic principles of whitewater guiding. Whether you are thinking about guide school and want to get a jump start or you are new to boating and you are interested in getting your basic skills down this course will help you understand some of the essential skills of class II boating. Our convenient Modules help you learn at your own pace and study in your free time off the river with your instructors Daniel and Trevor. *These modules are not designed as a substitute for hands on training with a qualified instructor*

Module 1 – Introduction to Equipment

In this module we will be going over the basic equipment needed to get you on the river in class II whitewater. Having a good understanding of what is needed to successfully navigate a river is the first step to becoming a whitewater guide. We will introduce the following pieces of equipment introduced in this module:

  1. Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

  2. Helmet

  3. Barrel / Emergency Pump

  4. Throwbag

  5. River Shoes

  6. Drybag

  7. Camstraps

  8. Gear Bag

  9. Paddle

  10. Raft

This covers the basic gear that every Class II boater should have while navigating rivers. Many of these items can have a high price tag, but most of your gear you will be able to assemble for a very low cost or you likely already have them if you do many other sports.
To continue your training, be sure to check out Module 2.

Welcome to the River,

Trevor and Daniel

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