Information for Alaska Paddlers

General information can be had through some fine sites such as:

Some things to do before you go.

  • Before embarking on any kind of wilderness journey in Alaska make sure you understand the gamut of what can happen and be prepared.
  • In the river segment, consider taking two craft minimum, particularly if there's whitewater.
  • Understand proper wildlife etiquette.
  • Keep bomb-proof fire starting paraphernalia on you.
  • Understand and practice "Low Impact Camping" techniques.
  • File a trip plan with someone not on the trip.
  • Understand "hypothermia" signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
  • Have a least one or more participants knowledgeable about how to deal with medical emergencies. Build a first-aid kit around their abilities, or buy a professionally made one like "Adventure
  • Medical Kits" through "Northwest River Supplies".
  • Bring a "Personal Location Transmitter" or an aircraft hand held radio. These are rentable in Anchorage. Try "Eagle Enterprises" at 907-562-2331. Satellite phones are available for rent at many dealers in Anchorage.

There have been numerous river guide books published on Alaska. The largest collection in any publication has focused primarily on whitewater but has a wealth of information beyond the ordinary. Fast & Cold by Dr. Andrew Embick is a must have

site by: alaska web crafters & trek alaska

Google Places | Pinnacle Hotel Internet Marketing | Travel Directory | Resources