This is a unified body which represents the rafting fraternity and deals with exclusively with rafting issues and the development of rafting. It understands that rafting is both a recreational pursuit and a competitive sport and that is accessible to the general public through commercial tourism operators, sport and recreation clubs.
It believes that Rafting has a social value and a source of freewill and perseverance, one of the last strongholds of fair-play and respect for opponents, an initiation into team spirit and camaraderie. It also feels that rafting is a low environmental impact activity that creates awareness of conservation and environmental appreciation.
Anyone who participates in adventure sports is well advised to have a basic knowledge of survival skills. Useful skills include finding shelter, making water safe to drink, making fire, finding food and treating injury. Survival skills are techniques that provide the basic necessities to survive dangerous situations, the three basics being water, food and shelter.
Water - Humans cannot survive more than three days without water.
Food - Humans cannot survive more than three weeks without food.
Shelter - Humans cannot survive more than three hours exposed to extreme low temperatures.