With Spring fully upon us, the temperature heating up and the rivers starting to flow, it’s a great time to review your river gear before you head out on that first trip. Inflate your raft or cataraft and do a thorough inspection including valves, floor lacing and for any abrasions or scrapes that may be leaking. Take care of any potential issues before leaving for that first trip. Also, inspect your safety equipment, throw bags, lifejackets, etc for any wear or abrasions that may need to be addressed. Remember, a few minutes of inspecting your gear may save your life. Have fun, be safe and ALWAYS LOOK DOWNSTREAM!