This is something few people believe will happen to them until it does. The April and May wind really, really blows and seemingly from nowhere. The Monsoon winds, July through September, can also be amaizingly strong. If you set up a tent with the intention of taking ONE step away from it then attach it to something first such as a handy rock or put a couple of heavy rocks inside it. Better yet, don't put it up until you're going to get into it and go to sleep. Tents with sleeping bags, paco pads, duffel bags AND ammo cans in them are even now at the bottom of the river. They can really fly and you cannot always leap across rock-strewn beaches to catch them. It's an amazing sight, and one you don't want to see, especially if it's your tent sailing off into the river! Ditto your life jacket. Bring a carabiner to keep on your life jacket, then you can clip it to a rope, boat, gear bags, or another jacket whenever you take it off.
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