"Thank you for a very well organized trip. The high quality gear, intelligent systems and food are all top notch. We had a great put-in, due in large part to our PRO Advisor, Beth's expert guidance and patience. She is efficient, positive, knowledgeable, has a great attitude and solid information - we couldn't imagine it going better."
Mary Duryee - 2009
What is the Painless Private?
The Painless Private is the complete integration of all our services.
Your trip will be outfitted with PRO's fine equipment. You only pay for the gear you choose. Select your boats from our well maintained fleet of PRO Rigs. You're responsible for bringing your personal gear and any gear you decline to rent.
Our Menu Plan lets you select meals from our delicious and diverse fare. Choose a river-tested Sample Menu to save time. Recipes and complete how-to's allow even the most novice cook to prepare meals. Your food cost is based on your specific menu selections, so you can control how much or how little you spend on food.
We provide round-trip shuttles for your group and gear. Our vans and five-ton trucks with lift gates make for a smooth, comfortable launch and take-out. For safety's sake, after driving these highways for decades, we do not use roof racks or pull trailers. Our drivers are safe, courteous and capable.
One of PRO's crew sets you up for success: helping organize your gear and rig your boats, demonstrating the use of PRO equipment, staying overnight with a shuttle vehicle and assists with the NPS Ranger check-out.
This valuable online resource includes suggestions for organizing your group, equipment lists, permit application assistance, and help in selecting an appropriate menu. There is also helpful info for all your trip participants - including the most novice - suggestions on what to bring, average temperatures and rainfall along with what to expect on rig day.
Trip Essentials Included with The Painless Private
Drag Bag 1 per PRO Rig
50 Cal Can 1 per person
1st Garbage 20mm box
Carabiner 2 per PRO Rig
Inflatable Kayak 1-man
Water Cooler 3 gallon
Lantern battery LED with spare batteries
Handwash Kitchen and Porto
Sandstake 1 per PRO Rig
Umbrella Holder 1 per PRO Rig
Kitchen Ground Tarp
Color Coded Buckets
100' Safety Line
Footbrace 1 per 18' PRO Rig
"I want to thank you for the key role PRO played in our GC trip in July. I've heard for years that there really is only one quality choice for getting outfitted, and now I'm a believer too. My expectations were pretty high, but your folks, equipment, food and service were fantastic."
John Taylor - 2012
The Permittee Planner
This valuable online resource includes suggestions for organizing your group, equipment lists, permit application assistance and help in selecting an appropriate menu. Log-in's are available for all trip members. This provides easy access to helpful information - suggestions on what to bring, how to set up the porto-pot, average temperatures and rainfall along with what to expect on rig day.