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JUNGLE TRIP PREPARATION
How I prepared to go the Jungle?
Learning about how to make a journey is as much fun
as the trip. I have enjoyed researching about mosquitoes
and how to purify water. The location of my expedition
and how I got there is another whole story.
All of the thing I have on the list were purchased
locally and over the counter.
I started a checklist about a two weeks ago, then
proceed to drive my friend my Mike crazy asking
questions. I would write down new things as I discovered
them, or people recommended.
I will not have a guide with me from the start, but have
decided to find a local person from the town that I going
to stage my trip from. I feel that the closer the person lives
to the area the better they would know of the dangers and local
land, and water conditions.
It would be nice to have biologist with me.
I suppose the 6 most important things
1. Protection from Mosquitoes and Animals.
4. DO YOUR RESEARCH !
5. Protection from rain and sun.
6. Arrange your transportation.
I have been traveling for 4 years and know how to guide
myself. I still need the advice to learn of local
dangers. I speak good Spanish so it is simpler.
MY CHECKLIST AND WHY?
HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO GET THERE
THE AMAZON JUNGLE HAS DANGEROUS SNAKES
Lighter or matches
TO LIGHT CANDLES FOR LIGHT OR TO COOK
THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY IN THE JUNGLE
YOU NEED TWO WAYS TO SEE IN THE DARK
BETTER THAN LEAVES
NEED TO KNOW THE PATH AND GUIDES GET LOST
MALARIA AND DENGUE ARE CARRIED BY MOSQUITOES
TO KEEP THE MOSQUITOES AND SNAKES OUT... etc.
AVOID GETTING SCRATCHED AND SKIN RASHES
Hammock and Ropes
TO GET OFF THE GROUND.
HAMMOCKS DO NOT COME WITH ROPES
Hammock Mosquito Net
I HAD TO HAVE THIS MADE TO STOP MOSQUITOES
But also Sancudos or No See Ems
Plastic for Ground Cover
THE GROUND IS WET ALONG THE RIVER
I HAVE TO CARRY TWO ONE LITER BOTTLES
AND GET PURIFICATION DROPS. ( Iodine or Micropur )
Sheet Plastic for Tent
I CANNOT BUY A TENT HERE CHEAP SO I WILL USE PLASTIC
IF I HAD ONE, I WOULD USE IT.... hehehe
A COVER FOR WARMTH
TO CUT DOWN BRANCHES AND KILL SNAKES
NOTHING IS FREE
SOMETHING TO LOSE OR BREAK IN THE JUNGLE
TO POINT ME TOWARDS HOME AND CHECK ON MY GUIDE
KEEP MY NOSE OK
Plastic Bags and one Plastic Coffee Jar.
TO KEEP MY CAMERA INSIDE... etc
a.k.a. RUCKSACK, OR SMALL FRONT PACK
TO CARRY ALL THIS CRAP
Small Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol
TO CLEAN MY FACE AND ARMPITS
WORKS LIKE A WET WIPE
TO STAY DRY AND GIVE SNAKES SOMETHING TO BITE
BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE WALKING IN BOOTS ALL THE TIME
NO STREET STANDS OUT IN THE WOODS
I could bring a lots of cooking supplies. I am not going to
on this trip, and just carry some packaged food.
I could lose a few pounds anyway and this is a great way to
TO WASH MY FACE, OR USE FOR HOT PAD TO COOK.
TO MAKE SURE I SWEAT A LOT, AND STAY DRY
Book to Read
SO I DO NOT GET BORED
TO KEEP THE HAIR OUT MY EYES
UNTIL MY PONY TAIL GETS LONGER
Long Sleeve Shirt
TO KEEP MOSQUITOES OFF ME, MUST BE LOOSE
TO WASH MY HAIR AND MY BODY
SO PEOPLE WILL TALK TO ME
Rice for Camera
KEEP CAMERA DRY
I am going to put my camera in a plastic coffee jar
with some rice. Moisture is the worst thing for electronic
EXTRA FOR FLASHLIGHT AND CAMERA
Note: I use the same size for both. Plus I have a recharger.
Clothes Line Cord
SERVES AS ROPE, AND TO PUT MY PLASTIC
TENT UP, AND KEEPS STUFF OFF THE GROUND
TIE THING UP.
No See Em ( Sancudos )
THIS IS A VERY SMALL BUG... INVISIBLE
I am thinking about buying a sheet of mosquito cloth
to cover my head.
WHERE IS SHAKIRA WHEN I NEED HER?
( Girl Singer from Baranquilla, Colombia. )
Place to Store Big Backpack
I HAVE TO LEAVE MY MAIN BAG BEHIND.
THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
Be very careful in this choice. The back room of
a friend is not good. Find a place to put under lock
Copy of Passport
SMALL TOWNS HAVE POLICE THAT LIKE TO
DEMONSTRATE THEIR POWER
This is my list of things I would recommend for the Jungle.
I did not talk that much about clothes or food, because these
are personal choices. A guide should tell you what you
need to bring, and what is dangerous. If your guide does
not instruct you in safety procedures and what is necessary
and why... then you are just traveling with a local, not a guide.
A guide is for safety, help for supplies, and to teach you the about
But first is
Hobotraveler.com was here. X
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Have fun! Life is Good!
As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
One mans paradise, is another mans hell
This way we do not all go to the same place.
Article written by Andy the Hobotraveler.com
On year 4 of Hobo trip around the world.
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