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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  058
DATE:  February 04, 2002
TIP:  Jungle trip preparation
LOCATION:  Iquitos, Peru

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

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.
2. Map
3. Water
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?

Boat Ticket
HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO GET THERE

Guide
THE AMAZON JUNGLE HAS DANGEROUS SNAKES

Lighter or matches
TO LIGHT CANDLES FOR LIGHT OR TO COOK

Candles
THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY IN THE JUNGLE

Flashlights
YOU NEED TWO WAYS TO SEE IN THE DARK

Toilet Paper
BETTER THAN LEAVES

Small Knife
FOOD PREPARATION

Map
NEED TO KNOW THE PATH AND GUIDES GET LOST

Mosquitoes Repellant
MALARIA AND DENGUE ARE CARRIED BY MOSQUITOES

Long Pants
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

Drinking Water
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

Tent
IF I HAD ONE, I WOULD USE IT.... hehehe
Mosquitoes...

Bed Sheet
A COVER FOR WARMTH

Machete
TO CUT DOWN BRANCHES AND KILL SNAKES

Money
NOTHING IS FREE

Camera
SOMETHING TO LOSE OR BREAK IN THE JUNGLE

Compass
TO POINT ME TOWARDS HOME AND CHECK ON MY GUIDE

Sunblock
KEEP MY NOSE OK

Plastic Bags and one Plastic Coffee Jar.
TO KEEP MY CAMERA INSIDE... etc

Backpack
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”

Rubber Boots
TO STAY DRY AND GIVE SNAKES SOMETHING TO BITE

Shoes
BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE WALKING IN BOOTS ALL THE TIME

Food
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
diet.

Wash Rag
TO WASH MY FACE, OR USE FOR HOT PAD TO COOK.

Rain Poncho
TO MAKE SURE I SWEAT A LOT, AND STAY DRY

Book to Read
SO I DO NOT GET BORED

Bandana
TO KEEP THE HAIR OUT MY EYES
UNTIL MY PONY TAIL GETS LONGER

Long Sleeve Shirt
TO KEEP MOSQUITOES OFF ME, MUST BE LOOSE

Shampoo
TO WASH MY HAIR AND MY BODY

Toothbrush
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
devices.

Batteries
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.

Friend
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
and key.

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
the area.

But first is
SAFETY.

Andy
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