Despite being extremely dangerous to have an adventure to the jungle, this activity is getting more and more popular for people who love taking risks. To ensure the safety during the journey, explorers should make detail plans and have very careful preparation before starting. Therefore, to make more clearly for this topic, this article will mention to the preparation including these following steps:
- Going with a team:
It seems that it is not essential to go with some people to the forest, but let think carefully about how the adventure is difficult to decide this step. For the primeval forest and tropical forest in which there are many difficult obstacles everywhere, you will certainly need the help everytime. You have to find your companions who have the same ambition and the same destination during the adventure, so that you can support each other.
At the same time, before starting the journey, you should tell someone about your intention, your plan and all things about your trip. This is because you will have no phones, no internet equipment to contact with your friends and family when you go to the jungle like in North America, the Amazon, … These places are full of obstacles and very difficult to access inside. So, it is absolutely necessary to go with a team to the jungle.
- Having positioning devices:
This is not global positioning system (GPS) as you usually have in cities and in neighborhoods, but they are all the same things that can mark where you are. For example, you can use colorful ribbon to tie on the way you pass. This is very useful in case of getting lost. Although this may waste lots of time, you should remember that you cannot use a mobile to contact in case of emergency during your excursion. You should also notice to the sign on the way to find your partners if you get lost.
- Bringing personal belongings:
It is a quite long trip if you go to the forest in North America. The trip may last at least from 2 weeks to longer, and certainly you will have to live and do many activities in the forest. That is the reason why you should consider to bring only small necessary things which are easy and convenient to put in a backpack. You need to bring right clothes, especially hat, boosts, raincoat, hiking shoes, waterproofing coat, long pants, … because most of jungles are so wet, cold, bushy, and have insects everywhere. Remember to have more than one for any kinds of clothes to change in case of being wet.
- Preparing food and drink:
It is recommend to bring fast foods during your journey since it is difficult to bring enough fresh food to cook. Moreover, it is cumbersome to take cookers and spices with you. Water is so heavy to bring, so that you should bring enough to drink. Water for bathing and other activities can be taken from rivers and streams you pass. Furthermore, the things like first aid kit, rope, match, medicines, knife, maps, flashlight, tent, … should be divided to bring in your team.
- Hiring a local guide:
If it is possible, you can hire a local guide for your trip. The journey will become more easily when having a person who knows clearly about the place you go. You can receive the experiences and the warning about dangerousness that you may have to face. However, fee for hiring is not cheap, you should consider carefully about this.
- Practicing to improve your health before the trip:
Good health is an important condition to start a trip. If you have intention to go to the Northern American forest, you must need to have the best health. This means you need to spend at least 2 weeks to practice and improve your health. You may practice with your partners to get the best result.
Depending on the length of the trip, you should prepare the essential things to avoid getting the troubles during the journey.