What to consider before trekking in the jungle

Trekking into the jungle is an exciting opportunity. In order to enjoy it to the fullest, it’s extremely important that you take these following tips into consideration. In this blog, we will be going through a few must-do’s before you venture into the vast jungle!

 

Let’s get started!

 

Gear up

In terms of equipment, it is best to always carry light. By carrying light, it allows you to conserve energy and avoid you overexerting yourself unnecessarily. Therefore, you should only carry these necessities:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Radios (for communication – GME Australia is recommended)
  • Anti-insect spray
  • Compass
  • Fire starting kit
  • Shelter (mini-tent)
  • Spare clothes

All of these things serve different purposes such as nourishment, protection, and communication. By having these things prepared in advance, you will have a much more enjoyable experience trekking into the jungle as opposed to risking and enduring a trip that could turn dangerous.

Conversely, if you are trekking in the snowy mountains, then some of the items listed above are useless. After all, who would use an anti-insect spray in the snowy mountains?

 

Dress for the occasion

Now, there isn’t any specific dress code set in stone for trekking the jungles. Many people often turn to Hollywood as to what the dress code of trekking the jungle should look like by referencing films such as Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones as the go-to outfit.

However, realistically speaking, dressing as Lara Croft is not ideal when there are various obstacles and dangers in the jungle. Shorts and tank tops are not ideal because there are many ways you can get injured by getting bitten by dangerous insects and scratched by branches among many others.

The best way to dress while trekking in the jungles is lighter clothing that is comfortable and easier to dry if they become damp. The lighter weight will allow for maximum maneuverability.

With maximum maneuverability, you will be able to venture through the paths much more easily and conserve some energy as well. After all, who would want to tire out before even starting!

 

Research Research Research!

Researching is definitely mandatory before going deep into the jungles. Without proper research, you run the risk of running into something unexpected. For example, you need to be aware of whether or not there are any dangerous creatures in that particular jungle or area and you must also be aware of the nearest safety locations.

Additionally, it is imperative to keep on you at all times some form of communication equipment such as GME radios to ensure that you are always connected to the outside world. This allows you to be prepared for any emergencies where you require immediate medical attention. This is essential for the safety of you and/or your group.

With these basic concerns covered, you are free to enjoy trekking and exploring the jungle and all it’s got to offer.