While hiking in the jungle is an incredible adventure and super-fun activity, it may also come with a multitude of inconveniences. And when you are in the jungle, the modern-day conveniences are definitely out of reach. Your best bet? Pack the essential things for your next jungle adventure and take it with you. So, buckle up and read on.
When it comes to your next jungle adventure, the first and most important thing you should think about is a backpack, of course.
Now, the thing to note here is that this can’t be any random backpack that your younger brother uses for casual school trips. As you will have to walk long distances with the bag on your back, it should be the most comfortable option that you can find.
Plus, your backpack is where you will store most of your stuff, right?
So, it should be strong and spacious to carry your belongings. And then, as it may rain, a waterproof bag will keep you from making extra stops.
2. Hiking Shoes
Hiking in the woods is a whole lot different from walking miles on concrete roads.
In the jungle, you will come across uneven paths that’ll be tough to walk through. Plus, a superior grip will be required to keep yourself from slipping.
Clearly a random pair of everyday shoes won’t do.
So, please make sure you get the right pair of shoes that are perfectly fit for hiking. It’s essential for a safe and comfortable hiking experience.
3. The Right Equipment
When in the forest, you may have to create shelter for yourself (if it rains) or start a bonfire (if it’s too cold or you need to cook your food). Also, in the case of an injury, you’ll need proper first aid.
And without the right equipment, none of it will be possible.
So, before you step into the wild, equip yourself with what you may need later.
For instance, here’s a quick checklist.
- A magnetic compass
- First aid kit
- Knife and other similar tools
- A lighter, in case you may want to set up a small bonfire
Also, to keep all the important stuff close to yourself, a Bianchi duty belt and pouch will come handy in this situation.
4. A Tent/Sleeping Bag
In case you wish or are required to spend a night near a camping site with other backpackers, you may not always find essentials for sleeping.
The smartest and the safest thing to do is carry your tent or sleeping bag with yourself (if you have any second thoughts about coming back the same day).
This will save you from last-minute fiascos. Also, it’ll become your shelter if it gets too dark to walk back across the forest.
5. Food and Water
When you are in the jungle, it will be nearly impossible to find fresh food and water resources. But you will need food, and you will need water.
Well, like everything else, you should carry your food and water as well.
And that too not just to satisfy what you think will be enough. It’s the jungle, and if you get stuck, you will need extra supplies to keep yourself hydrated and energized.
So, always carry food and water backup.
Going for a jungle adventure is a fun idea. But what backpackers need to understand is that there are several risks associated with this. For this reason, precaution is necessary.
Go explore the jungle and have fun out there, havingtimers!
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