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Wilderness Survival Tips and Jungle Skills

"Are You Prepared For Emergencies?"


Be prepared with a few wilderness survival tips when jungle fun somehow turns into jungle danger.

Usually trekking in the jungle is a blast without any mishaps - minus the normal quota of leeches and mosquitoes.

In rare cases, your group may unknowingly stray from the marked trail, get caught in a storm, or suffer an injury or accident.

These times call for calm heads and experience to get your jungle party out of a jam.

Are you jungle savvy? Do you know how to handle emergencies?

  • Can you take charge and be a leader when something goes wrong?
  • Do you know what to do when you're lost in the forest?
  • Are you able to anticipate potential hazards from your surroundings?
  • Do you know some common jungle safety practices?

There are no fast and ready-made rules to remember. Each outdoor emergency is unique and requires an assessment based on good judgement.

Here's a simple first tip for everyone:

STOP > Sit, Think, Observe and Plan.

Jungle survival and safety depends on making appropriate decisions. When the situation is chaotic and frightful, you need to settle down and think through the options. Panic only breeds bad attitudes.

A calm demeanor reduces the potential for disaster.




Wilderness Survival Tips: Lost in the Jungle?

Have you ever found yourself wandering around the rainforest trying to figure out which direction heads back to camp? Dashing off the trail to chase down a bird photo or exploring alternate paths can lead to being lost.

Jungle Safety

Whether this is just for a few minutes or a few days depends on how you react.

Getting disoriented is common, don't have a panic attack and make it worse. These tips will help you to get to safe ground even if the whole group gets lost.

If you are out hiking alone or get separated from your family or friends, these guidelines will help prevent mistakes. Knowing your location is important in case of inclement weather or trying to decide to sit tight or move to a safer area.

Don't forget common sense safety tips either. How to signal for help or find a lost person without losing anyone else are things to be aware of before going deep in the jungle.



Wilderness Survival Tips: Jungle Hazard Signs

Even exploring the jungle for a day brings excitement. Sometimes danger appears as a hazard: snake attacks, tree falls, bad weather, Rainforest Snakeequipment breakdown or just having an unfit person in your group.

Identifying hazards helps you avoid preventable accidents. The less you realize, the more potential for trouble. So reduce the risk of having bad experiences in the outdoors with hazard recognition, whether environmental, equipment or human.

Learn a few safety steps before heading off into the wilderness and know what safety protocols and practices each person should be responsible for to avoid hazards in the jungle.



Wilderness Survival Tips: Wilderness First Aid Kit

Nothing is worse than being injured or sick when you're stuck in the jungle and hours away from medical attention.

Hiking Injury

Unless you know how to pluck and prepare rainforest medicines, then it's wise to carry a first aid kit with the essentials for snake bites and scraps.

Preparing a proper wilderness field kit takes a bit of planning. Don't just purchase an emergency first aid kit from the local pharmacy. Think about where you're going and how far it is from the nearest town clinic or transport to a hospital.

Other factors to consider are how many people are going into the jungle and how long will you be without access to medicines or trained assistance.

Keeping a well-stocked first aid kit to cater to most jungle emergencies is a priority to ensure minor injuries don't fester into major problems.



Wilderness Survival Tips: Knot Tying Instructions

Knowing how to tie knots is a simple skill that goes a long way towards a safe and secure hiking trip or family outing in the outdoors. Whether you want to strap extra gear on your pack or pitch a camp shelter, there are a few good rope knots to know for different situations.

These selection of rope knots for outdoor use includes a range of basic, work-a-day utility knots. Studying a few knot tying illustrations prepares you for any occasion to use the three primary knot catagories: Loop Knots, Bends (rope to rope knots) and Hitches (rope to object knots).

Most of either use the square knot for everything or tie multiple granny knots in a cluster. But learning a few more rope knots well is not too difficult and allows us to be comfortable that our gear stays put when carrying a kayak, strapping down luggage or keeping a tarp from unfurling.



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