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Hiking and camping light, in comfort for a night in a tropical jungle

Updated on May 28, 2016

Tips on hiking/camping light in comfort in the jungle

What to pack:

1. Shelter system - Small lightweight 1-2 men tent, poncho, blow up air mattress.

2. Clothings and protection - Gortex boots, long breathable pants and long sleeves 2 sets.

3. Food - Non perishable food, fishing line and hooks, metal container, firekit, knife.

4. Water - Metal water bottle with water and firekit

5. Others (Navigational tools, etc) - Survival kit (knife, compass), fire kit, medi kit.

Pack the following items into a comfortable backpack (you will need to invest in a good backpack with good ventilation and support). The total base weight should add up to be about 4-5kg. The following items will get you through one night in the jungle comfortably.

Since the backpack is light and has good support, this will have you moving pretty comfortable while in jungle terrain. Your poncho and waterproof boots will keep you dry during the rain. With lesser water packed, you retrieve drinking water that is abundant in a jungle setting, from rivers, streams, rain water, etc. Having some knowledge of survival skills will help you in this case. You will just need to purify the water through filtration and boiling. By just bringing the necessary tools, you up your comfort when you're out there. Compass should be within convenient reach - At your backpack's side pouch, so that you can retrieve it to use for navigation.

At the end of the day as you settle down to set up camp, your tent gives you full protection from the elements - especially bugs, since your tent will be equipped with a bug net to keep the bugs out. With your inflatable air mat, you can blow it up with your breath (take your time to do so), hence at the end of the day as you unwind, you get a comfortable sleeping place, bug free and comfortable on a soft mat. A campfire can be set up to cook food that you can get from fishing with your fishing lines and hooks, etc.

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