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How to dress when in a tropical jungle

Updated on March 30, 2016

Dressing up appropriately in a jungle environment

The practical purpose of dressing up is to protect yourself from the elements - Cold, sun, rain, etc. That has been the primary purpose ever since human beings started to wear clothes. Dressing up appropriately in a jungle environment is no different, and especially important, because you'll need to protect yourself from the neverending bugs, as well as the rain, etc.

This are the points you should consider:

1. You need to protect yourself from the rain and moisture

2. You need to protect yourself from bugs

Let's start from bug protection. In the jungle, it is teeming with bugs that can bite and sting you, especially mosquitoes which can make you so itchy and cause you to scratch all over in a frenzy. You want clothings that cover your exposed skins - Long sleeves, long pants, maybe a bandana to protect yourself from insects falling into your hair. These clothings should be light, thin and breathable. Wearing jeans and a denim coat are not the kind of clothings you want to wear. Think of Drifit long sleeve shirts, and pants. This not only keeps out almost all the bugs, and biting mosquitoes, but it will also keep you relatively dry, as sweat, moisture will quickly evaporate from your clothings. On top of that, wear waterproof boots and long socks (If possible, consider wearing waterproof socks as well). Wearing just like that alone, can keep you pretty dry from light short rain and the humidity and sweat, while protecting you from insect bites. To protect yourself more from the rain, bring along a rain coat or poncho.

There you go! Practical clothings when moving around in a jungle environment - From a person with many years of experience in being a primary and secondary tropical jungles.

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