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Amazon Rainforest Survival Basics for Travelers
If you naturally have a sense of adventure and you’ve always wanted to go to a rainforest, have you ever considered the Amazon Rainforest? Located in South America, it is in the midst of a region that is known for exotic beauty and mystique. Plus, it is an area that contains the largest river in the entire world, as well.
Of course, being that the Amazon Rainforest also houses animals like jaguars and boa constrictors and the jungle space is considered to be extremely dense too, it does come with its own set of risks. But if you’re willing to incorporate the following five tips, you will be properly prepared to take on the rainforest experience.
Take some food and water with you.
One thing that you definitely have to be wary of is the food and water that’s in the rainforest area. Being that a lot of it contains unique strains of bacteria, consuming it could make you very ill. So if you plan on taking a backpack with you, put some dried fruit and vegetables in some Ziploc bags. If you do choose to eat foods in that area, it should be familiar ones like coconut, squash and citrus fit. And whatever you do, avoid water from the faucet. It’s much safer to drink bottled water instead.
Wear long and waterproof clothing.
Aside from all of the wildlife that’s within the rainforest, something else that you need to be prepared for is all of the insects, especially since some of them have the tendency to bite. You can prevent yourself from being quite as vulnerable by wearing jeans, long-sleeve shirts, and also waterproof items such as rain jackets and boots. Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s a good idea to bring along a few pairs of socks. There’s a pretty good chance that your feet may get damp and if you don’t change your socks, it could eventually lead to a fungal infection.
Take a First Aid kit.
Hopefully, you’ll spend your entire time in the rainforest without having an accident. However, just in case you do, you definitely want to be prepared. That’s why it’s also a really good idea to take a First Aid kit along with you. One website that can provide you with a list of all of the things that should go into one is RedCross.org. Go to the site and put “First Aid kit” in the search field.
Leave a trail.
If you happened to go to a website such as Happy Gringo Travel for some tips on visiting the rainforest, one of the things that it might recommend is that you should always leave a trail. Basically you can do this by making mile markers out of clothing or reflective objects. Doing this will help to keep you from getting lost so that you can find your way back out of the rainforest.
Don’t go alone.
Finally, never go into a rainforest alone. In fact, even if you’re intended to go with a friend or two, still consider hiring a professional guide to accompany you. They are individuals who are trained and qualified for this kind of excursion. They can help to keep you safe. For more information on Amazon Rainforest guides, go to your favorite search engine and put “Amazon Rainforest” and “guide” or “tours” in the search field.