When I wear my gear tight to my body it does not bounce around, I am relaxed and faster and much more comfortable on the trail. You don’t just sling things off the side of the horse, you tie it high and tight.
During trekking I do not use soap when washing utensils or gear. Use a small cloth and hot water. Dip it in the fire ash and scrub them. When it’s hard to remove residue from the pot, I dip the cloth in a little dirt. It acts as an abrasive. Do without and you will lose a little weight out of your pack.
If I’ve removed my socks, I use them as a pillow. Other articles of clothing can be placed in the bag which become warm by the time sun rises. Also, it prevents them getting frozen and saves time from beating them with stick to kick off ice
Dry fungus that grows on the side of Trees, works well to start a fire. Break it off and slice it into thin pieces. It holds a spark well and turns very hot.
Meal during trails is only for sustenance. Too many dishes need heavy load to carry in your bag. Water is fine as a beverage; you do not need tea, chocolate or coffee during every meal. Dried fruits make good nourishing portion.
Cooking options should be boil in water or roast. Eating only corn or rice most of the courses saves time and fine for a weekend trek. Eggs and rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No need for three course meals which need two to three pots over the fire. Boiling is great because it is hassle free, opposed to frying. Put the pot on the fire and go set up camp. Cooking of meals should take a few minutes not an hour. Boil eat and get engaged with your other activities.
You can judge the hours of daylight left in the day without a watch by extending your arm at full length towards the sun, than count the number of finger breadth between the sun and the horizon, and calculate at 15 minutes per finger.
This sumps up for now, some of the most practical ways to go on an adventure trail…
Feel the Adventure within,
Your soul is listening,
Lie to yourself and the soul listens to your lie,
Come to point, It can’t distinguish the truth within,
It loses all respect within,
No respect, It ceases to love.
It covers the empty place where love is,
To get respect from others,
Self-respect compels others to respect you.
Do not demand respect,
One should ascend the higher heights;
Seeking, striding, shaping forth.
The Ice knock-backs above crag ends;
Pierces intractable elevations;
Softens toughened catches.
Sedentary, silently crouching in my marquee;
The hike I crisscrossed;
Solitary in the tranquility;
Prepared interior lands yielded;
Yonder crested rims;
Over the disquieted firmament;
A window unwraps;
Drawn since beyond.
Airborne concluded in the blued peak,
The clear approach
Is to be known.
The amazing thing about the wilderness is that, it prompts us to use our innate survival and reasoning skills, the ones seldom used in our comforted ways of living. A journey into the Nature’s wilderness can make unimaginable changes in a person’s life path.
It is all about way of thinking and priorities in life… If someone chooses to be an Adventure Traveller, then his/her character could be shaped and moulded. If someone travels outdoors because he/she wants to learn how they will respond to what the environment has to offer; it will definitely enrich him/her with life’s so far unknown lessons and experiences. I love the outdoors and have chosen to share how wonderful it is.
I grew up in countryside and amongst nature. This made me a drifter. I worked in many cities of various states. I loved, so travelled for many years; on my own or with groups. Time and again I felt the strange/invigorating AURA of new terrain and its inhabitants; a sensation of exploring unfamiliar physical and spiritual geography. That brought me closer to the kind of experiences that were not known to me earlier. For these reasons, I want to keep wildness and wilderness in my life.
There are people who cannot just be termed thrill seekers. They have a natural, inherent, and insatiable curiosity about the physical universe around them. These persons have the inner universe of the mind and the soul. They turn into true risk takers, the true adventurers, who return from their experiences with broader minds, stronger bodies, and purer souls…
What entails an Adventure? Adventure is a passion set deep in the heart of every man or woman. Self-reliance and self-evaluation are just two of the outcomes from outdoor pursuits. Everyone loves to be challenged. No phones, electronics, fast food or media overload. Just you and your surroundings
Adventure activity involves using your wits and self-motivation to get through any situation you may encounter. You find out more about yourself than you thought possible. Plus, you get to savour some of the greatest gifts we’ve been given…nature’s gifts to us. The beauty out there is for us to partake and something to take advantage of. I feel it definitely brings best out of us and transforms us into a more confident human being.
No experience can make you into something that isn’t already inside you. But outdoor experiences break away the exterior and reveal true character. In facing nature as it is, you often face yourself as YOU are.
The really best thing about a true wilderness experience, and the experiences over a long time by one’s self, present to us, a whole range of emotions, allowing us to feel the joys, fears, delights, pain, sorrow, happiness, sadness, anxiety, assurance, and many more emotions.
According to me, adventure has no value without some kind of risk involved. When going on various adventure activities, it is better to tell yourself: Why plan EVERYTHING in its details beforehand? It’s like programming a computer, and no one is a computer. You should rather use your senses to analyse the situation and in case of a crisis, make the best of it with the knowledge and equipment that you have at hand during that stage. It’s self over situations. It’s an absolute positive approach to overcoming a difficult situation. That’s the best way to make it the best remembrance of your whole adventure activity. However, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the basic and necessary precautions.
Adventure through the wilderness spikes up feelings in an avid backpacker and most especially a mountaineer. They take it up either to escape the hassle and complexities of city life or to be one with nature, The thrill of going into unexplored territory tests a person’s skill in coping up with the challenges of nature and its basic resources.
Adventure in wilderness is one sport that anyone can enjoy either with a team, a group of friends, with a partner or even on his own. Each one of them offer unique experiences, once in a while. But before one can venture out into the wilderness on his own, it is advised that he first join an organised climb and learn the basic mountaineering skills for his safety and enjoyment.
Team leader of a trip should have acquired and mastered the basic skills at the minimum and have a good record of experiences before he leads a group. This is due to the fact that still, mountaineering unfolds dangerous experiences.
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton