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BE INFORMED!!!


Outdoor adventure makes you physically active, takes you to natural surroundings and gets you immersed in a different culture, unknown so far to you!

It is obvious that you have to be ready for certain amount of risk (of physical security and your own safety). This occurs because you will have to drift down those activities that have inherent hazards.  And the destinations you travel to may not have developed infrastructure and facilities.

It is a unique experience when you reach an unknown location, which you would have never dreamed of. But you will love it if you seek adventure. You may lend into a God forsaken place which may shake you up.

If you are ruthless and courageous, outdoor adventure is the thing for you. It will have a sobering effect on you. However, you should not shirk away common sense must develop your sixth sense and trust your instincts.

You must always let your near and dear ones know your travel Plan. Every time you step out, stay connected with them

Use those apps on your smart phone which can track your movements. This is a must if you are traveling in a high-risk area.

This is an age of information. Get a basic review of risks and threat involved, in the areas of your travel plan. You need not get paranoid. If you search the web, there will be prior experiences of those travellers who have already been to that place. That comes very handy to keep you safe and secured.  

Seekers of adventure are risk takers. Others stay at home. This adds rare value to adventure travel. It sure gets you those memories which are cherished lifelong.

Be alert and always be aware of your surroundings. Enjoy your travel.

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GLIDE IN OPEN SKY !!!


I want to travel like age old Stars,

Be with them into the unfathomed sky,

Climb into the halo of milky way,

With no fear of time, age and sure death. 

I want to be the harbinger of good times,

Mellowed with skirmishes of proclivities,

Time has beckoned the shower of good fortunes.

I no longer purloin and yelp as time has made me hard-edged,

Content and toughened,

Untraveled paths beckon me.

I no longer layoff my excursions,

As I am ready now to take on challenges,

Life brings forth.

I take now paths less traversed,

For I have now imaginings and poise,

As the time flies and age catches on,

I shall leave behind glances and views,

For others to embark,

And that will make all the difference,

My friend,

Here I motion you to,

Take on where I guide.

HOW TO SEEK AN ADVENTURE !!!


Adventure has multiple meanings to different people.  For some it could be a good book, exciting and firing imagination. Most of the people keep the risk at minimum and look for more rewards without much effort. It’s only few who value risk and adventure as inseparable to them. It’s a well-known principle that the greater the risk, the better the rewards of adventure. Some people who have enough courage, experience and expertise, would take it to the extremes. However each individual must realize where his/her limit lies and where does the risk become too great to justify the rewards.

Deciding when the risk is too great, becomes an intricate process of evaluation, and is vital for becoming a successful adventurer. Factors must be weighed such as your skill level to a given activity, the level and nature of unavoidable, uncontrollable, or unforeseeable dangers, the quality of your equipment, your knowledge of your equipment, your awareness of your own limitations, and the readiness of your partners in the adventure. The nature of the endeavor brings some of these considerations to the forefront. When these factors, and many others, are fully evaluated, then you get an idea of how risky the undertaking will be. It is vital to be completely honest with yourself at this point. The final consideration, and the most important, is to compare that amount of risk with an honest self-evaluation of how much you value your own life. It sounds a bit detailed, but almost every adventure activity has the possibility of some consequent risks. It’s important that we accept that fact and don’t make a decision without keeping this in mind.

In most adventurous activities, such as skydiving, rock climbing, kayaking, or scuba diving, life-threatening circumstances are few.  They are well within our tolerance level. There are some, however, that go beyond that level of risk. Some degrees of all of these are required to travel at the edge of adventure, and that is why I emphasize heavily on the fact that we must be completely honest with ourselves when evaluating such things. All of that said, I will label myself as one of those who push up to the edge of the typical tolerance for risk, without venturing into the realm of extreme danger. I prefer the mental capability of using my knowledge, with my body and my equipment as my tools, against the material, the elements, or the water. I prefer the challenge of evaluating each decision I make, in order to keep the adventure as safe and fun as it can be. I do not rely heavily upon luck to keep the weather nice or the rock from breaking loose under my hands. It isn’t worth the salt.

The adventure experiences make you realize how small we are in the whole scope of the universe, and how beautifully we fit into the universe. They make you appreciate what you have and inflate your desire to seek more and more. They make you want more out of life. Life is short, and we should live it to the fullest.

Most adventurers want to travel, learn, explore, meet new people, and experience. After all, that’s what life is all about. Then there are those who partake risk activities solely for the sake of emotional stimulation. Then there are those who engage in high risk pursuits to expand their personal horizons or to explore new destinations.

The finest explorers I had the pleasure to meet and associate, had certain level of motivation. They were dedicated to a long term commitment to exploration. The dangers they faced were  inherent in their areas of interest. They did not actively seek out these hazards, but accepted them as part of the risk that came along with their interests. All those who seek adventure must weigh the risks v/s. the benefits of exploring new horizons. The mere pursuit of thrill rarely justifies personal risk.

There are three important things while preparing for a successful adventure activity. Know yourself because you are your best asset and your worst enemy in any challenging situation. Knowing your own strengths and limitations will give you the confidence to assess whatever may cross your path. The next thing on my list is all weather clothing. No matter where you plan to be, there are good chances of becoming cold and/or wet. You must put emphasis on  bad weather gear. Adventures are planned but what I am talking about here is not the adventure itself but the problems and risks that often accompany an adventure activity.

Careful planning cannot remove the possibility of a crisis. It may occur  in many forms at any time and place. There can be an unpredicted storm at sea or an unexpected illness on a hike. It can develop out of nowhere and leave you drained and helpless. One should be glad to be in one piece after a situation evaporates.

The one rule I give high importance is, to stay calm and think and act rationally. If I know what is to be done, I do it. When unsure, I take others’ suggestions without any arguments. Emotions have no place in a crisis. You can fall apart after a crisis. Thinking clearly is what gets you through when a mast snap, lightning strikes, someone goes overboard, or when you find someone collapsed and not breathing. Assess what is to be done, think how you can do it safely by yourself or the other person and then act.

If you survive a crisis, that experience is an adventure and a value add for a lifetime…

BE PRACTICAL !!!


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…

FEELING THE ADVENTURE!!!


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,

Or around.

It loses all respect within,

Among others.

No respect, It ceases to love.

It covers the empty place where love is,

To get respect from others,

Respect yourself,

Self-respect compels others to respect you.

Do not demand respect,

Earn it.

THE CLEAR WAY TO ADVENTURE!!!


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.

IT’S ABOUT MIND, BODY AND SOUL…


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…

ENTITLEMENTS OF ADVENTURE!!!


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 ! it beckons!


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.