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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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FIND YOUR WAYS!!!


Ever since you started your journey,

There must have been times,

You had to take decisions on spot,

Choices were few,

There were no solutions in sight,

Though you knew,

Every situation,

Has minimum three solutions,

But you were,

Drenched and soaked wet.

So you had to let go,

Let it pass,

And you moved on.

Always summon you guts,

Trust your instincts,

Be not impulsive,

You will find your directions,

In any walks of Life.

Whenever you will,

Gather your courage,

And pick up a direction,

You will find a new destination.

Therefore pack up,

And say goodbye,

To any welter,

In your life.

Go for new challenges,

Or toughest situations,

You will find,

Tremendous excitement.

Find your own ways…

BEING A WANDERER!!!


Now I know, how one way leads to another,

Though I had apprehension,

Will I ever come back?

I tell this with great relief,

Lost somewhere,

For ages,

But now I am here.

Four roads diverged in the woods,

I always travelled,

On a road,

Less travelled.

To me,

That made all the difference.

A wanderer like me,

Always travel alone,

Since we are,

Seekers of the unknown.

All days begin before they end,

Sunrise never find us,

Where sunset left,

Even when the earth seems sleeping,

We travel.

COUNTER ADVENTURE RISKS!!!


First priority: Identify the risks. Draw a strategy. Develop a plan. Network with stakeholders. Participants must be trained. Test plan, prior to venturing into an Adventure. Have a clear emergency and crisis management procedure.  Set up an all-time available communication system. Stay updated on travel advisory issued by the government agencies. Retrieve and re position your business after a crisis.

Major Hazards:

Natural ,Technological ,Biological and Civil/political.

Be Clear About:

Causes, Frequency, Duration, Speed of onset, Scope of impact and Destructive potential.

Further Considerations:

Safety and security of visitors and staff.

Secure and operational system of communication with all participants.

Prepare and secure in advance:  buildings, facilities and equipment.

Liaise with disaster management agencies for their response and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Build up resources to support response and recovery operations.

FIRE IN BELLY!!!


Crowding around the bonfire,

Moon light shining on us,

Day been toiling,

For we strode miles of greens and highs,

Chatting now on our life gone by,

Musing on our moments valued,

Floating our stories,

Now realising sunshine has descended.

And yet the fire in our middle,

Still smoldering,

Prompting us to keep up pedantry,

On and on we went on,

Till our shepherd nudged us,

Double up and set the day get going.

Fire still burning in our bellies,

Tamed lot as we are,

Setting our limits and stretching it far,

Fire still burns in our heart,

And we keep trudging,

Exploring and discovering what remains yet fathomed,

Learning and growing as life carries on with lively soul,

Prompting others to follow on,

Setting no boundaries to limit us,

Not looking back,

Eyes set on horizon afar,

Tamed destiny leading our path.

BE THE CHANGE!!!


Sunshine, shadow and sweet dusk,

Show me all your uplifting,

Brightening and soothing sparkle,

Lighting up each face,

Fall over, all over me.

Seen far too many tears,

Of penitence, happiness and content.

Fade away the clouds of gloom,

Of the clutches,

Those self- imposed boundaries,

Of this race,

Shading tears of grief and despair,

Engulfing us in darkness and barren hearts.

Where angels danced,

Along the sweet hymns of joy,

Hearts which were giver of bountiful,

Shining with dreams of tender and care,

Radiating bliss beyond fathom.

To some,

Everything may be normal as if,

Crafted by Nature,

Not realising impending doom,

So enlivened to many.

Let’s go on a vacation to,

God’s own surroundings,

Without any scare,

In carefree settings,

Beyond all pervading chaos,

Where no one sees nightmare,

As waken up stooge.

Let positive creation come through,

Shower us with empathy,

Feeling it all around,

So that Sun shines all around,

Feeling it all within, reborn, transformed,

Let’s be the change, radiate and be,

Harbinger of Good times…

COUNTER THE RISKS !!!


All kinds of Adventure travel present some amount of risks. An unfamiliar environment or doubts about one’s ability to achieve the objective can make the experience adventurous. It will be in everyone’s interest if the inherent risks are reduced and controlled to tolerable levels. In this way an environment can be created in which individuals can experience the challenges and benefits of the activity, but with minimal actual risk to their safety.

For most of the travellers some amount of risk is acceptable also; that is how it makes an activity Adventurous. However, no one should seek these risks without considering plans to counter them. At least, one should prepare himself/herself to minimise them. The best approach in this regard is to know about them and train. Be prepared to face them as they come. Person engaging himself in an activity must not consider themselves immune from accidents, regardless of their experience or level of competence

By loading yourself with right knowledge, you can ask your travel company the right questions to alleviate the known and perceived risks.

Some basic questions you need to ask yourself also, i.e., Are you in good physical and mental condition?  Have you found the risks involved? Have you prepared yourself to face these risks?

The team involved in conducting the group must be fully trained in various skills, like, positive leadership, Safety and First Aid. They must also be aware about the risks involved in the activity they conduct. It is also important to use reputable and safe equipment to avoid unwarranted incidents.

The providers of outdoor adventure activities need to understand and appreciate how, and why, accidents may happen and how they can manage the safety of their participants.

In real terms, adventure travel is about opportunity, discovery, and joy. Be courageous. Be open to look for the kindness in the new people that you meet. Pack light and carry only essential items. At all times, be polite, but be inquisitive. Mix within the group or the people you are visiting. Indulge in those moments and memories which you can carry forward in your life. Look for new experiences which you can rejoice. Do it all while staying secured and insured. Do all that you love. Stay safe and stay healthy.

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.

TRANSFORMATION !!!


The sea and ravines,

I came from the earthen homestead,

I sought spread of greens and open waters,

As I gazed into vibrant span of Nature’s window,

A peace would engulf me untold.

I arrive at the span of quirking birds and chatter of faunae,

Some are alluring, others turn me rapt,

As I sniveled to the humming valleys,

They turn me humble and yielded.

As the yearning wind and waves turn inland,

They engulf me with soft longings and brain upsurge,

I who was rampant and earthly, yearning and fervent,

Turn into tamed and humble being.

MUST IF YOU MUST !!!


Must if you have to,

Wouldn’t it be better,

If you paint the countryside, Green.

Paint a picture,

Of Mountainside,

Write a poem of,

Your adventures,

Of the Tracks and Trails.

Ponder the difference,

Of your haves, and Must,

To have,

For it pains for Have not’s.

Must If You Must,

For there is not much Time,

Civilization is under Storms,

For NO One knows,

What is Next,

In coming Seconds.

Ponder and decide,

What is YOUR next Adventure.

Trails to be Tamed,

Heights to be Conquered,

NATURE to be Explored,

For its God’s own Creation.