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BE A WINNER!!!


Gear up and stride on,

The turf is laid,

All the way to success,

You can make the ways to your liking,

For winners only take it all.

Judge your stance,

There may be some corrections required,

Let go all the spurs,

Battle with all your strength and resolve,

And you will reach the summit.

There is always a way,

With some semblance of hope.

The solution may be round the corner,

It’s always worth a shot,

You may be the catalyst,

To an unresolved tangle.

The ladder to success is taken one step at a time,

Deliverance is prompt,

Attempts a plenty,

Climb may be steep and tough,

There is no ready mix solution,

You will have to thump the gust,

In turn,

You may be left scruffy and battered,

Strengthened soul,

By the purging fire.

Never give up,

Even if you can’t see,

He knows before you ask,

You only need to have faith,

That He is there,

Alongside,

At each moment.

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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.

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.

CLIMB AS YOU DO !!!


There is always hey day after pain,

As there is always light after the dark moments,

You gain only after some pain,

There is no shortcut in the journey of life,

You climb a submit after starting from bottom and lithe,

It’s like a child’s first step,

This is no less than a tough dare.

It’s same when you went first on a journey,

All alone, despite all the cautions,

It’s same when you gulped all the harsh talks by someone,

Closest to you,

And you carried on despite all the spanking by those near you.

Whacking poison in your gullet,

You went on despite all the despair it brought,

For cure to deepest pain is Pain alone.

You buried it under a heavy blanket,

Went into slumber with deep thoughts,

And you woke up on the bed of roses,

Transformed and shining like North Star.

Life is an endless romance,

So long as you know it’s right dance,

Patience is the clue, not payback and revulsion,

Giving without expectation,

Doing good without any returns,

Takes you to ultimate pleasure and preference.

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.

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…