For those who love adventure trips, outdoor activities, entering the forest, into a fun activity. Because it becomes part of the wilderness that must be encountered. To travel through the forest and enjoy the diversity of natural wealth around it, here are some tips to keep in mind before entering the forest.
Prepare supplies as needed. Plan your activities and follow the procedures. Stay in groups, do not alienate yourself.
Prepare attitude and mental. Do not panic easy, disciplined, clear thinking, and optimistic to always be alert and make decisions calmly. Prepare confidence and confidence. Have the ability to learn from the experience and the natural surroundings, knowledge of the environment of the jungle, the sea, as well as sufficient knowledge of biology and ecology.
Learn the plants that can be consumed and used as medicine. Consume natural plants and cook first to be safe. Do not consume plants with striking colors (usually white or yellow), smells bad, and does not have milky sap. Typically hazardous plants live aloof, thorny and bitter.
Plants that can be consumed, including gadung (Uwi, Dioscorea hispida), fruit senggani (harendong, malastoma polyantum), sintrong or Gynura Orrantia, bamboo shoots, banana, mushroom, and oyster mushroom. As a suggestion, make coconut as the main menu to be safe to survive.
Know the medicinal plants as the first treatment (P3K). Vegetable simplicia or medicinal plants live in nature in Indonesia. Usually known through word of mouth and become a traditional medicine community.
Some medicinal plants commonly used in between Leaves feet horse or antanan for canker sores, cough, abdominal pain. Leaves and young seeds Kaliandra can be used for canker sores. Leaves are sweet to the stomach and heat. Ki Urat, numpong, frangipani sap to treat wounds, swelling, sprains.
Be careful with some of the herbs below, especially if it is direct contact with your body parts. Among them: Pulus or kemadu, snot or rengas, raweh or rarawean, and raw palm fruit, which will cause skin irritation, itching, hot skin, and swelling. Jatropha seeds make headaches, always defecate, and vomiting. Flower and amethyst leaves, psilocybe sp mushroom can cause hallucinations. All parts of picung tree or pangi and mushroom amanita Verna very poisonous and deadly.
Know the types of animals that can be used as food. Learn the habitat, physical shape, food, animal behavior patterns, and how to catch it. Animals are harder to find than plants for food. Most wild animals can be consumed. But avoid animals that have thorns, have stingers, are attractive and flashy, and have feathers that have feathers. As a suggestion, fish hunting is safer.
We recommend avoiding some of the animals below. Because it contains toxins and is harmful to human safety. Among them: Mosquito gnats, usually live in clusters in the swamp and jungle. Malaria mosquito, the cause of malaria disease. The bite of fire ants that crawl on soil and leaves, making heat and itching on the skin. Bee stings or wasps, scorpions, leeches or leeches, and centipedes. Especially avoid contact with tigers, tigers, snakes, and crocodiles.
Keep your feet dry, as they are at risk of infection if wet too long due to unhygienic water. Water consumption is clear and has been cooked. If forced to drink raw water, then use a wide leaf to collect rainwater or moisture. Pieces of bamboo commonly used to accommodate rainwater.
Use firewood from trees and plants that contain terpetin, such as dry twigs, dry wood, pine tree sap, and resin tree resin. Make the fire for lighting, heating, cooking, scaring, avoiding wild animals, and as a means of gesturing for others.
If you get lost, try to get back on track. Use the mark as a trace when it has passed a particular path, on twigs, trees, or soil. Walk on the back of the mountain, usually trek using the ridge as a lane. Avoid the valley path that will make you hard to see others. Go down to the river just to get the water, because wild animals make the river their lifeblood.
In general, it should be understood that forests, whether geographical or typological, have different environmental circumstances and challenges. The wild nature becomes the attraction of nature lovers.
Whatever the reason, life in the wild has many possibilities and uncertain circumstances. Starting from soil conditions, weather, animals, plants, water is limited, especially the ability of human adaptation.
Knowledge of uncertainty when in the wild, called jungle survival, is needed by the adventurer even though just a hobby. Self-efficacy is very supportive of safety, as well as for our wildlife tour goes well. Hopefully, the tips before entering this forest can be applied.
Of course, many things that are not mentioned in the above tips can occur suddenly, because nature is unpredictable, therefore keep cautious. Happy adventure.