Jungle Camping Tips and Tricks

Jungle Camping Tips and Tricks

Jungle Camping tips at a jungle campsite on Negros island, Philippines. With every trekking adventure there is always more to learn. During the first days of this jungle hike we were attacked by countless leeches. I am glad to share this new chemical free method of quickly and effectively removing a leech from your body. Once you cut the leech with the scissors they can no longer suck on and they drop off and die. By cutting their bodies it’s basically impossible for the leech to inject anymore anticoagulant (leech venom) LOL. Provided that you have a pair of scissors this method is more sustainable than any chemicals on the market. We have now used those Swiss army scissors to dispatch hundreds of these annoying parasites 🙂

DRY YOUR TREKKING SHOES TO AVOID FOOT ROT We carried one pair of Sandugo trekking thongs. We share these flip flops between the 2 of us, depending on who needs to walk around while our shoes dry. To dry your shoes even faster you can also remove the laces and hang them separately.

It was quite interesting to see our guides pitching their camp system. Although hammocks are useful at lower altitude we would like to warn that they can be a lot of trouble once you hike higher into the mountains. Regardless of how good your tarp is, the misty mountain rain starts to come in sideways. For both of the nights that we camped at this location our head guide was forced to abandon his hammock and instead slept inside the tent with his 2 friends. Even in the heat of a tropical jungle, the mountains higher up can be quite cold at night time.

0:38 Sharpening the bolos
0:58 Goodbye leeches
1:52 Camp tour begins
2:09 Inside the guide’s shelter
6:52 Cooking setup
11:30 Outro

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  1. ManOfMany Thingz on April 26, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Good video

  2. Kayak Cobber on April 26, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Lived many years in Negros but nowadays to many cars..but the Hinterlands are nice..spend many times in Bayawan where i lived in the Mountains and as you said it can be cold!
    Another tip..take a bottle of mixture of half babyoil and halve dethol..this will work very good for antisceptic or just cleaning your hands etc.
    As its very moisture i Always have Cloxacilin with me 500 mg capsules..as you know wounds get easily effected and wont close to the humid..this will make them dry.
    HABAGAT i wear all the time..even walked last year whole year in harsh and cold conditions to the North Cape up and down..over 9000 Ks..but their clothes are good and quick dry.
    Greetings from Holland..and take a look on Fb kayak cobber many set ups from my tarps and travels
    Well maybe one day i will be back and pass by Oz as well.
    Greetings from Holland

  3. Erated78 on April 26, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Great video, i learned some tips you shared for a big trip im planning. 24hrs of rain geez thats wet thanks

  4. Hazlaw on April 26, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Hello where can you get your guide from? Greeting from England

  5. JOGO on April 26, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Hello, I enjoy watching your videos Pare!

  6. Matt Hill on April 26, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Really enjoyed that.
    A huge contrast to my camping adventures in the UK.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Aaryan Nehra on April 26, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    can you make a video on how and what gadgets we can male from wood out there like shoe rack ,utensil stand etc. etc.

  8. CZECHMATE9591 on April 26, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Nice work man, beautiful area, how hot is it there

  9. ralf norenberg on April 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    ohhhh,they love to cut brenches

  10. ryanpgiron on April 26, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    That’s Mt. Mandalagan, Tinagong Dagat. Try Mt. Kanlaon on your next visit.

  11. wkgm11 on April 26, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    what sort of tarp are you using

  12. Cooking Outdoors 4 You on April 26, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Great video in the real outdoors !

  13. PAPOOSELAKESURFER on April 26, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    It’s hot, it’s humid (no air conditioning), you are a walking mobile blood delivery service for bugs, leaches. Jungle camping tip, stay in the motel!

  14. Bobby Harper on April 26, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Good method of dispatching leaches. Do they fall off quickly and do you have to apply first aid to the bite area?
    For hammock camping I switched to a tarp that can drop the canopy down and fold the ends like an A frame tent.

  15. Vv S on April 26, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Another good tip is not to take loads of garbage with u and then pass it all to guides:)

  16. James White on April 26, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Great Video, Beautiful Jungle, Thanks Much!

  17. NorwegianWoods on April 26, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Thats some good camping you got going on there 🙂
    Thanks for sharing – Martin

  18. Noblebird02 on April 26, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    If you think about it, the Arabs who live in a hot climate always wore long sleeves… and did so long before Islam. The only people who can afford to go bare are people who have a lot of melanin.

  19. Rich Schwartz on April 26, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    The heat here next to the sea in Iloilo has been so hot and with the wake going on for my father-in-law and the proper dress. Oh my I’m so happy that I bought armachillo brand of underwear from Duluth trading. I had always used natural materials for clothing until I read an article about jade infused clothing. Oh my it has been a lifesaver. Definitely no soup number 5 going on in my shorts this time. If you get a chance you should check it out. I know you don’t like hot weather either. They run around $20 a pair I almost didn’t buy them because of the price but now that I have them it has been well worth the investment. Great video if we have time I hope to get out some while we’re too. I brought my gear just in case. God bless and stay safe.

  20. Alfonso Casillas on April 26, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you for the tips

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