7 Running Tips for the Adventure Lover

An adventure lover should be fit, then only can you enjoy the activity more and keep up with your group. One of the best ways to keep fit is by running. Yes, almost everyone can run but it is not that easy especially if you are just starting out. I am listing here 7 running tips on how you can break into the activity of running. You will see your fitness level improve and you will not be winded when you are participating in your outdoor adventure. Continue reading “7 Running Tips for the Adventure Lover”

Pakej Endau Rompin 4 Hari 3 Malam

PAKEJ ENDAU ROMPIN – 4 HARI / 3 MALAM: KHAS UNTUK KAKI ADVENTURE

Pakej Endau Rompin

Pakej Endau Rompin ini pastinya memberi kepuasan berada di salah satu Taman Negeri yang mempunyai keunikannya sendiri. Suasana aman damai, hutan belantara dan sungai-sungai, trek ke air terjun yang jarang di serbu pelancong pastinya memberikan suatu pengalaman yang sukar dilupakan.

TEMPAT BERJUMPA

Kami boleh berjumpa dengan kumpulan anda samada di pekan Kahang ataupun di stesen keretapi Kluang.

CARA PENGINAPAN

Penginapan adalah dengan menggunakan khemah. Khemah disediakan oleh pihak kami.

APAKAH YANG TERMASUK DI DALAM HARGA PAKEJ

  • Pengangkutan pergi-balik ke Endau Rompin (Kg Peta) dari Kluang ataupun pekan Kahang.
  • Program 4 hari / 3 malam seperti di dalam jadual di bawah
  • Makan-minum seperti yang tercatit di dalam jadual
  • Perkhidmatan guide tempatan

SAIZ KUMPULAN

Kami tidak mempunyai tarikh-tarikh yang berjadual untuk perjalanan program. Kami menerima tempahan dari 2 orang hinggalah ke saiz yang lebih besar (seperti 20 – 40 orang). Harga pakej selalunya akan menjadi lebih rendah apabila anda datang berkumpulan oleh kerana kos-kos tertentu yang dibahagi sama rata kepada jumlah kumpulan yang lebih besar. Namun demikian kami tetap menerima tempahan untuk kumpulan seperti 2, 4 atau 6 orang. Tetapi perlu diingatkan harga mungkin lebih sedikit jika dibandingkan dengan harga berkumpulan.

JADUAL PAKEJ ENDAU ROMPIN – 4 HARI 3 MALAM

Hari Pertama
10.00 am Jumpa guide di Kahang ataupun stesen keretapi Kluang. Perjalanan darat ke Kampung Peta.
Kampung Peta – Ibu Pejabat Taman Negara Endau Rompin untuk pendaftaran – Makan tengahari di Kampung Peta.

1.00pm Perjalanan bot ke Pacau. Trek dari Pacau ke tapak perkhemahan Kuala Marong. Dirikan khemah. Trek ke Blue Lagoon untuk aktiviti berenang dan mandi-manda.
Pulang ke kem di Kuala Marong. Bersantai di kem.

7.00pm Makan malam & rehat.
Bermalam di tapak perkhemahan Kuala Marong.

Hari Kedua
8.00am Sarapan pagi. Trek ke air terjun Buaya Sangkut. Kenali tumbuhan hutan yang boleh dijadikan ubat-ubatan ketika di dalam perjalanan ke sana.

12.00pm Tiba di air terjun Buaya Sangkut. Kenali dengan lebih dekat flora dan fauna yang terdapat di kawasan ini. Mandi-manda dan makan tengahari secara berkelah. Trek semula ke Kuala Marong setelah selesai makan tengahari.

6.00pm Di tapak perkhemahan Kuala Marong. Bersantai / aktiviti sendiri.

7.30pm Makan malam & rehat.
Bermalam di tapak perkhemahan Kuala Marong.

Hari Ketiga

8.00am Sarapan pagi. Trek ke air terjun Upeh Guling. Amati keindahan dan keunikan kawasan ini. Bermandi-manda di air terjun. Trek semula ke Kuala Marong setelah selesai.

Turunkan khemah dan bersihkan kawasan kem. Makan tengahari. Trek ke Kuala Jasin

4.00pm Tiba di Kem Kuala Jasin – siapkan kawasan kem & khemah

7.00pm Makan malam / Night walk

11.00pm Tidur

Hari Keempat

8.00am Sarapan pagi. Turunkan khemah dan bersihkan kawasan kem.

10.00am Trek ke Pacau. Dari Pacau naik bot ke Kampung Peta.

Di Kampung Peta aktiviti – bersumpit dan memasang jerat.

1.00pm Makan tengahari.

2.00pm Perjalanan pulang – terus ke Kahang (atau Kluang)

PROGRAM TAMAT

Sekiranya anda berminat untuk membuat tempahan untuk pakej ini sila email kepada kami. Kami syorkan supaya tempahan dibuat tidak kurang daripada 2 minggu sebelum tarikh tiba. Lebih awal lebih baik kerana pengesahan juga tertakluk kepada kekosongan. Maklumat dan juga harga akan diberikan apabila anda hubungi kami nanti.
Semoga kita berjumpa satu hari nanti Insyallah!

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Kuala Lumpur Mountain Climbing Package

Experience our diverse rainforest and take a mountain climbing challenge on your trip to Malaysia with our Kuala Lumpur Mountain Climbing Package.

Yes, you read correctly. You can include a mountain climbing package when you are on your trip to Malaysia especially if you are vacationing in Kuala Lumpur during your trip. The mountain is not in Kuala Lumpur though, but the staging point is just 2 hours away from the city. The staging point is in a place called Kampar and from here will be your climb up to Gunung Bujang Melaka (English: Bujang Melaka Mountain).

kuala lumpur mountain climbing packageThere are people just like you who want to taste the wild outdoors in Malaysia. Trek through some virgin rainforest, mix with the local people and absorb the beauty of the country. You can do this climb by putting aside 2 days and 1 night in your travel itinerary.

Essentially, the mountain is 4045 feet (1233 meters) above sea level, and requires a 4 to 5 hour trek to reach the summit. An overnight near the peak is in the itinerary and the descent will be on the second day.

Day 1
07.00 Depart Kuala Lumpur for Kampar
09.00 Arrive Kampar. Proceed to staging point.
10:00 Preparation / Warm up / Safety briefing / Start Hiking
11:00 Rest in Orang Asli Settlement.
12:20 Arrive at the first campsite.
13:00 Lunch break near stream. Proceed to 2nd campsite.
14:50 Arrive at the 2nd campsite.
16:15 Continue hike to summit of Gunung Bujang Melaka.
17:08 Summit of Gunung Bujang Melaka.
18:19 Back to campsite. Rest and relax for the rest of the day.
19:00 Dinner.

Day 2
08.00 Breakfast.
11:15 Break camp. Start descent from 2nd campsite.
12:30 Arrive at 1st campsite. Rest and light lunch. Continue trek.
13:10 Arrive at the Orang Asli settlement.
13:35 Continue
13:55 Arrive at end point. Rest.
15.00 Travel back to Kuala Lumpur
17.00 Arrive in Kuala Lumpur.

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NOTE TO CLIMBERS

Climbers must be in good physical shape and fitness level although those without any experience in trekking the tropical rainforest are certainly welcomed. Climbs are operational throughout the year. We do not have assigned departure dates and take in bookings as and when required. Although we can run the Gunung Bujang Melaka climb with a minimum of 2 pax, the cost will be higher generally as fixed costs are divided between the number of people in the group. The more people, the more savings you will see in your climbing cost. Do have a chat with us if you are keen. Don’t make the small number of people you have stop you from doing the climb!

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE CLIMB PACKAGE

Our package will include round trip transportation from Kuala Lumpur (express bus or private transfer depending on your budget), local climbing guide(s), meals, and tents. You will be required to bring your own hiking shoes, personal medication, change of clothes, jumper and haversack. Equipment, utensils, food ration meant for the group will be divided equally to distribute the weight prior to the climb. Everyone is required to share responsibility in campsite duties. If you require porters, this can be arranged at the time of booking.

HOW TO BOOK

Get in touch with us by filling in the enquiry form available on this website. OR CLICK HERE.

 

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5 Benefits Besides Fitness To Hiking In The Great Outdoors

While improving physical fitness can be done indoors or outdoors, there are definite advantages of doing your fitness program in the great outdoors rather than in a stuffy gym or in your living room.  I am the type who loves spending time outdoors. So here’s my take on 5 benefits you get with hiking in the great outdoors – no doubt it will increase your fitness but there are more benefits for you besides that.

Outdoor activities have added advantages to indoor exercising. I am listing here just five of these advantages, I am sure there are more:

1. Improve Spirituality.

When you are exercising outdoors, you can get in touch with your spiritual side. Notice the gifts that God has given us in the form of the sky, trees, and lakes around you. Meditate on the beauty of these things and take the time to pray as you exercise. This is a good time to relax your mind and pray over the great things you see around you.

2. Get In Touch With Fresh Air.

What a concept? Exercising in a stuffy gym can be more than just unpleasant. Many people in the same area huffing and puffing can lead to respiratory diseases. This is also true with using weights or weight machines that have not been wiped down with antiseptics. Many diseases are passed by direct contact with something a sick person has touched and weights/weight machines are no exception. When you exercise outdoors, you breathe in clean, fresh air with little chance for getting an infection from respiratory or physical contact with someone who is sick.

3. Take In The Beautiful Scenery.

Try to exercise at a park or around a lake where you can lose yourself in the beauty of the physical space you are exercising in. Exercising in lovely surroundings has been shown to increase the time spent exercising so you will burn more calories just by exercising in a place that is pleasant to exercise in. This is far better than watching the pedometer machine on a treadmill count the miles you have walked. If you need to know how much you have walked outdoors, buy a pedometer that you clip to your belt. It will measure the amount of steps you are taken and, given your stride length, the number of miles you have walked. It is guaranteed to be more effective if you are exercising in beautiful scenery rather than a stuffy gym.

4. A Place For Meditation.

It is hard to get in the mind space for meditation if you are exercising around a lot of noise or many people. Even the noise of the treadmill or stair-stepper can be distracting so that you can’t focus on your breath for adequate meditation. When all you have are the sounds of nature and your footfalls to focus on, meditating on your breath can be an easy task. If you exercise in a beautiful space, you can avoid having to come up with a place to use for guided imagery because you are already there. Guided imagery is a form of meditation where you imagine yourself in beautiful surroundings. If you are already there exercising, you have a much easier time with fruitful meditation using guided imagery. Again, it is important to try to find a park or other public space free from crowds and traffic noise. 

5. Stress Relief.

Exercising outdoors is great for stress relief. Away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, exercising outdoors can improve the level of your stress. Add one of the techniques described above, such as prayer and meditation, and you will find even more stress relief. The fresh air and nature are also well known to alleviate stress, both physically and mentally. You don’t have to exercise alone if you are exercising for stress relief. Exercise with a beloved friend or relative and you can talk away your stresses with that other person. 

Exercising outdoors can be done in any climate, provided you dress for the weather. Outdoor exercising has so many benefits over indoor exercising that it is worth exercising even on a rainy or snowy day. Nature is beautiful, in all its forms. 

If you have anything else to add, please share your comments below 🙂

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Pakej Air Terjun Lata Manik dan White Water Rafting Ulu Slim

Air Terjun Lata Manik dan White Water Rafting Ulu Slim: Pakej Adventure Sehari Khas Untuk Penggemar Outdoor Yang Mencari Kelainan

Biasanya apabila seseorang penggemar outdoor itu datang ke Kampung Ulu Slim untuk beraktiviti mereka selalunya datang untuk program White water Rafting – Mengharung Arus Deras di Sungai Slim yang mempunyai jeram-jeram Gred 1 hingga 3. Kampung Ulu Slim terletak lebih kurang 30 minit daripada pekan Tanjong Malim ataupun dari pekan Slim River.

Kami ingin memperkenalkan program baru – Program ini lebih panjang yang memakan masa lebih daripada 8 jam dari pagi hingga petang. Ianya juga dimuatkan dengan pelbagai aktiviti menarik dari yang santai sehingga yang ekstrem di sekitar lokasi Ulu Slim ini.

SOROTAN AKTIVITI SEHARI 

KOLAM AIR PANAS | 4WD OFF-ROAD TRIP | TREKKING | MANDI-MANDA DI LATA MANIK | WHITE WATER RAFTING SLIM RIVER

* Melawat kolam air panas Ulu Slim. Kolam air panas yang terpanas di Malaysia. Suhu mencecah 104 darjah Celsius. Di sini, kita bergotong-royong menyiapkan salah satu masakan yang akan dibawa ke Lata Manik.

* Kita menaiki kenderaan pacuan empat roda melalui jalan off-road ke lokasi. Adventure kita telahpun bermula!

* Aktiviti trekking melalui denai ke Lata Manik (Manik di dalam Bahasa Orang Asli tempatan bermakna Hujan). Air terjun yang cantik dan terpencil. Tidak diketahui umum dan tiada orang ramai. Kami hanya membawa kumpulan-kumpulan kecil sahaja untuk menikmati tempat ini demi memelihara keadaan sekeliling.

* Mandi-manda di Lata Manik. Makan tengahari secara berkelah disediakan.

* Selepas makan tengahari, kita bergerak pula ke Kuala Tibang. Kita berwhite water rafting di sini. Hadapi cabaran arus deras bersama-sama kumpulan anda. Mampukah anda berakit mengharungi Jeram Kotak dengan kejatuhan 2.5 meter ke bahagian bawah di dalam perjalanan sungai sejauh 7km ini? Tentu sekali suatu pengalaman yang sukar dilupai.

* Minum petang di Kampung Ulu Slim, di dalam suasana desa aman-damai sambil kita bercerita pengalaman kita selama sehari itu.

PAKEJ SEHARI TERMASUK

* Aktiviti – Kolam Air Panas Ulu Slim, Trekking ke Lata Manik, mandi-manda di Lata Manik dan Whitewater Rafting Sungai Slim
* Pengangkutan pacuan empat roda ke lokasi-lokasi semasa aktiviti
* Peralatan ketika aktiviti white water rafting
* Makan tengahari, snek ketika water rafting dan minum petang
* Kru MyAdventureHost sebagai jurupandu anda ketika aktiviti

MAKLUMAT LAIN

Tempat Bertemu: Kampung Ulu Slim, Slim River
Waktu mula: 9.00am
Waktu tamat: 5.00pm
Ketersediaan: Setiap hari termasuk cuti umum (Cukup 5 orang, kita jalan).

HARGA PAKEJ

Hanya RM260.00 seorang
Sah dari 1 Jan – 30 Jun 2017.
Hubungi kami untuk dapatkan harga istimewa untuk kumpulan lebih daripada 10 orang.

TEMPAHAN

HP / Whatsapp: +6 0193849691
Emel: helpdesk@myadventurehost.com

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Travel Insurance Which Covers Adventure Activities on Your Holiday

When you participate in any activity with risk especially in a foreign country we highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance which covers extreme sports. Travel Insurance Which Covers Adventure Activities on Your Holiday that’s what this page is about.

If you do not know where to get one, well here is one which is very good. We work with them as they provide a good level of insurance cover for the specific style of trips including those which we operate.

1. Trusted reliable underwriters
WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

2. Value for money with the cover you need
WorldNomads.com provides cover for what’s important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focussing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.

3. Flexibility when you need it most
Had a change of plans? You can extend your policy indefinitely or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.

4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.

5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads.

6. More than just great value travel insurance
All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about what is covered and the 5 key parts of a World Nomads’ travel insurance policy. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

Endau Rompin Adventure Package 5 Days 4 Nights

Endau Rompin Adventure Package 5 Days 4 Nights: A Journey of Discovery off the Beaten Track

Gazetted as a National Park in 1993, the Endau-Rompin National Park has waterfall-laden jungle teeming with animals. Think of it as the place to come when you feel like wanting to experience the  ‘deep Malaysian interior’. The park straddles the Johor-Pahang border. It is 260-million-year-old and the 870-sq-km park is the second-largest one on the peninsula after the heavily promoted and more well-known Taman Negara.

This park is mostly unexplored and for the normal visitor there are only a few trails available in Endau-Rompin.  Exploration is therefore limited. But you will be surprised that what you can see is spectacular. The park’s lowland forests are among the last in Peninsular Malaysia and have been identified as harbouring unique varieties of plant life including enormous umbrella palms, with their characteristic fan-shaped leaves, and Livinstona endanensis, a species of palm with serrated circular leaves.

We have put together an itinerary which is not rushed and one that will take you to some of the highlights the park can offer. This is a 5 day 4 night program covering the Endau Rompin National Park. There are 2 gateways into the park which are from Kahang or Selai. Note that no trails link these 2 areas.
This package takes you into the park from the town of Kahang and finishes back in this town.

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5 Day / 4 Night ITINERARY

DAY 1
0930 Meet-up guide at Kahang Shell petrol Station, there proceed to Kampung Peta
1130 Arrive at Kampung Peta
1230 Lunch at the Orang Asli village
1330 Boat transfer to Kuala Jasin campsite
1430 Arrive at Kuala Jasin campsite
1530 Group activity – Pitch up the tent
1630 Afternoon Tea
1730 At leisure
1900 Dinner
2030 Night discover walk
2230 Lights out

DAY 2
0800 Breakfast and break camp
0930 Trek to Kuala Marong campsite, the journey will take about 1½ hrs.
1130 Upon arrival at Kuala Marong second campsite, pitch the tent
1300 Lunch
1400 Trek to Upih Guling Waterfall
1530 Return to Kuala Marong campsite
1630 Afternoon tea
1700 Trek to Tasik Air Biru for swimming activity
1900 Dinner
2040 Camp-fire
2300 Lights out

DAY 3
0700 Breakfast, physical exercise
0800 Trek to Buaya Sangkut waterfall, the journey will take about 4hrs
1200 Arrive at Kuala Buaya Sangkut, rest & lunch for 1½ hrs
1330 Trek back to Kuala Marong campsite
1730 Arrive At Kuala Marong campsite / Afternoon tea
1800 Free activity until dinner
1900 Dinner
2000 Camp-fire and group games
2230 Lights out

DAY 4
0800 Breakfast & break camp
0930 Raft down to Kuala Jasin campsite
1130 Arrive at Kuala Jasin campsite
1230 Lunch
1330 Pitch up tents
1430 Orang Asli living skills (Fire Making, Blowpipe, Traps Making)
1630 Afternoon tea
1700 Free activity & leisure
1930 Dinner
2030 Orang Asli games
2300 Lights out

DAY 5
0800 Breakfast & break camp
0930 Raft down to Kampung Peta, the journey will take
about 2 ½ hrs
1200 Arrive at Kampung Peta
1230 Lunch
1400 4WD transfer to Kahang Town
1530 Arrive at Kahang & back to destination of origin

PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Round trip transportation Kahang – Kampung Peta (Day 1 and Day 5)
* 4 nights accommodation in shared tents
* Camping equipment – tents, ground sheets, cooking utensils
* Rafting equipment for river traversing
* Experienced guides – land and water
* Park permit application and fee
* Park insurance
* Campsite charges
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary
* Group first aid kit
* Expedition program planning and execution

PACKAGE EXCLUDES
# Round trip transportation Singapore – Kahang, Johor
# Meals not indicated in the itinerary
# Personal or group insurance
# Personal camping equipment – sleeping bag, headlamp, small knife, cup, plates, cutlery, toiletries, etc.
# Personal medication

For the best rates, it is advisable to book in groups of a minimum of 10 pax. We can still run the program for smaller groups if required.
We do not conduct scheduled tours but take in bookings whenever there are requests.
Contact us if you have any enquiry about the program, if you need a quotation or to make reservations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Endau-Rompin soon!

12 Essential Items That Can Save Your Life If You Were Lost While Trekking

Many of  my guests who come on outdoor adventure trips ask me what I carry in my back pack when I hit the trails or go trekking into the wilderness. They would like to know what recommendations I have for them. And if they were to pack for a trek what would the essential items be. Things that would be beneficial to them for the trip should their trip back be delayed requiring them to stay longer. Or, let’s say if they were lost. What are the items that they have in their pack that could propably help increase their chances of survival, or at the very least make them comfortable while they wait for help.  With that in mind, I sat down an wrote this blog post  on “12 Essential Items That Can Save Your Life If You Were Lost While Trekking”.

Before I started writing this post, I had a quick look in my backpack thinking that listing out the items in this post was sufficient. But I realized that what you do before you start stuffing you backpack is also important. So the first thing if I were you is to ask yourself how long would your trip be. Things that go into the backpack would really depend on how long your trip is.

Essential items taken on a day trip or an overnighter would be lesser than a longer trip. Trip spanning a few days would require even more essential items which would probably be explained in another posting.

Since many people would be going out trekking on day trips I would really want to address this group of people first.  Generally day trips would also interest newbies who are only starting to get their feet wet in trekking and hiking activities.  Because the trip is short, probably taking only a few hours and thinking they would be back at the trail head before sun down they would probably bring only a few essential items like water and some food in their backpack.  This is where the problem starts because they are ill-prepared should something happen along the way on their trek such as an injured team member or getting lost.

In my opinion people who go on longer journeys tend to be more prepared because they would have given more thought and planning into what items they would need to bring with them.

Please note that most of my trails are in tropical jungle and rainforest so the essential items listed here may not be applicable to those trekking or trail walking in other type of forests.

Yes, you may not believe it but these are the things I carry on day trips.  To me they are essential items to carry with me to raise the odds in my favor should some thing unplanned happen.

1. MATCHES / DISPOSABLE LIGHTER

Either matches or disposable lighters – you don’t have to carry both. Matches are cheaper but if you are lousy at lighting fires with them you can finish a box in no time. They can get crushed easily too. To avoid getting them wet I would recommend that you apply vaseline onto the match sticks before putting them into a waterproof container.

A disposable lighter is cheap and can go a long way. Unfortunately, it is not biodegradeable and when lighted for sometime the metal head gets really hot and may burn you fingers if you touched it. If the lighter gets wet you may not get any spark from the flint wheel in the metal head and you may not be able to light it up. Putting it to dry in the hot sun may help.

I feel comfortable knowing that I can start a fire if I needed to.   If I ever got stuck,  fire can be my source of light, heat and comfort at night. The smoke and heat will chase away insects and wild animals too. And I can start to cook some hot food or prepare a hot drink. For rescue purposes, creating thick smoke from the fire will assist rescuers in spotting where I am.

2. SMALL FLASHLIGHT / HEADLAMP

When it gets dark, a small flashlight or a headlamp will help you find your way around. Believe me, in the rainforest due to the thick forest canopy it normally gets dark much earlier. Now with the latest technology in bright LEDs, flashlights and headlamps are much brighter and they are much lighter because they don’t need large batteries. The Petzl headlamp (like in the photo on the left) only requires 3 AAA sized alkaline batteries. Since the LEDs do not drain very much, the headlamp last much longer – sometime several trips before needing a change.  When you get yourself a flashlight or headlamp, I would recommend that you buy the LED type and do away with the conventional bulb types. It’s your choice whether you want to carry a flashlight or a headlamp. As for me I prefer a headlamp because when I wear it on my forehead, my hands are completely free to do other tasks. I use a Petzl headlamp like this and just love the brightness of this unit.

3. HANDHELD GPS

I am a strong advocate of carrying a handheld GPS on any outdoor trip. The reason being is the trail logging feature of the GPS. It will record your trail as you move (make sure you swith on your GPS before you start 🙂 and if you were ever lost you just need to save the trail into the GPS and activate the ‘track back’ button. It will trace your way back to the starting point so just follow it and hopefully the GPS will take you out of your mess. So for me with the GPS I can do away with markings on trees and trails (like what we had learnt as boyscouts) or the need to carry a compass and a map. There is no damage to the trees as we don’t have to make markings on them or break their branches. Don’t forget to carry an extra set of batteries though.

Get the handheld models which are hardy and normally waterproof. Good brands can capture weak satellite signals under thick forest canopy. My trusted unit is a Garmin 60Csx but there is a newer Garmin model here.

Wouldn’t it be cool to give your exact waypoints to rescuing parties or the helicopter flying in to rescue you? 🙂

4. EMERGENCY RATION

To me these are my emergency rations and different from any food which I could be carrying. They will only be consumed when in an emergency and I have finished my food supply altogether.

  • 2 bars of chocolate because they give energy and they are also my comfort food. They can be kept without spoiling.
  • Individually packed biscuits.
  • Soup powder. You can make a hot soup with hot water. Imagine if you were lost in the jungle and it was raining. You’d have some hot sustenance to make.
  • Tea bags, coffee sachets. So I can have a hot drink when I need one. I don’t bring sugar because that will add weight and I can get by without it. Water would be sourced in the area where I will be at.
  • I got a good tip from my 10 year old son. He told me to pack  Murukku! (a typical Indian spicy crisps made of chickpeas and lentils). I thought his idea is great because they are cheap, full of protein and they keep well for a long time. So I will definitely include this in my emergency ration (I can remove biscuits from my food ration since I don’t like biscuits anyway – they could be either too bland or too sweet).
  • All this are put into a metal mug. Mug will be used for drinking, boiling water, cooking the soup etc. To stir, I will get a clean branch from a non-poisonous tree for the job.

5. FIRST AID

Because I can get a bad allergy from insect bites I carry a tube of Eurax. The cream is applied onto the irritated skin and it is great for all types of itches. I don’t bother too much packing small handplasts because small grazes and cuts don’t bother me too much. But I will pack some 3″x3″ cotton gauze and surgical tapes for larger wounds. I also pack some anti-histamines pills for allergies and also some painkillers. I would also put in a large 2’x’2 cotton cloth which can be fashioned into a brace or wrap if needed. It also can be used as a twist tourniquet if required.

6. SMALL TARP

Just in case I need coverage I can fashion the tarp into a roof, I can use it to collect water,cover my belongings from the rain etc. I carry a small one which is about 4 feet x 4 feet and can be folded into a small bag and stored in the backpack.

7. ROPES

Ropes have many uses and they would be used if I need to tie or secure items together, or build a tent, etc. I would pack 1 piece of 1/4 inch double braided polyester rope about a 10ft in length. I don’t like the cheap plastic nylon ropes because they are difficult to tie and they slip easily.

8. WATER

I carry about 1.5 liters. I don’t like to carry too much because it is the single heaviest thing in my backpack. Abt 1 liter if I know I can source for water easily. I prefer to carry mine in a Camelbak bladder. Then I would just place the bladder into my backpack which already has a compartment for it.

9. WHISTLE

Blowing a whistle to get attention is better than shouting as it uses less effort. The sound from the whistle also travels further.  The loud shrill from the whistle can also startle and chase animals which may be close or approaching you. Get something like JetScream whistle here.

10. CELLPHONE

Yes, the modern day adventurer carries a cellphone. I would make sure that it’s fully charged and I would switch it off when I am out of network coverage area so that the cellphone will not drain the battery as it attemps to locate its network. My idea is if I should get stuck and while waiting for rescue, I can play the music I have stored into it, read an e-book or play games. And if it is GPS enabled, it can also be a backup for my handheld GPS.

11. WATERPROOF BAG

Most of the items you would be carrying such as your First Aid kit, cellphone, food ration, etc are to be kept dry or risk them being ruined due to water. On your trail, you may be crossing a river, or experiencing a torrential downpour so it is imperative that you keep these items dry. The best way to do it is to pack them into waterproof pouches. I highly recommend you put them into Aloksak pouches like this. They come in various sizes. Distribute your items into separate pouches such as one for medicine, another for eletronic devices, etc. It makes it so much easier to get your things and you are also in a way spreading your risk – rather than putting all dry items into one large pouch. If it should tear you risk damaging all the items in that pouch. Whereas if you put them into different pouches, if one were to tear then only items in that pouch risk being damaged by water.

12. KNIFE

I would never go out on a trek without one. To me it is just as important as being able to start a fire. There are so many choices out there but from all the knives I have used, I love the Mora Bushcraft Triflex. It’s not sexy but it serves its function extremely well.  It is not only comfortable to use but very sharp too. It can be used for all types of cutting. It’s great for cutting rope, wood or plant matter, eating, and I could see skinning with it.  You can put this into your backpack or strap it on your waist. In Malaysia you can purchase Mora knives from Outdoor Dynamics based in Penang. (just google them).

So there you go..I hope you find my post on the 12 Essential Items that can save your life if you were Lost helpful.

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Read about people getting lost in the Malaysian Jungle:

Hashers Lose Way, Prompt Rescue Ops

Charity fundraising group gets lost in dense Malaysian jungle

It’s a jungle out there and we nearly didn’t get back

Man missing in jungle off East-West highway found

Massive search for four boys in Fraser’s Hill

Four boys missing in Fraser`s Hill found alive

Missing women trekkers rescued

 

 

Taman Negara Sungai Relau Merapoh Package for Outdoor Adventure

Taman Negara Sungai Relau Merapoh Package for Outdoor Adventure: Designed for the Outdoor Junkie Wanting an Outdoor Challenge.

For those of you who are planning a trip to Taman Negara, we have a 3 day 2 night outdoor adventure program for you. Taman Negara is famed for being the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. The rainforest is home to a diverse range of wild animals, from the Asian elephant and Sumatran Rhino to the Malayan tiger and crab-eating macaque. The area is so huge that there are still some parts which are unexplored.

The highlight of this particular package is the location. It is located at the Taman Negara Sungai Relau which is another entrance to the world famous Taman Negara. If people were to ask us what is the difference of this place if compared to Taman Negara Kuala Tahan, the most distinct difference is there are definitely a lot less people here. If you enjoy a calm and peaceful surrounding, then this place is perfect for you.

There is no built-up of chalets, rest houses and backpackers at every nook and cranny, no tour operators fighting for your attention.. just what a real National Park is supposed to be. Our packages are even suitable for 2 people based on independent travel.

3 DAY / 2 NIGHT CHALLENGER – GUA HARI MALAYSIA + KELAH SANCTUARY

TOUR CODE: TNSR/MAH003

ITINERARY

Day 1
1700hrs – Guests arrive in Merapoh.
1930hrs – Registration for all guests followed by dinner.
2030hrs – Cave talk & briefing on the program for the following day.

Day 2
0730hrs – Breakfast is served.
0900hrs – 1600hrs – FULL DAY GUA HARI MALAYSIA ADVENTURE RIVER CAVING EXPERIENCE
Your package includes 4WD Ride | Jungle & River Trekking | Botanic Sightings : The smallest Rafflesia Species in the world | Adventure River Caves Exploration : Trekking+Climbing+Crawling+Abseiling+Swimming | Packed lunch is provided 
1700hrs – Return to your accommodation.
2030hrs – Dinner is served. Remainder of the night is at leisure.

Day 3
0730hrs – Breakfast
0830hrs – KELAH SANCTUARY
This will include 4WD Ride to Kuala Juram | Kelah Fish Feeding Session
1100hrs – Return to accommodations. Check out.

HERE’S WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

  • Fan Hostel based on Quad Sharing
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Taman Negara permit
  • Internal 4WD transport
  • Experienced nature guides
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Safety helmet and headlamp for caving activity

AND THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

  • Transportation to Merapoh, Pahang
  • Camera license fee – RM5.00 per unit
  • Personal or Group accident insurance
  • Personal incidentals or services not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities

 

GROUP RATE (Valid until 30 June 2015)
RM300.00 per pax
(Based on group of min 10 pax)

 

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Merapoh

bas KL to Merapoh

For those intending to use public transportation, there are 2 ways to get to Merapoh from Kuala Lumpur. First, there is the express bus. You can use Malaysia Thai Express which travels the Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bharu route. Tickets can be purchased from the Bandar Tasik Selatan bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur. Take the 8.00am departure from Kuala Lumpur and you will arrive in Merapoh at about 1.30pm on the same day. Do tell the driver that you wish to be dropped off in Merapoh. If you have booked the package with us, we can arrange to pick you up and bring you over to the park.

Second, if you wish to take the train, we would recommend that you take the night train from Kuala Lumpur (departing from KL Sentral) to Gua Musang. The train leaves KL Sentral at 9.30pm and you will arrive in Gua Musang at 6.30am the following morning. We can arrange to pick you up from Gua Musang to bring you to the park. The road journey will take about 30 minutes. Transportation from the pick-up location to the park is not included in the price of the package. Let us know if you require this service and the cost will be informed at the time of booking.

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