If it weren't for the heat, ubiquitous dampness and swarms of insects one might think, that the areas covered with equatorial forest are the gardens of heaven. The jungle is full of food, there is no pre-harvest season and no dry periods, because there are no seasons, water is pouring generously from heaven. However, people, who do not know this environment characteristic of equatorial areas, the jungle will seem like a dark place, moist and full of fear-inspiring noises. High humidity and effort, which you have to put in while tearing through the thicket, constantly threatens the walker with overheating of the body and dehydration. Therefore, you should always have water with you.
CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT
A man breaking through the thicket of the jungle must be carefully clothed from head to toe. Every section of the body should be covered. Clothing must be light, and strong at the same time, from fabrics, which dry quickly. It's always wet in the jungle, therefore you have to wash your clothes in clean water every day, otherwise it will rot and stink. There is no point in wearing waterproof clothing, because man is even wetter in it due to sweating. However, it is worth taking a light sweater, it will come in handy at night. One set of items should be clean and dry, to be able to sleep in it. Pack all unnecessary things at the moment. The most important items, you use constantly, tie it around your neck with a strong string.
When breaking through the tangled, the green tangle of the shirt sleeves must be lowered. The back of the hand and neck must be treated with insect repellent. Please note, so as not to smear it on the forehead, because it will get into the eyes together with the falling drops of sweat.
They must have stiff soles with protectors and rubber covered toes and heels. The canvas uppers provide good ventilation and dry quickly. There should also be holes in the shoes, through which the feet remove water while walking.
Made of strong and light material, they should be loose, tightened on the ankles or sewn into the ends of the legs with an elastic band, or with special bands worn over the top.
It should be cotton with long sleeves; have a high collar, which can be lifted and fastened tightly around the neck.
A muslin or fine mesh face veil is worn in the evening, when insects become particularly nuisance. It should not be worn when traveling, because the dense material makes it difficult to observe the terrain.
A cotton hat should have a fairly wide brim, to shield his eyes from branches and leaves.
Minor, but extremely important items – watch or compass, should be hung around the neck on a strong string. When walking, it's best to put them under your shirt
Keep the knife or machete in the sheath at the waist. It should be checked every now and then, is it in its place.
Wrist and ankle bands soaked in insect repellent help ward off mosquitoes and other biting insects.
First aid kit
Always carry a basic first aid kit with you. You can tie it at your waist or keep it in your pocket.
It must be at hand at all times. It's best to tie it tightly to your belt, so as not to get lost. Drink only filtered and sanitized water.
In the jungle you have to try to avoid contamination at all costs, even the smallest wounds. When breaking through the lower layers of vegetation in the equatorial forest, you cannot avoid scratches on your hands. The best option in this case is a backfill with an antibiotic, which effectively protects against infection. Be very careful when paving your way in the thicket of the jungle, so as not to cut yourself with a machete. This can result in serious injury, and such wounds heal slowly. In the jungle you must have many waterproof plasters with dressings.
Before you go into the jungle, you can get a special first aid kit, in which, to the basic set of first aid measures, specific drugs were added to combat typical diseases and ailments occurring in the tropics.