The original threat – Amazon jungle
In the Amazon basin, plant species, are the most in the world. Many big trees are 64 meters high, blotting out the sun, so it is bare of the dry land forest floor, only one layer of decaying leaves and branches. Waterlogged forest is different. Crown is layering from high to low, and every layer is full of vigor. The Kudzu, orchids, and bromeliads compete clings to high sticks growth.
In the jungle, inhabit in monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, King Kong, parrots, huge butterflies and countless bats. In the water live caiman, freshwater turtles and aquatic mammals such as manatees, freshwater dolphins. In the land lives in Jaguar, slender waist cats, tapirs, capybaras, armadillos. There are 2,500 species of fish, and 1,600 kinds of birds.
Amazon danger is not only from the vagaries of the environment in the jungle, quagmire, swamp, wild animals and mosquitoes, also has horror legends and stories, ” in river water is lurking piranhas that can be shredding huge beast instantly, on the branch standing the cannibals dedicated to hunting humans”, these stories give great psychological pressure to every one going to Amazon .
When walking alone into the boundless jungle, aloneness is the biggest test for you, around you the mottled light and shadow and dense plants make your vision greatly restricted, and more caused the instinctive fear of the unknown thing.
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Waterproof problem: in the rainy season or rainy areas, especially long crossing, if waterproof is inadequate preparation, the activities will be terrible trouble. Such as: no dry clothes to exchange. Camera, batteries, food and other items were wet destruction. Therefore, before traveling, we should understand the climate of the active region and make proper preparations.
Drinking problem: In the short distance across, if you know replenishment difficulties should bring enough drinking water, per person per day for about 2 liters (if you do not need to do FB meal). If do long distance across, you can take water in the River Falls, rivers, pool and so on on the way, but are sure to observe the pollution situation, such as: whether have people and livestock activities near water, whether have animal carcasses, faeces and other pollutants. If the water has a larger amount of sediment, should be subsided for more than 10 minutes. The areas have leeches, when fetching water, you should use openness or transparent containers to discover whether there are leeches in water timely.
Camping problem: you should find a safe, sheltered, dry, flat, and height place to encamp. You should pay attention to the surrounding environment, such as: whether have the rockfall and rolling stones, how the wind direction, and whether have the animal nests, hives, etc. Try not to camp by the river, unless it is determined that it is in the dry season, the water level will not change. The camp is not close to the water’s edge, more mosquitoes.
Field biology: when travel, you should prepare some necessary medicine such as essential balm oil, safflower oil. Leggings can effectively prevent the attack of the leeches, snakes and other creatures. In the place where the serpents are abundant, you can prepare well for the snake medicine.