Having a heart and will to survive helps overcome adversities when traveling through jungles
Horse safari is becoming popular, and those who want to indulge in an adventurous journey in the jungle can latch on the opportunity. Indeed, it needs a brave heart to go on such expedition because your exposure to danger is direct and there are also uncertainties of the jungle environment. Being brave is not just enough because you must know how you could survive in the jungle if things turn unfavorable. Remember, that you have to understand how to protect yourself as well as the horse because if anything happens to the horse, you could be left stranded in the woods.
Here are some survival tips that can give hope of overcoming adversities in the wilderness.
Plan your trip well
Create a good plan for your travel in the jungle by consulting people who are well conversant with the topography of the place. The plan must ensure that you could reach a shelter before dusk sets in. The jungle during the day and at night is like two different worlds. Your confidence would decrease considerably after sunset as the risks of wild animals increase with darkness. The shelter should be not only good for you but also for your horse.
Look for a cavern
Caverns are excellent for building safe shelters when you are traveling through the jungle. Build a shelter for the night by using tree branches and bamboo for creating the structure and cover it with blankets and some other cloth or plastic sheet to protect you from the weather.
Care for your horse
Look for a bright space close to the place where you set up your shelter and tie the horse to a tree. Ensure that the horse has adequate water during the day because at night you cannot arrange for it. Make use of the horse care tips that you learn from TVG shows so that the horse feels comfortable and safe. The place where you keep the horse should be visible from the shelter. Feed the horse before night falls so that you need not venture out of the tent at night. Tie the horse firmly to a tree so that it cannot break free because it can be harmful if it roams away at night.
Light a campfire
Just outside the shelter, light up a bonfire that makes things visible around you, and you can see your horse. The fire would help to keep wild animals, especially carnivores and big animals away. As long as you are awake, keep a watchful eye all around so that you can pick up any danger signal quite early.
Keep others informed
Try to use your mobile device for telling your trusted friends and well-wishers about your location. If the connectivity is poor, leave SMS for those whom you want to contact. Keep trying intermittently to send the messages because, with some luck, you could succeed in the end. The success would also lift up your spirits. When you know that you are in touch with people, surviving in the wilderness becomes much easy.