Kit - JUNGLE



Jungle trips can be fun and challenging. Below is a list provided by some very experience Jungle travelers:

Recommended Contents: survival vest 
  • 1 liter drinking water 
  • Butane (Bic) lighter 
  • 550 cord or strong twine 6 feet
  • Battle dressing or equivalent gauze pads and roller gauze (in Zip-loc) 
  • Utility pocket knife 
  • Safety pin, large 
  • Mini flashlight 
  • Water purification tablets 
  • Energy food: i.e. Power Bar or similar 
  • Any critical medicines 
Recommended packing list for rucksack 
  • Military grade poncho 
  • Poncho liner 
  • Field pillow
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Passport and medications
  • Mosquito net large enough to sleep under 
  • Candle lantern w/candles or packable battery lantern 
  • Canteen 1 or 2 quart 
  • 550 cord or strong twine, 50 feet 
  • Rations sufficient for 3 days; military MREs or civilian equivalent 
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries 
  • Personal toilet items: toothbrush, razor, soap, toilet paper, etc. 
  • Microfiber towel 
  • Athletic shorts for sleeping or going to shower 
  • Change of underwear (place in Zip-locs) 
  • Chemlights or glow sticks
  • Shower shoes 
  • Personal comfort items: reading material, coffee, snacks 
  • Camera w/film or digital, in Ziploc bag 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Afterbite
  • Fixed blade hunting or survival knife
  • Air mattress or thick Thermarest type sleeping pad
  • Spare Ziplocs, large & small 
  • Sweat rag or cravat (“drive-on rag”)
  • Sunblock of at least 30 or higher spf
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Boots should be above the ankle and well broken in
  • 3 pair of socks for the bush (not cotton place in Zip-locs)
  • 2 light weight long sleeve quick drying shirts
  • 2 light weight long, quick drying slacks (convertibles great)
  • Leather gloves
  • Mosquito head net
  • Small note book and pen for notes
  • Rain suit
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Head lamp
  • Small first aid kit
  • Solar blanket
  • Camera (keep it in a waterproof bag)
  • Salt tablets
  • Potassium tablets
  • Multi-tool
  • Fire starting kit
  • Signal mirror
All items should be placed in a waterproof bag (thick garbage bag will do) and sealed, then placed in rucksack prior to departure.

Pack as light as possible.

Minimal toiletries for the bush (no scented products like deodorant, aftershave, lotion, scented soaps etc) We suggest only toothbrush toothpaste or better yet tooth powder, small bar of soap, disposable razor, small bottle of rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads, aspirin packets, Imodium tablets, lip balm, washcloth, salt packets and a small mirror, all in a waterproof bag.