Friday, September 15, 2017

Jungle survival: drinkable water from stalactites

You can get drinkable water from stalactites. If the water is flowing 'around' the stalactite, don't drink it, but if it's coming through, it's being filtered by the limestone. Some quality water filters are made from limestone.

jungle survival drinking water from stalactites
Clean drinking water from stalactite

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Jungle Survival newsletter

Check out our newest newsletter.  It features Phang Nga Province hiking trips that also include jungle survival skills training if you so desire.  

We are also now offering a coastal survival day course on Koh Yao Noi in stunning Phang Nga Bay.  Click here

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Creek hiking in beautiful Phang Nga Province

Wild edible fruit from Phang Nga Province Thailand
Wild edible fruit from Phang Nga Province

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thailand Camping Trip on a Creek

When the dry season arrives (November through April), we'll offer a two-day jungle hike in Phang Nga Province that includes camping by a lovely creek. There will be jungle survival skills training included if you wish. 

There is a LOT of wild edible food in the jungle here, so we'll sample things that are not rare (that are common and wouldn't be harmful to the environment to take).

Click here for more jungle hiking information


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Easy hiking along a beautiful jungle creek

Trekking in Thailand
There are some parts of the creek that you hike around.

Trekking in Thailand jungle
Easy trekking on a lovely jungle creek

Thailand wild edible fruit Ma Fai
Ma Fai edible jungle fruit

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thailand Leaf Insect

Leaf Insect (family Phylliidae) found on a hike in Phang Nga Province.

Leaf insect image

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Phang Nga Province hiking and survival tours

I put a few Phang Nga Province hiking/jungle survival trips on our scheduled trips page, but I can add more. Anytime I've got at least two guests (and a guide available), I can run this trip.

The jungle in Phang Nga Province rivals that of Khao Sok. The creeks and waterfalls are just as stunning. There are fewer animals, but there are still some.

We've seen some interesting stuff over the years... a beautiful python, a Pangolin, and we found a Great Argus tail feather. We've heard plenty of cool birds and monkeys as well. Check out the many route options


Thailand waterfall hiking trail


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wild ginger soap and shampoo

Squeeze these ginger bulbs (Costus spicatus) to make a natural soap or shampoo. It's actually fairly common and easy to find in the jungle.

Wild ginger soap and shampoo
Wild ginger soap and shampoo

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Natural fire starter - Kapok tree pods

It's Kapok season (genus Ceiba) again. This is, in my opinion, the absolute best natural fire starting material available in the jungle. It doesn't stay lit very long, but it catches very easily and puts out good flames. You have to have something else ready, like grass, as soon as you get a flame as this only lasts a few seconds.

Of course, you can always make a massive pile so it burns a bit longer. You can also split the pod in half and burn it in the pod. If the pod is dry, it should burn nicely too.

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Kapok for starting a fire