Paddle Asia Thailand offers wilderness jungle survival courses, bushcraft skills training, jungle trekking tours, wildlife sightings programs in Khao Sok, Phang Nga Bay, and Phang Nga Province. Based in Phuket, Paddle Asia has been offering unique eco adventures to off-the-beaten-path destinations with a focus on not seeing other travelers.
How to share you location on Google Maps in case you need help (requires an internet connection):
1. Set Google Maps to Google Earth 2. Click on the 3 vertical dots icon in the upper R/H corner 3. Choose "my location" 4. Choose "share" 5. Choose how you'd like to send the location message
It's a good idea when you go out solo or even with others to have
someone at home or a friend somewhere who is aware that you 'might' use
this feature if there is a problem. In other words, if you're going to
use FaceBook Messenger as the potential way to send a help message, make
sure your family or friend is aware of this and has it turned on.
I've downloaded two paid-version navigation apps. One is Backcountry
Navigator and the other is GPS Essentials. Both are quite versatile
and easy to use. Both offer offline navigation, acting on satellites
just like a standard GPS unit (no internet needed)
Backcountry Navigator was 419 Baht (US$12) http://backcountrynavigator.com/
GPS Essentials (donation plugin) was 177.96 Baht (US$5) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
I used Backcountry Navigator on an actual route once a couple of days
ago. It was easy to use and highly accurate. I checked it against
Google Earth when I got home and it was actually more accurate on the
placement of the track as it related to the road I was on.
Taro is fairly common in the wild. If not taro, the colocasia family
is readily available. The root or corm is the standard part that you
eat, though the stems and leaves are also edible. The stems and leaves
must be cooked to dissolve the raphides (sharp calcium oxalate
crystals). Once dissolved, they are a form of usable calcium.
is a very good source of carbs. 100 grams of root contains about 26
grams of carbohydrate. This is about 20% of your daily requirement, so
a couple of roots could be equal to about half of your daily carb
requirement, which is certainly enough to keep your energy level up and
your brain functioning properly.
Taro is a decent source of B-complex vitamins.
Minerals include zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, and of potassium.
If you eat the leaves, which you should in a survival situation, you
can add vitamin C (100 grams provide approximately 80% RDA), Phosphorus,
Calcium, and trace amounts of Selenium and other minerals.
In sum, finding a patch of Taro in the wild would go a long way towards enjoying your involuntary camping trip.