Friday, January 26, 2018

Exploring Phang Nga Bay by kayak

It takes a while to get there, but the far NE corner of Phang Nga Bay is truly an amazing area to explore by kayak. There are nooks and crannies in the limestone, mangrove forest channels, and even a short cave to explore.
Phang Nga Bay cave kayaking
Phang Nga Bay kayaking adventure tour

Kayaking Phang Nga Bay limestone
Phang Nga Bay kayaking around limestone cliffs

Canoeing Phang Nga Bay off the beaten path
Kayaking is less explored parts of Phang Nga Bay

Jungle survival kit list item

One very useful thing that I carry when I go out in the jungle is alcohol wipes. They are dual purpose: first aid and fire starting. Being alcohol, a spark landing on the pad will immediately start a fire. To get two uses out of it takes a little bit of planning. If you're about to start a fire, but also have some scratches or other types of injuries. Prep everything first, so that you can act quickly. Use the alcohol wipe on your wound, then immediately put it down in the fire area. The alcohol evaporates quickly and some of the alcohol will be used up on the wound. There will still be a sufficient amount of alcohol if you do it quickly. The nice thing about carrying these is that they are cheap and flat, so they pack nicely. Carry a few of them. They don't weigh anything nor take up much room. Jungle survival Survival kit Survival program

Jungle survival kit
Jungle survival kit item for first aid and fire starting 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Paddle Asia has over 40 kayaks. These are our newest FeelFree (brand) kayaks. We like them for their stability and comfort. They're not our fastest kayaks, but we're not in any hurry anyway. These kayaks have large cockpits, so first-time paddlers and beginners feel more relaxed... even though it is extremely rare that one capsizes. Basically, the only time we've had one capsize is when someone is messing around/playing.  Phang Nga Bay kayaking day trip  &  Phang Nga Bay overnight kayaking trip 

Phang Nga Bay secluded beach
Kayak on a secluded beach in Phang Nga Bay

Sea kayaking in Phang Nga Bay near Phuket Thailand
Our FeelFree fleet of kayaks in Phang Nga Bay.

Phang Nga Bay sea kayaking tours
Proper sit-inside kayaks used in Phang Nga Bay.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Khao Sok National Park Thailand: Tapir image

Though supposedly nocturnal, we sometimes see the very strange & very cute Tapir in Khao Sok National Park on Paddle Asia tours.

Tapirs are odd-toed ungulates.  Their front legs have 4 toes and their hind legs have 3 toes.  Contact Us

Tapir image Khao Sok National Park with Paddle Asia

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jungle Survival Campfire Tender

Even though it's now the dry season here in southern Thailand, it doesn't hurt to be prepared just in case there is an odd shower or a heavy dew. Don't risk not being able to get a fire started by not having dry tinder. One thing you can do is us a pencil sharpener to make fine shavings. Do this from the convenience of being at home. 
Find a dry stick and shave away. You can carry your new tinder in an old pill bottle. Keep the desiccant pack that was used to keep moisture out of whatever pills/medicine was originally in the bottle in the bottle. I actually save them up and add more than one usually... just to play it extra safe. Another thing that I tend to carry is some bamboo toothpicks... cheap, light, and easy to carry.   Contact us

jungle survival campfire tender
Campfire tender that you prepared at home.
You could do this is the jungle too if necessary.