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48hrs isolation in the Amazon Rainforest
Being isolated in the amazon rainforest and connected with nature for 48hrs is the most tranquil and peaceful feeling which words can not describe. As usual, I had to cut off my connection with the world to connect with nature and find peace and quiet.
On the second day, I laid down, hoping that the next day would be a lot nicer, because I was so hungry and exhausted, but thank God, I kept my energy levels up because of a good hydration. One of the difficulties I faced on this trip was that I could not get food throughout my isolation period, but despite all these difficulties, it was a unique experience sealed in memory. 48 hours later the team came to pick me up on the morning of the third day.
Apart from that, this journey had taught me – like many others – valuable lessons that will surely help to survive in nature. Till next time
Planning to go to the world’s most dangerous forest
It is not like any trip I have ever planned before. The first thing you must be sure of, is that you get the vaccination for this kind of trip. In my case, I took three different vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A and yellow fever. The hard part was that I had to go to three different clinics in different hospitals to get these vaccines.
Finding the right person is the most important part of planning this trip y.
Preparation was quite different for this trip, and finding an organizer was the hardest part of the planning. I really needed to learn survival skills from the best and that is why it took me a while to find the right person and I actually it was through a friend referral. To be completely honest I really think it is not about money because it was not expensive but still it was about who had the passion to do it.
Conserving my energy was the first thing that preoccupied my mind, so I began to build a shelter that would help me to stay dry and away from the constant rain, staying above the ground and out of water and any other potential threats from living organisms. Survival isn’t easy, especially in the Amazon rainforest, where you can easily get lost while searching for wood or food away from your shelter and may cause to death in the worst-case scenario. Fortunately, we had single-use walkie-talkies with us for calling in for help and evacuation, in case someone got sick, got lost, or couldn’t stand nature. I was stripped of my watch, phone, and other tools that I normally use, and instead received very simple tools that should help me survive and a machete. When I got rid of any means of telling time, I felt that time was fixed and immovable.
It was raining continuously, which made the situation even more difficult, but I managed to put a roof over my head, collect some wood and set the fire to keep me warm. This may sound easy, but I didn’t get anything to eat the first day, I went to sleep thinking the next day would be a happy day. But I didn’t know the second day was going to be much more difficult. I had the experience to fish using a fishing rod that I made myself, but with no success. There was not a single fish who was interested in being my dinner or accepting the bite I was giving to it.
Integration between exhaustion and forest beauty
This is the story of my 48-hour isolation in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. At first, I’m Abdullah Alsaeed, an explorer who always seeks adventure and new experiences and is always ready to explore the beauty of nature. This time, I decided to go to the Amazon forest to spend 48 hours isolated. My journey began with a visit to Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls, which is the world’s largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it and four times the size of Niagara Falls. Fascinated by the beauty of the Amazon, our next stop was in the village of Surama, where we meet with the native forest people (Amaranden) and the Bushmaster’s guide (a former guide to survival techniques in British Special Forces). In the village, we checked our equipment and all the tools we had to carry, and then we entered the Amazon forest after walking for few hours away from the village. Our 48-hour isolation did not begin once we arrived at the forest, but we spent the first few days learning how to build camps, set fires, shoot a bow and arrow, set traps, fish and whatever was important to us to survive in our isolation.
But fate had other word. I was busy learning survival techniques but the illness that accompanied my journey made me sick, were I suffered from a high temperature. Also, I had trench foot from constant exposure to the water, which only made things worse. But thank God, the illness did not stop me from moving forward, as I was determined to be in the arms of nature and live its pure beauty. Keep in mind that there are many animals, insects, and other things that can kill you if you don’t know the survival skills. The river may even cause significant damages. Dangerous animals such as a black Caiman, ferocious Piranhas and Anaconda also lives in the river, but hygiene is vital to survival. We used the river to clean ourselves and examine our bodies for signs of bite or bleeding. On the other hand, there is the true beauty of nature, as we were in an area inhabited by American spotted Tiger, and I was hoping to see one of them and didn’t get lucky I don’t really know if that’s good or a bad luck, but I couldn’t see any Tiger despite being in their areas. I can’t describe how I felt when I woke up by howling monkey sounds, it was amazing and if it seemed annoying to many, but I enjoyed it. After all, my main goal was to experience nature in its true form.
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