This is for all those green panthers out there, who are looking for a real wilderness adventure in the raw habitat of nature. It is the ultimate season of the year to go on a wild hunt and explore “ Bushcraft” like the space – age Tarzan of Jungle.
If you are a diehard fan of Bear Grylls’ Man vs. Wild series do not miss on important techniques to survive the venture of Bush crafting. It is not as glamorous and entertaining as it seems without knowing about the right things.
After all, Bush crafting is all about using your wilderness skills to the fullest where in you possess no man – made stuff handy at all. To explore the amazing experience with a fresh mind and body, it is essential to maintain hygiene during your journey. Get an insight into few tips that would directly give your hunt day a kick start of enthusiasm and hygiene.
Try a Smoky Bath
After a day’s bushy trek, you will definitely smell of the green cover and become sweaty. This leads to make you feel more tiresome and lazy. To your surprise, nature is a source that never ends “until we not end it forcefully”, it provides us all the necessary supplies that are required to fulfill needs.
An offbeat solution to refresh your body and avoid stinking of bush is a “Smoke Bath”. It is not only a natural deodorant but also kills the bacteria, protects from heat and keeps the bugs away. Allow the skin and clothes exposed to smoke and you are far away from any body odor. Even rubbing charcoal on your body works to make you smell like one of them!
The natural Shower Gel
This will be a task when you wake up the next morning. Bathing makes our day start with refreshment. It not only cleanses the outer body but activates the inner cells to stimulate and pump up the blood circulation.
It makes you feel enthusiastic with a surge of vigor thriving inside. If you are lucky enough to find a river near by, just dive in. But on the contrary, we have a natural shower gel that works exactly like hot wipes.
All you need to do is find trees like oaks, birch, hickory, aspen etc. But for that you should have been attentive enough in class 5 to identify them! Worry not, these trees have characterisicts, so it would be better to do some google homework before you enter the green venture.
Now find these trees and take their barks as they contain tannins, it is an antioxidant usually found in barks, leaves and fruits of many plants. It is brownish in color that leaves the pores of the skin squeaky clean and gives you a youthful glow. Boil the barks in a pan until the water turns dark, the heat will release the tannin and make it a great astringent cleansing solution for your body.
Natural Insect Repellent
Have you ever slept without a fan, ac or coolers? If not then it is next to impossible to get a sleep in a jungle where you are bound to survive with those blood sucking mollusks. So there is a good remedy to keep not only the mosquitos but also the other insects away, otherwise it would be a difficult night to go through.
To make this, you need to chop onions or wild leeks and crush them in a container. Apply it all over the body. This keeps the dangerous insects away and helps you to sleep good.
So to enjoy the ultimate adventure, embrace the hygienic tips and soon pack your bag packs to set off for a jungle ride. Feel the thrill of Bush craft Camping but stay fit, be safe and unleash the potential within. Jump into the strife with the Wild!
Writer: Nidhika Tipre, Traveller and Freelancer