We tend to take the msall things in life for granted
I wanted to experience for myself collecting and hunting in the jungle. For the longest time, I have asked Raman to allow me to follow him into the jungle. Raman, a Semai Orang Asal from Cameron Highlands, rely on the jungle to earn money as well as to feed his family. Earning money and feeding his family are two distinct aims each time Raman sets out. This trip with Raman thought me some important lessons in life.
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Finally get a chance to really try out my LBT pouch
So….here we are camping in Lake Temenggor. It’s been a few long months of waiting and finally we made it. I was determined to do several things on this trip. Naturally I will be testing some new bits of kits, fishing and probably not take a shower for the entire duration. Hey…its camping. Everyone deserves to be dirty.
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Tanjung Malim wet market for some good old style breakfast
Day 1 driving to Temenggor was rather tiring. Ben did all the driving and the rest of us tried our best to keep him awake. We were already sort of late; hence we only managed a few important pit stops, namely food, nature call and an old friend.
Continue reading Its the journey that matters really.
A road sign very rare indeed
It’s been a few years since my last visit to Lake Temenggor in Perak. This is probably one of the last few places that will still send a feeling of awe down my spine. While the last few trips here were limited to Orang Asal villages and boathouses, the possibility of camping in the wild of Temenggor is simply something that I cannot miss.
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This picture was taken on a trip several years ago
Perting waterfall, also known as Lata Hammers near Bentong is one of the nicer camping spots we enjoy visiting. It is less than an hour drive through Karak highway and has been a rather well kept place due to its inaccessibility. Off the old trunk road that connects Bukit Tinggi to Bentong, the road leading to the trail head to Lata Hammers is unpaved, sloppy, extremely muddy during rainy season and littered with pot holes. All these ‘features’ and the fact that it is another hour hike in to the waterfall has kept the place rather pristine…well…until recently.
Continue reading The last days of Perting waterfall.
Its been a while since my last visit here…glad to be able to return for a visit
The truth is, I love camping gear (that is why I am now contributing some writings to My Store Room). I can never get enough of it. I guess it is only natural that I like them since I enjoy the outdoors. To me, gear helps to complete my camping experience. With so many products and brands in the market, it is hard to catch up in terms of technology and what is out there. But when you love something bad enough, you will find ways to get it. This is an obvious case.
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Anytime is a good time to go camping…especially in Malaysia
I enjoy camping in the jungle. Simple day hikes, kayaking or even the occasional jungle camping are activities I look forward to. I have many friends who share the same interest but very few would actually drop everything on a short notice just to go camping. One time I asked my friend Jim what he would consider as a good time to go camping. His reply was…anytime you can.
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One of my favorite camping spot…near to KL
I am beginning to wonder if all my recent jungle camping trips are just excuses to go try out more new gear. There’s more and more new stuff being introduced into the market and I can’t help but start to wonder…what the next thing is after all these gear testing. With all the latest gizmos we could carry, Ben and I decided to do a 2 days 1 night trip to a favorite spot of mine. Quiet time and good food in the jungle is conducive for ‘new project’ ideas.
Continue reading More gear testing time…what next? Seriously?
Our fire during the night had amber the next morning- a goo fire indeed
Day one walk with Paul and Sami was awesome. I really enjoyed the jungle, the company and the trek. It is the very few jungle trips that you do not really wonder what time it is and where you are at. Also, you are not too worried about your friends because everyone is capable of looking after themselves. I slept through the night like a baby. It’s been quite a while since I got a full nights worth of sleep. The next morning, I am a well-rested (aging lion ready to go out to get its next meal.
Continue reading Final part; walking out on day two
Aquamira water drops for making water safe for consumption- almost zero smell & after taste
Now that I am working in an outdoor gear shop, it is only right that I bring some gear out for a field test every now and then. This time around, I decided to stick my Hennessy Explorer hammock and test out Aquamira water drops and the Esbit pot. I have used them extensively but hey…more field time can never hurt.
Continue reading Testing out some of my new jungle gear; Part 2