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Using a hammock stretcher and flysheet for jungle shelter; Part II

The emergency stretcher will be my sleeping bed for the night

We normally carry this hammock stretcher when we go for walks with groups. Its main purpose is actually an emergency stretcher or litter. With a few strong pieces of wood, this stretcher can take up to 100kg easily. In an overnight situation however, we can always use it to make a sleeping place that is above ground.

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A visit to Semelai rice field; (Final) of a kenduri trip

The rice field after harvest

We had the good fortune of visiting a working Semelai (hill) rice field. Though all the rice stalks have been harvested, some burnt…there were still many things to see and learn here. Even the hut that is poised on the fringe of the rice field was interesting enough. It is authentic and divinely bushcraft.

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Our jungle shelter in many days of rain in Ulu Muda; Part II

Part of our jungle shelter. The rain really showered blessings on us this time.

Part of our jungle shelter. The rain really showered blessings on us this time.

We knew we were up against constant rain during our kayaking trip to Ulu Muda. So, our jungle shelter had to be spot on. Even the water of the dam has risen a few feet from its normal level and a local guide there told us it may rise another 1 meter. So, with more rain expected our shelter would have to keep us off the ground as much as possible.

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