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Jungle survival- traps and food- Final

My hammock setup is my only real refuge

Into the 4th day, this jungle survival course in Gombak was really wearing me down. This is probably the tip of an iceberg in terms of how a real person woul be feeling in a real jungle survival. And here, I am surrounded with friends but if it is about me being alone, I think I would really stress out.
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Jungle survival part II

The instructors trying to cut the liana as high above as possible to get the most water

The hallmark of any jungle survival course would probably be the part where participants harvest lianas and drink that woody tasting water from it’s chopped of limbs. This jungle survival course was no exception.

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Jungle survival course in Malaysia- Part I

Attended my first ever jungle survival course recently

The whole idea of attending a jungle survival course in Malaysia sends chill down my spine. Why? Because so far…I have not heard a single concrete feedback from friends about such courses. Most are conducted  by ex-military personals and from what I hear, you are guranteed to loose a few kilos after a 5 days course. As scary as it sounds, in March this year…I attended my first ever jungle survival course.

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Harvesting a jungle survival food by the Penans of Sarawak

This is a video on how the Penans of Sarawak harvest the ‘Umbut’ or ‘heart’ of a type of palm tree. The natives of Sarawak has relied on the jungle for food, shelter and almost everything they need to survive. I am fortunate to be able to record this to share with everyone.

NOTE: This ‘Umbut’ harvest was done to obtain food to a group that was traveling in the interior jungles of Sarawak and NOT to produce this video.



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Palm heart or ‘Umbut’ as jungle food; Lessons from a Sarawak jungle trip

Our guides harvested the palm heart for the group’s dinner

Our guides harvested the palm heart for the group’s dinner

I have heard a lot about harvesting the heart of palm, locally known as ‘Umbut’ as jungle food. This umbut has often been listed as one of the survival food in the jungle. In my years of traveling, I have not come across this Umbut, up until recently. During the trip to Sarawak in August 2009, I had my first encounter with Umbut.

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