Dreams are meant to be followed and realised. And I am sure that you will do many things to ensure that all of the dreams that you think can bring you happiness are the worth trying struggles. So does a solo trip into the wild that has its own charm and interest to be an “ode” for many of passionate travellers out there.
For those who have been watched the 2007’s movie “Into the Wild” ago, no matter how sad the scenes were to be alone and independent in the jungle, I am sure that many travellers are inspired by how beautiful to lived up such life in a bus that somehow confused me how it could be there.
But, in case you won’t want to get a sad ending as what the roles played by Sean Penn, especially when you are going solo for that kind of trip, you will really need the tips for that.
Tips for solo travellers to go into the wild for the first time
Now, that movie has been giving us life and trip lessons that we can take advantages of it. Many travellers and adventurers since long ago are actually have been telling us many things but sometimes we are forgetting about the lessons. That’s what the human being is doing. We are forgetting things that sometimes they are so valuable for life.
Therefore, I am here not to teach you what the things you have never heard and known before. But to remind you what you have been actually known before and can be one or two aspects of travelling into the wild that you have not been experienced before especially if you are the first timer solo adventurer.
So, here we go.
1. Travel budgeting is still as important as before.
Right before you are stepping out of your living, you will still need a budget for your solo trip even though you are going into the wild to buy all of the gears and tools you will need. There is no free lunch! So you will also need to buy your own foods and drinks, first aid kits and many more.
So, you’d better good in prepare your money before and spending them in the right place. I won’t dig a bit deeper to explain this, you will really know what to do with that.
2. Gain more references to prepare yourself and possible to bring along your way into the wild.
One of the interesting thing that I keep on remembering until today about the “Into the Wild” movie is that; Sean Penn was bringing the survival book and keep on reading about it.
It means that if you want to be in the jungle and adventuring by your own, you have to be well prepared yourself about how to survive. The weather can be changed drastically and many things could happen, so that, when you will run out of foods and drinks, or when you will accidentally hurt yourself, you have to deal with them all by yourself.
And you have to deal with all the circumstances very well.
Therefore, you need to educate yourself before about the place you are going to as it is the basic thing everyone’s doing before travelling. You can also bring relevant books for that if you think that will be possible for you to take. While it can help you gain more information along the way, it can also be a good thing to bring for spending your times in the wild.
Besides the book, today we have been also provided the best gadget ever such mobile phone where you can access information or reading the survival e-books at your destinations.
3. Keep your trip lightweight!
You won’t want to be exhausted along the way just because of what you have brought in your backpack, right? So that, packing your luggage is also important.
For that, I am going to tell you that you will only need the two things which are “what you will really need?” and “how to survive?” That’s all. No matter how beautiful the journey you are taking, the beautiful thing you will need to make sure is that your own safety and then your comfort.
Adventuring into the wild for solo traveller take big courages and preparations, so that, keep in mind that there will still your families and friends that are waiting you at home.
If you can get more lightweight items in your backpack, I am the one who are believing that will be a safe and comfort thing you have been started. And to know how you can do it, you’d better start looking for the relevant packing inspirations and planning about the items you will bring.
4. If you are planning to get a trip into the wild alone, do you know where you are going to rest and sleep?
Far different by travelling to the city or any other crowded destinations where there are more accommodation offers that can be easily to find, getting into the wild mostly requiring you to prepare your own shelter.
If you have been searched and none of the accommodation are available and even you can be the only person at the area you are going to, thinking about a place to sleep and rest in the last destination or spot is also vital.
And since you are planning to get into the wild by going solo for the first time ever, you will really need the place to sleep in comfort and safety way. For that, you may need to spend you budget for a tent even though I will prefer to recommending you to get the single hammock as it is also an item that is lightweight and getting rid off some hassles you can get by using a tent.
5. How can you reach your family or the rescue team if you are in an emergency?
Even though you have got a high-end mobile phone’s technology on your hands, the cellphone and internet signal might be reached your destination in the forest, what will be the other ways you can do to call the family and rescue team if in case you are in a sudden emergency circumstances?
I am included the family as we mostly think that they will be the first people we are going to to contact when we need a help, so does the rescue team or the rangers.
Your phone can be running out of battery so does the extra power you brings for it. So that, the other “communication” options should be planned as well. I don’t know if you will need a handy talky or not that can reaches miles away, but if that will be the only choice you have, then it is deserves to be thinking about.
Just anything for your safety where communication can’t be the barrier of your trip into the wild.
I know that all of the tips above sound like the amateur ones but I think that they are also important for the first timers to get into the wild as a solo traveller. And the last important thing that I should have told you as well is that, you will need to plan about when to getting back home so you are not tempted to have more fun for a long time.