Living conditions on expedition will vary greatly from anything you are used to, but what you can be sure of is that they’ll be basic! Our expeditions are certainly no holiday and we will take you out of your comfort zone, help you experience new things and really challenge yourself! You could be staying with a local family on one phase of the expedition, eating locally prepared food and using their washing facilities, or you could be sleeping in bashers, in canvas tents or in trekking tents and cooking your meals on a camping stove the next phase of the expedition.
The adventure phase is the most basic and challenging – you’ll be camping and carrying all of your food on your back! By learning to live without the luxuries you so take for granted, you will appreciate the things you have back home! You'll soon adjust to life without your hairdryer, your soap operas, your mobile phone and other home comforts. You will enjoy the more simple elements of life.
These are some of the important aspects of BraveHearts Expeditions life you'll need to come to terms with:
Basher – a jungle ‘bed' that consists of a tarpaulin, a hammock and mosquito net. A basher is hung up between two trees and supported by rope, bamboo and canvas straps.
Long drop - the camp ‘loo'. Literally a deep hole in the ground; it is one of the first tasks you’ll complete when setting up your jungle camp.
Trangia - a portable cooking stove. Used primarily for trekking, a trangia uses a compact design for easy travel - the entire packaged stove, including pots, is about the same size as a standard camp cooking pot.
Three-bowl system – BraveHearts Expeditions uses a three-bowl system to prevent diseases being spread and to maintain hygiene. The three-bowl system is a method of washing up that involves using a bowl of bleach, a bowl of washing up liquid, and a bowl of water to disinfect eating utensils.