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HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST

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  HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST
HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST Manual de Supervivencia en la Selva HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAIN FOREST Manual de Supervivencia en la Selva

Handbook for Survival in the Rain Forest

General Information


One has to take into account that the Peruvian Rain Forest has a very varied climate, which is often related to its altitude above the sea level. There are two basic types of Rain Forest in Peru. The High or Cloud Forest and the Low Forest.

The High Forest or Cloud Forest is characterised by its very uneven terrain and sometimes high elevations. It is normally very humid and there is thus often a low ground fog that makes it difficult to determine your position by the sun. Its flora and wildlife is totally different from the Low Forest.

The Low Forest is generally very humid; in those places where there are no major hills and the terrain is low; one will find swamps and mud, the so called "aguajal", almost impossible to cross on foot. The forest or shrub land itself is very dense, and very difficult to enter and thus even more difficult to determine your position due to the density of the vegetation.




Introduction
General Information
How to determine
your position
Auxiliary signals
for air rescue
How to prepare to
enter the Rain Forest
How to get around
in the Rain Forest
How to build a shelter in the Rain Forest
Search for water
and food
Dangers within the
Rain Forest
How to ford a water course
How to act during
a thunderstorm
How to act when encountering natives
Snake bites. Prevention
Insect bites