How to Survive in African Wilderness : How to Avoid Unsafe Water & Food in Africa

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Jambo, that means hello and you'll definitelywant to know that if you're traveling to Africa.

My name is Melissa Schenk on behalf of ExpertVillage.

Today we're going to talk about some things you'll want to know before travelingto Africa and also how to survive in the African Wilderness.

In this clip now let's talk aboutfood and water.

Very important water, especially if you're in the African Wilderness.

Now,a lot of the wilderness is not that far from many of the towns and it is my suggestionor recommendation if you can take bottled water with you.

Now bottled water is not aseasily accessible as you might think so, of course it might not always be possible totake.

So you also may want to boil your water, but a good thing to keep in mind to have withyou and to take with you would be iodine tablets.

Because as I said bottled water isn't alwaysavailable in more of the remote places and you might not always be able to boil it aswell very easily.

So if you ever taken these before they don't taste very good, but theydefinitely will keep your water safe for drinking.

So iodine tablets a definite necessity totake for safe drinking water.

There is various lakes and rivers around that you can boilwater but you do want to be safe.

With the regards of food in Africa there's a variouschange in diet especially if you're from North America for instance.

In Africa you experiencea lot of beef, so if you're good at hunting you can capture some of the animals if youdo so desire.

But there's a lot of beef, a lot of rice, a lot of matoke which is friedbananas.

So when you get into the plantation you'll see a lot of predominately bananasand pineapples.

So you can really survive off of a lot of fruit, but meat is one oftheir staples, as I said beef a very large staple and also rice as well.

Other thingsthat they do eat in Africa, I've been to bug eating ceremonies where they drum up bugsfrom the ground and they literally catch bugs and they eat them as well.

So if that's somethingyou might want to experience, well you might want to try it.

Also don't forget about fishing,look at these children here they're using a simple stick and a string, a good old fashionway of fishing and some people even try to catch fish in the various methods you cansee here using certain types of nets.

So you can be creative if you can make somethingyourself there you can try to do that as well, it is challenging at time but you can tryyour hand at that but just be careful you want to make sure it's cooked very, very wellbecause of course anything especially the fish does come from the water and you don'twant to get anything like Malaria.

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