We are very excited about the launch of our 'Commando Joe's' activities. The first mission involves expedition to the Amazon forest and to other amazing places along the Amazon River.
Ed Stafford was the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River, which is the second longest river in the world. It is over 6,000km long and took Ed 860 days to complete this extremely challenging mission. We will try to follow his steps and complete some missions to learn about how to prepare for such an expedition. Teamwork, self awareness, determination and mutual respect are crucial.
We have to pack our bags and decide what is essential for our long trek as we would have to carry the bags on our shoulders! It is a hard decision to leave many things behind, especially the ones that we use in our everyday lives.
Another task is to re-create the camp that was previously built by somebody else. We have to chose a leader who would carefully look at the camp and then describe it to us so that we could build one that looks exactly the same.
It will be a challenge !!!
As there are no bridges across the Amazon River, we have to find safe ways to carry our equipment across the water. Food and all the other essentials have to stay dry. Teamwork is very important as we have to help each other cope with different obstacles.
We will have lots of fun!
Finally, we have to build shelters that would keep us safe over the night. We will try to build a shell structure using only what we could find around us. It will be quite tricky getting the shelters to stay up!