Jungle Survival Skill 101 : Inspirational Story as a Parent

Last Monday, Alhamdulillah was Jungle School Day for Tariq! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Yes, Jungle School as in learning the 101 on Jungles and basic skills needed to survive in jungles in the Jungle itself! πŸŒ³πŸŒ΄πŸŒ±πŸŽ‹

For this class, main lesson was on how to start fire!

Very basic but MashaAllah the learning was awesome!

So, Tariq learn how to interpret the ‘noises’ of animals he heard before entering the Jungle,πŸͺ²πŸœπŸžπŸΈπŸ¦‰πŸ¦—,  learn important leaves that can be eaten or even leaves types that can be used as soaps in jungles, benefits of dead vs living tree branches, their different usages, how to process the dead branches, how to identity a good fire spot, how to feather the tree branches, how to make fire without lighter, how to start the fire, how to manage the fire, how to interpret the smoke direction and what it means, how to understand the wind felt in Jungles etc. etc.


It was truly a happy day for Tariq!

To be in nature and exploring Allah’s beautiful and amazing creations, SubhanAllah, was a pretty awesome way to learn!

And a wonderful way to realize that Allah has provided everything for us to live in this world, all in His Creations!


On our way back, I reminded Tariq of one of Allah’s verses in the Holy Quran….

…. That Allah said that all and everything that exist in this world, He created to exist to serve mankind.

And Tariq understood this verse at a different level that day, Alhamdulillah! πŸ’•πŸ’•

SubhanAllah MashaAllah TabarakAllah Allahu Akbar!❤️❤️❤️

Indeed He, Allah is Most Loving, Most Kind, Owner and Provider of all Sustenance..❤️❤️❤️

At the entrance

Walking into the Jungle

Arrange Ming dead branches according to size to start preparing for fire

Tariq, look up… check the Jungle canopy before choosing your fire spot

Tariq huffing and puffing to make the fire bigger!

Listen to the sound of the animals.., says Abang Fai… teaching the kids to intepret the sounds they heard…

Apparently, a noisy Jungle is a safe one. A silent Jungle, do not enter. Danger is lurking!

SubhanAllah, what a lesson!!

The soap leaf!

Tariq exploring the soap leave

See Tariq, add water to this leaf and you got yourself a soap!!



Mama careful of the tree roots!!

Tariq worrying about Mama coz he knows Mama can be pretty clumsy at times! Hahaha

Tariq.., look at the water… what can you see..?, asked Abang Fai

Avoid mushrooms in jungles no matter how beautiful and tempting they look!, advice Abang Fai

Tariq and friends with Abang Fai, looking for tree branches… how to find the right the types, the right sizes

Tariq arranging the branches according to sizes

Processing all the tree branches collected

One of the processes was to scrap off the outer layer to get to the dry dead inner

Fire!!!! We did it!!

Look at the smoke direction, Tariq.., said Abang Fai explaining how to intepret it

Man working hard for his fire!! πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°πŸ₯³

If you have a lighter…

Happy nya dia Alhamdulillah!πŸ₯°

Feathering the branches

Tariq always have questions to ask, Alhamdulillah!🀩

This is how you arrange the different sizes of branches to start fire

Big branches has their own purposes too..!, said Abang Fai

This is how to start fire if you dont have a lighter!

Hard work!!’

Tariq and friends huffing and puffing!

Alhamdulillah!! The smoke is up, fire is on!!

Well done, kids!!’

Tariq with amazing Abang Fai!

Fai was also a homeschooler, MashaAllah!!

Tariq exploring the Jungle with his friends

Ah…. The nikmat and pure joy bathing with cold, fresh and unadulterated water cannot be descibe with words… Alhamdulillah πŸ₯°πŸ’•