Camping is an integral part of any expedition.
Participants are given equipment such as "parang", tent sheet, karrimat, water
bottle, cooking pot, rucksack
etc. They have to manage their camp craft, including making their shelter,
collecting firewood for cooking, cooking over the fire and hygiene practices of
a good campsite is an essential part of the exercise here. Participants are
advised not to erect any campsite in a farm, near a river, on a hill slope and
of course in a tree. A few aspects that should be looked into are such matters
as the area, availability of water, threat from
strong winds and lightning as well as fallen branches etc.
- to provide an opportunity to become more self-reliant, efficient and
proficient in wilderness living.
- to stimulate group's interaction by sharing tasks
- to present situations which test students initiative, humor, sense of
responsibility and willingness to perform routine work even when tired
- to instill attitude that one can live with enjoyment and comfort in a
natural environment without harming it.
At certain times, participants will need some period of time to think about
themselves and their commitment to the group and their level of understanding
of each team member. The solo is introduced to give them time to think about
this. There are 3 types of Solo:
Mini Solo or Time Out
It can happen anytime when the group needs a mental /
physical break. It can be as short as few hours only. It provides a chance of
short period of time for participants to stop and think (to reflect) about their
actions and attitude toward the course.
Short or Long Solo
This is an overnight solo or even longer. The added challenge of spending
a night or 2 nights camping alone adds many new dimensions to the solo
experience. They are faced with being alone, having to build their own shelter
and to cope with fears. A task will be given to them while performing this
activity for example:
- write a letter to themselves which will be mailed to them in 3 months time
- list out the area of improvement and one noticeable strength for each
- make gifts for each other
- asked not to talk while being picked up from solo until they have reached Annex.
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"I did things I never thought I could - and that spilled over into my life
as a whole."
- Allison George, OBS participant
White Water Rafting
Ropes Confidence Course
Team Problem Solving
OUTWARD BOUND SABAH
Locked Bag 181, 88996 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 60 88 750311 (2 lines); 60 88 919529
Fax: 60 88 750312