6th July 2013
With Alpha groups due to deploy to their Phase 1 projects early tomorrow morning, we thought you might like an update on what they’ve been getting up to this week.
Once they’re out on project they’ll radio in to Fieldbase with daily SITREPs – or “Situation Reports”.
So before they go, here’s a very special SITREP from the venturers to everyone reading at home.
Serial Alpha: Date and time - 6th July 2013. 15:00 hours.
Serial Bravo: Location - Fieldbase, Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Serial Charlie: Weather conditions at location are clear and bright. A welcome change from the rains of jungle camp!
Serial Delta: Progress to date has been phenomenal. In just three days we have:
Crossed rivers, learned to navigate and trekked to jungle camp
Learned how to pitch tents and build basha camps in the pouring rain
Debated the soundness of “the 5-second rule” in a jungle environment*
Completed our medical training, practised a CASEVAC and stretcher carry so we all know the drill in case of emergency
Received tools training
And of course, become proficient in the use of the radios so we can keep Fieldbase up-to-date with what we’re up to!
Serial Echo: Future intentions are to complete final kit checks, briefings and packing before dusk. This evening there are rumours of a barbecue and party for our last night at Fieldbase before we head out on project.
Serial Foxtrot: Additional requirements/requests – Please keep sending in your messages - we love receiving them!
Serial Golf: N/A at this time.
Serial Hotel: Next contact will be in a few days time once we have reached project sites and settled in. Once we're out on project we'll be quite remote so you won't hear from us as frequently but we'll try and send an update a week from each Alpha group!
* In case you were worried – we decided against eating pasta from the jungle floor, opting instead to share with other groups!