Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Ujung Genteng: Adventure to the Southern Tip of West Java

It was just last week (5th May 2012) that we had another chance to go out adventuring again. This time we decided to go to Ujung Genteng. Ujung Genteng is the end of the southern coastal part of ​​West Java, located in Ciracap District, Sukabumi with the distance of approximately 220 kilometers from the capital city of Jakarta or 230 kilometers from the city of Bandung. That's about six or seven hours drive by car, why? because the road aren't exactly on a straight line. :D There are several alternative routes and adequate public transportation to the Ujung Genteng.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Dive Site: Krakatau

Indonesia belongs to one of the most volcanic and seismically active region in the world. There are 128 active volcanoes of which 76 had eruption in historic time. In the early time Krakatau estimated was a volcano with 2000 m in height. The catastrophic eruption destroyed the volcano and remained 3 islands, Rakata, Sertung, and Panjang. The renewed activity was started at Rakata, and an island of strato volcano was built up with diameter of approximately 5 km and 800 m high.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Escaping Through Fire Tips

  • Tip One
    If forced to travel through flames to reach safety, cover yourself (including your head) in a blanket, curtain, or overcoat. Wet it if you can, then take a deep breath and go.

  • Tip Two
    If your clothes catch alight, do NOT stay on your feet when out of the fire. The flames and smoke will travel up your body, over your face and into your lungs.

  • Tip Three
    Do NOT run, this will only fan the flames

  • Tip Four
    Roll on the ground and try to wrap yourself in something that will smother the flames, like a mat, blanket, or overcoat.

  • Tip Five
    If someone else comes running out of fire with their clothes alight, push them to the ground and use the same methods of denying the flames oxygen. Do NOT hug them to you or your clothes may catch fire.


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