Hi, I'm a civvy who's been directed to these forums as somewhere I may be able to get some help. I'm a civvy (Sorry!) and have been a outdoor instructor to youth groups on UK low level expeditions / DofE / Cadets etc and am of to India for 3 months as an adventure trek leader for a charity youth expedition in September. The trip will be in Kernetaka region which includes Savannahs, scrub lands, forest and rainforest and my role is expected to be 3 * three week treks with about 25-30kgs of kit. As the military tend to be more experienced at long distances over varied climates with heavy packs than gym personal trainers I'd appreciate any helpful suggestions or comments regarding? My questions to anyone kind enough to answer them are: 1) What boots do they recommend for varied / Jungle environment? I'm guessing that Magnum Amazon boots won't be up to the task? (Has anyone tried the Altberg Jungle or US issue Jungle boots and are they any good?) 2) Any tips on other essential equipment to take for that type of environment? 3) Any tips on campcraft and personal hygiene in remote regions for prolonged periods? (The stuff I've been taught has assumed access to wash facilities within 1/2 days) 4) How best to get fit for carrying a heavy rucksack for days on end over rough terrain which is pretty much all hills? (I am currently doing 2/3 tabs a week with increasing pack weights up and down hills) Basically any help or heads-up you can give me would be hugely appreciated! If I've posted in the wrong area or it would be better posted on another forum, then please let me know and I'll get it sorted. Thank you.