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Going Feral in Nusa Tenggara« on: October 08 2012 13:10:00 »
I am a naive young American surfer looking to go feral in Nusa Tenggara. I know the naivety of my plan, that it won't be nearly so romantic as it sounds; so just give me whatever advice you have to offer. It'll either be Sumbawa or Sumba for me. I want to know about the malaria, the horror stories, and the dreams too. I plan to go overland, set up camp in a permanent spot and stay— fish, dive, surf, hunt (I hear Sumba has good pig)— generally live off the land. Please tell me all you can.
RE: Going Feral in Nusa Tenggara« Reply #1 on: November 11 2012 00:11:00 »
When you headed? im headed to sumba to do a similar thing next dry season. i know a lot of spots but wont tell anyone here some wont even tell a friend.
But there can be a lot of hassles in sumba. roads are terrible. rubber time transport. malaria. basic accom. very very different culture to other indo islands.
If this is you first time i would go for sumbawa rather than sumba. unless with a friend or guide.
lots of big tiger sharks too in sumba.
to be continued-
RE: Going Feral in Nusa Tenggara« Reply #2 on: November 11 2012 00:11:00 »
only one or two spots kind of handle trade wind.
basic basic food. and accom.
dog is preferred meat by many local tribes.
my tip buy a good salt water filtration system meant for life rafts (around $900)
bring plenty of dried fish and rice and noodles in case you catch no fish.
as for sumbawa there are a lof of feral areas on the south coast with some villages you could stay in. but the best spots are either in lakey area or scar reef area and well known.
you will not be allowed to feral it here except in a bruga (kind of open hut things but there are only a few with many long time regular guys use them and stay there all season)