A German, an American and a Brit go into the forest...

Heard this joke as an undergrad. A German natural film maker wants to shoot a film about monkeys in the Amazon forest. So she carries a hundred pounds of gear into the jungle and sets up camp and waits for five weeks to get one shot of a monkey jumping from one branch to another. An American natural film maker...

Always a Spoon

A some point during your trip you will come across a plastic spoon. I advise you to clean and keep it after you are done. A spoon is an incredibly useful tool that can be used on a wide variety of food that one would not normally consider spoonable. If on the chance that you do come across a food item that you can not eat with a spoon, remember to also keep a fork. And a knife. But definitely a spoon.