My fiance and I started calling mega rabies the corona virus. It wouldn't go away until we stayed so far apart from each. So, if you get this "corona virus", remember to social distance from your tribemates to stand a chance against it.
Things to bring
1.) Bug repellant
2.) Flak/Chitin Armor (or higher)
3.) Spiked walls (wood or metal is fine)
4.) A handy ranged weapon (Rifle, SG, Fab. Pistol, AR, etc.)
5.) Narcotics (If ur looking into taming something)
6.) A durable pike (Doesn’t have to be apprentice or higher)
7.) Food and Water (duh)
8.) Tames that allow knock back (not needed btw)
9.) Your confidence to face these annoying fu-
If you have all of these then you’re set to explore the lava caves. And whatever you do, don’t fricken die.