these few tips for safe bushwalking.
The Southern Highlands Bushwalkers are
quite willing to accept intentions (times/destinations)
of private outings to all bushwalkers, members or not.
complete route details of WHERE
you are going to close relatives or friends,
police or a local club (an intentions form from a
club is a good idea).
you are LEAVING
and anyone's SPECIAL
medical conditions eg diabetes, asthma, heart
them of your.SAFE
the correct MAP
and know how to use them.
appropriate clothing/footwear, always take a WINDPROOF
jacket and clothing that can keep you WARM WHEN
WET eg wool
and definitely NOT
and some SPARE
cold food eg salami, sweets, nuts.
estimate your abilities and always ALLOW
TIME for the
unexpected eg thick scrub, cliff lines.
faster than the slowest member of your
group. At regular intervals do a HEAD
COUNT of your
- SPLIT up
your walking group (except for below) during the
trip, there is SAFETY
an injured person ALONE
in the bush. A walking group of THREE
or more will allow one to look after the injured
while the other goes for help.
MOVING WHEN LOST, find a
campsite nearby with water that will be visible
from a helicopter. Wave vigorously at any
helicopters - they are probably looking for you!
if you are OVERDUE
home from the FIRST
phone box/police station you come to.
EXPERIENCE and the
trip LEADERSHIP and EQUIPMENT. Every
trip must include at least ONE
experienced bush walker to every THREE
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