A few things you can do to hike safely
All hikers should be armed with sufficient health, self-care and hike safety knowledge to avoid encountering unnecessary problems in the bush. Before venturing off the beaten track, it is important to ensure you are well prepared with a hike safety plan and are carrying the correct safety equipment for all possible emergency situations. We all need to consider hiking safety and plan in advance a suitable route, clothing, equipment and food for our hiking party. Planning also ensures that we are aware of the skills of the group, potential difficulties or hazards and the accepted courses of action if and when problems arise. The following hiking safety articles outline steps you can take to ensure you and your hiking party return safely from every hike.
Before venturing off the beaten track, it is important to ensure you are well prepared with a hike safety plan and are carrying the correct safety equipment for all possible emergency situations.
It’s an alarming fact, in Australia there’s at least one bush rescue every day. Plan your hike so you and your group make it out safely. Don’t put your life, or the lives of others...
If you ever find yourself needing help, knowing the different ways you can signal for help and choosing the most appropriate ones for the circumstances can be the difference between life and death.
The Ten Essentials are survival items that hiking and Scouting organisations recommend for safe travel in the bush. However, personal preferences and differences in conditions may dictate otherwise and with experience most adventurers add and subtract from the list depending on the...
Water, warmth, signals, shelter and food are the top 5 priorities in a survival situation, according to survival expert Bob Cooper. Regardless of where you are in the wilderness, water is your most valuable commodity.