Steps to survive in the bush.
Bushwalking is fun, but do you know how to keep safe? These 5 steps will show you how to keep safe.
- Plan your trip
- Tell someone
- Be aware of the weather
- Know your limits
- Take supplies that you will need in worst case scenario
- Plan your Trip: If you are going for a walk, make sure you know where you are going and make sure you are familiar with the track and that it is safe. It might be a good idea to keep a map and a compass in your bag in case you get lost.
- Tell someone: Before you leave, tell someone where you are going and what time you should be coming back by because if you are not back by the time you said you were going to be, the person that you told could get worried and wonder where you are and come looking for you.
- Be aware of the weather: Check the weather before you leave but don’t only check the weather for the day that you are leaving because if you get lost and can’t get out, you might have to stay the night there. So if you do have to stay the night, you will have to know what weather was coming up. If you are walking and the weather changes, you will know what to do if you know the weather.
- Know your limits: When you are out walking, know what you are able to do and if you know that your friends, that are with you can’t do something, don’t do it. Know what takes you out of your comfort zone and if you really don’t want to do it when you are in the bush, don’t do it.
- Take supplies that you will need in worst case scenario: Before you leave, make sure you have enough food, water, equipment such as rope and other things, clothing incase the weather changes and an emergency First Aid Kit. Also take some sort of communication so that if you are stuck, you can communicate with someone you can trust.