Top 5 Safety Items for The Bush!

It’s getting to be the nicest time of the year, and with everyone wanting to get out and about safety needs to be just as high a priority as anything else!

These are the top 5 things you need to have with you (or do!) before heading off any bushwalk or camping trip.

1.Enough water and food!
Staying well hydrated is above all the most important thing! You can survive much longer without food than you can water! Of course, you do need plenty of good food to keep your energy levels up. Make sure it is nutritious, but also some lollies to give your blood sugar a quick boost if needed.

2. First Aid Kit
This needs to include an emergency blanket, snake bandages, and remembering the simple things such as bandaids! You never know just how much a blister can slow you down.

3. Warm clothing!
You never know how long you will end up out for, and temperatures can drop much lower than you expect at night. You also need to make sure your warm clothes stay nice and dry!

4. Tell someone where you are going and how long you will be
This isn’t strictly an item to remember to pack, but it should always be the first thing you do before setting off.

5. Point of Contact
a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is preferable over a mobile phone, as you never know if you will have reception or even battery. Also, make sure you have a map and compass and know how to use them!