Yahoo Over 55s Bushwalkers
Gear for Walking
Summer walks can be relatively shorter
Essential items include:-
For winter, walkers are required to bring the following
o Back pack
o 1 – 2 litres of water depending on season
o Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch, depending on walk length.
o A 2 cup thermos for coffee or soup is popular
o Good boots, shoes or substantial sandals (no thongs on bushwalks)
o Rainwear (for winter walks)
o Beanie (for winter walks)
o Sunwear - Hat or cap and sunscreen
o An elastic bandage
o A Basic compass (winter walks)
o Courtesy dictates that Mobile phones should be turned OFF, except in emergencies. Reception is patchy in bushwalking areas.
First Aid Kits - see the heading "First Aid"
o Kit for Winter walks
o Kit for Summer Walks
o Insect Spray
o Removing Ticks
Insect Net – These are quite cheap, and are very effective in keeping flies and mosquitos at bay.
§ A whistle (in case you get separated from the group)
§ Torch and batteries (in case you to stay with someone injured)
§ Cigarette lighter or other fire lighting equipment
The boy scout motto is “be prepared”.
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