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Training and Safety

Last updated: March 2017

 

  • Training Resources
  • Training Program

Safety in extreme conditions and emergencies

Recommended Practices Day Walking in High Country/Coping with Challenging Conditions (updated July 2012)
Managing Risks in Fire-Prone Conditions and Very Hot Weather (updated August 2013)
Managing Risks of River Crossings (updated March 2014)
Air rescue advice (updated June 2012)
Helicopter extraction of injured member, Kakadu, June 2013
Helicopter extraction of injured member, April 2012
Helicopter extraction of injured member, Tidbinbilla, July 2011

Navigation

An introduction to effective use of your GPS (updated May 2013)
GPSr and PC training notes (updated September 2013)
Where am I at Lat/Lon (updated December 2013)

Leadership

Prospective Walk Leaders Notes (updated June 2013)

Food and Gear

Food Planning for multi-day Trips (updated April 2014)
Example gear list for a 3-day trip in early autumn (updated April 2014)

Unexploded Ordinance in the former Tianjara Military Training Area, Morton National Park

In August 2014, the President attended a meeting in Nowra to discuss this issue. A general pamphlet is available here.

2017 Training and Safety Program


Saturday 22 April Navigation exercise Brandy Flat R. Peck
Sat-Sun 22-23 April Overnight pack walking for beginners/sub 24 hr camping Bushfold Flats S24C#4 M. de Raadt
Sat-Sun 13-14 May Overnight pack walking for beginners/sub 24 hr camping Horse Gully Hut S24C#5 G. Dodgson
Sat-Sun 27-28 May Overnight pack walking for beginners/sub 24 hr camping Pryor's Hut S24C#6 M. de Raadt
Sat-Sun 24-25 June Beginner Snowshoe Kosciusko NP R. Peck
Sat-Sun 8-9 July Winter camping for beginners Woods Reserve D. Dedenczuk
Tuesday 29 August Navigation refresher #1 An evening, 7-30 to 9-00 pm with map and compass  J&R Horsfield
Tuesday 5 September Navigation refresher #2 An evening dead-reckoning exercise  J&R Horsfield
Saturday 9 September.      Navigation refresher #3 Route following and position fixes with map and compass J&R Horsfield
Sat-Sun 16-17 September

Navigation refresher #4 Off track in the Namadgi with map and compass J&R Horsfield
Tuesday 19 September Navigation refresher #5 Evening introduction GPS J&R Horsfield
Saturday 23 September Navigation refresher #6 Use of GPS to navigate J&R Horsfield
Thursday 28 September Navigation refresher #7 Use of PC with GPS. J. Evans


   

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