Camping hygiene

Hygiene & Health Protection

The most important aspect of proper hygiene whether at home, work, camping or during emergencies is to prevent yourself and others developing ill health and disease. People have recognised the critical importance of proper hygiene practices for literally thousands of years, and can be considered the foundation of a structured and functioning society. This is …

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Survival shelter

Shelter for Camping & Survival

Shelter for either camping or in emergency survival situations needs to satisfy two main components – protection and comfort. Suitable shelter is necessary to provide shade, protection from wind and rain, and to ensure warmth. Appropriate shelter allows the ability to obtain the always necessary amount of quality sleep and rest. Inadequate shelter can result …

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Camping equipment

Equipmment & Tools for Camping & Survival

ITEMS TO HAVE IN THE VEHICLE   TOOLS TO HAVE IN THE VEHICLE (Minimum)   FOR CHANGING A FLAT TYRE   FOR SPLIT RIM WHEEL REPAIRS   FIRST AID KIT Consider that first aid may also be needed for any pets!   CAMPING EQUIPMENT   COOKING EQUIPMENT   PERSONAL

Emergency light

Camping & Emergency Lighting

Camping and emergency lighting are fundamentally the same topic and require similar planning and equipment, and differ slightly between camping for leisurely pursuits and preparing the home for emergency situations. However, planning and preparation are the key, and many camping expeditions can potentially turn into an emergency. What is Camping & Emergency Lighting Camping and …

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Heat Stress

Heat Stress

Heat related medical situations are serious life threatening conditions in Australia, being the driest inhabitable continent on Earth. People do regularly die from dehydration. As always prevention is far better than the cure so please plan ahead and take a few basic precautions.   First aid kits to be used when travelling in dry warm …

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Bush Fire

Camp Fire Safety

Having a fire is just one of those things people create when camping! It’s basically tradition! However these days some public camp sites do not allow visitors to construct a camp fire, and cooking can only be done using your own gas equipment and/or provided barbeque facilities. This is due to the fact that camp …

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Water for Survival

Water for Survival

Water is certainly necessary for life, and without it we can perish quite quickly. Lack of drinking water is usually the first thing people think of when considering causes of death in dry, harsh landscapes like the Australian outback. From our famous early explorers to the modern outback travellers who have perished, they have predominantly …

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Survival Aid

Camping Hazards

Many threats exist in the Australian bush; snakes and spiders are usually the first dangers we think of, but ticks, leaches and mosquito’s can make the outdoor experience uncomfortable to down-right deadly! However hazards can also include trees and even water, not to mention fire ranging from the humble camp-fire to the out of control …

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Snake bite first aid

Snake Bite First Aid

Phone Emergency Services Australia ~ 000 ~ Triple Zero – USA 911 – 1. ASSESS FOR ANY DANGER! Assure the patient they will be OK, if necessary help the patient into immediate shade/cool, carry if possible but keep patient movement to an absolute minimum, immediate patient immobilisation is critical, help them lay down and remain …

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