first ever long trip out in the bush

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first ever long trip out in the bush

Post by hoolahoopa on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 3:23 pm

G'day all,
looking for a bit of advice from more knowledgeable people then myself at this.
I have been given the thumbs up on a 7 day trip for the first time(normally do day or overnighters out of Kalgoorlie)
We are heading out Sandstone way so fuel and general items shouldn't be a big issue.
What tips have you got on what to take and not to worry with.
look forward to your responses
cheers
hoolahoopa

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Re: first ever long trip out in the bush

Post by Nightjar on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 3:58 pm

Good luck Hoolahoopa,
Take with you pretty much what you take for an overnighter times seven.
Let someone know where you will be and when you're expected home.
Personal safety is paramount, be sure to take note of prominent landmarks in relation to your campsite when you walk away.
Water at least 5L/person/day. That's drinking only.
Carry a box of matches with you at all times, every year someone gets lost and could have been found if they had lit a fire and kept it smoking with a few green branches.
Some very handy reading here;
http://www.vks737.on.net/pdfs/survival.pdf


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Re: first ever long trip out in the bush

Post by hoolahoopa on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:01 pm

Thx nightjar. Sort of thinking along the same lines as you've said. Just hate taking stuff i dont need

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Re: first ever long trip out in the bush

Post by shane-o on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 5:11 pm

I have found its better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it mate. 7 days you say. I'd take at least 3 cartons of beer and a bottle of your favourite spirits to be safe. Take enough food for a couple extra days in case you get stuck somewhere, heaps of water, batteries, recovery equipment, a tarp and a toolbox full of tools.

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Post by Bignuggs on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 8:56 am

And don't forget to pack the hand held GPS and a PLB.
Other than that, have fun and find some gold.

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