…..comfortable with the planned route. Go at the pace of the slowest person.
Tell someone where you are going, who is going and when you expect to return.
Stay on the track. Try to protect our landscapes for generations to come, please don’t disturb plant and animal communities.
Some of the NZ bushwalks have cleansing stations. Please use these before you enter the bush to help protect our flora and fauna.
Check the expected weather conditions. We all know that the NZ weather can be very changeable.
What to wear
- Waterproof and windproof clothing to keep you warm.
- Comfortable, protective shoes.
- Lightweight layers that you can take off when you warm up and put back on when you cool down. Long, loose clothing to protect you from the sun, insects and scratches is ideal.
- Hat and sunscreen.
- Insect repellent.
What to bring
- At least 2L of water per person.
- Plenty of food for snacks and a bag for rubbish.
- Matches and a torch.
- First aid kit.
- Your mobile phone or a satellite phone.
- If you’re really heading bush, a personal locator beacon to use as a last resort.
- If you’re camping take a good tent and sleeping bag.
By taking a few simple steps you can be better prepared!
Tomorrow we will look at being sun smart 🎅🎄…..
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