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A Guide to Better Bushwalking

A Guide to Better Bushwalker by BLSAA Guide to Better Bushwalking is published by Bushwalking Leadership SA to help bushwalkers identify and address safety issues to consider.

Get some basic facts & information together so you can get outdoors and get involved in better bushwalking. Some of the best wild places are well off the beaten track, and a long way from help. So it is useful to be prepared before you go.

Topics covered include:

  • When do I go?
  • Where do I go?
  • How long am I going for?
  • Who do I tell?
  • Who do I walk with?
  • Where do I get water?
  • What do I carry?
  • What can I eat?
  • How do I use a map?
  • Who is responsible?
  • Environmental considerations
  • What about the weather?
  • If all goes wrong…



Walksafe booklet by Bushwalking VictoriaWalksafe is published by Bushwalking Victoria as a set of guidelines for the inexperienced bushwalker and as a reminder to the more experienced of practices for safe and responsible walking in the bush.

Walksafe means advance planning of the:

  • group
  • route
  • clothing
  • equipment
  • food
  • water

Walksafe means using commonsense with:

  • bushcraft
  • camping
  • minor mishaps

but, in the unlikely event of:

  • becoming lost
  • becoming separated
  • major accident
  • extreme heat
  • extreme cold
  • snakebite
  • electrical storm/bushfire
  • flooded river