Basic Bush Safety

Going for a walk in the bush is usually a very simple affair, however, you need to be aware that there are some potential risks involved and you should be aware of what they are.

There is always the possibility of taking a fall while hiking, as well as being stung or weather conditions changing rapidly.

Being able to do basic First Aid and knowing what to do in case of a blister, sore feet, muscle cramp, and fatigue is really important before attempting a solo hike.

In Australia, you should also consider the risks associated with extreme weather events such as storms and bushfires before you leave home.