Open to any walker with experience and or training in bushwalking.
Open to any walker with experience and or training in overnight bushwalking.
With 5 stages courses can provide skills and qualifications to potential leaders.
Look through these resources to find out more about risk management, understanding weather and environment impact.
Learn how to safely plan bushwalk trips in our Guide to Better Bushwalking, which will guide you through step-by-step to plan for bushwalks.
The Outdoor Educators’ Association of South Australia has plenty of resources available.
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. The [...]
The significance of global warming for Australia, and how the variability and effectiveness of rainfall will change.
Lightning is a real hazard that bushwalkers should regard as seriously as wildfires, snakes and faulty compasses.
View tips in choosing the best hiking or bushwalking backpack, often previously known as a rucksack.
Documents clinical assessment process.
An article discussing: how clouds are formed ten main cloud types, including photos
Basic life support flow chart, and message form for first aid emergency.
Consider the impact of bushwalking and camping on the environment, and its resources. View the checklist, and read about the impact of [...]
Understanding contours with diagrams of common relief features of topographic maps.
Explanation of ultraviolet radiation, including map of Australia showing general exposure and sun protection tips.
To the best of my knowledge there have been at least four serious cases where students have suffered second or third degree burns from [...]
Recreational uses of GPS are almost as varied as the number of recreational sports available. Anyone who needs to keep track of where [...]
Glossary of weather terms.
Form to fill in after an injury occurs.
Identify key features on weather satellite images routinely published by BOM.
The crux of risk management in outdoor programs – minimising the possibility of death and disabling injury.
View Outdoor Activity Groups servicing and advocating for hiking and bushwalking in South Australia.
Phytophthora species are water moulds, fungus-like organisms, carried in soil and water that cause disease and death to a wide variety [...]
Techniques and tips to safely cross rivers. Source: New Zealand Mountain Safety council Bushcraft, Mountain Safety Manual 12, Revised [...]
View search pattern techniques for finding missing hikers.
An article discussing: The impact of severe thunderstorms Severe thunderstorms: definition, causes and occurrence Some Australian [...]
This article summarizes some of the terms from the Glossary of 56 weather terms.
The Outdoor Leader Online is a 63-chapter guide covering trip planning, conservation and environment, equipment, water, communications [...]
Take this 30 minute test in atmospheric variations in synoptic charts.
Take this 10 minute test in atmospheric variations in temperature and rainfall graphs.
Take this 30 minute test in atmospheric variations in weather maps.
Learn how you can understand and use weather maps.
Meteorologists preparing weather forecasts and warnings compess a lot of information into standardised, brief messages. Understand some [...]