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7 Quick Tips for an Outdoor Adventure

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With school holidays and Easter break just around the corner, many of us are preparing to enjoy the great outdoor. Bushwalking, camping, snorkeling, and many other outdoor activities are perfect for this time of the year, and a healthy gift for our minds and body, but it’s important to be prepared for emergencies. Here are first aid tips that you should keep in mind when planning an outdoor trip:

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Pack a first aid kit: A well-stocked first aid kit should include items such as adhesive bandages, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, tweezers, and scissors. Make sure to also pack any personal medications you may need.

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Learn basic first aid: Familiarize yourself with basic first aid techniques, such as how to properly clean and dress a wound, how to perform CPR, and how to splint an injury.

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Be mindful of the environment: Be aware of potential hazards in your surroundings, such as poisonous plants, animals, and insects. Know how to respond in case of a snake bite ( read here First Aid Tip: How to Treat a Snake Bite – The First Aid Kits Australia Newsroom) bee sting, or other bite or sting ( learn here First Aid Tips: How to Treat Bites and Stings – The First Aid Kits Australia Newsroom)

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated: Dehydration is a common problem when adventuring outdoors. Make sure to drink plenty of water and bring extra water and electrolyte drinks to replace fluids lost through sweating.

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Wear appropriate clothing: Dress in layers to regulate your body temperature, and wear clothing that covers your skin to protect yourself from the sun and insects. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Know how to start a fire: Being able to start a fire can be important for warmth, cooking, and signaling for help. Make sure to carry waterproof matches or a lighter and know how to build a fire safely.

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Bring a map and compass: Make sure you have a map of the area you’re visiting, and know how to use a compass.

By following these basic first aid tips, you’ll be better prepared for any emergencies that may arise during your outdoor adventure.

Now, go and get ready for your outdoor adventure. And, remember, have fun and enjoy our beautiful country!

You can also watch our Camp Safe video on our YouTube channel – Camp Safe

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