Frequently Asked Questions
Standard equipment for any bushwalk should include:
- sensible, comfortable footwear
- water bottle
- first aid supplies
- personal medication
- back pack
- a torch (in case the walk finishes late)
- wet weather gear
Always carry at least 1 litre of water, 2 litres or more on hot days.
Even though it is quite rare to need a first aid kit on a bushwalk, the Club requires each participant to carry their own well equipped first aid kit on a walk. It is not the walk leader's role or responsibility to carry a large first aid kit just in case it is needed. If a serious incident occurs on a walk the contents of each member's kit can be combined.
Everyone will have their own idea about what should be in their first aid kit. At a minimum, your first aid kit should contain:
- A Compression Bandage for sprains or snakebite
- A Triangular Bandage
- Sterile Pads and Dressings
- Band Aids and Sticking Plaster
- Personal Pain Relief
- Personal Medications
- Antiseptic for cuts
- Emergency Blanket
- Tweezers or Splinter Probe
Our walks are graded using the Bushwalking NSW guidleines and described in our Grading Guide.
We grade our walks so walkers know what to expect on a walk.
Club Walks are usually in the Blue Mountains, Gardens of Stone, Kanangra or Wollemi National Parks or in adjacent areas.
Sometimes Club Walks are much further away. In the past the Club has walked in Nepal, New Zealand and Tasmania.
No you don't. The Club uses Railway Stations as meeting places to accomodate Members that don't have cars. The meeting time is usually just after the train gets in.
We travel to and from the walk in private cars. Passengers share the costs of the trip with the driver.
Walk lengths vary. The program will indicate if the walk is a short half day walk or whether it will be a really long day.
Usually participants meet the walk leader at a convenient meeting place at the nominated meeting time. Walks usually start around 9:00am and finish by 4:00pm.
The meeting time will depend on how long it takes to travel to the walk location. Walks in more remote areas will require an earlier meeting time.
Our Club Walks usually go ahead even if it is raining.
Walks may be modified or even cancelled if the leader thinks the conditions are unsafe.
Check with the walk leader if you are concerned about the weather.