Monday 16 Jan 2012, 12:23. The search alert for Bush Seach and Rescue is now CANCELLED.
Seventy participants took part in BSAR’s annual training weekend held on 19-20 November 2011 in the Wombat Forest. It was our largest training event in a long time. Thirteen BWV Clubs were represented, plus a number of BWV individual members. It was especially pleasing to welcome 25 new and prospective members on their first BSAR training event.
A Bothy shelter is a very simple rectangular tent with no poles or floor, made of lightweight nylon. It can be pulled over the heads of a group standing together. The group then sits down tucking the lower edge of the walls under their backsides, effectively creating a tent with ‘human poles’
Here are some things you can do to minimise the risk of getting lost in the bush, and staying safe if you do get lost.
Monday 5 Dec 2011, 20:30. The search call-out at 10:15 for Bush Seach and Rescue is now CANCELLED.
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Bush Search and Rescue Victoria is registered as an Emergency Service in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
The Pioneers of Bushwalking exhibition was officially launched on Monday, 24 October 2011 by Tim Holding MP, Shadow Treasurer during this year’s History Week celebrations. The exhibition is a collection of stunning images and artefacts that explore the fascinating history of the Melbourne Walking Club and some of the remarkable achievements of its members.
Past Bush Search and Rescue member Stuart Brookes features in one of the photographs.
The exhibition runs until Friday, 9 December 2011. Entry is free.
A SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is specifically designed for remote area communcations and works in conjunction with a satellite communication system, for which an annual subscription (currently US$110 pa) is required.
SPOTS have the following functions:
The October 2011 edition of Behind The Log, Bush Search and Rescue's regular newsletter, is now published and can be downloaded from [here] (pdf). Articles include: