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.

  1. Review the Snowsafe and Walksafe (PDF) guidelines
  2. Make sure you complete a Trip Intentions form and leave it with someone
  3. Carry a well-charged mobile phone with good reception.
  4. Carry a Personal Locator Beacon or a Spot tracking device and know how to it
  5. Carry navigation equipment (map, compass, GPS) and know how to use them
  6. Carry an emergency foil blanket
  7. Carry waterproof matches, a cigarette light and some firelighters or solid stove fuel tablets
  8. If you do get lost, stay where you are, make a shelter to stay warm and dry, and raise the alarm.
  9. If possible, stay close to a clearing where you are more likely to be sighted by aircraft

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