Safety Tips

What to have in your First Aid Kit

2-3 Medium sized bandages

Saline Solution

Band-aids

Emergency foil blanket

Pointy Tweezers

Butterfly Clips

Safety pin

Needle and thread

Burn gel

Gauze

Disposable gloves

Adhesive tape

Dressing pad

Small scissors

Snakes

Snakes are one hazard of bush walking, especially when walking off track or in the warmer months.

Many people think that snakes only come out during the Summer months, this is untrue.  Snakes are defiantly more active in the warmer months but can be found all year round, even during the Winter.

Snakes hibernate a lot in the cooler months but will still come out approximately every 14 days to empty their bowels.

It's essential that you know what to do i the event of a snake bite.  It may end up saving you or your friends life.

There are now apps you can get for your smart phone that have emergency first aid procedures alternatively websites such as St Johns ambulance will contain everything you need to know in the event of a snake bite.

Ticks

The Paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, is responsible for over 95% of tick bites in Eastern Australia.

It will attach itself to the human skin with its mouth and then injects an anticoagulant into the person’s body, this can be highly toxic to the human. A mistake a lot of people make is to try and pull out the tic off but this can make things worse so it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

If untreated you could end up becoming very sick or even wore result in death. 

 

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