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Considering Bushfire Risk before an Overnight Walk

This new guideline available from the "Downloads" page is in addition to the club’s downloadable guides “Fire Season, Total Fire Ban & Extreme Heat Policies” and “Guideline for considering the impacts of Extreme Weather on Outdoor Activities”, and the excellent Bushfire section of the Bushwalking Manual (for Australia) published by Bushwalking Victoria.

The latter is an excellent, concise and easy to read summary covering bushfire planning for a walk, what to do and look out for during the walk and finally how to survive a bushfire if you find yourself in one. It is essential reading for all leaders and highly recommended for all walkers. A copy of the section from the Bushfire Manual has been reproduced in the January Issue of "The News", the Melbourne Bushwalkers newsletter.

ID: 322;
Source: Pack Carry Coordinator

Clubroom Reopening from 6th January 2021

After the prolonged closure the Committee has determined that our clubrooms at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands, will reopen on Wednesday, 6th January, 2021.

The clubrooms will be open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for normal club business, including the making of bookings for Sunday Walks, Membership renewal and the welcoming of visitors.

Club equipment hire will remain suspended until further notice.

ID: 321;
Source: Committee

Bushwalking Manual

This manual provides guidelines and information for safe and enjoyable community-based bushwalking across Australia. The manual is provided by Bushwalking Victoria with contributions from other state and territory peak bushwalking organisations. It is an invaluable resource prepared by experienced bushwalkers for anyone heading into the bush, and is highly recommended to all bushwalkers.

Key sections cover:

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Source: Bushwalking Victoria