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Womens Bush Survival Skills and Reptile Safety Awareness

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If you ever have to survive in the bush, this could be one of the most challenging adventures of a lifetime. Despite what we think, quite a few people do get lost in the bush and we sometimes see the search on the news.

Being outdoors and amongst the beauty of nature can be an exhilarating experience and it can be so much fun when we are "at one" with nature.

However, spending time in the Australian Bush is not without its risks. It is almost a necessity to have an understanding of the basic idea of how to survive in the outdoors.

When you watch an emergency situation in a movie, it can be thrilling, however, in real life, it could be daunting. It might be time to learn some survival skills in order to gain some precious outdoor knowledge and survival skills that will have you better prepared for your outdoor adventures.

You are now able to participate in a Bush Survival and Reptile Safety Awareness workshop that will develop these skills, leaving you better prepared with knowledge and experience to possibly save your life or that of others.

Vanessa Paget from Bush Wisdom Survival will teach you survival skills with a greater understanding of our natural landscape. By being aware of your surroundings and knowing the five basic needs of survival, you will be better prepared if such an event were ever to occur.

Getting lost/disorientated is not such a remote an idea - I have a friend who went for a short walk, got lost and had to be rescued. She was not found till about midnight and being in the bush at night would be terrifying, as she was!

The Bush Survival workshops will teach you the following:

Planning priorities
Phobias and myths
Water management and procurement
Edible/medicinal resources
Direction finding with and without a compass
Avoiding poisoning by toxic vegetables
Alternative fire lighting methods

Vanessa has a deep passion for the reptiles that many of us fear - yes, snakes - and as Vanessa points out, snakes do have a heart, feelings and personalities.

As we spend some time outdoors, there could be a time somewhere along one's travels where you are in the same vicinity as one, so why not equip yourself with the necessary knowledge beforehand.

I have had personal experience with snakes whilst living in the country, and I was petrified both for myself, but possibly more so for my innocent animals I was breeding, as they do not understand what these highly poisonous snakes can do.

Who's scared - perhaps the photographer? The snake slithered away after being photographed!

The Reptile Safety Awareness Workshops will teach you the following:

Learnt perceptions of reptiles
Phobias and myths
Knowledge and strategies to overcome your fears
Safety management of yourself and reptiles
First Aid management for snake bites
Correct care and handling techniques of reptiles
The opportunity to interact with live animals.

This workshop will have a maximum of 20 people in it, so it will be small enough to still be personal.

Chidlow Village Green

Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 24th June, 2018

From 9.00 am to about 3.00 pm

$120 per person

Please note that sometimes this course does go over time, so please advise the facilitator if you are on a tight schedule.

Fitness Level: There is no particular fitness level required for this event.

This is a unique experience and your full focus will be required.
Children are welcome but they must be of an age where they can participate.

You can book here - scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Bush Survival Skills workshop
Reptile Safety Awareness workshop
On-going support through the She Seeks Adventure online forum
A variety of Bushtucker infused slices, biscuits and bliss balls as well as some Warndu Bushtucker herbal tea to wash it down.
National Park fees

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Why? For a bush survival course
When: Saturday 3rd February and 24th June 2018
Where: Chidlow Village Green, Chidlow
Cost: $120
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