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NSW Hunter Education

NSW Hunter Education

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The NSWHunter Education Handbook 
 
The NSWHunter Education Handbook 
 V.1 11.05
This publication was produced by Game Council NSW POBox 2506Orange NSW 2800Phone: (02) 6360 5100 Fax: (02) 6361 2093Email: info@gamecouncil.nsw.gov.au
 
LIST OF CONTENTS
Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.1Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.1Learning Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.2Common Bush Hazards . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.2Steps To Be Taken If YouBecome Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.4Distress Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2.5Map Reading and Ground Navigation .4.2.5Observation Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.6Survival Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.7Emergency Basic First Aid Kit Minimum Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.8Learning Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.8Example Assessment Question . . . . . .4.3.9References for Further Readingand Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3.9Self Assessment Checklist . . . . . . . . . .4.3.10
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
 Aldo Leopold 
– father of modernconservation theory.
 ASAP
– As soon as possible.
EPIRB
– Emergency Position IndicatingRadio Beacons.
GPS
Satellite based Global PositioningSystem to let you know where you are andhow to get to where you want to go.
Hypothermia 
– The body functions rundown from extreme cold.
Hyperthermia 
– The body overheats andgoes into an internal self destruct cycle.
Lanyard 
– Attached cord.
Myriad 
– Vast number.
INTRODUCTION
Bushcraft and survival skills cannot belearnt all at once and solely out of a book.It takes time, practice and trial and error.This unit will provide you with important basic facts on bushcraft and a startingpoint from which to develop yourbushcraft skills. You may wish to undertake the St. John’s Ambulance first aid course, which willtrain you to deal with medicalemergencies.Every time you are in the bush, you shouldtake every opportunity to hone yourbushcraft skills. Your life could dependon them.
The NSWHunter Education Handbook 
4.3.1
 V.1 11.05
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BUSHCRAFTAND SURVIVALSKILLS

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