"Takes you places"

Opinion piece

A Weighty Issue

After courting controversy with my previous article, I thought it appropriate to perform some experiments on myself, as is the tradition of all the finest Australian troublemakers!

Making Each Place You Visit Better By Having Been There

Walking in Bateman’s Bay a couple of years ago a self-confessed ecologist opened his back pack to show me its contents. It was full of rubbish. He pulled out a can and explained that wherever he was in the world, he always carried a bag and picked up any rubbish he came across so as to leave any place he visited in better condition than before he came.

Leader Gear Checks – should they be compulsory?

Should leaders have to check participants in a walk are carrying vital gear such as a first aid kit, torch and rain jacket? A discussion about why mandatory gear checks might be a good idea for walk leaders to undertake.

Crafers - Mt Lofty area, 26 Jun
Mambray Creek Mt Remarkable National Park, 29 Jun - 30 Jun
Black Hill Conservation Park, 7 Jul
Mt Zeil and Larapinta, NT, 12 Jul - 1 Aug
Para Wirra/KARRAWIRRA-TYA-ILLA, 13 Jul - 14 Jul
Hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates. Try out gear before you buy your own.
Checklist of equipment, food ideas, water, first aid list, rules, minimal impact bushwalking and what to do if you get lost.
Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.