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   - Immediate action?   - Immediate action?
-  - Assessment of the signs and smptoms?+  - Assessment of the signs and symptoms?
   - TreatmentT of the patient?   - TreatmentT of the patient?
   - Further action you would take?   - Further action you would take?
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 === Country towns - Avoid them or use them? === === Country towns - Avoid them or use them? ===
  
-Pme or two of the regular coast-Christmas-trip-walkers declined to come this time because of the amount of "​civilisation"​ to be walked through, in particular the towns of Bermagui and Narooma. However, this proved to be an advantage for some; those who would have been excluded from most trips because they couldn'​t start on Boxing Day, or had to return to work earlier than New Year's Day, were able to meet us / leave us at appropriate towns and times. This meant, of course, that the trip had to be well-timed, and certainly car swapping needed some extra thought, but it did mean the pleasure of the company of friends I would otherwise not have walked with. By having one food-party I was able to put food parcels in various cars, so that for the first two days we had light packs, and when at Narooma we met Barbara Evans we collected her plus the next two days food. When Jo van Sommers and three others left us on Sunday we were able to collect from that car three days food for the remaining 12 people for the last few days. (For those questioning my arithmetic, there were many other comings and goings that I've not mentiond.)+One or two of the regular coast-Christmas-trip-walkers declined to come this time because of the amount of "​civilisation"​ to be walked through, in particular the towns of Bermagui and Narooma. However, this proved to be an advantage for some; those who would have been excluded from most trips because they couldn'​t start on Boxing Day, or had to return to work earlier than New Year's Day, were able to meet us / leave us at appropriate towns and times. This meant, of course, that the trip had to be well-timed, and certainly car swapping needed some extra thought, but it did mean the pleasure of the company of friends I would otherwise not have walked with. By having one food-party I was able to put food parcels in various cars, so that for the first two days we had light packs, and when at Narooma we met Barbara Evans we collected her plus the next two days food. When Jo van Sommers and three others left us on Sunday we were able to collect from that car three days food for the remaining 12 people for the last few days. (For those questioning my arithmetic, there were many other comings and goings that I've not mentioned.)
  
 [ Map - Potato Point to Bithry Inlet. ] [ Map - Potato Point to Bithry Inlet. ]
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 The towns also enabled us to buy fresh bread and meat when needed. As for the towns themselves, they are of the fishing / holiday home type, usually on estuaries, surrounded by dairying country, and even at this peak holiday time, relatively uncrowded. We found that most, if not all, people swam at the beach nearest the town and we had only to walk to the next beach to be by ourselves again. We always lunched and camped in complete seclusion. The towns also enabled us to buy fresh bread and meat when needed. As for the towns themselves, they are of the fishing / holiday home type, usually on estuaries, surrounded by dairying country, and even at this peak holiday time, relatively uncrowded. We found that most, if not all, people swam at the beach nearest the town and we had only to walk to the next beach to be by ourselves again. We always lunched and camped in complete seclusion.
  
-[ Drawing - Bengunnu-Mimosa ​Roacks ​National Park. Tiny headland & beaches. ]+[ Drawing - Bengunnu-Mimosa ​Rocks National Park. Tiny headland & beaches. ]
  
 === Lakes and Estuaries. === === Lakes and Estuaries. ===
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 __To__: The Prime Minister,\\ __To__: The Prime Minister,\\
 Mr. R. Hawke,\\ Mr. R. Hawke,\\
-Parliament ​Hous+Parliament ​House
 Canberra. A.C.T. Canberra. A.C.T.
  
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 One morning, though, about the middle of my stay, the light did not seem quite so muted. Outside the tent something was different. Ah yes, that rocky headland enclosing the bay was bathed in sunlight, standing out starkly for the first time. Not only that, but the whole sky was blue and the air uncannily still. Since these unusual conditions persisted into the late morning I arrived at the momentous conclusion that I should attempt my first dip in the Southern Ocean. "​Invigorating"​ is one word, but there are others (sea temperature 12°). Rinsing off in the Rivulet was "​painful"​ (rivulet temperature 8°). Unbelievably,​ I was then able to sunbake for an hour on the beach, even though the air temperature at noon was a mere 6°. Then a wisp of a breeze coming in from the sea had me scurrying for warm clothes. You can beat the Tasmanian winter for only a tiny fraction of the time. One morning, though, about the middle of my stay, the light did not seem quite so muted. Outside the tent something was different. Ah yes, that rocky headland enclosing the bay was bathed in sunlight, standing out starkly for the first time. Not only that, but the whole sky was blue and the air uncannily still. Since these unusual conditions persisted into the late morning I arrived at the momentous conclusion that I should attempt my first dip in the Southern Ocean. "​Invigorating"​ is one word, but there are others (sea temperature 12°). Rinsing off in the Rivulet was "​painful"​ (rivulet temperature 8°). Unbelievably,​ I was then able to sunbake for an hour on the beach, even though the air temperature at noon was a mere 6°. Then a wisp of a breeze coming in from the sea had me scurrying for warm clothes. You can beat the Tasmanian winter for only a tiny fraction of the time.
  
-After seven days my allotted time had expired and, with some sadness, I packed up and departed, returning to whence I had come. It was, after all, only an interlude, could not be anything else. As I plodded the boggy track back to the roadhead I was full of reflections. Had I suffered physically? No, not to any degree. With all the modern wonders of technological civilisation which can be stuffed into a rucksack, life was secure, comfortable and relatively, easy. And here was the uneasy ​contrdiction: to enjoy a sojourn in the wilderness I was absolutely dependent upon the material goods I had brought from civilisation. Had I proved anything? Not so much. Only that I could thoroughly enjoy my own company for a week in a remote and lovely place. There had also been something else: a quiet simplicity that I had not previously experienced in communal bushwalking. Perhaps that was enough.+After seven days my allotted time had expired and, with some sadness, I packed up and departed, returning to whence I had come. It was, after all, only an interlude, could not be anything else. As I plodded the boggy track back to the roadhead I was full of reflections. Had I suffered physically? No, not to any degree. With all the modern wonders of technological civilisation which can be stuffed into a rucksack, life was secure, comfortable and relatively, easy. And here was the uneasy ​contradiction: to enjoy a sojourn in the wilderness I was absolutely dependent upon the material goods I had brought from civilisation. Had I proved anything? Not so much. Only that I could thoroughly enjoy my own company for a week in a remote and lovely place. There had also been something else: a quiet simplicity that I had not previously experienced in communal bushwalking. Perhaps that was enough.
  
 Breaking the rules may not always prove wise, but it can be supremely rewarding. Breaking the rules may not always prove wise, but it can be supremely rewarding.
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 +===== Now What? First Aid Answers. =====
 +
 +by Ainslie Morris.
  
-NOW WHAT?  
-FIRST AID ANSWERS. by Ainslie Morris. 
 Your reference is "​Australian First Aid - St. John" pages 343-4 and pages 234-36 (Current Edition). Your reference is "​Australian First Aid - St. John" pages 343-4 and pages 234-36 (Current Edition).
-SITUATION ​7:  + 
-(1) IMMEDIATE ACTION: R. I. C. E. +=== Situation ​7: === 
-Rest the casualty. + 
-Ice packs - in the bush, use a wet cloth, or quarter fill a wine cask liner with water. +(1) __ Immediate Action__: R. I. C. E. 
-Compression with a pressure bandage (elastic). + 
-Elevate the limb - rest lower leg and foot on a pack. +  * Rest the casualty. 
-(2) ASSESSMENT+  ​* ​Ice packs - in the bush, use a wet cloth, or quarter fill a wine cask liner with water. 
-It is very difficult or impossible to diagnose whether it is sprain or a fracture of the ankle. A person may be able to walk on an ankle with a fracture of a small bone, and there are recent cases in the Club when people have done so. If it is a severe sprain ("​rupture of the fibres of +  ​* ​Compression with a pressure bandage (elastic). 
-the ligaments on either side of the joint" - St. JOhn p.344) the person can walk, but first give R.I.C.E. - it shortens recovery time and limits +  ​* ​Elevate the limb - rest lower leg and foot on a pack. 
-swelling. It is possible, however, for a person to walk (slowly and in pain) with a fracture; ​this can later cause severe complications requiring ​ ​hospitalisation.  + 
-(3) TREATMENT+(2) __Assessment__: 
-As for a lower leg fracture - see St. JOhn pages 235-236. Prepare for + 
-transport. The principle is to immobilise ​the limb joint - in this case, +It is very difficult or impossible to diagnose whether it is __a sprain or a fracture of the ankle__. A person may be able to walk on an ankle with a fracture of a small bone, and there are recent cases in the Club when people have done so. If it is a severe sprain ("​rupture of the fibres of the ligaments on either side of the joint" - St. John p.344) the person can walk, but first give R.I.C.E. - it shortens recovery time and limits swelling. It is possible, however, for a person to walk (slowly and in pain) with a fracture; ​__this ​can later cause severe complications requiring ​hospitalisation__. 
-the ankle. + 
-1. Remove the shoe and sock - one injured Club member suffered excruciating pain when her shoe was removed after several hours when she had a swollen fractured leg. +(3) __Treatment__: 
-2. Splint from ankle to thigh - use a towel or the injured person'​s spare clothing (you'​ll be "​splitting"​ the pack anyway) to pad between the legs, and wrap round a smooth straight stick. + 
-3. Apply a figure-of-eight bandage around the ankles and feet. Yo-1 should always carry a roll-on bandage, but tights or long-johns can be used. +As for a lower leg fracture - see St. John pages 235-236. Prepare for transport. The principle is to __immobilise__ ​the limb joint - in this case, the ankle. 
-4. Apply a broad bandage (long johns or shirt) around the thighs, at the knees, and above the suspected fractured ankle. + 
-5. Give NO DRUGS or MEDICATION ​if in shock. +  - Remove the shoe and sock - one injured Club member suffered excruciating pain when her shoe was removed after several hours when she had a swollen fractured leg. 
-(4) FURTHER ACTION+  ​- ​Splint from ankle to thigh - use a towel or the injured person'​s spare clothing (you'​ll be "​splitting"​ the pack anyway) to pad between the legs, and wrap round a smooth straight stick. 
-Treat for shock if signs of it appear. +  ​- ​Apply a figure-of-eight bandage around the ankles and feet. You should always carry a roll-on bandage, but tights or long-johns can be used. 
-Record every 15 minutes if in shock: Breathing +  ​- ​Apply a broad bandage (long johns or shirt) around the thighs, at the knees, and above the suspected fractured ankle. 
-Pulse Skin +  ​- ​Give __no__ drugs or medication ​if in shock. 
-Eyes + 
-Loss of feeling in foot +(4) __Further action__
-If only slight shock, give painkillers e.g. aspirin, and cup of tea. + 
-Send at least two strong walkers to contact S. & R. (Search ​and Rescue ​ ​contacts ​are on your Walks Programme - carry it or their names and numbers in your First Aid Kit.) +  * Treat for shock if signs of it appear. 
-Make sure they: +  ​* ​Record every 15 minutes if in shock: BreathingPulse SkinEyesLoss of feeling in foot. 
-1. Know exactly where you are. +  ​* ​If only slight shock, give painkillers e.g. aspirin, and cup of tea. 
-2. The route out, and can navigate. +  ​* ​Send at least two strong walkers to contact S. & R. (__Search ​and Rescue ​contacts__ ​are on your Walks Programme - carry it or their names and numbers in your First Aid Kit.) Make sure they: 
-3. Can give information on the casualty. +  ​- ​Know exactly where you are. 
-Put a shelter up - tent or groundsheet,​ and make the casualty comfortable - and yourselves. +  ​- ​The route out, and can navigate. 
-Page 16 THE SYDNEY BUSHWALKER March, 1986. +  ​- ​Can give information on the casualty. 
-"​Carrying out" may be attempted over a very short distance, but you would need 12 people - two teams of 6 to constantly swap over, plus helpers to clear vegetation ahead and carry two packs each (or be prepared to go back for packs). You would need to improvise a stretcher using sticks and packs, or possibly a light person could be carried by one or two big strong + 
-people. If the walk is fairly close to Sydney or Canberra, there will be trained S. & R. available and calling it is usually the best idea.+  * Put a shelter up - tent or groundsheet,​ and make the casualty comfortable - and yourselves. 
 + 
 +"​Carrying out" may be attempted over a very short distance, but you would need 12 people - two teams of 6 to constantly swap over, plus helpers to clear vegetation ahead and carry two packs each (or be prepared to go back for packs). You would need to improvise a stretcher using sticks and packs, or possibly a light person could be carried by one or two big strong people. If the walk is fairly close to Sydney or Canberra, there will be trained S. & R. available and calling it is usually the best idea. 
 + 
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 This series on First Aid was written as a response to interest shown in an evening on the Social Programme. Members are welcome to contribute their knowledge on health and fitness as well as dealing with accidents. This series on First Aid was written as a response to interest shown in an evening on the Social Programme. Members are welcome to contribute their knowledge on health and fitness as well as dealing with accidents.
-EDITOR+ 
-#*****## +Editor
-BUSH DANCE.  + 
-The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs is holding a BUSH DANCE to raise money for Search & Rescue. +---- 
-Date - Friday, 2nd May. Venue. ​Lane Cove Town Hall, Longueville Road. + 
-COST: $7 each at door - Bring your own drinks ​AND SUPPERDress - casual. No need to bring a partner.+===== Bush Dance===== 
 + 
 +The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs is holding a Bush Dance to raise money for Search & Rescue. 
 + 
 +__Date__ ​- Friday, 2nd May. 
 + 
 +__Venue__ - Lane Cove Town Hall, Longueville Road. 
 + 
 +__Cost__ - $7 each at door - Bring your own drinks ​and supper. 
 + 
 +__Dress__ ​- casual. No need to bring a partner. 
 There will be a party from S.B.W. Contact Barbara Bruce (546 6570) or the new Social Secretary, Narelle Lovell. There will be a party from S.B.W. Contact Barbara Bruce (546 6570) or the new Social Secretary, Narelle Lovell.
-SOCIAL NOTES FOR APRIL+ 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Social Notes For April===== 
 The 2nd April is the Committee Meeting and following the decision at the Annual General Meeting to revert to monthly meetings, the 9th April will now be a general meeting instead of the members'​ slides as shown on the social programme. The 2nd April is the Committee Meeting and following the decision at the Annual General Meeting to revert to monthly meetings, the 9th April will now be a general meeting instead of the members'​ slides as shown on the social programme.
-The following week, 16th April, the Wilderness Society will be our guests for an evening "​Wilderness in N.S.W."​ They say that this is an exiting visual display linking together the wilderness areas of the state + 
-and in support of recently announced policy of the N.S.W. Government. Before this meeting there will be dinner at the "Green Gardens"​ Restaurant at 6.30 pm.+The following week, 16th April, the Wilderness Society will be our guests for an evening "​Wilderness in N.S.W."​ They say that this is an exiting visual display linking together the wilderness areas of the state and in support of recently announced policy of the N.S.W. Government. Before this meeting there will be dinner at the "Green Gardens"​ Restaurant at 6.30 pm. 
 On Wednesday 23rd, wine, cheese, pate and nuts. The Club provides wine and juices, you bring along your favourite cheese, pate or nut dishes. On Wednesday 23rd, wine, cheese, pate and nuts. The Club provides wine and juices, you bring along your favourite cheese, pate or nut dishes.
-Finally, and possibly a first time for this Club, we will have a video presentation by Peter Christian on 30th April. Peter'​s "​Coolana Revisited"​ 
-shows water frolics and the damper competition at the 1985 Reunion, views 
-of Kangaroo Valley (waterfalls too), scenes from the Barn Dance last November, and also some Federation Ball '85 activities. He will be using a video 
-projector and 2 TV monitors. Your chance to be seen and heard. April 2 Committee Meeting 
-9 General Meeting 
-" 16 "​Wilderness in N.S.W."​ The Wilderness Society 23 Wine, Cheese, Pate and Nuts 
-" 30 "​Coolana Revisited"​ video presentation/​Peter Christian 
-DINNER before the meeting at "Green Gardens"​ Chinese Restaurant, 
- 55 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. 6.30 pm. 
-******### 
-CONGRATULATIONS TO - 
-Tim Coffey was runner-up in the Sydney Morning Herald Senior Citizens'​ Week Photographic competition,​ Sixty-Five Years or over. It was on display 
-at The State Bank building on the corner of Martin Place and Phillip Street. 
  
 +Finally, and possibly a first time for this Club, we will have a video presentation by Peter Christian on 30th April. Peter'​s "​Coolana Revisited"​ shows water frolics and the damper competition at the 1985 Reunion, views of Kangaroo Valley (waterfalls too), scenes from the Barn Dance last November, and also some Federation Ball '85 activities. He will be using a video projector and 2 TV monitors. Your chance to be seen and heard.
 +
 +  * April 2 Committee Meeting
 +  * April 9 General Meeting
 +  * April 16* "​Wilderness in N.S.W."​ The Wilderness Society
 +  * April 23 Wine, Cheese, Pate and Nuts
 +  * April 30 "​Coolana Revisited"​ video presentation/​Peter Christian
 +
 +* Dinner before the meeting at "Green Gardens"​ Chinese Restaurant, 55 Alexander Street, Crow's Nest. 6.30 pm.
 +
 +----
 +
 +=== Congratulation to: ===
 +
 +Tim Coffey was runner-up in the Sydney Morning Herald Senior Citizens'​ Week Photographic competition,​ Sixty-Five Years or over. It was on display at The State Bank building on the corner of Martin Place and Phillip Street.
 +
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