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- Be fair, considerate, physically appropriate and honest in all dealings with others and accept responsibility for your actions.
- Be aware of and maintain compliance with the NWWC guidelines and regulations.
- Promote a safe environment.
- Maintain confidentiality in regards to sensitive information.
- Foster a supportive approach to the executive of the NWWC and Coordinator of any activities.
- Be considerate in the use of your mobile phone during activities of the NWWC .
- Be responsible in your consumption of alcohol.
- Resolve conflict fairly and promptly. Refer to our Conflict and Mediation guidelines for further information.
- Do not engage in the use of illegal substances during activities of the NWWC.
Club Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker Greig Clarke: North West Walking Club memories. Counter Meal
23 Oct 2023 07:30PM - 09:30PM
Club Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker Greig Clarke. Greig will discuss with us why he joined the North West Walking Club and show photos of his early days in the club.
Club Meeting: Theme Night: Photo Competition. Counter Meal.
20 Nov 2023 07:30PM - 09:30PM
Club Meeting: Theme Night: Photo Competition. Counter Meal.
Club Meeting. Walker Out
04 Dec 2023 07:30PM - 09:30PM
Club Meeting.Walker Out
3 Gollan Street,Ulverstone,Tasmania,
- Senior Membership: Complete three day walks (or two day walks and one overnight walk) to the satisfaction of the relevant Coordinators and attend a Training Day session. Qualification to be completed preferably within a period of six months.
- Junior Membership: Requires the same criteria to be met as Senior Membership but has further participation requirements outlined under Club Requirements For Walks in this document.
Bank Name: Bendigo Bank
04 Jun 2023 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Information Day for prospective members
Information Day for Prospective Members
01 Apr 2023 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Training Day for prospective members
11 Dec 2022 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Training day for Prospective members
- first aid kit&
- water bottle
- sleeping bag, liner, pillow air bed
- tent & ground sheet
- space blanket
- foam seat
- large plastic rubbish bag
- toilet gear
- ear plugs
- plastic foot bags&
- pack towel&
- water container or bladder pack & liner
- map & compass
- note book & pencil
- fire lighte
- pocket knife, whistle, string
- torch & batteries
- baby wipes
- sun cream, repellent etc.
- spare plastic bags&
- waterproof pack cover
- sun shirt
- thermal long johns
- thermal tops
- shorts / trousers
- thermal jumper/jacket
- sun hat & glasses
- beanie / neck warmer / balaclava
- thermal gloves (1 pr min.)
- spare top & long johns
- spare socks
- good quality raincoat
- waterproof pants
- waterproof gloves
- scrub pants and gloves
- Cooker & fuel/gas bottle
- Bowl &/or plate & utensils
- Matches in waterproof container
- Day Pack - a light, sturdy nylon or canvas pack big enough to carry all your gear required for a day walk.
- Clothing - for staying warm, several layers of clothing are better than a single heavy garment. The air trapped between each layer adds to the insulation effect. It is also easier to control your temperature - donning an extra layer during a rest or removing a layer when climbing steeply.
- Sun shirt - a quick drying fabric shirt with long sleeves and a collar for protection from the sun on hot days. A woolen shirt or thermal for winter.
- Trousers - provide protection against scrub, snake bite and sunburn. Cotton jeans are cold and heavy and non-insulting when wet (they are definitely not suitable for any Tasmanian bushwalker).
- Shorts - for warm weather. Select quick drying shorts rather than cotton.
- Thermal tops/long-johns - body hugging and made of wool or synthetic fibres. These garments trap a layer of air next to the skin and retain their insulating properties when wet.
- Thermal jumper or jacket - a light but warm woollen jumper, polar fleece or similar jacket is your final layer of insulation.
- Rain jacket - perhaps the most important piece of gear. This is your defence against the wet, the wind and the cold. It must be waterproof (not just shower-proof), windproof, loose fitting almost to knees, long in the arms (reaching beyond the wrists) with storm cuffs to protect the face and a flap over the front zip. Another consideration is its breathability. A bright colour makes you easy to see in bad weather. Choose breathable waterproof fabrics. Tasmanian walkers spend a lot of time in their rain jackets, so get the best you can afford.
- Over-trousers - proofed nylon Gore-Tex or breathable waterproof pants are necessary for protection in the very worst conditions of strong wind, rain and scrub bashing. Ideally they should be loose fitting and wide enough to be put on without removing your boots (many have zips part way up the leg to facilitate this).
- Boots - these must be comfortable and able to withstand Tasmania's wet and muddy conditions. In the shop, try the boots on with the same number and type of socks that you will use on walks. (It is important to ensure there is sufficient toe space, when going down steep hills your foot will push to the front. If shoes are sized and laced correctly the tongue area will prevent your foot sliding forward stopping the crushing and bruising of your toes. Two fingers down the back with your foot pushed hard forward could be a guide for length.) Leather boots can be most broken in by pre-soaking them in water and wearing them until dry. Leather boots should be cleaned and waterproofed regularly. Sandshoes are not suitable for most walks as they provide inadequate support and protection.
- Socks - One or two pairs can be worn, depending on your preference and your boots.
- Sun hat - for protection from the sun. Remember your ears and neck when selecting a suitable hat.
- Beanie/Neck Warmer/Balaclava - an essential item for staying warm since most heat is lost from the head and neck area.
- Gloves - thermal gloves are recommended and can be worn underneath mittens. Mittens are warmer than gloves and ideal in very cold conditions. A pair of waterproof over-mittens keeps your hands warmer and drier. Scrub gloves are handy on some trips.
- Gaiters - essential for protection of the lower legs and for keeping mud, water, snow and leeches out of your boots and provide added protection against scrub and snakes. The best closure is velcro/press studs. Avoid zips, as they tend not to work when filled with mud.
- Spare clothing - a complete change of clothes should be left in the car just in case wet weather is experienced on the walk. Remember to bring a plastic bag for muddy gaiters and boots.
- First aid kit - because bushwalkers are frequently many hours away from medical attention, every member should know how to administer first aid. You are expected to always carry a first aid kit and any personal medication you require. Commercial first aid kits are not recommended as they are usually very expensive, bulky and include items not tailored to bushwalking.
- Emergency kit - a length of cord, leukoplast tape, whistle, mirror, knife, fire lighters, spare batteries, matches and cable ties.
- Spare clothing - keep this to a minimum (e.g. spare socks, thermal long-john and top). You will want to change out of wet socks and damp clothing after making camp. Keep the spare clothing (for changing into at day's end) dry by storing it in a waterproof bag. Common practice is to wear the same clothes for walking each day, regardless if they are wet and/or dirty.
- Stove - It is recommended to use fuel stoves and many areas, including National Parks, require the use of these stoves. Shellite is the most efficient fuel but such stoves are pressurised and more hazardous than methylated spirit stoves. LP gas canister type stoves are very convenient for overnight trips but can be inefficient in very cold conditions. It is recommended that stoves not be used inside tents. Consider what cooking utensils may be required for the food you are taking.
- Backpack - single compartment, internal frame packs made of good canvas or modern synthetics have proven most suitable for Tasmanian conditions. A hip belt is essential to spread the load between hips and shoulders. Get a pack big enough for all your gear. If too small you will have to tie gear on the outside and this is not recommended in the rough Tasmanian bush (if it’s not in, it’s not going). If too large you will tend to fill it with unnecessary gear. Again, see what other walkers are using before buying. To keep your pack dry consider a pack cover (a wet pack will be heavier).
- Pack liner - a tough plastic bag or special liner to keep your gear dry in addition to individual gear bags (e.g. for sleeping bag, clothes, and food).
- Large orange plastic bag - can be useful for signaling, keeping your gear dry at camp, emergency raincoat and emergency bivvy bag.
- Torch - a reliable lightweight torch with fresh batteries is essential. To prevent the batteries from going flat, reverse one battery when not in use.
- Sleeping bag - down is still the best filling. The range of bags is extensive and variations include hoods, box wall construction (allows a constant thickness of insulation without breaks) and zip (with draught tube covering) for temperature control. Tapered designs are most efficient. Be wary of temperature ratings, they are only a guide useful for comparing one bag against another. Synthetic bags such as Holo-fill and Fibre-fill retain their insulation properties when wet but are bulky and heavy. A warm bag is something to look forward to at the end of the day so buy the best you can afford. Use a lightweight liner to keep the bag clean and increase the warmth.
- Sleeping mat - a close cell foam pad or a self-inflating mattress to insulate you from the cold, damp ground is essential.
- Tent - an expensive item of equipment, the tent must be suitable for Tasmanian conditions, waterproof and able to withstand strong winds. A design that provides stability, large vestibule but compact base is desirable. Tents with mesh-only inners are not suitable for Tasmanian winters. A groundsheet will protect the floor of the tent.
- Bulk and weight - recommended weight per day is between 700gm and one kilogram. To keep the weight to this limit, you will need to make extensive use of dehydrated foods.
- Food value - your food should be selected to provide you with maximum energy and sustainability.
- Convenience - usually the group will depart early in the morning so keep breakfast simple. Sometimes the lunch breaks can be short so don’t plan to cook.
- Variety - food adds significantly to morale on a trip, so make sure that you choose food that is interesting and varied.
- Cost - prepared food packs are convenient but are more expensive. It is possible to prepare your own dehydrated meals. Another benefit of this is that your own preparations will generally taste better. Recipes are sometimes in the Walker and members can offer suggestions.
- Litter - all metal containers, foil-lined packs and plastics MUST BE CARRIED OUT.
- Emergencies - pack spare meals in case you are delayed.
The following are some bushwalking related web sites that may be of interest.
- John Chapman's Website - The Penguin Cradle Trail
- John Chapman's Website - The Overland Track
- Wise's Wilderness
- Keith Lancaster Mountaineering Diaries
- Keith Brown - Tasmanian Mountains
- Bushwalk.com Forum
- Tasmanian Track Guide
- Wilmot River Walks
- Wildtiger - Bushwalking Mountaineering Tas