Safety First

Fairly recently one of us had a nasty fall in a very remote location. What happened after that was the use of a PLB and probably a text-book rescue but have a read for yourself: For those who may not know, Sylvia has had a fall during a bushwalk in the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory. Slipped on wet rocks at 5.30 am enroute to the toilet, did a backflip and landed on her back, cracked a rib and punctured her lung. Then walked 15km with a 16 kilo pack before they set the emergency beacon off. Helicopter rescue and … Continue reading Safety First

Forget ISIS …

 … sugar is the new killer! … or was it something else? There are so many things which can kill us or are dangerous that we normally don’t worry about the ones which actually matter. The stuff we do every day. Geocaching in general is a fairly safe game. Unfortunately fatalities do happen. Around Victoria T5 caching has always been a part of the game. So far there hasn’t been a recorded death however if we trust the numbers from other organisations, we might be heading down the wrong track: Canoeing Victoria saw a massive decrease of drownings with the mandatory introduction … Continue reading Forget ISIS …