I like this movement to turn Black Friday into #OptOutside
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Take the oath on #WhiteRibbonDay
White Ribbon Scarves and Woggles?
These were part of Scouting supporting the White Ribbon campaign in 2015.
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In his recommendations, Dr Bain said organisations and drivers “in general need to look at their driving protocols to see whether they are sufficient in terms of fatigue or drowsiness”.
“There is a need for extreme care and vigilance when there is a physical activity such as hiking reasonable distances for several days prior to a road trip, and proper procedures are in place to ensure the driver is properly monitored.”
Dr Bain recommended his findings and the specific recommendations from Major Tate relating to driver fatigue be forwarded to the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Education to review and or establish specific policies for identifying and preventing driver fatigue.
As well as this, Dr Bain made the recommendation that as a requirement for outdoor education excursions, an observer in the vehicle is awake and observant at all times and trained in the signs of driver fatigue.
— Ministries need policies to prevent driver fatigue, coroner finds 92016-Oct-05) [Rotorua Daily Post]
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- Leave No Trace Over Likes (2016-Oct-05) [The Out Bound]
I play the Instagram game, I’ll admit it. I’ve been known to set up my tent strategically for a glimpse of REI’s name in the photo. Recently, as I’m scrolling for wanderlust inspiration, I see that a reputable outdoor company has shared a follower’s photo of their tent set against a breathtaking alpine lake. Wait… why is that tent pitched so close to the water? Why is it covering grass instead of rock? Far too often, photos that ignore Leave No Trace are being featured on social media. I feel strongly that we must reject the promotion of illegal camping and poor decision making for the sake of that hashtag-worthy shot.
- A Portlander’s Guide to Backpacking Glacier (2016-Oct-04) [Uncage the Soul]
Hey Portlanders…feeling a little crowded out in some of our favorite outdoor habitats? Looking for an adventure that’s a little more exotic but doesn’t require a TSA line? Ask any Portlander what they love about where they live and they will probably mention how close Mt Hood, and the Columbia Gorge, and the Oregon Coast are…but what you will never hear is that Glacier National Park is an easy overnight train ride away. It’s no secret, but it seems to have been quietly overlooked in the commotion of all things Portlandia. Seriously, jump on the train in the late afternoon and you will find yourself at the gateway to the staggeringly beautiful Glacier National Park early the next morning. It’s that easy. And to assist you with this new addition to your bucket list, here’s a simple step by step guide to the backpacking trip of your dreams.
24 hours, 7kg of luggage, what would you pack?
* Adventure Kit List (2015-May-27) [Alastair Humphreys]
If I was told to pack, with 10 minutes notice, for a mystery adventure somewhere in the world, these would be the essentials I would fling into my pack every time.
Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA] : Boy’s Life – Inside the October 2016 issue
Scouting Magazine [BSA] : Scouting Magazine – Scouting magazine is now available on your smartphone and tablet
Scouting Magazine [UK] : Scouting Magazine – Autumn 2016 and Make.Do.Share
TASMAINA : 2016 Newsletters – Newsletter October 2016
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Royal Life Saving produces National Drowning Report 2016 [PDF]
This report examines drowning deaths in Australia between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
❝ Many of those who drowned were not swimming when tragedy struck – 46 people were boating immediately prior to drowning, while 39 lost their lives after falling into water. ❞
❝ Men and boys were far more like to drown than women and girls, accounting for 83 per cent of drowning deaths over the 12-month period. ❞
❝ 25% decrease in drowning deaths in rivers. ❞
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