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Uploaded on Dec 5, 2010
Part 1 of 5, two minute videos which expand on the five points of New Zealand's Outdoor Safety Code (a code for any land based outdoor activity which if followed will reduce your risks of getting into trouble)
For more infor visit www.outdoorsafetycode.co.nz
Produced by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council www.mountainsafety.org.nz
•Plan your trip - Seek local knowledge and plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.
•Tell someone - Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.
•Be aware of the weather - New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes.
•Know your limits - Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience.
•Take sufficient supplies - Make sure you have enough food, equipment and emergency rations for the worst case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.