[LINK] Dept Environment NSW outsource walking maps

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Jan 27 09:16:46 AEDT 2010

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Actually, if the standard is applied consistently, it's a very good idea.
> One of the many reasons that people get into trouble in the bush - 
> either dying or needing rescue - is because they have a poor estimation 
> of what they're attempting. If people understand that "hard" means what 
> it says, they're less likely to treat a walk like a stroll and go out 
> with one litre of water when they need five.

With regard to drinking water, it is not
only in the bush that people get into

The advice given in hot/humid weather
and in airconditiong should be that
everyone needs to drink tap water!

Maybe like a UV and Alergy alert we need
a water alert - perhaps Sydney Water
could support this campaign as sunscreen
and drug companies probably support the
other two!

Internationally recognised signage would 
be a great idea...

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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