Tararua Tramping Club

Celebrating 100 years of tramping

Bushcraft Leader Notes

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This page is part of the Bushcraft organisation information. This is to give you information about:

  • organising your lecture or bush event
  • where the information and resources are
  • contacting Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443 and backup contacts
  • accessing keys
  • assistant instructors
  • after the course goals
  • see the leadership kit.

Organising your lecture or bush event

  1. As leader, you are in charge of the lectures or bush event.
    • before the lecture or bush weekend, contact the other instructors and assistant instructors and check their availability
    • review and if necessary update the student resources
  2. Decide what the goals for the lecture or weekend are.
    • create a plan.
    • delegate the tasks.
  3. Read the Tramping RAMS document and Youth Programme guide for tramping as background reminder.
  4. Decide what information is relevant.
    • assign instructors to different aspects.
    • print from the website the appropriate number of information sheets.
  5. Decide the role of the assistant instructors
  6. Decide how you are going to work as a team – instructors and assistant instructors.
  7. If you are in charge of a lecture, organise biscuits/nibbles for the evening

Accessing information, maps, brochures

Information, maps, brochures, and DVD are kept in the bushcraft cupboard in the gear room.

  1. There is a hard copy of all the information (apart from the power point presentations) in the Lever Arch Folder. The information is compiled under headings of Lecture 1/ Bush 1 etc. Use what is useful to you. There are notes in the folder from courses dating back over the past 10 years.
  2. Maps are in the Bushcraft cupboard in labelled boxes.
  3. Brochures and the Bushcraft manual are in the Bushcraft cupboard.
  4. The DVD on river crossing is in the lever arch folder.
  5. Spare copies of some older lecture notes are in the green box folder.
  6. There are 40 each of the relevant Maps/ Brochures/Bushcraft manuals. If more are required contact the coordinator.


Malcolm Cunningham and Mark Casey are both available to share information about any aspect of the course. Please feel free to phone them. Mark has also offered to assist if this is required. Other useful contacts:

  • Web team -> mailto:ttc [period] webteam (IT)
  • Chris Paice -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 409 140
  • Tararua Tramping Club Inc.
    P O Box 1008
    Wellington 6140
  • MSC 04 383 7896
  • FMC 04385 9516
  • Bivouac 04 473 2587
  • Lodges


The keys will be kept at Bharat Pancha -> mailto:bharat [period] pancha [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nzís place. This gives you access to the Bushcraft cupboard. His contact details are: 027 313 0130.


Chris Paice -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 409 140 All reimbursements are to be done via the treasurer and internet banking.

  1. if you have any costs, scan the receipt and send to the treasurer and you will be paid directly. CC the convenor copy so that the budget can be tracked.
  2. drivers for the Bush Events: collect their account details. Send me their name; account number; the km distance they did and the destination. I will forward details to the treasurer.

Assistant Instructors

Please use these people and impart the knowledge. The goal is for these trainees to become instructors in a couple of years.

After the course goals

  • Plan some tramps for the student who have been on the course
  • Meet either as a team or individually and go through what you did.
  • Please refine and give feedback on the material in existence and add in any material that you have used
  • Write up a RAMS document and guide for tramping, relevant to this course
  • update the website

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