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Leader Notes < Bushcraft > Pre-course Planning

This page is part of the Bushcraft organisation information.

Lecture 1: checklist for leaders

  1. read the Leader notes
  2. organise biscuits for the night. Email Glynn Woodbury -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 064 2692 your receipt and get her to pay you directly.
  3. topics to cover: Good to have two people present ideas, as each person will have some differences.
  4. hand out:
    • gear list (hard copy in Lever Arch file in Bushcraft cupboard)
    • Bushcraft Manual
  5. give out details for Bush 1 (refer template for info sheet to students. Do this in consultation with trip leader for Bush 1.)
    • meeting time and place
    • gear and food for walk
    • transport : 4 per car; organise drivers; payment for fuel. $10/car has been budgeted.
    Get an account number for each driver so that Glynn Woodbury -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 064 2692 can pay via internet banking. Email details to Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443

All instructors and assistant instructors need to be transported. The students provide food for the instructors and assistant instructors. Instructors and assistant instructors do not pay towards fuel. Instructors and assistant instructors receive maps to keep, as well.

Lecture 2: checklist for leaders

Topics to be covered: (nominate who is covering what topic)

  • river crossing (DVD available in Bushcraft Lever Arch Folder)
  • weather and hypothermia (power point available)
  • risk management (power point available)
  • scenario exercise (Written info available. PDF)
  • first aid
  • flora/fauna and the environment. (Call on Barbara Metcalfe and Chris Horne)

You may not get through all of these topics in Lecture 2. Some can be covered in Lecture 3. If certain topics have not been covered, then let Leader for Lecture 3 know, so that instructors involved in Lecture 3 can cover the topic(s)

Handouts

Maps and brochures in Bushcraft cupboard.

  • brochures on Bushcraft; Bushcraft Plan to Survive; Outdoor First Aid Preventing Hypothermia; Outdoor Safety Code DL; Wellington Botanical Society (incomplete sets of older brochures include Hypothermia; Survival; Going Bush; Rivers the Power to Kill)
  • gear list and food for planning for Bush 2. (Have been given this in Lecture 1. Check who needs another copy)
  • Featherston Map BP33

Planning for Bush 2

Camping in Smiths Creek area. Plan in conjunction with leader of Bush 2

  • check that people in each group are of a similar ability. Get feedback from leader of Bush 1, for any changes that may need to be made.

Work in ability groups and organise:

  • gear (includes cookers and tents/tent flys)
  • food
  • map and compass required for each student. (Students keep the map: Featherston BP33 as part of course fees)
  • transport : 4/car; organise drivers; payment for fuel. $25/car has been budgeted. Get an account number for each driver so that Glynn Woodbury -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 064 2692 can pay via internet banking. Email details to Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443
  • date, time, and place of departure for Bush 2.

All instructors and assistant instructors need to be transported. The students provide food for the instructors and assistant instructors. Instructors and assistant instructors do not pay towards fuel. Instructors and assistant instructors receive maps to keep, as well

Lecture 3: checklist for leaders

  • check with leader from Lecture 2, if any topics need to be covered eg weather and hypothermia etc.
  • arrange who will cover the topics. Refer Lecture 2 checklist as to what information already exists as Power Point/written info/DVD.
  • oversee each group in planning their trip for Bush 3.
    • instructors and assistant instructors to work alongside each group.
    • groups to choose from a selection of possible trips.
    There needs to be a meeting of all instructors before the lecture to decide what trips will be offered at each level. Any additional maps that need to be purchased to be organised then. Contact Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443. Options to include use of hut or tents. Off track is a possibility for a fitter, more experienced group.
  • refer notes on next page.
  • check that people in each group are of a similar ability. Get feedback from leader of Bush 2, for any changes that may need to be made.
Handouts:
  • gear list and food
  • organising a trip (written handout)
  • map of area that group is tramping to. (if there is a shortage of maps, contact convenor) Students may already have the required map(s).

Instructors for Bush 3 need to be present for the last 30 minutes, to meet their group and to check their planning and proposed trip.

Last 30 minutes: Organise

  • transport: 4/car; drivers; payment for fuel. Get an account number for each driver so that Glynn Woodbury -> mailto:ttc [period] treasurer [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 064 2692 can pay via internet banking. Email details to Peter Barber -> mailto:ttc [period] bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 027 750 5443 Include the destination for each driver.
  • date, time, and place of departure for Bush 3. (Leaves Friday after work. Commonly the place of departure is Platform 9 at the Wellington railway station)

(All instructors and assistant instructors need to be transported. The students provide food for the instructors and assistant instructors. Instructors and assistant instructors do not pay towards fuel. Instructors and assistant instructors receive maps to keep, as well)

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