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University of Tasmania research on preparedness of walkers

Postby dayswaste » Tue 01 Jun, 2021 8:31 pm

This is a good article released on the first of winter:

https://theconversation.com/if-youre-pl ... dly-161509

The Research has also been made available until the 8th of July, 2021 (account required)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 8021000244

The research is a long read, but should be good fodder for discussion
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Re: University of Tasmania research on preparedness of walke

Postby hutfinder » Fri 04 Jun, 2021 11:15 am

Definitely interesting reading - thanks for posting! The bits about folks on tour groups surprised me (perhaps it shouldn't have, I guess!) as well as the more general findings about the things people fail to carry.
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Re: University of Tasmania research on preparedness of walke

Postby ghosta » Wed 09 Jun, 2021 8:28 am

From The Conversation article-

"In many accidents, inadequate clothing or footwear is a culprit, such as lack of woollen base layers....."

Im curious why the author would put such emphasis on "woolen base layers", I wonder how many visitors to Tasmania will discard their synthetic base layers after reading the article?
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Re: University of Tasmania research on preparedness of walke

Postby Nuts » Wed 09 Jun, 2021 1:15 pm

"People in a tour group were less likely to carry food, a first aid kit and safety items, believing their guide would carry it for them. But if group members become separated, the consequences can be fatal"

Yep, each member should be able to survive alone for a reasonable length of time.
(Try getting some response on this when it comes to private hut groups.. without so much as the recommended P&W gear list)
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