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Australia is coming into summer and snake encounters increases during the warmer months as the slithering kind come out in force to sun bathe. It is important to know what to do when bitten by a snake when you are in the wild and far from a hospital to improve your chance of survival or losing a limb for that matter. Contrary to popular beliefs, snake venom are deposited into the lymphatic system and not the blood stream. And lymphatic fluid unlike blood, is not circulated by the heart but by muscle movement. Hence, if you are able to keep...

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Rock climbing has gained popularity over the past years, especially with movies like Free Solo acquiring mainstream box office success and the inclusion of climbing as an event in the upcoming Olympics. There has also been an increase in climbing and bouldering gyms, making it relatively easy to find their way to a gym and start climbing, but it is still relatively hard for someone new to venture outdoors. 1. Join a club If you are a beginner who doesn't have an experienced friend to show you the ropes (pun intended), the best and easiest way to get into the...

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It is always nice to head outdoors and climb on some real rock but outdoor climbing is a privilege and not an entitlement. And this privilege has come under a lot of scrutiny of late, with access to a lot of climbing areas under threat. Each and everyone of us are an ambassador to the sport when we go climbing outdoors and should be mindful of the image that we project to the non-climbing community. 1. Be Informed Always check crag access information before the trip. Even if it is a crag that you have visited before, conditions might have...

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