The Bush Search and Rescue Annual Training weekend was held on 15-17 July 2016 at JB Plain near Mt Hotham. 61 BSAR members and prospective members attended.
The weekend provided BSAR members and other interested experienced bushwalkers with training in skills for bush and alpine search and rescue. The program included exercises on first aid, treating hypothermia, using Bothy shelters, building survival shelters, evacuating a patient using Sked stretchers, radio use, navigation and night searching.
Getting a patient in a wrap onto a Sked
Deploying a bothy shelter over a patient
Snow shelter #1: Quinzee
Snow shelter #2: "Snow cave" tarp
Snow shelter #3: Trench with tarp
Snow shelter #4: Igloo