Bibbulmun Bush Survival

  • When: Saturday 13 June 2020 at 9:00am to Sunday 14 June 2020 at 9:00am
  • Where: Near Kalamunda (check your web profile for details once you have booked) to Near Kalamunda | Section/s: The Darling Range
  • Rating: Beginners | Category: Overnight Adventures

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Join us for an overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.

This event focusses on a wide range of subjects relating to bush survival and walking the Track. The event is run by Steve Sertis, Foundation Events Manager and Lead Guide. Steve has been involved with the Bibbulmun Track for 20 years and has walked it many times end-to-end.

There are a number of theoretical as well as practical exercises that we will engage in as a group over the course of the event.

I learnt so much and the information and skills taught are so useful. Everyone should do this. I will recommend this course to my friends!

We only walk 2km each day carrying our overnight packs (food, clothing, stove, tent etc). The distance is short to give us the maximum time to focus on our activities on Saturday which include:

  • Map and compass reading with a night walk, off-track night navigation, a longer off-track day time navigation exercise and finding emergency exits
  • First Aid basics and poison plant identification
  • Water procurement methods
  • Bush fire survival
  • Fuel stove use
  • Tent siting and more.

Participants will require a sound level of fitness and be prepared to walk through the bush, off-track in the night in a small group. 

We finish early on Sunday morning.

Includes trip preparation notes, map, experienced guides and equipment hire. BYO food. Own transport to walk start. 

Check what the event rating means for this walk.

Your Event Guide/s:
  • Photo of Steve Sertis

    Steve Sertis

    Hi folks. I have been with the Foundation since 1997, when I first joined as a member and maintenance volunteer. I wanted to get involved in the 'new' Track after getting terribly lost on the 'old' Bibbulmun Track. From there I began leading walks and then came on staff in the office in 1999 as Events Manager and Lead Guide. I love walking and have done a few end-to-ends. I really get a kick out of sharing this passion with everyone. I am still a volunteer and look after Nerang Campsite. Come and join me on this event!

  • Photo of Isabel Busch

    Isabel Busch

    Hi there, Isabel here. I've been a member since 2004 when I walked the Track end-to-end in the wettest August ever! I am also a maintenance volunteer looking after Frankland River Campsite near Walpole. I love been a volunteer guide and being able to share my passion with others.

  • Photo of Valerie Preston

    Valerie Preston

    Hi everyone, I have been a member since 2009 when I completed an end-to-end through June and July. This inspired me to continue walking. Since then I’ve enjoyed many hikes short and long across the world like; NZ’s Great Walks, the Tour de Mont Blanc, and The Haute Route across the Swiss Alps. I look forward to many more. I hope to see you out there. The Bibbulmun Track is unique and I’d love to share my knowledge of it with you.