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"You don't know, what you don't know" was a life lesson I was too slow to learn.

Learning skills before we need them is one of the best ways we can stay safe and enjoy our bushwalking experiences. The following articles are good starting points to help you prepare for walking this track.

Supplement your reading with real-life practice. Start with some short walks and build up over time. Do a few overnight walks before you set off on a week-long walk. Learn from friends, test your gear and skills in wet and dry weather. Don't just plan to walk the one track, use this as an opportunity to discover great walks near where you live and enjoy walking in different places.

Information here also includes some more general bushwalking skills to help in get out and enjoy other walks before and after this track.

Leave No Trace
Enjoying natural areas and leaving them in pristine condition
Weather & Climate
The weather changes and can change quickly. Being prepared and walking to the conditions makes for a safer and more enjoyable trip.
Navigating the track
Learn about navigation and map reading on track
Sun Protection
How to protect yourself from the sun
Wilderness Communications
Ways to communicate while in the wilderness
Water Treatment
How to treat water to make it safe for drinking
Planning a menu
Planning what food to take and how much to carry
First Aid
First aid is a skill well worth learning to help with minor and life threatening issues