The journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step ...... Lao Tzu
Allan had had a special interest in outdoor recreation and has been an outdoor adventurer for the best part of thirty-five years. He is an extensive traveller encompassing bushwalking, cycling, fishing, climbing and mountaineering into his many trips. He is a current member of the Canberra Bushwalking Club and in the past has been a member of the Sydney Bushwalking Club, the Sydney Rock Climbing Club and Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue. In 1997 he was the foot care advisor to the Australian Antarctica crossing led by Peter Treseder.
Allan has been bushwalking for the best part of four decades and some notable walks he has done include: Overland and South Coast Tracks in Tasmania, Western Arthurs and Frenchmans Cap also in Tasmania; Kimberly Coast, WA; part of the Larapinta Trail and Kakadu, NT; Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea and the Abel Tasman and Routeburn Tracks, South Island, New Zealand.
He has mountaineered in New Zealand, France, the UK and Chile and cycled in Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon and done major cycling trips in Australia notably from Sydney to Melbourne, Cairns to Cape York and the Gibb River Road from Kunnunarra to Broome.
Allan's extensive experience in the outdoors has given him a greater insight into foot care and general first aid for bushwalkers and adventurers. Due to these experiences and Allan's extensive knowledge in remote area first aid has been instrumental in preparing a document on Snake Bite First Aid (click on the image below). Allan is a qualified snake handler with Wildcare, our local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group, and is one of the instructors for the snake handling course at the end of each year. He is also a former NSW Remote Area First Aid Instructor/Examiner for St John Ambulance.
Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare sells specialist snake bite bandages by SurePress at $22.00 each (plus postage). These bandages come with small rectangles printed on them to ensure you are not bandaging the area too tightly. Once the rectangles become squares, the bandage has been correctly applied. Please email Jane if you are interested in purchasing one or more.