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Safety in the Mountains No 1 - Bushcraft Short Film (Full Length) – 1955 Documentary Adventure

Safety in the Mountains No 1 - Bushcraft

Short Film (Full Length) – 1955 Documentary Adventure

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This short film from 1955 offers a comprehensive look at how knowledge of bushcraft can make safer "our green heritage of the high hills and bush”. Following a tramping party, the narration takes a straightforward approach to the subject, detailing skills like packing, river crossing, route finding, fire lighting, and building a bivvy. Some tips are timeless: “There’s no point in going like a bull at a gate” through supplejack, while others are of their era: pipe-smoking, barley sugar, and logs for tent poles. The film was part of a National Film Unit educational series on mountain safety.

Intelligent progression is the watchword of the good tramper.
– From the narration