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Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - IN THIS ISSUE -

With the hot sum­mer weather upon us, snakes are out and about in the Hawkes­bury re­gion. Sum­mer is also the time that many lo­cals like to get out and ex­plore our sur­round­ing na­tional parks and rivers.

The Hawkes­bury Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Centre is now stock­ing an ex­cel­lent Snake Bite Kit by the Aus­tralian com­pany Equip. This kit in­cludes an emer­gency ac­tion card, two heavy com­pres­sion ban­dages, two tri­an­gle ban­dages and de­tailed snake bite first aid in­struc­tions. These in­struc­tions are used in wilder­ness first aid cour­ses through­out Aus­tralia.

This com­pact kit is a sen­si­ble choice for any­body head­ing out­doors to en­joy the hol­i­days.

For the month of December the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Centre is of­fer­ing the Snake Bite Kit and the best­selling book­let Best Bush­walks in the Hawkes­bury for only $22. This is a spe­cial 15% dis­count, valid un­til the end of 2016. We’d like to en­cour­age peo­ple to be pre­pared when go­ing out­doors or head­ing out on their next camp­ing trip.

To buy the Snake Bite Kit and book­let drop into the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Centre, open seven days at Ham Com­mon (op­po­site the RAAF base), 328 Hawkes­bury Val­ley Way, Rich­mond, or call 4560 4620 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Re­mem­ber, rep­tiles, and all Aus­tralian wildlife, are pro­tected. To re­port in­jured or or­phaned wildlife call the WIRES hot­line on 1300 094 737. Visit to find out more about snakes and other wildlife.

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