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A Reminder to Update all your Smartphone Apps & Remind Yourself where to obtain Emergency Information

As our springtime adventures ramp up, if you haven’t already, its time to check your smartphone apps.  Are they up to date?  Are your maps still available offline?  Has your phone put them to sleep?  There is nothing worse than needing one of your offline maps, or other emergency app quickly, only to find the app needs updating and you don’t have the time, or even the phone reception to do it.

Start with your Vic Emergency App (for warnings and alerts), your BOM Weather App (for weather forecasts) and your Emergency Plus App (for finding your coordinates to advise emergency services if required).  Check out the Bushwalking Manual HERE (scroll to the section on Emergencies) for helpful apps, and other websites to obtain emergency information.