Useful to Know


Snake, Funnel web and Mouse Spiders, Blue ringed octopus, Coneshells

Apply pressure immobilisation

  • Keep patient calm and still
  • Apply a pressure immobilisatgion bandage
  • Call the emergency services

Bees, Wasps, Ants, Ticks, Scorpions, White tailed spider, Centipedes, Red back spider

Apply cold compress (ice pack)

  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack directly over the bite site to relieve pain
  • See a doctor if necessary

Blue-bottle, Jellyfish, Bullrount fish, Catfish, Crown of thorns starfish, Non-tropical minor jellyfish

Apply hot water

  • Place patients stung limb in hot water (as hot as you, the First Aider can tolerate)
  • Call the emergency services

Box, Irukandji or Jimble Jellyfish, Sea anenomets, Tropical sting of unknown origin


  • Calm patient
  • Flood sting area with Vinegar for at least 30 seconds
  • If Vinegar is not available, flick tentacles off using a stick or gloved fingers
  • Call the emergency services

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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