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Outback Survival 101

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Outback survival can be a huge subject – with so many aspects to ensuring you can do all sorts of things like finding south using the Southern Cross, making water out of a solar still.  You can do some great courses like Bob Cooper’s Outback Survival Course, however for the majority of us, we would rather head out bush for a holiday rather than a strenuous battle for how hard we can make it on ourselves.

As a friend of mine said – “anyone can be uncomfortable when camping”.

These days, we think nothing of touring huge distances in our reliable cars without a second thought as to what we might do if we break down or have an accident.  Whilst our vehicles are more reliable than ever, unfortunately stock and wildlife still cause a high accident rate, disabling many vehicles.

Now you may get around this by fitting an expensive bullbar to your car, however there really are three simple rules to follow when travelling in remote areas:

1. Always take enough water

2. Let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back

3. If something happens – stay with your vehicle.

But don’t just take my word for it.  Check out Birgit’s site on Australia’s Travel Secrets.  (Birgit also puts out a great guide on the Kimberley too).

The problem of course is when you’re travelling, it is very hard to always know where you’re going to be at the end of the next day’s travelling, or if you will be able to get in contact at all.  That is where my ebook – Save Our Selves – A guide to getting help in remote areas comes in.  It shows you how you can easily raise an alarm with appropriate rescue authorities that you require assistance.


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