Outback Survival

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Hachette Australia, Jul 31, 2012 - Travel - 256 pages
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Outback Survival is a timeless, practical run down on everything you need to know to survive in the outback.

Bob Cooper's incredible bushcraft skills have been developed through more than 25 years of experience in Australia's harsh outback. He has picked up tools of survival from the experiences of living with traditional Aboriginal communities, instructing with Special Forces Units, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on desert survival in the Mexican Desert, delivering wilderness lessons in the UK and learning the skills of the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

Bob has put his own lessons to the test, dropping himself off in the 42C heat of the Australian desert with only a map and soap box sized survival kit, no food, water or sleeping gear, and a 10 day walk across 160km of rough terrain back to safety. He did this alone and showed that with the right knowledge of the land, you can survive in even the harshest of conditions.

The outback of Australia is one of the most unforgiving regions of the world, but Bob is committed to protecting and enhancing the experience people have when venturing out into the bush.

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OUTBACK SURVIVAL is a book by Australia's own Survival Expert, Bob Cooper, that introduces and explains the 5 priorities of Survival: Water, Warmth, Shelter, Signals and Food that need to be addressed in a survival situation. The book lends itself to survival in dry environments such as the Australian outback (hence the name) and many of the "nasties" mentioned are particularly "Aussie".
The survival priorities presented are universal and need to be addressed in any evironment and you will definately pick up some great advice here. Bob has a realistic approach with ideas that he knows are effective (no fluffy nonsence here). The book is easy to read and presents proven techniques that will increase your chances in a survival situation.

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arrogant and hypocritical
Google has better survival skills..better yet id stick to bear grills

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About the author (2012)

Bob Cooper is the go-to survival man for ABC radio and TV. He has delivered outback safety and survival courses since 1990 and is considered the leading desert survival instructor in Australia. He has also featured in several major television documentaries produced for National Geographic America, the BBC, Discover Channel, The World Around Us and 60 Minutes.