Outback Survival tips

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Canteen and cup, can collect and boil water. Tweezers, mainly for picking small gold, but handy to use as...tweezers!
snake bite bandage, can be used for bad cuts or as rope. Toilet paper in a waterproof bag....can be used to start a fire or to wipe your date, bic lighter and waterproof/windproof matches, packet of lifesvers, cable ties have multiple uses including torneque(better to have a limb amputated than to bleed to death, remote remember) also handy to use to fix stuff, detector cables etc, and a strip of panadine. A decent knife. Used to carry a lethermans, only reason I dont now, is I lost it.....
That stuff weighs nearly nothing and although its a pain sometimes, im always glad to have it.
 
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Notice how smart that foreign visitor was down in Gippsland a few days ago. Got lost close to her camp but knew enough to stay near water and prepare herself to wait until rescue came. She survived 4-5? days without food but was in generally good health. If she had of kept walking in that scrub she might just have likely never been found. Smart girl.
 
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Gpx5000 said:
We'll be fine in the bush, we've watched every episode of Russell Coights All Aussie Adventures. :D
PS. There's a new series starting on Sunday August 5 for those wanting to top up their outback bush 'knowledge'. :Y:

Ripper I'll be tuning in :Y:
 

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Paulmarr said:
Get First Aid Training (from St. John's in South Australia) - all well and good to go prepared with every gizmo under the sun and a truck full of water... But guys and gals half the time our bodies are the issue - not the car or the flies. We are not all spring chickens or Olympians so you should always have someone in your group trained in dealing with serious injury/sickness - it might just save your life or the lives of others you are traveling with! Help could be hours away ...

right on the money :Y:
oh yeah, & did you mention, MORE WATER (the dog gets thirsty too) :p
 
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Hahaha just a couple for you mate :Y:
Hocked up the camper and drove off..but only hooked up the tail light conector.Broke the harness. :lol:

Threw petrol on the fire straight out of the 5ltr container after a few rums ..because the wood was damp..caught my arm and half the campsite on fire :mad: :lol:

Got bogged and had to wait for help...2 hrs later and $200 down....I realised I hadn't engaged the front accels.. :mad: :lol:

Slept out in the open on a cold night...too close to the fire..woke up with the sleeping bag shrinkwraped to my body..Again to many rums :lol:
The Adventures go on for ever mate :Y: :p
 

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Smoky bandit said:
My wife and kids call me Russell..After him..We have had many ..All Aussie Adventures. :Y:

I have a mate called Ollie, he takes after Russell, when we go 4x4ing we always say were going on an All Ollie Adventure :D
 
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if you are lost don't cross fences you have a better chance of being found on a fence line than anywhere else this is from experience from hunters on my family property they head off cross fences and just go till they get bushed and can be miles away from where they started and were do you start to look trying to find them and carry something shiny everyone I found were reflecting something so they could be seen
 

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The link for a "Survival Manual -Aids to Survival Manual (Courtesy WA Police Academy)" that Loamer put up back in 2013 (page 1) no longer works. Here is a current link
https://vks737.radio/documents/
pdf document download can be found at the bottom of that page
Also note that this document appears to be from 2007 so is not necessarily up-to-date on all aspects.
 
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Here is another compilation of survival tips.

The latest issue (No. 53) of Datum Post for APLA members will be useful to many. While there are stacks of articles in the world about bush survival this one is probably among the best IMHO. It is written by Robert Fagan. It is very comprehensive and easy to read and understand covering issues like the advantages of a good cooee over a whistle, and how to use your analogue watch as a compass (for those who still have such) and gives approx survival times dependent upon water, heat and whether you are stationary or moving. And LOTS of other good stuff.

I'm not sure about copyright so I haven't included the article here.
 

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