“The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain” Bob Cooper
Hopefully I never find myself in a survival situation. Any form of outdoor adventure can carry some form of danger or potential for things to go wrong. Being prepared could be the difference between life or death and anything you know no matter how small could be that difference.
A lot of my adventures in Australia see me exploring alone. I always carry a First Aid Kit, a separate Snake Bite Kit and a PLB (personal locator beacon). When I was researching information on survival situations most of what I found was based over seas mainly in America. That led me to Bob Coopers book titled Outback Survival. Bob Cooper is one of Australia’s leading survival experts, he has written an excellent book which covers; survival kits, finding water and shelter, bush tucker, snakes and spiders, dealing with fear and more.
Part 1: My Story is the beginning of the book and has some great stories on Bob’s experiences with survival situations and SAS training and I found it a very interesting read. Bob is definitely a very talented man and has some great experience in the outback. Part2: Outback survival goes on to cover all the different areas of survival including; Control, The Big 5, Dehydration, Finding water, Fire, Shelter, Distress Signals, Navigation, Snake bites and stings and much more.
Outback Survival by Bob Cooper contains a lot of hugely valuable information all relevant to Australia and I think anybody venturing into the wilderness should have some knowledge of survival situations and what to do in the event of. I highly recommend this book for all persons that venture outdoors as a refresher or as new knowledge as I feel it is invaluable to be prepared for any situation that may arise. Outback Survival is well written and easy to read, Bob Cooper has done an amazing job.
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