Book Title: Surviving Australia : A Practical Guide to Staying Alive
Author: Dave Canterbury
Format: Paperback | 224 pages
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2001
Visiting the Australian outback can be a wonderful experience, but it isn't all about boomerangs and koalas, kangaroos and didgeridoos. It can be a wild and dangerous place if you're not prepared. Here is the essential travel companion for enduring the toughest stuff this rugged continent can offer -- a veritable survivor's guide to managing the unexpected when you're Down Under.
Renowned Australian adventurer and bestselling author Sorrel Wilby provides you with the basic lessons on negotiating your way through the bush, across the outback, over the top end, and into the surf and sea. You'll get important lifesaving information on:
where you should and shouldn't be driving your Range Rover
dealing with natural hazards like river crossings, bush fires, storms, and rips
warding off snakes, scorpions, crocs, and sharks
encountering Aboriginal people, Bushies, Eccentrics, and Surfers
finding food and water
treating heatstroke, hypothermia, and tropical infections
identifying proper emergency radio frequencies
and much more!