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SURVIVAL PRIORITIES – what to do in what order?

You never know when you may be placed in a lost or stranded situation for which you have not planned or an urban emergency crisis that takes you out of your comfort zone.

12 Essential items people should have with them when they venture outdoors

Australia is a vast country and many Australians like to travel off the the beaten track to see wild “untouched” places in order to experienced that feeling of being at one with nature.

Choosing a knife for use in the outdoors

In this blog we will be focussing on the first of those items which is a cutting tool (knife) and why it is the most important tool of all to have with you.

Fire – and the importance of a reliable combustion device

In this blog we focus on the second most important item you should have as part of your essential outdoor equipment: some form of reliable combustion device; and why fire and the ability to use it correctly is a vital wilderness skill.

Shelter & Covering

The purpose of shelter is to create a micro-climate where you can control your core body temperature. The clothing on your back and the material you surround yourself in both offer cover to protect you from the elements, both in a wilderness environment and in an urban one.

Water Acquisition and Purification

In this blog we will be looking at the importance of water in an outdoor environment, water intake and dehydration, a few ways of sourcing it, the 5 water contaminants and a few different methods of purifying it to make it safe to drink.

Cordage – something you should never be without

We will look at why it is so important to have with you, types of man made cordage and how to make it from natural resources if you find yourself without it.

Navigation and finding your way… a critical skill

In this article we will be taking a broad look at one of the most important skills for any outdoor enthusiast, traveller, adventurer, hiker, sailor or soldier, and that is navigation and being able to find your way.

A Beginner’s Guide to Wild Camping in Australia

“A Beginner’s Guide to Wild Camping in Australia” by Jeremy Billett featuring Gordon Dedman.

Bushcraft and Survival training – More than just skills and tips for the unprepared stay

As Australians, we love the idea of getting out into the bush and being at one with nature. But venturing out can be a dangerous pastime if you don’t know what you’re doing and are not prepared.