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Click through to listen to a recent interview with Gordon that was broadcast nationally on ABC Radio 8:30 Evenings with Craig Quartermaine.

 

Click through to read a co-authored article regarding wild camping in Australia featuring Gordon Dedman from Bushcraft Survival Australia.

NBN News Network

  • Recently NBN news came out to view our combined Fundamental Module 1 & 2 Course held on the Coffs Coast in June 2021.  Click here to see full story.
Bushcraft Survival Australia

NBN news recently came out to view our combined Fundamental Module 1 & 2 Course held on the Coffs Coast in June 2021.

  • NBN news came to visit us on our 7 Day Combined Basic to Intermediate Bushcraft Survival Course held on the Coffs Coast in October 2020.

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What’s Up Downunder

Catch our bushcraft survival segment on What’s Up Downunder which aired Saturday, September 26th at 3pm on Network 10.

Darwin Middle School Students 3-Day Bushcraft Survival Course 

Students From Darwin Middle School participated in our 3 Day Basic Bushcraft Survival Course earlier this…

Posted by Bushcraft Survival Australia on Thursday, 27 August 2020

 

Top 10 Survival Essentials

10/11/2020

I recently caught up with Camper Trailer Lifestyle Magazine for a chat about my Top 10 Survival Essentials. Read the article here:

 

Survival skills: The Australians turning to bushcraft in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

05/06/2020

Gordon Dedman, the senior instructor for Bushcraft Survival Australia, says interest in survival courses has peaked following the pandemic.

“If it’s one thing this pandemic has highlighted, is our disconnection to the environment across the world,” he told Reuters. “Our over-dependence on the way we use modern technology and the lack of community and people looking after people and, our main focus has been on economy, rather than community.”

On a three-day intermediate course led by Dedman near Ku-ring-gai National Park, Ingleside, north of Sydney, participants learn not only how to provide heat and shelter, but also solar and celestial navigation, signalling for help, and knot tying.

“That’s why I think this course is pretty popular now with people. So just to connect with nature and learn different skills and be a bit more prepared, I think,” said participant Victor Mossely.

“I was a bit of a prepper anyway, in the first place, so, collecting things. So when this happened (pandemic), I said ‘Oh, finally.’ Oh, not finally something’s happened, but you know, you talk to people at work and they go, ‘oh yeah, yeah, you know, you prepping this, prepping this, nothing’s going to happen,’ and then so, yeah, a little bit happened, so yeah.”

Australia has been less heavily impacted by the coronavirus than many other countries with 7,240 recorded cases and 102 deaths but like most other nations introduced strict lockdown measures and saw panic-buying of essentials, such as toilet paper, at the start of the pandemic.

After lockdown, Australians seek to learn survival skills in the bush

Check out this article about the recent Sydney 3 Day Basic Bushcraft Survival Course we ran. Thanks to Jill and Reuters. Click on the image below.

Bushcraft and survival instructor Gordon Dedman kneels in front of a shadow stick and explains solar navigation to a group of 10 students

 


Here is an article about Primitive Technology’s John Plant I was interviewed about last year. For those that have not seen Primitive Technology, it is an amazing channel with skills that go way beyond bushcraft and into subsistence living.


It was great to catchup with @paulkirtley in Melbourne in January 2020 and do a recording for his podcast “The Paul Kirtley Podcast”. 📷 by Paul Kirtley.


Listen to the Paul Kirtley podcast here:


How long can you survive in Australia’s Outback?  5th December 2019


Safety in the Outback interview after three people were recently lost in the outback. 
3rd December 2019


Listen to this podcast about getting kids out of gadgets and into bush skills below


Gordon was on The Living Room with Chris Brown on Ch10 31 August 2018.
Click on image to download Factsheet.

See Gordon Dedman teaching Chris Brown from The Living Room how to survive a night in the bush.


See Gordon Dedman teaching Chris Brown from The Living Room how to survive a night in the bush.

See Gordon Dedman teaching Chris Brown from The Living Room how to survive a night in the bush. Gordon shares some of his techniques in this episode on Channel 10 which aired 31st August 2018. Click on image for the episode.

Gordon shares some of his techniques in this episode on Channel 10 which aired 31st August 2018.
Click on image above for the episode.


Northern Territory News 9 October 2018



 
 

A day in the scrub with Gordon Dedman (Guardian News, Jan 12, 2018)

NBN News Clip (October 2017)

  NT News article (September 2016)