BOB COOPER | Outback Survival Book
'Outback Survival' tells you what you need to do, and how, if you want to survive. Based on Bob's tried and tested Big 5 survival techniques, he explains how to:
- Water: how to find, purify and transport
- Warmth: fire and wind proofing
- Shelter: against rain, cold, wind and sun
- Signals: by day and night, audible, visual and directional
- Food: what is available, foraging and fishing
This book takes you through every aspect of a survival situation with dealing with the fear to bush tucker and the best way to use survival kits. With over 230 pages of trustworthy information and diagrams supported by real life stories of success and disaster in the wilderness. Eight pages of full colour photographs clarify on the finer points of bushcraft. 2nd Edition released 20th December 2016 contains updated information and a whole new chapter with useful tips for off road driving
A must read for anyone who enjoys the bush.
"a guidebook that might just save your life" - HERALD SUN
"I reckon Outback Survival should be an essential addition to your glove box. While you can get an electronic version, I’d rather have the comfort of being able to refer to decades of experience without worrying about my iPad battery going flat before I’ve followed all the instructions on creating a solar still." - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
ABOUT BOB COOPER:
For over 30 years Bob has honed his survival skills by learning from many traditional cultures. His experiences include living for extended periods with Aboriginal people in our Western Desert, sharing bushcraft abilities with the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Botswana also with the Lakota Sioux Indians in Dakota and jungle time with the Orang Asli people in Malaysia.
His roles have included instructing the Special Forces Units, conducting survival courses throughout Australia, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on survival in the Mexican Desert and delivering wilderness lessons in the UK.
Bob’s long term commitment to protecting and enhancing the enjoyment of people venturing or working in the Australian bush, won his Outback Safety and Survival Course the prestigious Excellence in Safety Training Award, from the State chapter of the Safety Institute of Australia in 1996.
As a society we need to recapture the survival skills and empathy with nature which our ancestors instinctively knew. True appreciation of our natural environment may be the only factor that saves it and, on occasions, us.
Teaching is Bob’s contribution to this necessary new awareness.
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