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  • Hachette Australia

Outback Survival

Bob Cooper

3 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Sports & outdoor recreation, Climbing & mountaineering, Camping & woodcraft, Outdoor survival skills

The new edition OUTBACK SURVIVAL, now with outback driving guide, tells you everything you need to know to survive in the outback.

'a guidebook that might just save your life' HERALD SUN

Bob Cooper's incredible bushcraft skills have been developed through more than 30 years of experience in Australia's harsh outback. He has picked up tools of survival from the experiences of living with traditional Aboriginal communities, instructing Special Forces units, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on desert survival in the Mexican Desert, delivering wilderness lessons in the UK and learning the skills of the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

Bob has put his own lessons to the test and showed that with the right knowledge of the land, you can survive in even the harshest of conditions. OUTBACK SURVIVAL tells you WHAT you need to do, and HOW, if you want to survive. Based on Bob's Big 5 techniques, he explains:

WATER - how to find, purify and transport
WARMTH - fire and wind-proofing
SHELTER - against rain, cold, wind and sun
SIGNALS - by day and night
FOOD - foraging and fishing

This new edition also features Bob's OUTBACK DRIVING guide.

The outback of Australia is one of the most unforgiving regions of the world, but Bob Cooper is committed to protecting and enhancing the experience people have when venturing out into the bush.

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Praise for Outback Survival

  • It's a bloody great read - AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC

  • no-nonsense detail about how to get the most from Australia's more isolated destinations - SUN-HERALD

  • a guidebook that might just save your life - HERALD SUN

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Bob Cooper on his guide to surviving in the bush - OUTBACK SURVIVAL


Bob Cooper on his guide to surviving in the bush - OUTBACK SURVIVAL


Bob Cooper

Bob Cooper is the go-to survival man for ABC radio and television. He has delivered outback safety and survival courses since 1990 and is considered the leading desert survival instructor in the country. He has also featured in several major television documentaries produced for National Geographic America, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, THE WORLD AROUND US and 60 MINUTES.

For more information about Bob visit his website (

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