Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not Eaten By Crocs After All

A man survived for nine days in the Australian outback after his vehicle broke down during a fishing trip.

Although it appears that the man didn't have survival gear with him, he was able to improvise shelter by using the hood of his 4-wheel-drive vehicle for shade against the sun, using the seats as a bed, and catching fish with the gear he had brought with him, even managing to cook it.

He showed great wisdom in staying with his vehicle rather than trying to walk out, and although he might not have had a dedicated survival kit with him, he was able to improvise in the best tradition of pioneers, and apparently didn't panic. Nearly a textbook case on how to survive a disaster in the wilderness.

Well done!

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