Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living
Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living

Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living

This site is for people who would like to learn about the self sufficiency, sustainable living, wilderness survival, and self sufficient living skills that people knew in ancient times before we became dependent on modern fossil-fuel-based technology. That includes myself, i.e. I am learning this as I go, and writing it up on the site as I get around to it.

Survival.org.au Recently Added Pages

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Five New Australian Mammals With Photos



Five new mammals found in Australia (though two are introduced). The koala, the common wombat, the southern hairy-nosed wombat, the red fox, and the black rat. Soon I'll be adding more mammals, and more details e.g. their tracks.

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Finding a Secret Spot



Your secret spot is somewhere you can sit alone in nature and just be. It's a proven way to awaken your connection to nature. It's much more useful than it seems like it would be at first. Try it here...

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New Fishes of Australia Section With Photos



This page shows some fish that can be found in Australia and in coastal waters around Australia. This section of the site is quite new and I will add more animals as I get around to it, and more information about the fish that are there already.

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Instant Bookshelf to Survive The Apocalypse



This page shows a collection books to survive a collapse of modern society. Of course there are a lot more books you could get. I've selected the best ones I've found so far in a few essential categories that would fit on a single shelf.

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Indicators of Overuse of the World's Natural Resources



This page contains summaries and links to information from around the world. Death of the Earth's Wildlife; Lists of Mass Animal Deaths; Brace for the oil, food and financial crash of 2018; and more...

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Preparing for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)



An EMP is much more likely than you probably realise. James Woolsey, who served as CIA director under President Clinton, agrees that an EMP attack is “the most significant threat” to the U.S. and its allies in the world...

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Survival Radio and Long-Distance Communication



This page describes some of the types of radio that can be used for survival purposes. Radio would allow long-distance communication following a disaster, war, economic collapse, and/or if lost in a remote area.

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Popular Pages on survival.org.au

Australian Birds - Sydney and Blue Mountains Bird Species



This page shows some birds from Sydney and the Blue Mountains and other regions of Australia. The birds are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest. This ordering is more useful for identification than the order they are usually found.

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The Bush Tucker Survival Guide



This pageshows some Australian bush tucker survival foods that are found in the Mitchell Park (Cattai) region of sydney. This regoin is typical of much of the Sydney region and much of Southeast Australia.

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Bush Tucker Plant Food - Edible Weeds



This section shows some edible weeds. Most of these "weeds" are introduced species, rather than natives of Australia. They grow in and around developed areas, rather than on undisturbed bushland like the traditional “bush tucker” foods.

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Australian Field Guides and Nature Books



In many bookshops you are presented with hundreds of books and not much idea which one(s) to get. So here I have described the books that I've used to learn from myself, and that are the most popular and the most recommended.

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The Bush Tucker Diet - A Nutritional Analysis



The Australian Continent provides plentiful animal and plant foods.The traditional bush tucker diet provided all the energy and nutrients needed for excellent physical development, superb strength and stamina and overall good health.

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How to Survive a Nuclear War



This page describes some of the things you can do to survive a nuclear war, or other attack by nuclear weapons. "A Family Emergency Action Plan will do more to save lives than almost any activity carried out by the government."

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Bush Tucker Plant Foods Section



This section of the website shows some bush tucker plant foods that can be found in the Sydney and Blue Mountains and other regions of Australia.Never eat any part of any wild growing plant unless you are absolutely certain you can identify it.

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How to Find Water (Finding Water in the Wilderness)



Just as there is the problem of finding food in the bush, so too is there the problem of finding water, and many explorers and backwoodsmen died because they did not know how or where to look for water in apparently dry and arid regions.

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Survival Essentials: How To Survive In The Wilderness



This page is about how to survive in the wilderness for a short period of time — such as might happen if you got lost on a bushwalking or camping trip. It also covers the most basic and important skills to learn for anyone just getting started.

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Tracking Animals — How To Read Animal Tracks



Learning to track is not only a useful wilderness living skill, and a way to learn a lot more about nature and the wilderness — but it is also a great way to slow down, and adopt more of a "wildernes mind".

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Why the Global Economy is About to Crash



The global economy (meaning modern life as we know it) is about to totally, permanently, and unrecoverably crash. I estimate that the crash will happen in the next 1-25 years. (Though potentially it could happen in the next day of trading)...

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The Bow Drill Fire Kit



The easiest way to make fire by friction (that is, by "rubbing two sticks together") is the bow drill fire. For beginners, I'd recommend starting here. The easiest way to get started is to buy a pre-made kit, which is what I did.

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Starting a Vegetable Garden



The aim of this page is to show that it can be extremely easy to start a vegetable garden. The important thing is to get started growing stuff, without worrying too much about getting it exactly right. You will learn a lot from just getting in and doing it.

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NEW: Red Fox, Specials - Discounts - Items on Sale, 3 New Mammals, Finding a Secret Spot, Fish of Australia, Black Rat, Instant Bookshelf to Survive The Apocalypse, Indicators of Overuse of the World's Natural Resources, Preparing for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse), Survival Radio and Long-Distance Communication, David Holmgren — Upcoming Events, Witchetty Grubs, How to Drain Your Hot Water Heater For Survival Water, How to Read the Sky at Night: Practical Astronomy for Date, Time and Direction Finding, How to Survive a Nuclear War, Dystopian Fiction / Novels, Strategies for a Changing Economy: Survive and Thrive - National speaking tour with Nicole Foss and David Holmgren How to Make Your Own Meat Stock and Bone Broth, Armageddon and the One-World Government, Countdown Timer for the December 2013 Solstice, Bulk Billing Doctors in Sydney Forced to Quit, Major updates to Why the Global Economy is About to Crash and What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash. New pages: Ghost Gum Farm PDC (FNQ), Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course Directory

LATEST PAGES: Surviving the Economic Crash — Web Links, Survival Courses Near Sydney and the Blue Mountains, What the Economic Crisis Really Means - and What We Can Do About It (Video), Updates to the pages What is Peak Oil?, and What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash, Bush Tucker Plant Foods - All natives on one page, Online Video Section, What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire (Video), The End of Suburbia (Video), Arithmetic, Population and Energy (Video), Why the Global Economy is About to Crash, What To Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

SOMEWHAT RECENT: Waterproof Bible, Free Video Bible Course, Books About Near-Death Experiences, 7 New Survival Books, Even More Edible Weeds, New Edible Weeds, Make a Simple Wire Snare Loop, Books by Tom Brown, Jr., Survival DVDs, 14 New Survival Books, 13 New Birds, Growing Fruit Trees (19 pages), 7 New Bush Tucker Plants, The Bush Tucker Diet — A Nutritional Analysis, Bush Tucker Survival Guide, Gould's Birds of Australia, New Australian Birds, Surviving Christmas, Tracking, Survival Essentials: How To Survive In The Wilderness.

NOT THAT NEW ANYMORE: I am currently developing a new news section of this survival and self sufficiency website, which lists the latest self sufficiency, sustainable living, wilderness survival, transition preparation, energy descent, economic and peak oil information from all around the world. The first news page is online for viewing now.


Welcome to survival.org.au

One thing I have always loved is to spend time outdoors, in unspoiled, natural settings. This came quite naturally to me as a child. My childhood home backed onto bushland and a large amount of my time was spent exploring this green world. Almost every rock and every tree had a name or some kind of significance.

Wilderness Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living

Even when removed from fast paced environments, very few of us are able to slow down enough to appreciate the full splendour of nature.... Yet that connection can be reestablished—in large part simply by awakening and nourishing our innate awareness. With a few simple skills and some dedicated practice, any person can open his or her senses to the full richness of nature, regardless of what he or she seeks there.
Tom Brown Jr, Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking.

Why would I want to learn self sufficiency and wilderness survival skills?

The idea I have adopted for myself, as a path to learning self sufficiency, sustainable living, and wilderness survival skills, is to isolate a small enough number of core topics that I can feel somewhat proficient in them, after having practiced them myself. The skills I have chosen are in four categories: Plant food, animal food, fire, and cordage. I have left out water, since in the area where I live it's easy to find water. I have left out shelter, since I think it would be possible to make some kind of shelter without a lot of knowledge. I think I could figure out the essentials of shelter if I really needed to, and more than that can be learned later.

The site will start off very small, and simple, and I will add content to it as I go. Photographs of how to perform the techniques will be included as I get around to it.

Why This Site?

There is a wide variety of (mostly non-Australian) sustainable living, self-sufficiency, and wilderness survival material existing on the web already. I am not intending to reproduce what is already available, but rather to provide a record of my own development that could be used as an introduction to the techniques.

I feel that much of what is already available is written for people who are already experienced in wilderness survival, tracking, nature observation, awareness, and/or self-sufficiency. Or, is written for beginners, but does not include enough details for a person with little or no experience to be able to follow easily. Or, it is written by North Americans and featuring North American plants and animals, which are mostly fairly different from what we have here in Australia.

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