Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living
This site is for people who would
like to learn about the self sufficiency, sustainable living, wilderness
survival skills and other ways of living 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
The What's New? page shows more details of updates to
Learning the Phases of the Moon
Five New Australian Mammals With Photos
Finding a Secret Spot
New Fishes of Australia Section With Photos
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
Popular Pages on survival.org.au
Australian Birds - Sydney and Blue Mountains Bird Species
The Bush Tucker Survival Guide
Bush Tucker Plant Food - Edible Weeds
Australian Field Guides and Nature Books
The Bush Tucker Diet - A Nutritional Analysis
How to Survive a Nuclear War
Bush Tucker Plant Foods Section
How to Find Water (Finding Water in the Wilderness)
Survival Essentials: How To Survive In The Wilderness
Tracking Animals — How To Read Animal Tracks
Why the Global Economy is About to Crash
The Bow Drill Fire Kit
Starting a Vegetable Garden
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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.
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
proficient in them, after
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
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
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
reproduce what is already available, but rather
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
experienced in wilderness survival, tracking, nature observation,
awareness, and/or self-sufficiency. Or, is written for beginners,
but does not include enough details for
little or no
able to follow easily. Or, it is written by North Americans and
featuring North American plants and animals, which are mostly
from what we have here in Australia.
How to Get Started
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