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What's New on survival.org.au Friday 28 April 2017

Added new page Learning the Phases of the Moon, which is also a continuation of the secret spot journal. This page will be updated daily (or almost daily) for the next month.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 11 April 2017

Added new section on the Foxfire Books to the Instant Armageddon Survival Bookshelf page. This section is only short so far, but will be expanded over the rest of April 2017.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 5 April 2017

Improvements to the home page and the specials page. The website now mostly works with https (SSL), i.e. secure encrypted browsing. Added the new page Red Fox. Added an introduction to the top of the Indicators of Overuse of the World's Natural Resources page. Added a summary to the top of the EMP page.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 31 March 2017

Updates to the page What to Do about the Coming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 30 March 2017

Added the new page Specials - Discounts - Items on Sale.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 29 March 2017

Added the Koala, the Common Wombat and the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat to the Mammals page. Fixed the mammals page so I can add more species much more easily.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 15 March 2017

Added the new section Fish of Australia - Australian Sea and Freshwater Fishes with 7 fish to start it off. Added the new page Finding a Secret Spot.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 14 March 2017

Added the new pages Instant Bookshelf to Survive The Apocalypse and Black Rat.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 2 March 2017

Added 3 new books here. Updates to the Nuclear War Survival page.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 1 March 2017

First draft of making survival.org.au mobile browser friendly. There's an algorithm which should hopefully correctly detect if you're using a mobile device (like a phone, with a really small screen) and adjust the font size to be bigger than it was before. Most of the images are done but some are still too big or too small. I'll keep working on it. Eventually I'll probably add an option to change back to the original view on a mobile phone browser. I haven't done the contact form boxes yet or the search results page.

Added Booktopia links to all the available books on the Survival Books page and the Books by Tom Brown, Jr. page.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 23 February 2017

New page added: Indicators of Overuse of the World's Natural Resources. Short summary update to oil.php. To improve readability, the background images behind the text are slightly lighter, and there's more vertical spacing between lines of text.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 17 February 2017

Updates to the Nuclear War Survival page including a new section on Nuclear War Strategy.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February 2017

Some updates and a few new books on the Australian Field Guides and Nature Books page.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February 2017

Improvements to the Permaculture Books page. Added 12 new books, added links to more sources for the existing books, and added proper cover images of all the books.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 7 February 2017

Fixed some of the broken links to books, especially on books.php and the fruit trees and gardening pages.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 3 February 2017

Updates to the Nuclear War Survival page including the What is Nuclear Fallout section, adding recommended reading, adding this inspirational quote and fixing some of the broken links. Fixed some other broken/outdated links on the website.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 2 February 2017

Added the new page: Preparing for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse). Minor updates to the Nuclear War Survival page to reflect the 2017 setting of the Doomsday Clock.

2016

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 18 October 2016

Changed the homepage video from Walking Softly with Koa to Solo Survival: How to Survive Alone in the Wilderness for 1 week.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 15 February 2016

New page added: Survival Radio and Long-Distance Communication.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 9 January 2016

A few additions to the Nuclear War Survival page. Two new sections, improvements to the simulator, some new points in the "Quick Facts" summary at the top of the page, and other minor improvements.

2014

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 3 December 2014

New page added: David Holmgren — Upcoming Events.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 11 September 2014

New page added: Witchetty Grubs. Until I typed in the date above I hadn't realised that today is the 13th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 18 August 2014

Many more books added to Dystopian Fiction / Novels, but (so far) mostly without proper reviews, which will get done when there is more time...

What's New on survival.org.au Sunday 17 August 2014

Major additions to How to Survive a Nuclear War.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 8 August 2014

Added the new page How to Drain Your Hot Water Heater For Survival Water. Added a picture to nuclear-war-survival.php (many more pictures coming soon).

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 4 August 2014

Added the new page How to Read the Sky at Night: Practical Astronomy for Date, Time and Direction Finding. Added two new books (both really good): The Weed Forager’s Handbook and a newly republished version of Bushcraft by Richard Graves.

Changed the homepage video from Four Horsemen to Walking Softly with Koa. Walking Softly with Koa Thrive and survive in the Australian bush. For Koa his lifestyle is a quest for the kind of freedom a wallaby has, knowledge to provide for yourself in the Australian bush, drawing on a lifetime of living close to nature. Koa has copped some flak for inaccuracies with his plant edibility, however he has managed to survive and thrive for over 35 years of living off the land without needing money or entering a bank. Research any plants in depth before eating and enjoy the video!

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 29 July 2014

Updates to what.php and nuclear-war-survival.php.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 28 June 2014

New pages added: Dystopian Fiction / Novels and How to Survive a Nuclear War.

What's New on survival.org.au Sunday 8 June 2014

New page added: Strategies for a Changing Economy: Survive and Thrive - National speaking tour with Nicole Foss and David Holmgren.

2013

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 2 September 2013

New page added: How to Make Your Own Meat Stock and Bone Broth.

Last week I added a new section Quick Proof that Really is Quick to crash.php.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 24 August 2013

New page added: Armageddon and the One-World Government.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 16 August 2013

New page added: Astronomically Correct Countdown Timer for the December 2013 Solstice.

In the last few days there have been additions to the pages Why the Global Economy is About to Crash and What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 12 August 2013

New section on bugging out in the page What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 10 August 2013

New page added: Bulk Billing Doctors in Sydney Forced to Quit.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 3 August 2013

Major updates to Why the Global Economy is About to Crash and What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

Each word in the list of keywords at the bottom of each page now links to the search page for that keyword, so if you click on a word it searches survival.org.au for that word. If you hover the mouse over a word in the list, you can see how many times it occurs on that page.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 23 July 2013

Added the embedded youtube video about non-VR general practitioners to the home page.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 4 June 2013

New page added: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course Directory.

2012

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 21 December 2012

New page added: Astronomically Correct Countdown Timer for the 21 December 2012 Solstice.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 12 December 2012

New page added: Surviving the Economic Crash — Web Links. Updates to the Permaculture, Self Sufficiency And Sustainable Living Books page.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 21 November 2012

New page added: Survival Courses Near Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 7 September 2012

New page added: What the Economic Crisis Really Means - and What We Can Do About It (Online video).

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 16 July 2012

Updates to the pages What is Peak Oil?, and What to Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 8 February 2012

A new page added with all the native bush tucker plant foods listed on the one page.

2011

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 9 September 2011

Some updates to the pages Why the Global Economy is About to Crash and What To Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 5 September 2011

New pages added: 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), and other videos (see the video index page).

Updates to the pages Why the Global Economy is About to Crash and What To Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 19 August 2011

New pages added: Why the Global Economy is About to Crash, What To Do About the Upcoming Economic Crash.

Updates to the Books About Survival in the Future Hard Times section.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 19 January 2011

New page added: The Waterproof Bible.

I've added a facebook "like" button to the top of the pages. This is a new feature and I'm still experimenting with it. It seems to work ok so far though. If you're not a facebook user, just ignore it. I've also added a Twitter "Tweet" button which will share the page on Twitter (at least I think that's what it does) and a button for "Share This" that allows people to share the page on a whole lot of other types of electronic media.

2010

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 31 December 2010

New free video bible course added called "The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus".

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 30 December 2010

New page added: Books About Near-Death Experiences. Overview of near-death experiences plus one detailed book review (more coming soon) and short descriptions of four other books.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 29 December 2010

I've added reviews of 7 more Survival Books.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 30 November 2010

I've added another 9 more Edible Weeds.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 4 November 2010

I've added 12 more Edible Weeds. I will be adding more bush tucker plants and edible weeds in the near future.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 23 October 2010

Added a new page about how to Make a Simple Wire Snare Loop.

In the last week or so I have also some new books to the Australian Field Guides and Nature Books page, and added Bush Tucker Man DVDs to the Survival DVDs page.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 14 October 2010

Added a new page with reviews of all the Books by Tom Brown, Jr. A few of the reviews are not fully complete yet, but I will do them as I get the time.

In the last week or so I have also added new books to the Survival Books page, the Australian Field Guides and Nature Books page and the Permaculture/Gardening books page.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 5 May 2010

Added a new page about Survival DVDs. So far 12 DVDs or DVD sets are described.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 1 May 2010

Added 14 new survival books to the Survival Books page.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 30 April 2010

Added 13 new birds to the Australian Birds Identification section of the website. The birds are the White-throated Treecreeper, Golden Whistler, New Holland Honeyeater, Bell Miner (Bellbird), Common ("Indian") Myna, Noisy Miner, Magpie-lark (Peewee), Grey Butcherbird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Red Wattlebird, Australian Magpie, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, and the Channel-billed Cuckoo.

Also there are new photos for the Red-browed Firetail (Finch), White-browed Scrubwren, King Parrot, Wonga Pigeon, Crimson Rosella, Little Pied Cormorant.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 28 April 2010

Added 7 new plants to the Bush Tucker Plant Foods Section of the website. Added the new Growing Fruit Trees section to the website, with 19 new web pages.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 19 March 2010

Added new pages, The Bush Tucker Diet — A Nutritional Analysis and The Bush Tucker Survival Guide.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 18 March 2010

Added bird paintings from 'The Birds of Australia' by John Gould (published 1848) to most of the birds in the Australian Birds section of the site. I will be adding more images and more birds as I get around to it.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 26 January 2010

Six new birds (all with high-resolution photos) added to the Australian Bird Identification Section of the website.

2009

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 19 November 2009

New page added: Surviving Christmas.

I've added a lot of links to survival and self-sufficiency related products on Amazon.com.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 11 November 2009

New page added: Tracking Animals - How To Read Animal Tracks.

I changed the look of the site by adding an extra column to the right of the main page column, so I can put in more links and extra stuff. There are pictures at the top of the right column (for most of the pages) which indicate what section of the website you are looking at.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 10 November 2009

New page added: Survival Essentials: How To Survive In The Wilderness.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 4 November 2009

New page added: Permaculture, Self Sufficiency And Sustainable Living Books.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 3 November 2009

Made updates to the books pages Australian Field Guides and Nature Books, My Top Two Survival Books. Added links (to some of the most useful books) to purchase them from The Nile in Australia.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 29 October 2009

Added three snakes to the Australian Reptiles section, and a mammal to the Australian Mammals section. Made some improvements to the Kamana page.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 27 October 2009

Added new pages Proof That God Exists and How to Find Water.

New Australian Reptiles section gets underway with one reptile to begin with.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 26 October 2009

I am experimenting with new page backgrounds for the site. I have regular internet access again so I should get the mailing list working again soon hopefully.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 23 October 2009

Ten new birds in the Australian Birds section, all of the ten have high-resolution images available and two can be used as desktop wallpaper for your computer.

The birds are (in order of size from smallest to largest), the House Sparrow, the Masked Lapwing (Spurwing Plover), the Silver Gull (Seagull), the Australian King-Parrot, the Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon), the Crested Pigeon, the Tawny Frogmouth, the Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, and the Powerful Owl.

New Australian Mammals section gets underway with one mammal to begin with.

Made some improvements to the How to Get Started page.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 15 October 2009

Added new page Jesus (Part 2). Added 19 new birds to the Australian Birds section. A few of the new birds now have high resolution downloadable images, and I will keep adding more of these in future.

Added a site search box at the top of every page. Recent pages (less than about 1-3 weeks old) will not yet be indexed by Google and will not be found by the search page.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 10 October 2009

Added new Australian Birds section.

Improvments to the Sitemap page. Added the new pages Bow Drill and Hand Drill Firemaking Woods and Triglochin - Water Ribbons.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 8 October 2009

The website is now running on a new web server with a new hosting company, so it should be a lot more reliable than it has been for the past several months.

Changed the old "Skills Index" page to the new Site Map page, which has all the links from the Skills Index plus many new ones (the idea is that every page on the site should now be linked from it).

The news page has been improved to load a lot faster, and it is better organised.

There is a new page so that people can contribute to survival.org.au.

Added the new page Caretakers.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 23 June 2009

Added the new pages Getting Started With Container Gardening, Mulching for Free, Creating A Raised Garden Bed, Easy Tips on Indoor Plant Care and Picking the Ideal Location for your Garden.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 9 June 2009

Added the new page Doctors Weigh In On Phone Brain Cancer Links.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 6 May 2009

Added the new page Mobile Phone Radiation — Urban Survival.

Friday 1 May 2009

Added the new page Swine Flu Survival — Surviving the Pandemic. This is the first page of the new health section of the website.

New pages added: Survival Books, The Psychology of Gardening, The Basic Gardening Tools, Starting An Orchard, Swine Flu Prevention — Superfoods.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 6 March 2009

Added the new page Move Up In The World — Reverse Your Thinking. This is the first page of the new psychology section of the website.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 27 February 2009

Added the first page to the new news section of the website.

2008

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 23 October 2008

Improved menu with pictures for the front page of the new bush tucker food plants section.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 14 October 2008

New section added with photos and descriptions of wild food “bush tucker” plants. Currently there are 32 plants described.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 20 May 2008

Survival, Self Sufficiency and Sustainable LivingCreated a page for the website on facebook. (It doesn't exist anymore).

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 19 January 2008

New page added: Jesus.

2007

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 13 December 2007

New page added: The Man Who Planted Trees.
New page added: Starting a Vegetable Garden.
Added several new banner pictures for the tops of the pages.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 12 December 2007

Added a new section to the banking page, explaining why modern societies cannot exist without growth.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 11 December 2007

New page added: Starting Your Own Box Garden.
New page added: Making Cordage from Mat Rush.
New page added: The Paiute Trap.
Added links on the skills page to the peak oil pages.
Added a new picture to the Making a Stone Axe page.

What's New on survival.org.au Sunday 4 November 2007

The website now displays correctly in the Opera and Apple Safari browsers. The filenames of pages within the site now end with .php rather than .htm.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 3 November 2007

New page added: Making a Stone Axe.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 2 November 2007

New page added: The Hand Drill Fire Kit.
Added an icon to go at the left of the page name in the browser address window and in shortcuts (bookmarks) to the site. Fixed up the formatting so the pages display correctly in the Mozilla Firefox and Netscape browsers.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 1 November 2007

New page added: The Bow Drill Fire Kit.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 31 October 2007

Added the new page Springpole Deadfall Trap.
Added new banner photos for the peak oil pages and the farming page.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 27 October 2007

Changed the heading and link colours and added new banner photos.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 24 October 2007

The website was copied from its former address www.primitivetechnology.org to its new domain survival.org.au. Some major modifications to the site are in the pipeline...

What's New on survival.org.au August 2007

Minor edits to a few of the pages.

What's New on survival.org.au February 2007

Fixed up the page: Ancient Futures - Learning From Ladakh.
Fixed up the page on Australian Field Guides and Nature Books.

2006

What's New on survival.org.au September 2006

A few days ago I uploaded the new look template for this website.
New page added (still under construction): Ancient Futures - Learning From Ladakh.

What's New on survival.org.au August 2006

This is just boasting: currently I am number one in Google for "figure four trap".
New content added to the Farming Page.
The contact page now has a contact form, rather than just an email address.
If you would like to be notified by email of updates to this site, click here to join the mailing list.
New page added (still under construction): Family and Community Farming.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 31 May 2006

New page added: What are the most important basic survival skills to learn?
New page added: List of Plants for the Blue Mountains (and Sydney).
New section on the naming of plants.
Some more links on the resources page.

What's New on survival.org.au Monday 29 May 2006

New page (still under construction): My Top Two Survival Books.
A couple of other new links on the resources page.

What's New on survival.org.au Friday 26 May 2006

New page added: Kamana.
New quotes added: Here, here, and here.
I have reduced the horizontal width of the pages, so that they print correctly in Internet Explorer.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 25 May 2006

New page added: Grandfather Stalking Wolf.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 24 May 2006

New page added: Living on the Edge.
New page added: Edible Weeds.
New page added (still under construction): Australian Field Guides and Nature Books.
New page added (still under construction): Get started with learning plant foods - make yourself a task list.

What's New on survival.org.au Wednesday 17 May 2006

Why Learn Survival Skills? - page updated.

What's New on survival.org.au Saturday 11 February 2006

New page added: The Contented Man.

What's New on survival.org.au Tuesday 7 February 2006

Site Map has been slightly updated.
New page added: Figure Four Trap.
New page about happiness in our culture.
Thom Hartmann's foreword to "Original Wisdom" by Robert Wolff.
Some new photos have been added to the end of the fire page.

What's New on survival.org.au Thursday 2 February 2006

The domain name was registered and the site first went online as www.primitivetechnology.org. The version in this link is from the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, dated 5 May 2006.


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