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  • By Tyson Colman
    Jul 30, 2012
    Jim Blackwell tells a story of Survival as only someone who has lived through it can. A wonderful retelling of a life changing experience. The Bushcraft and skills shown by Jim Blackwell during his stay in the bush are extraordinary at best. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and at times, could almost feel the hunger pains and hear the mosquitoes buzzing. This book is a must for any person with an interest in Bushfood, Survival and Camping. A true wake up call to anyone who thinks that they could wander off into the Australian Bush and survive. As a fit and well trained young man of eighteen, Jim Blackwell returned to his family 13 kilograms lighter that when he departed. With plenty of photographs and a detailed appendix, this book gives the reader a glimpse into the harsh world of our Pioneers and Bushmen of the past, told by a present day man who "walks the walk". This book should be part of the Social Studies reading material taught to Aussie kids.
  • By Brett
    Jul 29, 2012
    A journey through the Australian bush by an 18 year old boy or a coming of age and a journey into manhood, you need to read the book and decide for yourself. In a day and age where the TV rules the day, Jim Blackwell's story of coming of age in the Australian bush is a breath of fresh air and an inspiration for the future generations. A must read for all young Australians who dream of adventure.
  • By Chris
    Jul 17, 2012
    Very experienced author, relates his experience of surviving in the bush. From setting up a base camp to foraging and hunting for food to the dangers of eating unknown plants. Well illustrated with great pictures throughout, it really brings his journey to life. Good sections on lessons learned and extensive appendix on fauna and flora useful to those living in the bush.
  • By Ludlow Survivors
    Jul 17, 2012
    I live in the UK, but found Jims book to be very intersting and adaptable to a variety of climates. Was surprised at the flora we share between the two countries. Well worth a read where ever you are.
  • By Leif
    Jun 11, 2012
    If you are at all interested in bushcraft, camping, adventure or survival in an Australian setting then you are going to enjoy this book immensely. Jim Blackwell is just an ordinary bloke who has a strong passion for the outdoors, his experience is accessible to the every-man, woman or child who wants to get out and enjoy everything the bush has to offer. This is an inspiring read and Jim's passion for the outdoors and wild Australia is clearly evident and thoroughly engaging. In a world of manufactured, commercialized outdoor "stars" this is a refreshing, down to earth story that will make you want to dust off your boots and pack and get out bush! 5 stars !
  • By Brian
    Jun 11, 2012
    Jim Blackwell skillfully takes the reader on a true life, wild, survival adventure that is not only remarkable for the way it describes the bushcraft, hunting techniques, wild-food food gathering and shelter building required in a survival situation.... the most remarkabe thing about this adventure is that it was undertaken voluntarily by one of Australia's most respected Survivalist because, in his own words "It was a physical and mental experiment for me on long-term bush survival". His introduction of how he grew up, "I drove my parents crazy with how I would disappear into the bush for extended periods of time" and Jim's reason of why do it in the first place, "I learnt whatever (bushcraft) method worked best for me by practicing them all for real", should be taken on board by any serious Survivalist. Jim Blackwell is highly respected in Australia's Survivalist circles.

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Product Details

The Survivalists Group of Australia
June 10, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.51 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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