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33 Reasons Why You Hope You Never Have Have To Put Your Survival Skills To Use In The Outback


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We think Australia’s outback is probably the worst place possibe to test anyone’s survival skills. It’s one of the most unforgiving places on the planet. In this post you’ll find 33 reasons why you don’t want to get stuck in the outback. We agree with all of them.

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1. The Outback is VAST and almost entirely empty.

 

The Outback is VAST and almost entirely empty.

2. Empty of people that is.

 
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3. Fewer than 700,000 people live in Outback Australia, less than 0.1 per square km.

 

Fewer than 700,000 people live in Outback Australia, less than 0.1 per square km.

The vast majority of Australia’s interior is Outback, yet only three percent of the population lives there.

4. So, get lost in the Outback and you will most probably die.

 

So, get lost in the Outback and you will most probably die.

5. Die dehydrated, hundreds of miles from life-saving refreshment.

 

Die dehydrated, hundreds of miles from life-saving refreshment.

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6. That big thing in the sky will own you.

 

That big thing in the sky will own you.

7. If the flies don’t get you first.

 

If the flies don't get you first.

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8. Even if you don’t get lost you’re in the shit.

 
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9. Distances between gas stations are vast.

 

Distances between gas stations are vast.

In some places space is closer than the nearest town.

10. Roads are mind-numbingly dull.

 

Roads are mind-numbingly dull.

The Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor Plain includes one section that runs 145.6 kilometres (90.5 miles) without a turn. Concentrate or die!

 
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11. Road signs are confusingly scary.

 

Road signs are confusingly scary.

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12. And the locals are feral at best.

 
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13. Horrifying at worst.

 
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14. And generally best avoided.

 
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(This doesn’t include the real locals, warm and welcoming Indigenous Australians who have lived in the Outback for more than 50,000 years)

 

(This doesn't include the real locals, warm and welcoming Indigenous Australians who have lived in the Outback for more than 50,000 years)

15. The Outback is home to Australia’s mining industry = DANGER!

 

The Outback is home to Australia's mining industry = DANGER!

16. There are snakes.

 

There are snakes.

See #’s 17-33 Over At Buzzfeed.com

 

 

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