Many years ago I did a some Bob Cooper Outback Survival courses. I have been thinking about it quite a bit recently because of the 2 fatalities we have just had in WA outback. Many threads on what electronic devices to take with you, but I don't recall any on, if all that stuff fails, how to survive. Here is a few tips I have tattooed in my brain. 1. Carry a big CLEAR plastic bag. If you run out of water, go to nearest tree, grab a bunch of leaves (still on tree) put in bag, tie up opening of bag, let hang on tree. water will appear in bag thaks to photosynthesis. Needs to be a clear bag for this to work best. Much better results than digging hole, plastic over hole with leaves in hole/small rock on top of plastic. 2. If you are lost in station country. This can and has resulted in deaths. If you can find live stock tracks, follow them till you see other tracks join in. they should make a kind of V. Use that as an arrow as to which way to walk. Cattle/sheep will walk from a water hole/wind mill to get feed and return for water. They spread out to get feed, but all tracks gradually converge to water. 3. If its looking like you are going to be staying the night you need warmth. Light a fire. ok if you are with your bike you probably have matches/sleeping bag etc. But if you are without gear, you could be up shit creek. If you have the know how, it is possible to rub 2 sticks together. I have done it. there is definitely a knack to it. Or if you have brought with you a little tin of survival gear, this is the time to open it and get out the little lighter. Bugger its out of gas, matches are wet too. So grab the small container of Condy`s crystals you packed. Get some small sticks/leaves, some crystals and that sugar cube. Now I got to admit I am going by memory here. Crush the crystals into the cube and you have fire. Or pour some of you brake fluid (your near your bike) over the crystals and stand back. It`s quite a violent reaction. The crystals work as a water purifying agent too. Just 1 or 2 crystals in a litre of water and mix. Should just be a shade of pink. Too many crystals and it will turn purple. Not good for drinking then, but is good for sterilizing a wound. There is heaps more, but these are 3 important ones I just thought about. Feel free to add more. Stay adventurously safe.