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No food. No shelter. Not even a knife. The one goal: stay alive.

With nothing more than ancient wisdom and the brains he was born with, Aussie science teacher Phil Breslin is on a quest to survive the traditional way in some of Australia and New Zealand’s most hostile environments.

As an indigenous Australian, Phil is passionate about the natural world and capable of living off the land in his home state of Queensland. But he’s got no idea how to do it in new, different surroundings.

After meeting with the local tribes for advice, he’ll be relying on their ancient wisdom to endure everything from the scorching heat of the Australian Outback to the bitter cold of New Zealand’s Rotorua region.

Cut off from civilisation, Phil will have to hunt local wildlife, search for bush tucker, navigate without maps, build fires and grapple with a terrifying assortment of dangerous creatures.

One wrong turn, bad decision, or lapse in concentration could be the last mistake he ever makes.

How To Survive On A Deserted Island loading...
How To Survive On A Deserted Island
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9 Wild Survivor Tools
See the tools Phil Breslin uses to survive the tough terrain of the Australian and New Zealand wilderness.
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Phil Breslin learns the customs of the New Zealand people
What traditional customs did Phil Breslin learn from indigenous tribes The Bardi Jaarwi People (Salt Water people) from the Kimberley's and the traditional Maori people in New Zealand?
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How to build fire and shelter in the wild
Building a fire is a lot harder when trying to use traditional methods with fire sticks. What other methods did Phil ward off the cold harsh conditions of Mt Tarawera in New Zealand?
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Food facts about surviving in the NZ wild
With no food, no shelter, not even a knife, Wild Survivor Phil Breslin shares some facts about food in the New Zeland wild.
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Wild Survivor Facts: Land and History
Following the steps of local Indigenous tribes, Phil learns the history of the land and what it means to them now and their elders. These are just a few things he learnt along the way...

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