Left for Dead in the Outback: How I Survived 71 Days Lost in a Desert Hell

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'No shoes, no vehicle, no food, no water and no idea. I'd always been one of those blokes who ragged on people who found themselves lost in the desert. Now I was one of those people. It was hard, desolate country for a man all alone in bare feet. Nevertheless, I started to walk. And walk. The more I walked, I figured, the less distance I'd have to travel to get found. It was faulty logic, but it was the best I could come up with. In April 2006 the news broke of an amazing feat of survival by a white man in one of the most inhospitable areas of Australia. Ricky Megee was found sheltering by a dam on a remote cattle property in the Northern Territory. After being abducted on the Buntine Highway, drugged, then left for dead, Ricky had walked for ten days in bare feet through unforgiving terrain in blistering heat. Stumbling upon a dam, he set up camp there and survived for almost three months on leeches, grasshoppers, frogs and plants, losing 60 kg in body weight the process. In "Left for Dead in the Outback", Ricky Megee gives a full and frank account of his abduction and survival, for the first time since his extraordinary rescue. Vividly told, its a gripping yet inspiring story of how one man endures a terrible ordeal and lives to tell the tale.

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Ricky Megee now lives in Dubai where he manages a construction team on one of the world's new industrial frontiers. While still surviving in a desert of sorts, Ricky is enjoying the opportunity to be recognised for what he does not who he is.

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Loaded with brutal honesty" Time Out Dubai Seventy-one days lost in the desert; it sounds like an amazing tale of survival against the odds. And it is." Real Travel This is a detailed page-turner of the will to live that pulls no punches; honest and readable, vicarious and visceral. --Bookseller & Publisher, "the least-PC book you will ever encounter. hard-hitting but inspiring" mostly food

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