Re WA, yes low population density, the main problem is lack of water. I don't think WA would be "allowed" to split from the rest of the country, as the remote areas contain most of our mineral wealth, so the Commonwealth Govt. would resist that.I've got a question for those of you in Australia. As I understand, most of western Australia is basically empty? Is that true? I remember years ago hearing about a fence that ran north-south across the country to keep predators out west away from sheep. But, that was decades ago... so is that true?
No, I was only wondering because I have just been reading about him in a new book about prepping that has just come out. I think he runs an aussie prepper forum. He sounds like a very switched on and well prepped guy.No, have you asked on Ausprep?
The fence you mention is 5600 kilometres long completed in 1885 originally meant to keep the bunny rabbit plague at bay but also to keep dingoes away from livestock as well. The fence is alive and well and continually being upgraded. It stretches from Queensland, New South Wales to South Australia.I've got a question for those of you in Australia. As I understand, most of western Australia is basically empty? Is that true? I remember years ago hearing about a fence that ran north-south across the country to keep predators out west away from sheep. But, that was decades ago... so is that true?
The reason I ask is that I've talked about a new nation coming along to pull Americans away to a "new America" with the Constitution as written and without welfare & paganism & such. I had suggested that Western Australia could be split off & used as such. (note, I had also mentioned Mongolia, but that was before I realized it was a frozen tundra and landlocked between China & Russia) So, I know that Australia would hate getting split in half (but so does the US), but is that terrain fairly empty with decent resources? Like a wild-west stage of half of the USA? Curious...
No they didn't. A small percentage of people gave up their guns. There are more guns in Australia today than there was in 1996, and semi auto and full auto firearms are still available legally if you want to bother with the paperwork.Unfortunately the Govt. disarmed a lot of the people. Bad move.
Nick Sais seems to be the goto prepper for Australian media. His website and facebook page are defunct. His prepping philosophy is to bury some pvc pipe caches around his location and hope for the best.
I'd be interested in a link to the new book.
Ps: I'm probably responsible for those 'anti british' posts, but I'm not anti british, being born there myself. My uncle was a WO2 in the British army with multiple tours, and the anti-british army comment based on my experience. Sorry if it offended you.
Was it Australasion survivor ??I got interested in prepping in 1982, bought my first retreat in 1986. There was an aussie publication back then, can't remember it's name, it was just basic typewritten sheets of information photocopied. It had a contact section as well. Networking is so much easier since the internet.
Thanks for the link Bill.