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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:32 pm


Daniel Dudzisz was determined to continue his walk, police said

A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.

Daniel Dudzisz, 26, went missing on 17 February while walking in central west Queensland.

He got lost and stranded between two flooded parts of a river, police said. A motorist picked him up on Thursday.

Mr Dudzisz was found "safe and well" and appeared to be "in reasonable spirits", police said.

"He joked about never going hungry in the Australian outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein, apparently," Police Inspector Mark Henderson told broadcaster ABC.

"He had some baked beans and cereal when he left Windorah and exhausted that pretty quickly, and said he'd been eating flies ever since."

Mr Dudzisz refused medical treatment after being found, Mr Henderson added.

"He was certainly hungry, but other than that he was in reasonable spirits."

Mr Dudzisz went missing during a walk between Queensland towns Windorah and Jundah, police said.  Police had searched the area with a helicopter and quad bikes without success.

Mr Dudzisz was determined to continue his walk, and planned to walk to the Northern Territory, Mr Henderson told ABC.

"He has made an agreement now that he will stick to the main roads now rather than going cross country."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26463979

Flies???!! How many must he have eaten???

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:09 pm

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Daniel Dudzisz was determined to continue his walk, police said

A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.

Daniel Dudzisz, 26, went missing on 17 February while walking in central west Queensland.

He got lost and stranded between two flooded parts of a river, police said. A motorist picked him up on Thursday.

Mr Dudzisz was found "safe and well" and appeared to be "in reasonable spirits", police said.

"He joked about never going hungry in the Australian outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein, apparently," Police Inspector Mark Henderson told broadcaster ABC.

"He had some baked beans and cereal when he left Windorah and exhausted that pretty quickly, and said he'd been eating flies ever since."

Mr Dudzisz refused medical treatment after being found, Mr Henderson added.

"He was certainly hungry, but other than that he was in reasonable spirits."

Mr Dudzisz went missing during a walk between Queensland towns Windorah and Jundah, police said.  Police had searched the area with a helicopter and quad bikes without success.

Mr Dudzisz was determined to continue his walk, and planned to walk to the Northern Territory, Mr Henderson told ABC.

"He has made an agreement now that he will stick to the main roads now rather than going cross country."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26463979

Flies???!! How many must he have eaten???


ffs, your full of amazing stories today FTL! I love things like this  ::D:: 

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:11 pm

...police searched with helicopter and Quad bikes...

That gives an indication of how gigantic this area in OZ is!! Shocked 


And they still never found him!!

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:02 pm


For some strange reason, a majority of those feeble-minded foreign idio... er, I mean "tourists", who decide to go hiking off-track and into the deserts of the Aussie outback often seem to be from Germany and some of those neighboring little Euro' territories !

One does have to ponder upon the possibility, of whether it could be because there is no longer any true "wilderness" left in Europe, and with their much more compact size and scale of their countries, those "Teutonic warrior" adventurers are heading abroad a lot less prepared today then their ancestors may have been a fe hundred years ago ?

Apart from the fact that Germany doesn't have many deserts, their whole country will fit into Queensland a couple of times over, and still have plenty of room to spare; while Germany and France together can both be fitted into the corners of Western Australia.

As for eating flies, I doubt very much that a person could eat enough flies alone to sustain him past that first montth or two; (the record for people surviving on water alone, with no proper solid foods has gone past 40 days in a couple of well-documented cases in recent years - where the body has begun to feed on it's on fat, vitamin and mineral reserves ..).

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:33 am

yeah the guy has a death wish  Suspect Suspect Suspect  no one walks from Queensland to Darwin

according to Google i is 3,423.2 km and 1 day and 15 hours DRIVE and the majority is 110km/h as there is nothing there.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:33 am

Cool   LIKE those international tourists who fly into Sydney or Brisbane ~ and then enquire about doing a day trip to Perth or an afternoon's drive to Broken Hill.

Even with those nomadic Aborigines who are born to that area, such a walk would have taken them 3-5 years in the olden days, (they weren't in any particular hurry, as they had nowhere to be by any specific certain time - the whole region is their "home"..).

These days, they prefer to drive Landcruisers or Nissan Patrols, and with some of the wealthier families even fly their own planes or helicopters...   afro

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:54 pm

lone wolf and I may not agree about many things but if he recalls previous conversations about similar stories, He will find that we are in complete agreement about these matters.

IF and its a big if, i was to decide to visit the "outback" in any serious way, i would want to spend at least 3-6months acclimatising to the expected conditions, would want to be sure of my route, escape routes etc. I would want to have the proper kit and would preferably hire a good guide with the necessary skills.

Even In this postage stam sized piece of rock we live on i have been called too many times to assist in finding/digging out of the shit, idiots who venture to our modestly wild places "for fun" under equipped, under skilled and clueless...even our modest pimples called hills can kill the unwary, to think that OZ is the slightes bit "safe" to do likewise is lunacy..
lets face it...OZ has to be the most homicidal of Gaia's faces, everything there will either poison you or eat you and if not that stomp on you ... Razz Razz Razz 

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:32 pm

@victor
Actually not much out of the water will eat you, and none of the natives stomp they will disembowel however  Embarassed It's all Venomous but only some stuff is poisonous.

What WILL kill this idiot is lack of water. what he is trying to do gets made in to crazy survival documentaries where the adventure loses half their body weight and almost dies... Aboriginals would not attempt that trek it is ridiculous like beewolf said IF they ever were to they would do it over Years. at least 1000 km of that journey would be suicide outside of wet season.

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:37 pm

veya_victaous wrote:@victor
Actually not much out of the water will eat you, and none of the natives stomp they will disembowel however  Embarassed It's all Venomous but only some stuff is poisonous.

What WILL kill this idiot is lack of water. what he is trying to do gets made in to crazy survival documentaries where the adventure loses half their body weight and almost dies... Aboriginals would not attempt that trek it is ridiculous like beewolf said IF they ever were to they would do it over Years. at least 1000 km of that journey would be suicide outside of wet season.

Or heat stroke..

thats what i was saying about acclimatisation, and the proper kit and GUIDE/s

as you rightly say...an idiot...
I know more about cold survival than heat....but thats the bigger problem here...though i have had to drag one heat struck sun burned wanker off Helvellyn in the middle of summer. NOT funny

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