Five Extraordinary True Tales of Outback Survival

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By Tom Porter | February 17, 2013 4:46 AM EST

The Australian outback (Wikipedia)

As British backpacker Sam Woodhead discovered this week, the Australian outback is one of the harshest environments on earth.

After getting lost in wilderness in Queensland that stretches thousands of miles, the 18-year-old was only able to survive temperatures that soared to over 40 degrees by drinking his own urine and a saline solution used to clean contact lenses.

It is one of the many extraordinary tales of survival to emerge from the mysterious desert region, and as Woodhead recovers in hospital, we look at some of the most extraordinary tales of survival to emerge from the outback.

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