New PDF release: Left for Dead: How I Survived 71 Days in the Outback
By Ricky Megee, Greg McLean
In April 2006 the inside track broke of an grand feat of survival through a white guy in a single of the main inhospitable components of Australia. Ricky Megee was once chanced on sheltering via a dam on a distant farm animals estate within the Northern Territory. After being kidnapped at the Buntine street, drugged, then left for lifeless, Ricky had walked for 10 days in naked toes via unforgiving terrain in blistering warmth. Stumbling upon a dam, he manage camp there and survived for nearly 3 months on leeches, grasshoppers, frogs, and vegetation, losing more than one hundred thirty pounds in the method. In Left for lifeless, Ricky Megee tells for the 1st time given that his notable rescue the whole tale of his abduction and survival, vividly and with candor. A gripping story and a desirable learn, Left for useless is either surprising and encouraging, the story of the way one guy persevered a poor ordeal and lives to inform the story.
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As we made our way back into town, a patrol car picked up the two guys we had chased down on the riverbank. They told them that we'd beaten the six of them up in an unprovoked attack and stolen their shoes. The next thing we knew, the sirens were wailing from all directions and me and my mate were cornered and thrown into jail, charged with robbery with violence. It didn't matter to the cops that the six people we beat up actually started the fight, or that it was one pair of shoes we pinched from them.
It was an absurd situation. I was still groggy, but I had sense enough to know that if I wanted to get out of there alive I had better stick with my car, even though it was bogged up to the axles in the desert somewhere. I collapsed in the grass and tried to process my thoughts, but I must have passed out. Nothing added up and I felt physically and emotionally drained. *** What happened in the hours or days that followed was like a weird, terrible nightmare that I am still trying to piece together.
No amount of concentration could fill the blanks. I later learned that Aborigines from the area use a plant that has a stupefying effect for medicinal purposes and can only guess that this is what I'd been drugged with. Groggily, I turned to walk back to the car, no more enlightened and even more confused. The keys were in the ignition. I got into the driver's seat, and was about to hit the 36 HOOK, LINE AND SINKER gas, when I saw a figure out of the corner of my eye. In a flash, it jumped from the shadows and onto the footstools on the back of the car.
Left for Dead: How I Survived 71 Days in the Outback by Ricky Megee, Greg McLean