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In the Media
Mostly we try to keep out of the media spotlight and routinely turn down interviews, particularly after the alarmist job done by the Australian. Truth is a real survivalist just doesn't fit the popular stereotypes and therefore is not controversial enough for the ratings hungry media.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
Well we're famous (sort of). The site rated a mention in an article in the Weekend Australian 23/24 May (page 27, 'Profits of doom'). Although not truly representative of the site the following paragraph appeared in the article:
"One imponderable is the public's perception of how smoothly the transition will be handled. Visions of hungry hordes of people roaming the streets has prompted AusSurvivalist, a Canberra based Web site, to seek out suppliers of body armour."
True I did ask for the address of the Queensland manufacturer but I hope the site is a little more informative as opposed to alarmist as the statement indicates.
Still there is no such thing as bad publicity.
Interestingly Stan & Holly Deyo were mentioned in the opening paragraph of the article. Stan and Holly's site were one of the featured sites in April.
Yahoo Picks of the Week, 24 May 1999
ABC RADIO NATIONAL INTERVIEW (BACKGROUND BRIEFING)
The link below takes you to a transcript of an Australian radio broadcast on TEOTWAWKI and Y2K in Australia.
Yours truly was approached by the producer but I fear I was not radical enough to finally be interviewed.
The text of the Y2K in Australia page was developed, at least in part, as a result of a request for information from Cleo magazine. Some of the information found its way into various parts of the December 1999 issue.
NETWEEK - WWW.NETWEEK.COM.AU
This site also gained mention in the November 1999 issue of Netweek in an article titled 'Are You Ready for Y2K?'
The article said: "The Australian Survivalist . . ., whose traditional focus has been on self-sufficiency, has new Y2K features on food preparation and storage, shelter, self-defence and other tips for life in a Y2K world."
Recently (2003) this site was mentioned in a series of articles about nuclear
warfare that appeared in the Australian version of the 'Hard Evidence' magazine.
2008 TEN YEARS OF AUSSURVIVALIST
April 15, 2008