Guide to keep­ing the fear at bay

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Out­back Sur­vival Price: $24.99 Avail­able book stores

If your 4WD breaks down in the mid­dle of nowhere and you have no phone sig­nal, this book could help. Writ­ten by ABC TV and ra­dio sur­vival ex­pert Bob Cooper, it will help you find wa­ter and food, light a fire with­out matches, han­dle snakes and spi­ders and deal with fear. Top Gear Chal­lenges 6DVD Price: $39.95. Avail­able: video andABCshops

Top Gear fans can now get ‘‘aug­mented re­al­ity’’ con­tent on their smart­phone with this DVD. Users can bring the Stig to life with kung-fu moves in a 10-sec­ond an­i­ma­tion. Just point the Aurasma- en­abled smart­phone or tablet de­vice at the DVD sleeve. It fea­tures desert and ice mon­tages, Stig’s cousin’s laps, and some un­seen footage of celebrity laps.

Hand pump Price: $21.95 Avail­able: hard­ware and auto stores

Kin­crome has re­leased a 1L hand pump ideal for pump­ing flu­ids into var­i­ous sized en­gines. It is suit­able for all types of oils, brake flu­ids, au­to­matic trans­mis­sion flu­ids and gen­eral pur­pose clean­ers and in­cludes a hooked metal noz­zle for hard-to-reach ar­eas. Scale Model Col­lectible Cars Price: $199.99 (pa­per­back), $9.99 (Kin­dle) Avail­able: Ama­zon.com

En­dorsed by Hornby Hob­bies , this has de­tailed cat­a­logue list­ings and his­to­ries for brands such as Corgi, Match­box and Schuco. It in­cludes of­fi­cial il­lus­tra­tions from more than 60 years of model cars.

TV and ra­dio sur­vival ex­pert Bob Cooper

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