No other continent on earth is a prone to bushfires, over such a large area, as Australia. Fires are a constant and ongoing part of our history, our ecology and our culture. Yet despite repeated disasters, across all states throughout the last two centuries, we seem to be no better at surviving bushfires today than we were when fires burnt through the first European settlements? What is it about Australia that makes it so prone to fires? Have humans made thing worse, or better? Is it possible to live in the Australian bush, yet still be safe from fire? This book is a personal journey of discovery that attempts to answer some of these questions and understand why, after so many years, people are still dying in bushfires.