1. I didn’t wear sunscreen.
Turns out the hole in the ozone layer isn’t just some cabalistic buzzword to describe global warming, one that doesn’t actually impact your life in any meaningful way. Turns out the ozone hole is a total dick.
2. I misjudged the distance between towns.
Australia doesn’t put nearly as many gas stations on its long stretches of highway as you’d think. So you have two choices: Bring enough gas, or bring enough food and water. I myself chose neither.