When life gives you bushfire, make a delicious roast in the hot coals for your family.
In a display of Aussie spirit Peter Kastelein - known as Kaso - provided a twist on an old proverb and made the most of a bad situation.
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With no power, limited supplies and fire surrounding his property - the South Coast local grabbed his camp oven and a leg of Australian lamb to cook up a feast.
The resulting video was posted on Facebook and soon went viral.
Kaso said the idea dawned on him when he pulled a roast out to feed his family.
"I didn't want to let a good fire go to waste," he said.
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"So I just went down the paddock and threw the camp oven on."
While Kaso can now relax this wasn't the case over the Christmas and New Years period.
The fire surrounded his home on all four sides and burnt through his 30 acre property in Milton.
Kaso said the fire first came down to his house on Christmas Eve but the blaze on "New Years Eve was the worst".
"For seven days the fire burnt around us," he said.
"For a week whenever you looked out our windows you could see trees alight.
"It was a pretty stressful time for everyone."
Kaso said he "was pretty lucky" but nine homes were lost in his street.
The tragedy has brought the South Coast community together.
"We all got together to look after each other," Kaso said.
"Bushies who live in town have water carts on their trucks and go from place to place, they grab their swag and water tank and go help out."
While Kaso said fire was a part of life in the Australian bush this was the only time he could remember "a fire being so big and, consuming so may people's thoughts".
And how did the roast lamb taste?
"Pretty good," Kaso said.
"It was medium inside and we had some roast vegetables on the barbecue to go with it."