Tag Archives: wilderness survival

Episode-979- Curt Linville from 180 Tack on Wilderness Survival in the Rockies

The 180 Tack Stove - Efficient, Easy to Pack and Quick to Assemble

The 180 Tack Stove – Efficient, Easy to Pack and Quick to Assemble

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Curt Linville is the co-owner of 180 Tack, LLC.  180 Tack manufactures and sells emergency stoves.   He has been practicing wilderness survival skills for the last 20 years in the Colorado Rockies.

Curt feels very strongly about the critical nature of community in an emergency, long or short.  Today we discuss the knowledge he has gained from backpacking and mountaineering in all seasons for decades in the Rocky Mountains where he has climbed scores of Colorado’s highest peaks.

Today Curt joins us to discuss short and long term survival skills in nature including shelter (year around), water, food, staying hidden or getting found, simple traps, fire starting, and more.  But more importantly, he explains how critical community is in emergency situations.

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Episode-926- Alex Leavens on Axe Skills and Tracking

Alex Leavens of Old Fedeal Axe Co.

Alex Leavens of Old Federal Axe Co.

Alex Leavens has a long wilderness and survival background that includes: the Eagle Scout Award, back-country ranger and climbing assistant in the Hoh River Valley, Olympic National Park.

He has also served as a wild land firefighter in three states and as an instructor for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS).  He has studied Aikido for over a decade  and studied extensively under Jon Young, founder of the Wilderness Awareness School (WAS).

Alex has also served as instructor at WAS.  Most recently he produced the DVD: Ax Skills for the Homestead & Wilderness Survival.  He joins us today to discuss the axe and how to maintain it, how to repair it, how to select a quality axe and how to find value buy on old axes.

We also discuss tracking lore, the tails of dangerous game hunters Jim Corbett and Robert Ruark and what many predatory animal’s abilities can teach us about tracking as a skill.

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Episode-793- Zak Baker on Wilderness Survival, Survival Myths and Urban Reality

Zak Baker of BeFoundAlive.com

Zak Baker of BeFoundAlive.com

Zak Baker, founded BeFoundAlive.com in 2003, out of an insatiable love of the great outdoors, primitive cultures and self reliance. This love was kindled at an early age by his Grandparents, who were themselves a product of the Great Depression.

Zak would spend year upon year learning about local natives, searching for arrowheads and seeking out wild edibles, more importantly, he learned self reliance, integrity and a love of solitude from his Grandfather. This “dirt-time” set the course for a lifetime of learning and exploration.

Out of this experience BeFoundAlive.com was born, an instructional and consulting firm for Government personnel, educators, students, hunters, backpackers, executives, outdoor leaders, and others interested in mastering the skills of survival and self reliance.

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Episode-570- Sam Coffman from TheHumanPath.com

Today we are joined by former special forces solider and wilderness survival trainer Sam Coffman of TheHumanPath.com to discuss survival training, permaculture, rebuilding after collapse and more.

The Human Path is an ecology-based, wilderness-survival and wilderness-living school offering a huge variety of outdoor, bushcraft classes (outdoor fitness, wilderness and primitive living skills, wilderness medicine, herbology, self defense, teamwork and leadership, primitive engineering, permaculture certification, aquaponics, green building and much more) in both the San Antonio and Austin areas of Texas.

Join Me Today as we Discuss…

  • What is “The Human Path” what was the inspiration for the name
  • How is The Human Path Different from other survival training
  • How do wilderness survival and primitive skills translate to the urban environment
  • Why does The Human Path focus beyond breakdown to the rebuilding process
  • What role does permaculture play for surviving in the modern age
  • Thoughts on herbology as sources of both food and medicine
  • Functional fitness as part of survival training

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Episode-562- Dave Canterbury on Survivability for the Common Man

Today Dave Canterbury joins us to discuss a few of his new projects and the concept of “Survivability for the Common Man”.  Dave of course is best known as the co-star of Dual Survivor on The Discovery Channel and his YouTube channel which to date has received over 6.9 million views to date.  You can also win a first edition of Dave’s new magazine and his book, both autographed, tune in today to find out how.

Join us today as we ask Dave questions like…

  • What exactly is “survivability for the common man”
  • What does the average person need to know for the time they spend off the black top
  • Why does some training fall short
  • What are the five C’s of survivability
  • Why is survival a “calorie game”
  • Why should we carry both modern gear and know primitive skills
  • What is the difference between sure fire and sure flame
  • How can you train in the field with Dave
  • What makes a good wilderness knife or a EDC knife
  • Choosing between a 22 and a shot gun in the bush or at home
  • What is the biggest threat we face as a people today

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-561- Building Your Own Long Term Rations

Last week a listener asked about question about building your own meals for a bug out bag or for back packing etc.  As it was a feed back show I gave the 5 minute answer to the question.  Today we dig deeper, I will give you some methods of creating long term storeable but ready to cook rations to supplement products like Mountain House, etc.  These recipes are more about building bases first and then customizing them to taste.

Join me today to learn…

  • Why create your own rations
    • You know what goes in them
    • Utilize your gardens production
    • Easily scale them up and down (home and away)
    • Save money
    • One day it may be the only choice
  • Recipes
    • The vegetable soup base
    • The chili base
    • The potato/chowder base
  • Tips and Tricks
    • Why you should carry rice/beans separately
    • Dehydrated beans and lentils are your friends
    • Small packets for seasonings and certain items
    • Vac sealers are great but not the only choice
  • Getting meat into the picture
    • Hunt/Trap
    • Canned Meats
    • Dehydrated Meats (biltong and jerkey)
    • Freeze Dried (repackaged)
    • TVP – When all else fails
  • Fruits and Nuts and other Stuffs
    • Dried berries, raisins etc. add flavor sweetness
    • Flour is versatile and lasts a long time vac sealed
    • Sardines and other canned fish (shrimp/clam chowder)
    • Pastas – (think mini and cut spaghetti)

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-403- Listener Feedback 3-22-10

Well it is Monday and time to air your questions, comments and concerns.  Today we discuss subjects like second hand shotgun maintenance, self watering air conditioner gardens, the ass clowns ramming a health care bill down our throats and more.

Tune in today to hear…

  • What does the new health care bill news mean, what can be done
  • What can you do to remove surface rust from a second hand shotgun
  • What is better a compost bin, worm composting or something else
  • California won’t put solar panels in a natural desert but they will put them in a man made desert
  • What can you plant in a tight space around an air conditioner
  • Thoughts on a permaculture irrigation system
  • Thoughts on city compost projects and using their product
  • Is learning “wilderness skills” useful to the urban survivalist

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Episode-307- An interview with David Wendell

David Wendell of Bushcraft on Fire joins us today, so while I am at my BOL today you guys still get a show.  I met Dave at Dirttime09 and we struck up a friendship so I asked him to appear on TSP.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Why bushcraft skills are important and how they build confidence
  • The close link between “urban prepping” and primitive skills
  • Why Dave is so passionate about sharing his knowledge
  • Thoughts on being a vegetarian and getting adequate protein
  • How gardening, permaculture and attracting wildlife to your property don’t just provide you food but an education as well
  • Why people are communal and will always from communities and societies
  • How you can learn more about plants in your area and find edibles anywhere
  • The joy of rural living and leaving the city behind
  • Why debt has no place in the life of a survivalist
  • Why people need to be prepared and should learn many of the once common skills we have lost
  • Thoughts on bugging in vs. bugging out there is a right answer

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Episode-294- An Interview With Ron Hood

Today the legendary Ron Hood joins us on TSP to wrap up a week of discussing the application of primative skills in urban environments during emergencies and other situations.

Ron Developed his early wilderness interests as a member of the Military Intelligence  Community while in the Army Security Agency (ASA). After training, Ron spent a year  in the Middle East and nearly 18 months in Vietnam. Since the military Ron  taught accredited classes in Wilderness Skills at two Universities for over 20  years, authored numerous articles for National magazines, published a Guidebook to  the Sierra as well as appearing on many TV and Radio Programs. Ron spends much  of his time  learning, practicing and studying wilderness and survival skills  with native populations around the world.

Ron has organized and led month long expeditions to the Andean Cordillera of Chile in search of ancient Inca sites, as well as two long term expeditions to reach, research and film the isolated Chapra/Candoshi tribes of Peru. You can learn more about the Peruvian expeditions in our Woodsmaster video series. Ron was also the Team Captain of “Team Johnny G” during the hyper endurance “Race Across America” (RAAM).

Ron has been featured in dozens of TV programs including special 30 minute programs with Backpacker Magazines “Anyplace Wild”, Myth Busters, Ultimate Survival, Nickelodeon and Japanese Televisions NHK network as well as many others. Ron is also writes a survival column for SWAT magazine.

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Episode-291- An Interview with Dave Canterbury

Today we have Dave Canterbury on The Survival Podcast.  Dave is most widely known for his amazing videos on YouTube where he has about 250 videos posted.  Watching his youtube videos is like getting a college degree is like getting a college degree in bush craft with both primitive and modern methods.   In fact he will soon be appearing in series on The Discovery Channel about wilderness survival thanks to all his hard work.

Dave is also the owner of Wilderness Outfitters Archery and “The Pathfinder School”  He is an amazing resource and has worked tirelessly to help people learn to reconnect with their roots by spending quality time in the wilderness.

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