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Today's topic is mountaineering.  Tracy Trimble interviews and discusses with Mark Ryan the outdoor activity of mountaineering or as some might call it mountain climbing.  He has summitted Mount Rainier many times as well as a single summit of Denali - the highest peak in North America.  Mark is the training officer for the Wolfe County Search and Rescue team located in Central Kentucky and brings a wealth of experience and information with him. Be sure and check out the pictures at Nature Reliance School=====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For Sale=====NRS Online Course:  Ultimate Knot Course
In this podcast, Craig details some insight into why Facebook is a terrible platform and why NRS is migrating to other options.  We will continue to be on Facebook until we no longer can be.  Which appears to be coming soon.=====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For Sale=====Nature Reliance School Online Learning CoursesNRS Courses·        Ultimate Knot Course·        Foraging For Fun, Eating Weeds·        Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear – Survival Fundamentals·        14 Day Quarantine Skills Summit·        Edible and Medicinal Trees – Winter Season·        Introduction to the Study of Edible and Medicinal Plants=====
Join Craig as he shares some crazy stories of his experiences with bobcats and a bunch of interesting bobcat facts.  =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For Sale=====Nature Reliance School Online Learning CoursesNRS Courses·        Foraging For Fun, Eating Weeds·        Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear – Survival Fundamentals·        14 Day Quarantine Skills Summit·        Edible and Medicinal Trees – Winter Season·        Introduction to the Study of Edible and Medicinal Plants=====
All survival schools and instructor say it is important, why does no one teach how to do it.  In this podcast noted author and professional survival instructor Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School shares his introductory methods to start bulletproofing your mind for survival and disaster readiness.Nature Reliance School=====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For Sale=====Mentioned In The PodcastShamanese (The Long Knife) built by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives=====
In this podcast, author and professional survival instructor Craig Caudill discusses 7 things that most people miss when training in survival methods.  He breaks it down in only the way Craig can in simple, yet insightful understandings and gives you ways YOU can start increasing your skills immediately.Quick TIp - What is your secret to keeping your gear dry in heavy rain?  https://amzn.to/34yyRwC-Understanding the three primary systems of the brain and why they are important.-One of the most overlooked skills needed for outdoor safety and enjoyment.-The second most overlooked skill needed for safety in the outdoors.-Why communication skills is an overlooked skill that has often led to many deaths in the outdoors.-How ham radio skills can be used to save lives.-The thing that Craig sees as maddening about Tier 1 gear pocket dumps.-How to setup tiers 2-4 and why it is important.  Questions from our supporters and followersFrom Brent M - What is the secret to keeping your knife sharp?  Craig gives a surprising answer.=====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes and links hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For Sale=====Timestamp0:11 Welcome0:26 Sponsors0:54 Podcast Summary1:29 Craig - Intro and News4:00 Quick Tip7:12 Podcast Begins9:11 Mindset: Three Primary Systems of the Brain16:50 Skills17:33 Skills: Land Navigation17:49 Skills: Orienting Your Map20:24 Skills: Map Scale22:32 Skills: First Aid - Trauma24:26 Tactics24:43 Tactics: Work With Others26:40 Tactics: Ham Radio28:40 Gear29:01 Gear: Groupings29:18 Gear: Tier I30:29 Gear: Tier II31:41 Gear: Tier III32:16 Gear: Tier IV34:52 Summary35:15 Question and Answer37:29 Closing=====Mentioned In The PodcastQuick TIp - What is your secret to keeping your gear dry in heavy rain?  https://amzn.to/34yyRwCBooks - Extreme Wilderness Survival; Ultimate Wilderness Gear; Essential Wilderness Navigation=====Nature Reliance School Online Learning CoursesNRS Courses· Foraging For Fun, Eating Weeds· Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear – Survival Fundamentals· 14 Day Quarantine Skills Summit· Edible and Medicinal Trees – Winter Season· Introduction to the Study of Edible and Medicinal Plants=====
#38 Intro to Hunting

#38 Intro to Hunting

2020-10-1631:52

Hunting provides opportunities like nothing else. Great time afield gathering a 100% organic food source is one of many fantastic benefits.  This podcast introduces ethics, how-to, moon phases, gear, and so...much....more.=====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereJoin Our NewsletterCheck Out Our Gear For SaleEssential Wilderness NavigationUltimate Wilderness Gear=====Timestamp0:45 Introduction1:47 Sponsors2:03 Upcoming Knot Course2:13 Podcast Begins3:01 Mindset/Ethics5:04 Mindset/Safety6:44 Mindset/Stewardship/Conservation8:16 Skills9:00 skills/Terrain10:18 Skills/Tree/Plant ID11:58 Skills/Noise16:15 Tactics16:40 Tactics/Weather & Moon Phases20:08 Tactics / Processing the Animal22:05 Gear22:26 Gear/Fred Bear 23:20 Gear/Knife24:48 Gear/Guns24:12 Gear/Camo27:48 Gear/Scent Cover29:44 Follow up!=====Other Podcast Episode You Might Like1. Six Habits of Trackers, That Can Help Everyone Including YOU!2. Knife Safety Tips3. Epic failure in gardening - but we have to start somewhere.=====Nature Reliance School Online Learning CoursesNRS Courses· Foraging For Fun, Eating Weeds· Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear – Survival Fundamentals· 14 Day Quarantine Skills Summit· Edible and Medicinal Trees – Winter Season· Introduction to the Study of Edible and Medicinal Plants=====
In this podcast, Nature Reliance Director Craig Caudill takes a look at his top 10 essential gear.  We get asked all the time "what's in your pack" and "what should be our basic load" so this episode answers these basic questions and will serve you well in getting started packing for your outdoor activities.  
With the popularity of using smartphones as the primary navigation device while in the wilderness, extending the battery life is critical.  Tracy Trimble, an assistant instructor with Nature Reliance School, and co-author of Essential Wilderness Navigation discuss ten ways of doing just that.  Having served several years on a local search and rescue team it is apparent that the general hiking public doesn't protect the phone's battery life.  Following these ten options will greatly increase a normal operating modern-day smartphone.    Thanks for listening, and please consider supporting our work here by utilizing one of these discount codes for us at our affiliates:  https://naturereliance.org/blogs/blog/nrs-discount-codesJump into one of our SUPER inexpensive Livestream classes (usually done on zoom).  We cover quite a range of topics that you can join in on right from home:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-live-workshopsConsider a monthly direct support of our podcasts hereEssential Wilderness Navigation: A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods With or Without A Map, Compass, or GPSCheck out other popular episodes:Campfire Chat: Can you track a ghost from a graveyard?My LOVE/HATE relationship with Leave No Trace ethicsOops! - Common Mistakes (Part 1 of 3): Before you Hit the Trail
In this podcast Nature Reliance Director Craig Caudill takes a critical look at "bushcrafting" and what he feels most schools are missing.  He discussed how to be both a steward of natural resources and at the same time remove live species during training.   This is a combination that is often missing in most survival and bushcraft schools that Nature Reliance School is uniquely qualified to be different from the "rest of the pack".Thanks for listening, and please consider supporting our work here by utilizing one of these discount codes for us at our affiliates:  https://naturereliance.org/blogs/blog/nrs-discount-codesJump into one of our SUPER inexpensive Livestream classes (usually done on zoom).  We cover quite a range of topics that you can join in on right from home:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-live-workshopsCheck out other popular episodes:Six Habits of Trackers, That Can Help Everyone Including YOULearn How a Ham Radio Might Save Your LifeMy LOVE/HATE relationship with Leave No Trace ethics
#34 Knife Safety Tips

#34 Knife Safety Tips

2020-09-1415:19

Simple but it is SO important.  After a very experienced woodsman cut himself in a recent class, Craig put this podcast out there to jog everyone's memory on the TWO most dangerous parts of a knife.  He also shares his personal and group methods for maintaining safety when using sharp and pointy things around others.Thanks for listening, and please consider supporting our work here by utilizing one of these discount codes for us at our affiliates:  https://naturereliance.org/blogs/blog/nrs-discount-codesJump into one of our SUPER inexpensive Livestream classes (usually done on zoom).  We cover quite a range of topics that you can join in on right from home:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-live-workshops
In this podcast, Craig tells a 100% true story of a time in which he encountered.....something....at a wilderness graveyard while out exploring.  Thanks for listening, and please consider supporting our work here by utilizing one of these discount codes for us at our affiliates:  https://naturereliance.org/blogs/blog/nrs-discount-codJump into one of our SUPER inexpensive Livestream classes (usually done on zoom).  We cover quite a range of topics that you can join in on right from home:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-live-workshops
Tracking is a unique scientific method of situational awareness.  The principles, methods, and habits of trackers can be guideposts in many endeavors.  In this podcast, Craig Caudill, the founder and chief instructor for Nature Reliance School, shares six fundamental habits of a good tracker and how they can apply to the daily life of anyone.Check out this blog to discover our ever-growing list of discount codes and affiliate links.For links discussed in this podcast, follow this link to the associated blog post on our website.Check us out at naturereliance.org
Would you consider yourself a tourist in your own neighborhood?  You might be surprised by taking what Craig calls the Tourist Test. Affiliate Discount Codes and Links
From Boo-boos to trauma medicine go into the outdoors with some fundamental first aid supplies.  In this podcast, Craig shares 22 items that he carries with him that can help fix a diverse mix of first aid issues.  The first item to add to your kit is training.  Get fundamental training from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association and then bolster it by adding in Stop the Bleed Training.Craig mentioned the Vital Survival Course.  You can get into it here:  www.naturereliance.org
Nature lovers, hunters, survivalists, and hikers..unite!  In this podcast Master Naturalist and woodsman with a lifetime of experience, Craig Caudill walks us through his top 5 way to connect with nature so you experience lots more going on around you.  Take these recommendations and fit them to your needs.www.naturereliance.org
Craig discusses three short topics:  1) Debunking the myth that moss always grows on the north side of trees and explaining why you can't count on that myth 2) What is hand railing in wilderness navigation 3) Animal observations and how they can help us improve our outdoor time.Support this podcast:  If you like what we are doing here at Nature Reliance Media consider direct support of the program.  You can support the show for as little as $0.99/month.  Two other options are available as well $4.99 and $9.99 per month.Send us a message:  We would love to hear from you.  Have suggestion(s) to improve, subject topics you want us to cover, or to just say hello.  You can always contact us at info@naturereliance.organytime.Get out the book: Essential Wilderness Navigation A Real-World guide to finding your way safely in the woods with or without a map, compass, or GPS.Foraging for Fun: Eating Weeds In this course, Master Naturalist Craig Caudill will guide you in learning how to forage for food and medicine and have a fun time doing it. What we usually call “weeds” are often native plants that are packed with nutrition and great taste. Craig will take you into the woods, backyards, and parks and show you the critical identifying features of numerous plants and some trees. You will be able to find plants nearly anywhere in the Eastern region of the United States. Various plants thrive in one season or another, so Craig is going to add to this course continually as more plants arrive on the scene. Each plant discussed will also include a favorite recipe for its use.Nature Reliance School  Full WebsiteNRS - Online ClassesNRS - LIVE workshops (Zoom)NRS - Gear for saleNRS - Blogs and Podcasts
#26 Dueling Interviews

#26 Dueling Interviews

2020-07-3054:52

The first of many, we hope, video podcasts.  Video podcasts will be placed on our YouTube page while the audio file will be uploaded as a typical podcast.  We hope you will enjoy.  Please let us know what you think.   This initial episode includes Craig and Tracy going back-n-forth asking questions about general topics.  More specific topics will follow.  Book:  What the Robin KnowsGAIA : GPS App, 20% Discount to NRS followersSupport this podcast:  If you like what we are doing here at Nature Reliance Media consider direct support of the program.  You can support the show for as little as $0.99/month.  Two other options are available as well $4.99 and $9.99 per month.Send us a message:  We would love to hear from you.  Have suggestion(s) to improve, subject topics you want us to cover, or to just say hello.  You can always contact us at info@naturereliance.org anytime.https://thegreenberetproject.org/     Through the application of a force multiplication model, a collaborative framework, and evidence based change strategies; the Green Beret Project is empowering kids, cops, and communities to win the fight on the front lines of our inner cities.Foraging for Fun: Eating Weeds In this course, Master Naturalist Craig Caudill will guide you in learning how to forage for food and medicine and have a fun time doing it. What we usually call “weeds” are often native plants that are packed with nutrition and great taste. Craig will take you into the woods, backyards, and parks and show you the critical identifying features of numerous plants and some trees. You will be able to find plants nearly anywhere in the Eastern region of the United States. Various plants thrive in one season or another, so Craig is going to add to this course continually as more plants arrive on the scene. Each plant discussed will also include a favorite recipe for its use.Nature Reliance School  Full WebsiteNRS - Online ClassesNRS - LIVE workshops (Zoom)NRS - Gear for saleNRS - Blogs and PodcastsTake a look at our entire discount codes page.
Craig brings you a great podcast loaded with tons of information.  The basis of the data is based on five things to improve your outdoor experience: 1) Nighttime Sounds  2) Sleep  3) Food  4) The Unknowns  5) Pep Talk.    Craig goes over these as he leads a group of inner city young men on an overnight trip.Support this podcast:  If you like what we are doing here at Nature Reliance Media consider direct support of the program.  You can support the show for as little as $0.99/month.  Two other options are available as well $4.99 and $9.99 per month.  Send us a message:  We would love to hear from you.  Have suggestion(s) to improve, subject topics you want us to cover, or to just say hello.  You can always contact us at info@naturereliance.org anytime.  https://thegreenberetproject.org/     Through the application of a force multiplication model, a collaborative framework, and evidence based change strategies; the Green Beret Project is empowering kids, cops, and communities to win the fight on the front lines of our inner cities.Foraging for Fun: Eating Weeds In this course, Master Naturalist Craig Caudill will guide you in learning how to forage for food and medicine and have a fun time doing it. What we usually call “weeds” are often native plants that are packed with nutrition and great taste. Craig will take you into the woods, backyards, and parks and show you the critical identifying features of numerous plants and some trees. You will be able to find plants nearly anywhere in the Eastern region of the United States. Various plants thrive in one season or another, so Craig is going to add to this course continually as more plants arrive on the scene. Each plant discussed will also include a favorite recipe for its use.Nature Reliance School  Full WebsiteNRS - Online ClassesNRS - LIVE workshops (Zoom)NRS - Gear for saleNRS - Blogs and Podcasts
Craig and Tracy discuss what could be an epic failure in gardening.  Take a walk with Craig as he interviews Tracy about his latest homesteading project around the house.  Tracy is in the process of converting a small section of forest into a possible garden and future greenhouse.  We have a growing list of sponsors and supporters at this link.Join us in one of our hands-on classes:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/classesJoin us in one of our online classes:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-classes
Near-death experiences have a way to change a person.  The story discussed here is one of those experiences.    I came as close to death as I have come in the outdoors on this trip.  We have a growing list of sponsors and supports at this link.Join us in one of our hands-on classes:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/classesJoin us in one of our online classes:  https://naturereliance.org/collections/online-classests here
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Joey Puckett

Excellent blend of Survival Stories, History and Educational Topics; All Outdoors related. Well Done!

Dec 11th
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