Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast

The Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast is a Monthly Podcast created to help explain Outdoor Survival, as well as highlighting some of the real challenges we face learning, practicing, and teaching in the Canadian Wilderness. Each seasons will be a mixture of overview episodes, specific skill based podcasts, and interviews with Survival Instructors and experts in various aspects of Outdoor Survival & Outdoor Education in Canada.
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Apr 12, 2017

In Episode #16 I Interview Survival & Bushcraft Instructor Kelly Harlton and we Discuss Survival Skill Development & the 4th Skill. This Episode has a focus on understanding why we need to learn to Think Outside the Box, be Adaptable, to Improvise and to Live Without.

Mar 13, 2017

In Episode #15 we discuss Survival without the Misery and we look at how we can live comfortably without being miserable when stranded in the Northern Forests or Mountains of Canada with a little preparation and planning and a few well-chosen Critical Survival Items.

Feb 13, 2017

In Episode #14 we discuss Prepping for Survival and we look at why and how we should prepare for all types of Survival Situations, both short and long term and look at some of the implications of not properly preparing and/or not understanding the value of family, community, technology, and real skills needed in that community for your long-term survival.

Jan 23, 2017

In Episode #13 we discuss Dressing to Survive and we look at outdoor clothing technology and why and how we should Dress to Survive when we are stranded in the Canadian Wilderness.

Dec 12, 2016

In Episode #12 we continue the discussion on Firecraft: The Art & Science of Fire Lighting and look at how we get a survival fire going and keep it going when stranded in the Canadian Wilderness. This is the second part of a two part Episode that started in Episode #11.

Nov 18, 2016

In Episode #11 we discuss Firecraft: The Art & Science of Fire Lighting and look at the why fire lighting is so important to our Survival and Comfort when stranded in the Canadian Wilderness. This is a 2 part Episode and finishes in Episode #12.

Oct 17, 2016

In Episode #10 we discuss What do I Need to Know about Building a Survival Shelter and look at the best survival shelters we can build and when, how or if to build a Shelter when stranded in the Canadian Wilderness.

Sep 8, 2016

In Episode #9 we discuss the Dangers of Believing Survival Myths and look at 6 Survival Myths that can get us killed or cause additional suffering when we are stranded in the Canadian Wilderness.

Aug 9, 2016

In Episode #8 we discuss the Building the Will to Live, the Psychology of Survival. Your survival mindset is certainly one of the most complicated and critical factors in most survival situations and it is often ignored. We discuss how to build up a positive mindset and what factors may be involved in the psychology of living through a survival situation.

Jul 11, 2016

In Episode #7 we discuss the True Costs of Getting Lost; including both direct and indirect costs of rescue, vs. search & rescue, vs. false rescue vs. being prepared and have a proper recover plan and the clothing, gear, and knowledge to survival being stranded in the Canadian Wilderness.

Jun 6, 2016

In Episode #6 we discuss why we need to practice wilderness navigation skills, avoid being complacent, lazy or carefree when it comes to wilderness training, continual hands-on practice in the wilderness, and carrying at least the 3 Critical Navigation Tools.

May 4, 2016

In Episode #5 we discussed what the Future of Survival Training in Outdoor Education is, what unrealistic or dangerous expectations we put on this training, and what path we should travel in future to ensure the teaching of proper survival training in outdoor education.

Apr 1, 2016

In Episode 4 we discuss the challenges of spring survival in the Canadian Wilderness. We look at the techniques required to survive in this transition period along with what equipment and clothing we should carry to survive comfortably in the Canadian Wilderness in spring, whether stranded or just camping out.

Mar 5, 2016

In Episode #3 I Interview Dr. Marius Steyl and we discuss the Differences between Survival Training in Canada vs. Elsewhere. This Episode has a special focus on the scientific aspects of Teaching Wilderness Survival.

Feb 5, 2016

In Episode 2 we discuss What is a Critical Survival Item? These items are essential to your survival and we talk about which critical survival items you should take into the wilderness.


Jan 10, 2016

In Episode 1 we discuss What Skill Set Does Outdoor Survival Entail in Canada? This includes the 5 Core Skills and talking about Secondary & Tertiary Skills and which ones are important to learn.