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Nature Reliance Podcast

Welcome to the Nature Reliance Podcast, the ultimate audio destination for outdoor enthusiasts, survivalists, and nature lovers. Each episode delves into the heart of wilderness living and survival skills, guided by experts in the field. Join us as we explore a myriad of topics ranging from bushcraft and land navigation to wildlife tracking and naturalist studies. Our podcast not only educates but also inspires, empowering listeners to deepen their connection with the natural world. Whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or just starting your journey into the wilderness, the Nature Reliance Podcast offers invaluable insights, tips, and tales to enhance your outdoor experiences. Tune in to become a part of a community that reveres nature and thrives on adventure."Join the NRS Online Membership here:  https://bit.ly/41zxMAvPick up your great products from our monthly supporter, Firemaple!:    https://shrsl.com/4b21i

Tracks

How to Avoid Ticks
Check out Brian Anderson and pick up some repellant at his site,  The Tick Terminator:https://www.lymetickbughub.com/ Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
59:56 4/17/24
George Rogers Clark, Leader of the Long Knives
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41:16 3/13/24
Simon Kenton Frontier Scout with Dr. Mel Hankla
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83:07 3/13/24
Emergency Medical Services Insight for Disaster Readiness
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37:33 3/12/24
Ham Radio Insight For Disaster Readiness
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67:59 3/12/24
#121 SOBERING Grid Down Disaster Readiness Interview
Craig interviews Mr. Stephen Volandt with Resilient Projects Incorporated.  Stephen is an incredible wealth of information on many topics related to disaster readiness.  He has been significantly involved in helping others prepare for long-term "Black Sky" (aka Grid Down) events.  He was part of a team that wrote Powering Through "From Fragile Infrastructures To Community Resilience you can find that book at this link.As I said in the intro, please don't let this information just put you in fear. This is one of many interviews, videos and downloadable documents you can find in the Vital Survival Course in the NRS Membership:  https://naturereliance.kartra.com/page/nrs-membership-01Stephen recommended you watch Grid Down, and Power Up to get a clear picture of our electrical grid system, its limitations, and a black sky event.  You can access that movie here:  https://griddownpowerup.com/ Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
41:28 5/6/23
#120 Building a Resilient Team with Doc K, Special Forces Soldier
In this interview Craig talks to Shane Kerwin aka Doc K. Shane is the Founder and Lead Instructor of Personal Survival Solutions, LLC.  Shane lays out his extensive and impressive background first, which sets the stage for the rest of the discussion.  Special Forces soldiers are the best in the world at gathering human and other resources and making working teams from what is gathered.  This is an excellent skill for any organization, especially for families related to disaster readiness and resiliency. Please check out Shane's website at:  https://www.personalsurvivalsolutions.com/Consider him for any class you find useful to you and yours.  He is an excellent instructor and communicates to class participants on all levels.  Here are some questions from the interview.  What lesson from your military background helps you the most in daily life?I have heard you use the term "protective preparedness", what does that mean and how do you help people with it? Is that the same as building an individual "protective system?" When you surround yourself with good people what does that look like for you?What sort of roles do you think each family, or group unit should have?  (Medic, Security, Communications, etc?)What are the critical aspects of teaching other people skills?  (any skills)What are the critical aspects to communicating effectively?  (I always hold you SF guys in high regard with this, and love hearing your take on this)What are your goals for PSS moving forward? Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
61:59 5/6/23
#119 Lineage, Teachers and Their Importance in Outdoor Education
This is our first podcast in a departure from where we have been thus far.  No editing, raw.  This first one Craig details his thoughts on the importance of remembering your teachers and mentors.  He then discusses the men and women who trained him throughout his life.  There are some surprises here that you might not expect.  Train with us online, from anywhere in the world:https://naturereliance.kartra.com/page/nrs-membership-01Train with us in person, we have classes in our homebase of Kentucky and regularly travel to teach as well:https://naturereliance.org/collections/in-person-classes Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
48:14 1/12/23
#118 Mindset and Mental Health Development for Daily Survival
In this podcast, Craig interviews Mr. Clark Pelphrey who has spent a career serving as a first responder, currently working as a mental health nurse.  Clark shares invaluable information on how we can better take care of ourselves, how we can notice warning signs with friends and family, what role nature plays in mental health, and a lot more great information to help us all develop a great mindset.   Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
53:26 11/16/22
#117 Where did the word Appalachia come from? Apalachee Indians is the answer
Listen in on this podcast as Craig shares more knowledge gained from a recent road trip.  Craig traveled to Georgia Bushcraft to teach, and came across the Oconee River, studying that name and its origin, led him to learn about the little-known Appalachee Indians.  Their story is one worth learning from.  https://www.georgiabushcraft.com/https://marinelab.fsu.edu/marine-ops/apalachee/history-of-the-apalachee-tribe/https://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/apalach/apalach1.htmhttps://thehistoryjunkie.com/apalachee-tribe-facts-and-history/=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
24:36 10/24/22
#116 Challenges for Search and Rescue Teams during the Eastern KY Floods of 2022
Today's episode details the events of a 1,000-year flood that hit Eastern Kentucky in July 2022.  One of the first responding teams to the area was the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Swift Water Boat Team.  Our guests John May and Jim Cuppy detail the events of that early morning and the days to follow.  Follow the Wolfe County Search and Rescue team.To help in the recovery from the flood in Eastern Kentucky please visit this website.=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
87:06 10/11/22
#115 Five Incredible Wildlife Interactions
In this podcast, Craig discusses some incredible wildlife interactions he has experienced over his decades-long love affair with the outdoors. =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
27:51 9/26/22
#114 Survival Instructors Discuss a Stressful Class
In this podcast NRS instructors Craig Caudill, Dave Robinson, and Sam Buhlig discuss a recent Level 1 survival class.  They each discuss a great learning point from those in attendance as it relates to survival and emergency preparedness.  This is the insight that is worth its weight in gold.   Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
39:00 9/9/22
#113 Women in the Wilderness, PNWBushcraft
Heather Saulsbury of PNWBushcraft is our first-ever female guest.  We met Heather and her husband Todd this year after chatting with her a few times on social media.  Not only does she and others make great waxed canvas products, but she also has some great insight about ladies in the outdoors.  We discuss women in the outdoors, how their business got started and where it is now, along with some great ideas for getting more women in the outdoors.  Check out Heather and the crew at the links below.Website:  https://www.pnwbushcraft.com/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pnwbushcraftshop/Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/PnwBushcraftShop=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
34:37 8/30/22
#112 Introduction to Amateur (Ham) Radio
Craig, Sam, and Tracy sit down to discuss the upcoming NRS class "Introduction to Amateur (Ham) Radio" topics.  For more details follow NRS and be sure to look for online classes through Nature Reliance School online membership.  US Amateur  Radio BandsFRS/GMRS Channel/Frequencies/Power=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  info@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
54:45 8/5/22
#111 What does Lineage have to do with Bushcraft and Survival?
We meet up with our friend Joe Flowers from Bushcraft Global to discuss lineage, books, teachers, and depth of training in the field of Bushcraft.  Joe also tells us some great insider info on the Global Bushcraft Symposium.Global Bushcraft Symposium 2022Bushcraft GlobalNature Reliance SchoolThe Lion Tracker's Guide to LifeShelters, Shacks, and ShantiesMind of the RavenDeep SurvivalThe Thermal Warriors:  Strategies of Insect Survival=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
69:00 7/5/22
#110 John McCann - Survival Resources
Craig speaks with John McCann from Survival Resources.  John has been, among other things,  a Marine DI and started and ran several businesses including counter intel.  Today he runs Survival Resources which specializes in quality products to ensure you are prepared for an emergency situation, whether it is the outdoors or at home. They specialize in components for your survival Kits, Bug-Out bags, Evacuation kits, and all your Bushcraft, Camping, Hiking, and Outdoor needs, as well as Emergency Preparedness.   Check them out. =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message at: podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereSubscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
63:30 6/21/22
#109 Coyotes - What I Learned Surprised Me.
Myth vs Fact related to coyotes.  In this podcast, Tracy and Craig discuss some research Tracy has been reading up on related to coyotes.  There are so many things that surprised both of them about the findings.  We are sure you will be surprised too. =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereSubscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupOCheck Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
68:10 6/6/22
#108 Mental Fortitude and Grit with Army Ranger Ryan Tibben
Ryan Tibben, the Founder and CEO of Alert Plan Training Systems LLC, has dedicated over 19 years to the profession of arms and the study of small unit tactics.  Ryan spent 9 years in a Long Range Surveillance Unit assigned to a 6-man team.  He started as a Scout Observer and worked his way to a Team Leader.   During this period, he successfully completed the U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC), a program focused on the mastery of reconnaissance fundamentals and the inherent dismounted/mounted small unit tactics.  Additionally, Ryan went on to attend and graduate from the U.S. Army Ranger School.  Transitioning to light infantry, he used the skills he learned in training during 3 tours in Afghanistan with leadership experiences including Squad Leader of an infantry squad and Assistant Team Leader in a non-standard 4-man element.  Ryan went on to serve as a U.S. Army Ranger Instructor, teaching over 2,000 soldiers the art of small unit tactics. =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
35:38 4/9/22
#107 Firearms Instructor Matt Underwood
Matt Underwood has worked as a public school history teacher, as a security agent for a nuclear power plant operation, and is now the Training Coordinator for Rochester Personal Defense of New York.  In this podcast, we look at the connection between history and personal defense, Matt's personal and training philosophy, and have a couple of laughs discussing his experience training with Nature Reliance School.  Matt is a forever-student, which makes him a great teacher and mentor. We are glad he joined us for this show.  Matt's Bio:  https://safeinrochester.com/team/matt-underwood/Rochester Personal Defense:  https://safeinrochester.com/=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
49:08 3/18/22
#106 US Marine to Fieldcraft Farmer, Fantastic Story
 If you like a good story that starts out rough and points towards success this is it.  We begin with Jon Turner and his service as a US Marine and land on his family farm in Vermont several years later.  Helping kids learn how to handle single-digit cold and love it, utilizing and teaching others how to take plants and animals from field to fork, and demonstrates how one good Marine and others like him, can transition from military life and the rigors that go with it to life outside of the setting. I must say, it still looks a lot like service to me.  Jon's Farm Page:   http://www.wildrootsfarmvermont.com/Heroes and Horses website:   https://www.heroesandhorses.org/The 22 Peaks Challenge Jon mentioned:  https://diem.life/wildrootscommunityfarm/22-peaks-challenge/1127/67774Instagram:  @Wildrootscommunityfarm  and @the_fieldcraft_farmer @22peakschallenge=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereSubscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupOCheck Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
53:57 3/3/22
#105 Interview with Casey Deming of Georgia Bushcraft
Georgia Bushcraft is a  company focused on providing a venue for learning and inspiring wilderness and survival education. We host several classes and campouts throughout the year.  They also offer several great products on their online store.  In this podcast Craig and Casey Deming discuss the business of bushcraft and how serving others is a business model worth investing time and energy into.  Check out Georgia Bushcraft class offerings and store items at this link:  https://www.georgiabushcraft.com/=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereSubscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupOCheck Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
54:19 2/22/22
#104 Self-Defense is Self-Reliance - Part 4 (Gear)
This 4 part series offers some help to those interested in getting started in self-defense.  He follows the model, familiar to NRS regulars, of Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear.  Suffice it to say, as the title implies, that self-defense is self-reliance get yourself some training somewhere.  Craig shares his experiences on what to look for to make sure it is good including what martial arts to avoid.   Get in on this class.  Craig rarely teaches self-defense-type coursework to civilians anymore.  You don't want to miss it.  https://naturereliance.org/products/the-fight=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
17:37 2/8/22
#103 Western Hunting and Hill People Gear
Many in the NRS community are fans of the Hill People Gear brand packs, kit bags, and more.  In this podcast, Craig interviews Casey Gorsett, brand ambassador, and Kevin McDowell, director of marketing for HPG.  We specifically wanted these guys on to discuss big game hunting in the Rocky Mountains and they did that very well.  Casey is a well-experienced hunter and Kevin is new to hunting so this offered a wonderful opportunity to get their perspectives on the ins and outs of hunting out there which is very different than what we experience in the Eastern Woodlands.  We talk about the terrain, weather, gear, and packing those big critters out.  We certainly did not ignore our common use of HPG gear and how that benefits them in this type of hunting and backcountry travel. Hill People Gear Hill People Gear Forum =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
56:19 2/3/22
#102 Self-Defense is Self-Reliance - Part 3 (Tactics)
This 4 part series offers some help to those interested in getting started in self-defense.  He follows the model, familiar to NRS regulars, of Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear.  Suffice it to say, as the title implies, that self-defense is self-reliance get yourself some training somewhere.  Craig shares his experiences on what to look for to make sure it is good including what martial arts to avoid.   Links to be added:  Get in on this class.  Craig rarely teaches self-defense-type coursework to civilians anymore.  You don't want to miss it.  https://naturereliance.org/products/the-fightLet us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes hereSubscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupOCheck Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
15:11 1/31/22
#101 Wazoo
What is a Wazoo and what does it mean?  Join Craig as he interviews the founders of Wazoo Survival.  We will find out more about the name, the products they offer, and their incredibly unique backgrounds (one of them was a rocket scientist, sort of) that brought them together.   Great story of determination and work that goes into American business success.Wazoo https://wazoosurvivalgear.com/=====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
65:28 1/20/22
#100 Self-Defense is Self-Reliance - Part 2 (Skills)
This 4 part series offers some help to those interested in getting started in self-defense.  He follows the model, familiar to NRS regulars, of Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear.  Suffice it to say, as the title implies, that self-defense is self-reliance get yourself some training somewhere.  Craig shares his experiences on what to look for to make sure it is good including what martial arts to avoid.   Get in on this class.  Craig rarely teaches self-defense-type coursework to civilians anymore.  You don't want to miss it.  https://naturereliance.org/products/the-fightLet us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
16:28 1/17/22
#99 Herbalist and Chemist Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen Ph.D Interview
Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is an absolute wealth of information on edible and medicinal plants.  He is not just a casual part-time plants guy, he is living breathing edible and medicinal plants PhD.  His research and formulations are at the heart of Medicine Man Plant Co that taps back into the most ancient of cultures and brings the wealth of information in ethnobotany to us in the modern world.  He and his partners have developed a fantastic website that includes the supplements they sell, in-depth research findings on each,  as well as online and in-person classes they offer and more.  Click on the link below to check out his website.Marks website:  https://medicinemanplantco.com/Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
52:17 1/13/22
#98: Self-Defense is Self-Reliance - Part 1 (Mindset)
This 4 part series offers some help to those interested in getting started in self-defense.  He follows the model, familiar to NRS regulars, of Mindset, Skills, Tactics, and Gear.  Suffice it to say, as the title implies, that self-defense is self-reliance get yourself some training somewhere.  Craig shares his experiences on what to look for to make sure it is good including what martial arts to avoid.  Get in on this class.  Craig rarely teaches self-defense-type coursework to civilians anymore.  You don't want to miss it.     https://naturereliance.org/products/the-fightLet us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
14:54 1/10/22
#97 Disaster Preparedness and Survival Author and Instructor Jim Cobb Interview.
 Jim Cobb is one of the most well-respected and even-tempered individuals in the Disaster Readiness/Survival Community.  He is editor-in-chief of two incredibly popular magazines in this space, author of several books, and has been a great mentor and friend to Craig.  He and Craig discuss disaster planning and readiness, writing on the topics, his latest project coming out soon, and much, much more.  Jim's Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/jim.cobb.739Real World Prepping Facebook Group (Jim is Admin):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2995700737221935Jim's Amazon Author Page:  https://amzn.to/3FKwxTePrepper Survival Guide Magazine:  https://ezsubscription.com/psg/subscribeBackwoods Survival Guide Magazine:  https://ezsubscription.com/bsg/subscribeBooks Jim Recommends in Podcast:A Solitude of Wolverines:  https://amzn.to/3qA478tThe Lost Level (Book 1):  https://amzn.to/3qA478tThe Rule of Three (Book 1):  https://amzn.to/32GtOfhThe Unthinkable:  Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why:  https://amzn.to/3Hi9srt =====Let us know what you think by sending us a message:  podcast@naturereliance.org  =====Follow us at www.naturereliance.org =====Support:Shop our affiliation companies by obtaining discount codes here Subscribe to our newsletter for Giveaways, HUGE discounts, and newsletter-only content here:  https://bit.ly/3t8rupO Check Out Our Gear For Sale ===== Thanks for listening! Follow us at Nature Reliance School.
61:48 1/6/22

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