Nature Reliance Podcast

Nature Reliance Podcast

Cutting through the noise - one episode at a time. Nature Reliance School was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping people feel safer and have a more enjoyable time outside. Sometimes that looks like an edible plants course, other times a man tracking course for the military. Our podcast is no different. We will cover many topics, with the end-goal being to educate, excite, or enrich your time in the great outdoors. Let us know what you think of our podcast at podcast@naturereliance.org.

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August 5, 2022 52 min

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 Bands
FRS/GMRS Channel/Frequencies/Power

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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 2022

Bushcraft Global
Nature Reliance School

The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
Mind of the Raven
Deep Survival
The Thermal Warriors:  Strategies of Insect Su...

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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 Bus...

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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. 



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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 ...

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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 foreve...

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 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 militar...

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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.  

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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.   

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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...

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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.   

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January 20, 2022 63 min

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/

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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.  

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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 devel...

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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.  

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 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.  

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Craig takes a much-needed right turn towards Urban Survival in this podcast.  With natural and man-made disasters happening quite frequently, there are varied needs for those in large cities.  Mr. Tony Torre is uniquely positioned to discuss these issues.  Living through several disasters in Florida, and teaching Urban Survival, gives him some insight to help those with this topic.

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ESEE Knives and Randall Adventure Training are synonymous with serious blades and training.  Craig was pleased to sit down and talk to Marketing Director/Utility Player, Mr. Shane Adams.  Shane is uniquely positioned to talk about the victories and challenges of working with this crew.  He has an intellectual intensity that is rivaled only by his love-of-the-outdoors grit.  He shares their thoughts on how they help people be comfor...

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December 16, 2021 25 min

Craig has been fortunate to train a significant number of first responders on the federal, state, and local levels.  Considering the recent tornado event that happened in Kentucky, he shares 7 simple, yet critical things we can do before the next event happens.

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Craig sat down with Mr. Joe Lacefield, Regional Wildlife Biologist, for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss science and myth surrounding several species of wildlife.  Lots to take in but in summary, we talked about grouse population, deer rut activity  (several surprises here), wild turkey and elk restoration, and...you better believe we asked him about mountain lions.

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