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February 25, 2021 10 min

In this podcast, Craig walks us through his top 10 list of ways to utilize an ordinary trash bag for survival, camping, hiking, and backcountry use.  Some are obvious ones you have not thought of, others will surprise you.  Listen in!

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We love history!   This episode has Tracy sharing an article from years past that describes a family's migration into the wilderness of the 1800s.  And specifically, one boy who overcame the struggles and conditions to reach greatness.

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Craig received some inspiration on the American Flag while teaching in South Carolina recently.  He decided to share the story of it, some flag etiquette, and some interesting stories from history as well.

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In this podcast, Craig covers three important historical tidbits and adds in his own experiences with these people and places of Kentucky history.

Tidbit 1:  A most accurate description, written like only old writers can do, of the great Ohio River. 
Tidbit 2:  A journal entry from Colonel Richard Henderson describes a very specific place on the frontier that held great importance.
Tidbit 3:  Three frontiersmen who were of different...

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In this podcast, NRS Director and Naturalist Craig Caudill breaks down some common misconceptions about natural navigation (i.e. moss does NOT always grow on the north side of trees).  He then takes a look at three things that can point you in the right direction sans compass. 


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In this podcast, Craig explores the idea of being TOUGH.  He shares some valuable insight from his latest read by author Greg Everett and applies the knowledge to survival and daily life.

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Listen in on this great interview with Eric Comley, Extension Agent for 4H Youth Development Garrad County Kentucky.  Eric is a Kentucky Master Naturalist and has a educational, entertaining and insightful Youtube channel (link below).  In this interview Craig chats with Eric and asked the following questions.  Some of these prove to be hilarious.


  • Tell us about your background and what put you into the work you do now for Garrad 4H
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    In this podcast, NRS Director Craig Caudill talks about some of the successes and failures of leadership that he has both witnessed and implemented at NRS.  The focus is upon utilizing the subjective idea of humility as a measuring stick for proper leadership.  He lays out three aspects of humility and then lays out several key ways to recognize it and measure it.

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    There is a significant and important distinction between a person that obtains skills and one who retains them.  Take it a step further and you get into the territory of skills that are retained and then utilized under stress.  In this podcast, Craig looks at the landscape of outdoor skills obtainment, what it looks like, and how to navigate where you need to be so that you can retain skills for your use. 

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    December 17, 2020 68 min

    I'm your host, Tracy Trimble.   Now, I’m a firm believer that if you do something with risk and haven’t had an accident then you just haven’t been doing it long enough, because accidents will happen.  It is like an undefeated boxer.  An undefeated boxer is just an individual that hasn’t fought long enough.  Defeat is bound to happen and an accident is bound to occur.  Such an accident hit our search and rescue team back in 2019...

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    All survival schools and instructors 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 part 2 of his methods to start bulletproofing your mind for survival and disaster readiness.

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    December 4, 2020 21 min

    In this podcast, Craig myth bust some commonly held beliefs about the shadow stick method as well as discusses some easy to use navigation methods using the sun.

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    November 29, 2020 47 min

    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 inf...

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    November 23, 2020 28 min

    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.
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    November 13, 2020 25 min

    Join Craig as he shares some crazy stories of his experiences with bobcats and a bunch of interesting bobcat facts.

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    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.

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    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.



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    October 16, 2020 31 min

    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.

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    Essential Wilderness Navigation

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    October 7, 2020 22 min

    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.  



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    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...

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