Reverie Nature Podcast

Reverie Nature Podcast

Delve into a diverse array of topics, including wilderness survival skills, bushcraft, nature soundscapes, captivating stories of environmental heroes, secrets in animal tracks, and much more. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to enhance their skills or seasoned guides collecting little gems of insight. Donation or subscription: Buy me a coffee Hosted in the heart of a land trust site and hiking trailhead: Blueberry Mountain (cliffLAND)

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July 13, 2024 24 mins

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  • Episode Focus: Intersection of ultralight backpacking and bushcraft
  • Key Topics:
    • Practical ways to lighten your pack
    • "Big four" essentials: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Integration of bushcraft skills to enhance outdoor experience
    • Insights on modern lightweight gear and traditional bushcraft techniques
  • Goal: Inspire and equip listeners for their next adventure
  • Format: Two-part epi...
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  • Episode Focus: Intersection of ultralight backpacking and bushcraft
  • Key Topics:
    • Practical ways to lighten your pack
    • "Big four" essentials: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Integration of bushcraft skills to enhance outdoor experience
    • Insights on modern lightweight gear and traditional bushcraft techniques
  • Goal: Inspire and equip listeners for their next adventure
  • Format: Two-part epi...
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  • John Muir's fascinating experiences with dogs (i.e., Carlo & Stickeen)  in the wild
  • recounted by story-teller Howard Clifford 


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  • John Muir's fascinating experiences with dogs (i.e., Carlo & Stickeen)  in the wild
  • recounted by story-teller Howard Clifford 


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Thank you for tuning in to the Reverie Nature Podcast! Your support keeps our adventures alive. Be certain to subscribe for more captivating episodes exploring the wonders of the natural world. Join us on this journey to embrace nature&a...

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  • We'll be diving into the wonderful world of cattails and teaching you how to craft a cozy, nature-inspired pillow using cattail fluff
  • In future episodes, we'll explore more uses of cattails, from edible parts to various crafts like mats, insulation for coats, and natural fiber cordage. 
  • This versatile plant is a bushcrafter's dream
  • Today’s craft can be enjoyed any time of the year, making it a...
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  • In this episode of the Reverie Nature Podcast, host Chad Clifford highlights sections of his interview of Rick Beaver, a Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe artist and wildlife biologist from the Alderville First Nation Reserve in Central Ontario
  • They discuss the intersection of First Nations' traditional knowledge and modern bushcraft--emphasizing cultural sensitivity
  • Rick shares his experiences with the Canadi...
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  • From providing wood for friction fires and a delicious wild edible drink to serving as natural pipe stems and taps for maple tree tapping, this plant even boasts impressive medicinal properties. 
  • As we unravel the secrets of the Staghorn Sumac, celebrate its beauty, utility, and the ways it enhances our connection to nature. 
  • Remember this is bushcraft, a skill set that invites a deeper knowledge of the woo...
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  • From crafting tools and building shelters, evergreen roots are a versatile resource for any survivalist
  • Very fast to collect on the go
  • Whether you're a seasoned bushcraft enthusiast, outdoors oriented, or just starting out, this episode will equip you with valuable knowledge to uncover how to find and identify the right areas to collect, to prepare and utilize in various scenarios

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In part two of our discussion on outdoor clothing, we explore the various materials used, including cotton, wool, synthetics, and even leather and fur. 

  • While unconventional, leather clothing has its merits, providing comfort, bug protection, and a cozy aroma when exposed to campfire smoke.
  •  In colder climates like the Arctic, traditional materials like caribou fur outperform modern synthetic gear in terms ...
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  • The episode discusses the critical roles of outdoor clothing and the need for functionality to ensure safety and comfort during wilderness endeavors... 
  • The narrative contrasts traditional and modern clothing choices through personal anecdotes, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each. 
  • Layering is emphasized as a practical approach to regulating body temperature and adapting to varying activit...
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Join host Chad Clifford on a captivating journey through the intricate melodies and profound inspirations behind the theme song of the Revery Nature podcast. In this immersive episode, Chad delves into the soul-stirring essence of the song, inviting listeners to experience its full length and unravel the layers of its creati...

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We venture into the serene landscapes of transcendentalism, conservation, environmentalism, and activism.  Thoreau is an iconic figure whose contemplative writings continue to resonate with nature lovers and seekers of inner peace alike. 

In his seminal work, "Walden; or, Life in the Woods," Thoreau inv...

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The inaugural episode of the Revery Nature Podcast, titled "Echoes of Conservation: John Muir's Presidential Rendezvous," host Chad Clifford delves into the profound influence of legendary conservationist John Muir, particularly focusing on his interactions with two U.S. presidents amid the backdrop of the ...

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Welcome to the Reverie Nature Podcast with your host, Chad Clifford. In this week's episode titled "LostProofing: Definitely Not the Basics," 

Join us as we transcend the basics of wilderness navigation, demanding a heightened awareness and adaptable mindset in the face of disorientation. We explore being pr...

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April 4, 2024 31 mins

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  • Welcome to the "Survival Kit Essentials" episode, where we delve into the must-have gear for your outdoor adventures. In this segment, we'll break down the key components of a well-prepared survival kit, ensuring you're ready for anything Mother Nature throws your way.
  • A survival kit is your lifeline in ...
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We delve into captivating stories of environmental stewardship. In our new series, "Legends of Environmental Stewardship," we explore the lives of visionary figures who shaped conservation history. Today, we embark on an inspiring journey with Grey Owl, a complex and enigmatic figure whose life journey traversed...

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March 27, 2024 25 mins

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  • this episode is the first topic I discuss crucial strategies for staying calm and making informed decisions in challenging outdoor situations. From prioritizing survival needs to mastering essential skills like shelter-building, water procurement, and firecraft, I share invaluable insights to help you thrive in the wildern...
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March 26, 2024 37 secs

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 Hello, nature enthusiasts! I'm Chad, your expert guide through the fascinating world of nature lore and survival skills. Tune in to the Reverie Nature Podcast for valuable insights from decades of wilderness experience.

Whether you're seeking essential pointers, honing your bushcraft skills, exploring captivatin...

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