33 episodes

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.

Canadian Outdoor Survival Podcast Bruce Zawalsky

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

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.

    Does Bear Season ever End

    Does Bear Season ever End

    In Episode #33 we discuss "Does Bear Season ever End." We ask the question when if ever does bear season end and learn that saying Bear Season runs from mid-April to mid-November doesn't work anymore. We also look at how Bear Spray works in the cold.

    • 14 min
    Animal Tracking for Survival and Enjoyment

    Animal Tracking for Survival and Enjoyment

    In Episode #32 I Interview Dale Kiselyk, Co-Owner and Instructor at Nature Alive Outdoor Education in Barrhead Alberta about Animal Tracking for Survival and Enjoyment. We discuss the skills you can learn and the awareness of the natural world that is gained by learning to track animals.

    • 26 min
    Winter Travel in the Boreal Forest

    Winter Travel in the Boreal Forest

    In Episode #31 I Interview Dragan Uzelac, a talented Wilderness Skills Instructor and Owner of Niko Wilderness Education. In Niko Wilderness Education, Dragan runs both bushcraft courses and most importantly wilderness treks through the Boreal forest. We discuss the challenges and joys of wilderness travel in the Boreal forest of Canada.

    • 25 min
    Survival at Altitude

    Survival at Altitude

    In Episode #30 we discuss "Survival at Altitude." We ask the question how we can survive better when stranded at Altitude and look at Altitude Illness, proper acclimatization and living and travelling at Altitude.

    • 19 min
    Survival in the Canadian Western Interior Mountains

    Survival in the Canadian Western Interior Mountains

    In Episode #29 we discuss "Survival in the Canadian Western Interior Mountains." We ask the question, how can we prepare to survive comfortably when stranded in the Mountains of Canada before we are actually stranded their?

    • 25 min
    The Global Bushcraft Symposium

    The Global Bushcraft Symposium

    In Episode #28 I Interview David Delafield of Mammut Bushcraft and C0-Chair of the Global Bushcraft Symposium about what the symposium really is, why you should attend the symposium, what you should expect when you attend and why it is really a once in a decade experience.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Megver2014 ,

Great Source of Info

Thank you so much for your episode on water treatment. There is so much misinformation out there about making water safe for drinking. I nearly dropped a couple hundred bucks on a filter but am opting for a sand filter and tablets instead.

CalgaryLancer ,

Great Podcast but....

Awesome source of information but please fix your Audio.

maniacal.laughter ,

Really good show

This is one of the best outdoor podcasts I've come across.

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