19 episodes

A weekly wilderness skills and outdoor safety podcast about realistic and relevant survival skills in the outdoors, making best use of modern equipment and knowledge.

Hosted by Richard Prideaux, an outdoors instructor with over a decade of experience leading groups and individuals in wild and remote places

Modern Outdoor Survival Original Outdoor Media

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A weekly wilderness skills and outdoor safety podcast about realistic and relevant survival skills in the outdoors, making best use of modern equipment and knowledge.

Hosted by Richard Prideaux, an outdoors instructor with over a decade of experience leading groups and individuals in wild and remote places

    EIGHTEEN : Observe - Reading the signs and situational awareness

    EIGHTEEN : Observe - Reading the signs and situational awareness

    Episode eighteen leads us down a path of observation.

    There are inherent risks with everything in life. If you are observant and can read the signs leading up to large events, you can lessen the effects of taking risks by preparing for, or avoiding bad situations.

    Observation isn't just a case of seeing what is happening, but also using other senses, and in some cases calling upon resources like weather reports, which enable you to predict possible future scenarios and plan out best for a trip.


    LINKS

    Discord - https://discord.gg/ZAjg7Yr9nR

    Left Of Bang - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Left-Bang-Marine-Combat-Program/dp/1936891301

    CODIAC handbook - https://www.amazon.co.uk/CODIAC-Handbook-Observation-Decision-Making-Irregular/dp/1986463982

    • 42 min
    SEVENTEEN : Nalgene - Different methods for carrying water

    SEVENTEEN : Nalgene - Different methods for carrying water

    For episode seventeen we talk about carrying water, by bladder or bottle, there are different products out there to suit all.

    Carrying water is something which you will nearly always need to do if spending time outdoors. Chances are that you have either landed on your feet with a system which works for you, or you are always on the lookout for something new which may solve your current water carrying problems.

    We talk about our experiences with metal, solid plastic, and the flexible plastic bottles, their up and downsides. Water bladders have become very popular and are a go-to for many hikers and outdoorspeople for the ease of access to drinking water, but they do have their drawbacks too.

    • 46 min
    SIXTEEN : Modify - Kit modifications and repairs at home and in the field

    SIXTEEN : Modify - Kit modifications and repairs at home and in the field

    Four months in to the Modern Outdoor Survival podcast and we are talking about modification.

    Sometimes an item of gear can be made better by a simple bit of paracord, or a small sewing task which alleviates an annoyance which in normal situations isn't close to a problem, but in a survival situation could break you. We talk about a few different things which can be done to modify, or repair gear both at home and in the field.

    Remember, you can also join our burgeoning community over on the Discord server for Modern Outdoor Survival: https://discord.gg/SqG9ghFuUR

    • 47 min
    FIFTEEN : Lighting - suitable types and how to judge them for your needs.

    FIFTEEN : Lighting - suitable types and how to judge them for your needs.

    For the fifteenth episode of the Modern Outdoor Survival weekly podcast, we talk about lighting.

    Whether it is a flashlight or a torch, if you use it for sport, work or leisure, lighting which enables us to function in the dark is important. We go through features of different lighting, what may be important, and trade-offs which sometimes need to be made in order to buy the correct tool for you.


    Remember, you can also join our burgeoning community over on the Discord server for Modern Outdoor Survival: https://discord.gg/SqG9ghFuUR

    Links

    Uncensored Tactical on chem lights - https://uncensoredtactical.com/177-chem-lights/

    • 59 min
    FOURTEEN : Kilograms - How to travel light but pack enough

    FOURTEEN : Kilograms - How to travel light but pack enough

    For the fourteenth episode of the Modern Outdoor Survival weekly podcast, we talk about kilograms.

    This isn't a rant about units of measurement but an episode all about weight. We talk about how much is too much and what that means, alongside where you can easily make savings and how technology has helped with this over the years.

    Whether you are away for a month or a day, the weight of the kit that you carry and transport with you can have a real impact on your quality of life during that period of travel.


    Remember, you can also join our burgeoning community over on the Discord server for Modern Outdoor Survival: https://discord.gg/SqG9ghFuUR



    Links

    www.lighterpack.com

    • 43 min
    THIRTEEN : Junk - How to select the right gear to buy and to pack

    THIRTEEN : Junk - How to select the right gear to buy and to pack

    For the thirteenth episode of the Modern Outdoor Survival weekly podcast, we talk about junk.

    Everyone has a corner of a drawer, cupboard or room which acts as a graveyard for purchases that haven't worked out. The attraction of shiny gear which can sing and dance and quote Shakespeare whilst processing a tree can often be too much to resist, but the phrase "too good to be true" is based on fact.

    The thought process behind investing in an item is a winding path, it is worth weighing up whether that item will be useful, is necessary for the trip you have in mind, and is worth any penalties it may cause (weight etc.) Whether you are going to rely on a stove to feed you, a filter to make your water safe, or a sleep system to enable you to get enough sleep to function safely, it is worthwhile doing research and analysing any recommendations which you read.


    Remember, you can also join our burgeoning community over on the Discord server for Modern Outdoor Survival: https://discord.gg/SqG9ghFuUR

    • 44 min

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