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Modern Outdoor Survival

Modern Outdoor Survival

Original Outdoors

A 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

58 - 57: Cold and Alone on the White River
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  • 58 - 57: Cold and Alone on the White River

    This is the story that we promised in the last episode - a tale of cold water, dogs in canoes and unexpected swimming. Also a tale of hypothermia, kit choice, decision making and reflecting on the circumstances prior and post.

    It features our friend (and previous podcast guest) Terry and his buddy 'Grizz', and took place a couple of months ago on the White River in Indiana, US. The story itself is in the main show, the aftershow is more of a conversation and informal sharing of opinions on how to do it better next time.

    This episode is a little different from what we have done before, and it's something of an experiment. We are looking for other stories to cover in a similar format - so if you have one yourself, or know of someone with a good story then please get in touch with Amy.


    Links

    – Join our patreon- https://patreon.com/originaloutdoorscontent



    – Connect with Richard and Modern Outdoor Survival - https://originaloutdoors.co.uk/podcast/modern-outdoor-survival

    – Modern Outdoor Survival on Instagram - @modernoutdoorsurvival

    – Richard on Instagram and Twitter - @richprideaux

    – Original Outdoors on InstagramTwitter - @OriginalOutdoor

    – Amy on Instagram and Twitter - @agreenoutdoors

    – Join our Discord Community - https://discord.gg/SqG9ghFuUR

    Tue, 14 May 2024
  • 57 - 56: Wet Cold vs Dry Cold

    There are many elements which affect how cold you feel and how cold you actually are at the core, in this episode Richard talks about the subtle external factors which can have a big impact on our bodies in lower temperatures.

    We've covered hypothermia in previous episodes but the exact meaning of the term 'hypothermia factory' relates to the perfect mixture of cold and wet with some wind thrown in for good measure, the ideal conditions for pulling away the heat generated by your body.

    Links

    Warming - an episode about hypothermia and first aid with Adam Gent of Real First AidFabric - Layering systems to stay safe Outdoor Swimming SocietyWind chill calculatorsNational Weather ServiceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association– Subscribe to our Patreon
    – Connect with Richard and Modern Outdoor Survival
    – Modern Outdoor Survival on Instagram
    – Richard on Instagram and Twitter
    – Original Outdoors on InstagramTwitter and Youtube
    – Amy on Instagram and Twitter
    – Join our Discord Community
    Thu, 25 Apr 2024
  • 56 - 55: The Knoydart Gear Exchange

    Firstly, apologies for the change in audio quality partway through the episode.

    This episode is a little bit different, Richard was invited to go with Dave, Chris and Alistair for a multi-day hike on the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. This peninsula on the West coast is surrounded by mountains, lochs and bogs. It is only accessible by boat, or by a 16-mile (26 km) walk through rough country, and the seven miles (11 km) of tarred road found in the small (population of 111) settlement of Inverie are not connected to the UK road system.

    The plan for the trip was to travel in to the peninsula by ferry from Mallaig, and then walk back to the vehicle left there over the course of 3 days, carrying everything which they would need for the journey.

    This recording is their after action report about the kit they took, decisions made and overall impressions.

    Links
    Lighter Pack

    – Connect with Richard and Modern Outdoor Survival

    – Modern Outdoor Survival on Instagram

    – Richard on Instagram and Twitter

    – Original Outdoors on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube

    – Amy on Instagram and Twitter

    – Find out more about The Academy

    – Join our Discord Community

    – Our Patreon

    Sat, 04 Nov 2023
  • 55 - 54: Alone UK watch along commentary

    The TV show 'Alone' has been a big hit worldwide and the American version has been going strong for 10 seasons now. This year is the first time that there has been a version produced by a British production company and featuring British contestants. So we have recorded a commentary for the first episode of the series.

    Richard Prideaux talks through the concept of this TV show, choice of location and shares some thoughts about how it is all put together. There are bear encounters, mishaps with tools and we wonder just how far away the production team really are.....

    To watch along go to : https://www.channel4.com/programmes/alone/on-demand/73983-001
    If you are outside the UK then you will need a VPN (or to find it somewhere online) in order to watch.



    Links

    - Alone Press pack

    – Connect with Richard and Modern Outdoor Survival

    – Our Patreon

    – Join our Discord Community

    – Modern Outdoor Survival on Instagram

    – Richard on Instagram and Twitter

    – Original Outdoors on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube

    – Amy on Instagram and Twitter

    – Find out more about The Academy

    Wed, 23 Aug 2023
  • 54 - 53: Embracing Discomfort and Training for the Worst

    We discuss the benefits of embracing discomfort and deliberately training in self-inflicted, less than perfect conditions. This method leads to increased resilience and a better understanding of how your body and mind will react if you encounter difficulties when you least expect it.

    As humans we tend to appreciate comfort in our lives, we function better when everything is just as we like it to be. This doesn't just relate to things like where we sleep and the clothes we wear but also maintaining our perfect temperature and not being in pain.

    However whenever we spend time pushing our boundaries outdoors we will inevitably end up in discomfort at some point and it can make or break your day. The good news is that you can train for periods of hardship and it will help you on the day when you are involuntarily put into that position. Take the slightly steeper route, carry just a bit of extra weight in your pack on a local trail, put yourself into hardship when it's safe to do so and learn how to keep your head ready for when it happens and you aren't expecting it.


    Links

    – Connect with Richard and Modern Outdoor Survival

    – Our Patreon

    – Join our Discord Community

    – Modern Outdoor Survival on Instagram

    – Richard on Instagram and Twitter

    – Original Outdoors on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube

    – Amy on Instagram and Twitter

    – Find out more about The Academy

    Fri, 30 Jun 2023
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