Richard Marples from Craghoppers joins the guys in episode 117 of the Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast.
The guys are once again at opposite ends of the country and back to answer more listener questions and share some news from the bushcraft community.
The opportunity to grab earlybird tickets for this year’s BushMoot ends on April 1st. This is one the highlights in the UK’s and Europe’s bushcraft calendar and is loved by many in our community.
Kit of the month
This month Sy explains why a roll of Gorilla tape is his pick for kit of the month and why you should include a roll in your pack when heading out. For his pick, Sean revisits a favourite from 2015. The Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho has proven to be a valuable piece of kit in the poor weather that Sean has been making his way through recently.
Modern fabrics explained…
Richard Marples shares his extensive knowledge of the fabrics used to produce the kit that we as outdoors enthusiasts use often. Richard explains what the term hydrostatic head means and what makes a fabric breathable and also gives us some insights on how you should maintain your waterproof equipment to help improve it’s life and effectiveness. Plenty of top tips to keep your kit in good order.
Listener questions answered
We have a good mixed bag of questions sent in by listeners. Topics covered in this episode include the new range of instructional books from Bear Grylls for kids, safety in the outdoors, which countries provide the best surplus military kit for the bush crafter, the UK’s approach to snow and how the guys feel about having a worldwide audience.
Another packed edition of the Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast. If you, your bushcraft school or your outdoor company would like to feature in a future episode of the Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast then please get in touch with us.
BushMoot – http://www.bushmoot.com/
Craghoppers – https://www.craghoppers.com/
Gorilla Tape – http://amzn.to/2Iz8nOC
Snugpack Enhanced Patrol Poncho review – https://goo.gl/je06ps
Bear Grylls Survival Skills Books – http://amzn.to/2tWWw9Q