The sun is shinning in Scotland this week and the Sumo Survival brothers are back in the 83rd episode of their Bushcraft Podcast.
This week the guys are joined by Neil Foote of Backcountry Survival to talk about why it is important to define the difference between bushcraft and survival training.
Gavin from Dunoon asks why there are not any big events like the Bushcraft Show or Wilderness Gathering in Scotland or Wales especially as there areas that would be ideal for them. The brother stalk about the remarkable absence from the Scottish and Welsh events calendar and how there is some interest in putting on such an event.
Smallholding owner John from Perthshire asks for some advice on waterproof beanie style hats. Sean talks about his experience with waterproof beanies and why he thinks that they are just not worth the expense when there are better alternatives available.
Craig from Cheshire if teaching his young kids how to read maps and asks if there are any large scale maps available that will help in doing that. Sean suggest that he sign up to the OS Maps service as the service allows users to print enlarged maps tiles which should help them learn how to create a grid reference easily before progressing on the standard map scales.
Neil Foote of Backcountry Survival who are based in Aviemore joins Sy for a chat about the important differences between Bushcraft Courses and Survival Training Courses that people should be aware of before signing up for such courses. The pair talk about the need for regulation, accountability and qualifications for those involved in the outdoors training industry. A must listen for those considering attending a skills based course.
Sean has completed his first 1000 miles of his 2016 walking challenge and talks about some of the challenges he is setting himself in the coming months to reach his target of 3000 miles in one year.
Dodgy Peli Cases
Tom a freelance photographer from London warns listeners about a sudden spate of fake Peli cases flooding eBay and Amazon and he has found, despite appearing to be a bargain despite being fake, that they are not waterproof and not as tough as the genuine article.
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Sealskinz Winter Hat – http://www.sealskinz.com/UK/autumn-winter-15/winter-hat-black
Ordnance Survey – https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps