In this week’s episode of the Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast, Sean and Sy answer more bushcraft and survival questions from listeners across the globe.
The brothers discuss wire saws that can be used as part of a SAS style survival kit after Lee, an Army Cadet from Glasgow, asks the boys for advice on which he should buy.
Sean speaks about his personal favourite, the Schrade Old Timer, which has been proved to be a great bit of effective kit and something that will remain in his kit for a good number of years to come. Sean and Sy form plans for a field test of the various wire saws available.
Sy talks about the latest bit of kit to join the Sumo Survival filming kit roster. The Polaroid Cube video camera offers an affordable and high quality alternative to the high end video cameras.
Weather forecasting is the topic of one listeners question and Sean covers the various places you can learn this essential outdoor skill including night classes and online outlets such as the Open University.
GPS Tips For Bushcrafters on a Budget
Connor from Cornwall asks for advice on buying a GPS and the boys talk about their experience of cheap devices and the disadvantages of such kit. Sy talks about options when it comes to choosing a GPS which is affordable and effective. Navigation apps for smartphones are also covered by the brothers.
Dodgy Bushcraft Kit Warnings
We have more warnings sent in by listeners of poor quality and fake kit bought from eBay including fake Bivi bags and poor quality glow in the dark tent pegs. Sy shares a story of what happened when his friend accidentally bought a fake Barbour sapper jacket online and what to look for when you purchase kit online. If you have any kit that you would like to warn others about then please get in touch.
Lost & Found…
Mark Thompson is keen to return some lost property he recently found on Exmoor. Listen to the podcast and, if it belongs to you, please contact MT.Hiking@gmx.co.uk
Alasdair Dower is looking for people to join his Bushcraft group based in the Dundee area. If you would like to find out more please email him at firstname.lastname@example.orgListen to the latest podcast online