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86 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

#85 Knife Fighting Instructor Rob "Filo" Cabrera

October 18th, 2021

43:14

In this interview, Craig sits down with Rob Cabrera of Filo Blades.  Lots of people have seen Craig's EDC blade through magazine articles, social media, or classes.  Rob is the guy who built it. He is also the guy who …

#84 All people should Hug a Hunter and/or Shooter

October 7th, 2021

44:51

In this podcast, we dig into why anyone who enjoys wildlife should thank a hunter or shooter.  It has a lot to do with the conservation, the PR Act, …

#83 An Exercise in Mindfulness

September 30th, 2021

14:48

In this podcast, Craig walks us through a favorite topic of his.  The "Sit Spot", an exercise in mindfulness, is an excellent way that stand and …

#82 Bunch of Weirdos

September 27th, 2021

11:33

Some of you may hear Nature Reliance School alumni refer to themselves as "one of the weirdos" or you may see one of them with a "Bunch of Weirdos" …

#81 Squirrel Hunting Stories and More.

September 16th, 2021

51:34

Craig and Tracy share some of their squirrel hunting stories and much more.

#80 Kentucky Master Naturalist - a volunteer education program for everyone.

September 9th, 2021

1:23:27

Residents with a passion to discover more about their natural world now have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of it thanks to the Kentucky Master Naturalist program.     Today, Craig and Tracy discuss this …

#79 Instinct Survivalist - Bill Reese Interview

September 2nd, 2021

48:10

In this interview, Craig interviews Mr. Bill Reese, aka Instinct Survivalist.  Bill teaches outdoor skills and has a fantastic web and social media presence where he shares information.  He has a "help others" mindset …

#78 Jack Hinson - The Civil War's Deadliest Sniper

August 26th, 2021

24:17

Taking some time away from the interviews to dig into some of our listener's favorite topics - history!  This one is about ole Jack Hinson.  Jack …

# 77 Campfire with a Green Beret - Adam Smith Interview

August 19th, 2021

52:08

There is only one Adam Smith and Craig sat down with him to interview him about what he is doing.  Adam spent a career in the US Army, most of those years as a Green Beret.  Adam has now gone on to do fantastic work …

#76 Fieldcraft Survival - Kevin Estela Interview

August 12th, 2021

49:02

Craig interviews Kevin Estela, Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival for this podcast.  They discuss Fieldcraft's past, present, and future.  Kevin also shares great insight into his 72-hour survival training …

# 75 Overlooked water filtration/purification issues, primitive skills and more - Doug Meyer Interview

August 5th, 2021

1:01:28

In this interview, Craig interviews Mr. Doug Meyer who is both a primitive skills expert certified water quality technician.  Doug speaks plainly and surprisingly about what most people miss about filters and purifiers …

#74 When Lightning Strikes!

July 29th, 2021

1:02:23

In this podcast, Tracy shares some fantastic research that he gathered on lightning, storms, and similar situations as it relates to being in the great outdoors.  Craig is along for the ride and sharing stories …

#73 Woodmanship and Pizza Delivery - Jamie Burleigh Interview

July 22nd, 2021

1:00:06

In this podcast, Craig sits down with Jamie Burleigh from the Old World Alliance to discuss his thoughts on his journey to Old World Alliance.  Along the way, he hits upon his most enjoyable, funniest, and humbling …

#72 Jungle Expeditions, Bee Keeping and More - Joe Flowers Interview

July 15th, 2021

1:15:23

Craig Interviews, not really, its more like a fantastic campfire chat with Joe Flowers of Bushcraft Global.  The convo takes twists and turns from beekeeping, Crocodile Dundee, knife designs, baby opossums, and jungle …

#71 The Real Patriots of Camden - Not Mel Gibson

July 7th, 2021

27:34

Mel Gibson's movie, The Patriot, is a great movie BUT the real history is even greater.  On a recent trip, Craig traveled through South Carolina and …

#70 How to avoid ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers

June 28th, 2021

10:08

In this incredibly but very short podcast Craig goes over the simplistic methods that he uses to keep problematic insects off of him in terrible conditions. 

You will want these products to avoid them (mentioned in the …

#69 Hiker Rescued After Lost for Five Days

June 21st, 2021

46:30

In this podcast, Tracy and Craig dive into another current news article about a day hiker that got lost and eventually rescued after five days in the wilderness.  They discuss and break down the article to dispel some …

#68 Day hikers are most vulnerable in hiking situations

June 15th, 2021

51:39

In this podcast, Tracy and Craig dive into another news article that looks at some interesting stats on day hikers and why they (might be you) are most likely the ones to have trouble in the outdoors.  Great article on …

#67 Average American Thinks They can Survive Two Weeks in the Wild.

June 8th, 2021

1:01:47

In this article, Tracy AND Craig are back together to discuss an article and stats from a recent news article.  Some of it is good information, others parts....not so much.  Listen in as these two experienced …

#66 The Legend of Timpanogos

June 1st, 2021

19:53

Craig recently led a tracking course in Utah and, as you would expect, picked up some great local history from there.  He shares a great story in …

#65 Sasquatch or No Sasquatch? Craig Offers Insight.

May 7th, 2021

16:21

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Ape this mythical creature goes by many names.  Craig offers some surprising insight on how he feels about it (and shares a personal experience).

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#64 Odysseus of the Frontier

April 27th, 2021

37:14

In this podcast,  Craig shares some insight into the goings-on of Christopher Gist.  Gist is not well known in history books but was well known during his time as an able long-hunter and man of strong ethics. 

Craig was …

#63 The Story of the Emerald Lizard

April 21st, 2021

16:18

In this podcast, Craig tells the story of the emerald lizard.  One of the moralistic stories with a twist, to help us learn some great lessons.  It is about a young homesteader on the early frontier who finds himself …

#62 Shining Eyes

April 15th, 2021

12:18

Tracy delivers another 1800's newspaper article on the then-practice technique of hunting by shining eyes. 


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#61 Military Analysis for Everyday Land Navigation

April 12th, 2021

20:13

This podcast takes us down the trail using land navigation in a manner typically only used by high-speed military intelligence analysts. 


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#60 Missing Land Navigation Skills Lead to Tragedy

April 9th, 2021

17:51

Listen in as Craig shares a real-life story of the tragedy of Geraldine Largay.  He also shares some tips after the story on how to utilize Land Nav skills to keep yourself safe in the outdoors.

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#59 Death Wind

April 5th, 2021

26:31

Join Craig as he shares some hard truths and great lessons learned from some of the most warring warriors this country has ever seen.

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# 58 Frontier Scout Patrol Tips

March 31st, 2021

21:22

This podcast shares some tips from a GREAT little book he recently picked up along with some of his own personal experiences and from classes he has taught.

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#57 Code of the Warrior - Loyalty - A story

March 21st, 2021

25:47

In this Campfire Chat Podcast Craig starts a series on the Code of the Warrior, starting out with a great speech by Tecumseh and then finalizing with a story about loyalty.  You will want to listen to this one and …

#56 Why and How You Should Become a Tracker

March 2nd, 2021

29:49

In this podcast, Craig shares a lifetime of experience distilled down so easily understood and usable information on tracking and why it will change ALL your outdoor experiences.

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#55 Trash or Treasure, Garbage Bags for the Win!

February 25th, 2021

13:20

In this podcast, Craig walks us through his top 10 list of ways to utilize an ordinary trash bag for survival, camping, hiking, and backcountry use.  Some are obvious ones you have not thought of, others will surprise …

#54 Frontier Struggles of the 1800s Lead to Greatness

February 23rd, 2021

22:53

We love history!   This episode has Tracy sharing an article from years past that describes a family's migration into the wilderness of the 1800s.  And specifically, one boy who overcame the struggles and conditions to …

#53 American Flag Etiquette and Historical Stories

February 19th, 2021

30:32

Craig received some inspiration on the American Flag while teaching in South Carolina recently.  He decided to share the story of it, some flag …

#52 Historical and Modern Lessons Learned from the life and period of Simon Kenton

February 13th, 2021

34:18

In this podcast, Craig covers three important historical tidbits and adds in his own experiences with these people and places of Kentucky history.

#51 Mythbusting Natural Navigation - 3 Important Points.

February 10th, 2021

16:14

In this podcast, NRS Director and Naturalist Craig Caudill breaks down some common misconceptions about natural navigation (i.e. moss does NOT always grow on the north side of trees).  He then takes a look at three …

#50 Being Tough: What it is and what it isn't

February 5th, 2021

17:38

In this podcast, Craig explores the idea of being TOUGH.  He shares some valuable insight from his latest read by author Greg Everett and applies the …

#49 Interview with 4H Youth Educator and Master Naturalist Eric Comley

January 26th, 2021

38:51

Listen in on this great interview with Eric Comley, Extension Agent for 4H Youth Development Garrad County Kentucky.  Eric is a Kentucky Master …

#48 The 3 Aspects of Successful Leadership Using Humility.

January 21st, 2021

15:58

In this podcast, NRS Director Craig Caudill talks about some of the successes and failures of leadership that he has both witnessed and implemented at NRS.  The focus is upon utilizing the subjective idea of humility as …

#47 Obtaining vs. Retaining Skills BIG Difference

January 15th, 2021

10:23

There is a significant and important distinction between a person that obtains skills and one who retains them.  Take it a step further and you get into the territory of skills that are retained and then utilized under …

#46 I Fell 150 Feet and Survived

December 17th, 2020

1:11:22

I'm your host, Tracy Trimble.   Now, I’m a firm believer that if you do something with risk and haven’t had an accident then you just haven’t been doing it long enough, because accidents will happen.  It is like an …

#45 Bulletproof your Mind for Survival Part 2

December 10th, 2020

24:25

All survival schools and instructors say it is important, why does no one teach how to do it.  In this podcast noted author and professional survival …

#44 The Sun As Our Anchor for Navigation

December 4th, 2020

23:32

In this podcast, Craig myth bust some commonly held beliefs about the shadow stick method as well as discusses some easy to use navigation methods using the sun.

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#43 Mountain Climbing for Beginners

November 30th, 2020

49:49

Today's topic is mountaineering.  Tracy Trimble interviews and discusses with Mark Ryan the outdoor activity of mountaineering or as some might call it mountain climbing.  He has summitted Mount Rainier many times as …

#42 Migration of our Social Media

November 24th, 2020

31:12

In this podcast, Craig details some insight into why Facebook is a terrible platform and why NRS is migrating to other options.  We will continue to be on Facebook until we no longer can be.  Which appears to be coming …

#41 Practical Naturalist: Bobcats

November 13th, 2020

27:48

Join Craig as he shares some crazy stories of his experiences with bobcats and a bunch of interesting bobcat facts.

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#40 Bulletproof your Mind for Survival Part 1

November 7th, 2020

30:53

All survival schools and instructor say it is important, why does no one teach how to do it.  In this podcast noted author and professional survival …

#39 Seven (7) of the Most Overlooked Aspects of Survival

October 27th, 2020

41:22

In this podcast, author and professional survival instructor Craig Caudill discusses 7 things that most people miss when training in survival methods.  He breaks it down in only the way Craig can in simple, yet …

#38 Intro to Hunting

October 16th, 2020

34:14

Hunting provides opportunities like nothing else. Great time afield gathering a 100% organic food source is one of many fantastic benefits.  This podcast introduces ethics, how-to, moon phases, gear, and …

#37 My Top 10 List of Essential Gear

October 7th, 2020

24:54

In this podcast, Nature Reliance Director Craig Caudill takes a look at his top 10 essential gear.  We get asked all the time "what's in your pack" …

#36 10 Ways to Extend Your Phone's Battery Life.

September 28th, 2020

16:35

With the popularity of using smartphones as the primary navigation device while in the wilderness, extending the battery life is critical.  Tracy …

#35 Practical Bushcraft

September 23rd, 2020

22:11

In this podcast Nature Reliance Director Craig Caudill takes a critical look at "bushcrafting" and what he feels most schools are missing.  He …

#34 Knife Safety Tips

September 14th, 2020

17:41

Simple but it is SO important.  After a very experienced woodsman cut himself in a recent class, Craig put this podcast out there to jog everyone's memory on the TWO most dangerous parts of a knife.  He also shares his …

#33 Campfire Chat: Scary story from a remote wilderness graveyard

September 10th, 2020

24:12

In this podcast, Craig tells a 100% true story of a time in which he encountered.....something....at a wilderness graveyard while out exploring. 


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#32 Tracking for Life, 6 Habits of a Tracker YOU Can Use In Everyday Life

September 6th, 2020

20:41

Tracking is a unique scientific method of situational awareness.  The principles, methods, and habits of trackers can be guideposts in many endeavors.  In this podcast, Craig Caudill, the founder and chief instructor …

#31 Test your outdoor self-reliance knowledge with the "Tourist Test".

September 2nd, 2020

14:11

Would you consider yourself a tourist in your own neighborhood?  You might be surprised by taking what Craig calls the Tourist Test.

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#30 Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK): 22 items that you need to hear about

August 31st, 2020

12:38

From Boo-boos to trauma medicine go into the outdoors with some fundamental first aid supplies.  In this podcast, Craig shares 22 items that he carries with him that can help fix a diverse mix of first aid issues.  The …

#29 Top 5 Recommendations to help YOU connect to nature

August 26th, 2020

25:26

Nature lovers, hunters, survivalists, and hikers..unite!  In this podcast Master Naturalist and woodsman with a lifetime of experience, Craig Caudill walks us through his top 5 way to connect with nature so you …

#28 My LOVE/HATE relationship with Leave No Trace

August 24th, 2020

42:11

For 26 years, the Leave No Trace organization has been growing.  Today, Craig Caudill (Master Naturalist, Founder, and Chief Instructor for Nature …

#27 Practical Naturalist - No, moss does not always grow on the North side of trees and other nature insights

August 4th, 2020

27:13

Craig discusses three short topics:  1) Debunking the myth that moss always grows on the north side of trees and explaining why you can't count on that myth 2) What is hand railing in wilderness navigation 3) Animal …

#26 Dueling Interviews

July 30th, 2020

57:15

The first of many, we hope, video podcasts.  Video podcasts will be placed on our YouTube page while the audio file will be uploaded as a typical podcast.  We hope you will enjoy.  Please let us know what you think.   …

#25 - Campfire Chat - 5 things that will make your camping experience better.

July 29th, 2020

31:52

Craig brings you a great podcast loaded with tons of information.  The basis of the data is based on five things to improve your outdoor experience: 1) Nighttime Sounds  2) Sleep  3) Food  4) The Unknowns  5) Pep Talk.  …

#24 Epic failure in gardening - but we have to start somewhere.

May 22nd, 2020

42:37

Craig and Tracy discuss what could be an epic failure in gardening.  Take a walk with Craig as he interviews Tracy about his latest homesteading …

#23 How drowning changed my life - Part 2

April 19th, 2020

44:18

Near-death experiences have a way to change a person.  The story discussed here is one of those experiences.    I came as close to death as I have come in the outdoors on this trip.  We have a growing list of sponsors …

#22 How drowning changed my life - Part 1

April 19th, 2020

33:37

Near-death experiences have a way to change a person.  The story discussed here is one of those experiences.    I came as close to death as I have come in the outdoors on this trip.  We have a growing list of sponsors …

#21 Craig's Campfire Chat: What is the moral of this story

March 22nd, 2020

17:07

Join Uncle Craig as he has a fireside chat with a moral dilemma.  What is the moral of the story?

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#20 Lost and Found: Day hike gone wrong.

March 19th, 2020

1:15:58

Craig and Tracy discussing a search and rescue operation from California.

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#19 Learn How a Ham Radio Might Save Your Life

February 2nd, 2020

23:34

Tracy discussing how to obtain your ham radio license and the uses of ham radio while hiking and in your daily use.

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#18 - Simon Kenton - Nearly Naked and Afraid, Pt 2 of 2

January 28th, 2020

20:11

Craig takes you through an exciting trip with Simon Kenton, Yeager, and Strader in Part 2 of a 2 part podcast.

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#17 Oooops! - Common Mistakes (Part 3 of 3) - While at camp

January 26th, 2020

39:45

Craig and Tracy discussing common mistakes in part three of a three-part series.  This one covers some of the more common problems people experience while at camp.

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#16 Simon Kenton - Nearly Naked and Afraid, Pt 1 of 2

January 21st, 2020

32:32

Craig takes you through an exciting trip with Simon Kenton, Yeager, and Strader in this Part 1 of a 2 part podcast.

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#15 - Oooops! - Common Mistakes (Part 2 of 3) - While on the trail

January 9th, 2020

53:22

Craig and Tracy discussing common mistakes in part two of a three-part series.  This one covers some of the more common problems people experience while on the trail.  

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#14 - Oooops! - Common Mistakes (Part 1 of 3) - Before you hit the trail.

January 2nd, 2020

41:26

Craig and Tracy discussing common mistakes in part one of a three-part series.  Some of these are simple, others are hilarious, and others could have …

#13 - Practical Naturalist: Carl Linnaeus is my homeboy

December 26th, 2019

17:34

Is it a yellow poplar, tulip poplar, soft poplar, tulip tree, or what?  Well, it is al of those things really.  In this podcast, Craig talks about …

#12 - National Parks 2017 Search and Rescue Stats

December 17th, 2019

15:00

Tracy walks thru some 2017 search and rescue statistics for our national parks along with a national park's short list of ways to stay safe while hiking.

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#11 - Myth of the "Dark and Bloody Ground" Pt 2

December 12th, 2019

19:36

In this look back into history, Craig discusses the topic of Kentucky as "The Dark and Bloody Ground".  He suggests some good resources to show that this is a myth, but also shows where this concept likely originated …

#10 - Myth of the "Dark and Bloody Ground" Pt 1

December 10th, 2019

18:50

In this look back into history, Craig discusses the topic of Kentucky as "The Dark and Bloody Ground".  He suggests some good resources to show that this is a myth, but also shows where this concept likely originated …

#9 - Historical Look at Thanksgiving, Fact vs. Fiction

December 8th, 2019

23:21

In this episode Craig breaks down some fact and fiction points of interest for Thanksgiving.  Several interesting surprises are to be found here. 

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#8 - How to sleep better in the cold.

November 27th, 2019

51:42

In this episode Tracy and Craig discuss thermoregulation.   Big word for "how to stay warm".  We talk mindset, skills, tactics and LOTS of gear.  …

#7 Sounds of the Forest: Owls

November 13th, 2019

35:46

In this episode, Craig discusses some common sounds by owls.

Here is the link Craig mentioned about free downloadable owl sounds:  http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/evergreen_download-owl-sounds-form

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#6 - Simon Kenton: whipped, beaten and drug on the back of a horse

November 6th, 2019

26:33

In this episode, Craig discusses the life of Simon Kenton who had a large part in Kentucky history.

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#5 Lost and Found: Trout fishing on a cliff

October 18th, 2019

1:07:57

In this episode, Tracy and Craig discuss another Search and Rescue Operation.  One in which two trout fishermen ended their day high on a cliff.

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#4 - Lost and Found: Burning socks to stay warm.

September 25th, 2019

50:12

In this episode, Tracy and Craig discuss another Search and Rescue Operation.  One in which some socks were used for fire tinder and a boyfriend nearly became part of the problem.  

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#3 - 15 Great ways to get your kids into the great outdoors, and enjoying it!

September 19th, 2019

22:14

In this episode Craig breaks down 15 ways to get your kids and outside and, more importantly, ensuring they have a good time doing it. 

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#2 - How to prepare so you dont die in the outdoors.

September 13th, 2019

54:36

In this episode Tracy and Craig discuss and share how to best get yourself prepared for outdoor adventure.  Is there a difference between practice, training, and testing yourself.? The short answer is YES!  Tune in and …

#1 - Lost and Found - I followed a stream and got lost!

August 22nd, 2019

54:14

Join us on our first episode of Lost and Found, where we break down an outdoor adventure gone awry.  We look at how the individuals got themselves lost (and how you can prevent it).  Along with the 911 call details and …

#0 - Co-hosts with 100 years experience

August 15th, 2019

1:05:58

Join Tracy and Craig on the inaugural Nature Reliance Media Podcast as they go through there literal decades of experience in the outdoors.  The fun times, the near tragedies, and the lessons learned along the way.  

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