The Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast
About This Show
Sumo Survival is the brainchild of brothers Sean and Sy Makin. After decades of outdoor adventures and buying and using more kit than a small Scandinavian army, they decided it was time to make use of the knowledge they had gained and share it with other bushcrafters.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 105 of the Sumo Survival Podcast - Knives, Food Foraging and Scouts
Sean and Sy and back together again after a short break in episode 105 of the Sumo Survival Bushcraft Podcast
Mike from Gateshead has been offered a full set of old British Army 58 pattern webbing including poncho, backpack and respirator pouch by a friend of a friend for £50 and the guys if is this a good price and would this be good for the bush crafter. Sean and Sy both used the webbing sets as cadets in the 1980’s and talk about the disadvantages of such equipment and what to perhaps look towards instead.
Sheffield based Toby asks which is better - water purification tabs or a water filter straw? The brother talks about their experiences of the tablets and what to be ware of when using them.
Tommy from Ayr asks the guys If Scotland gets independence do they think the current legistlation governing knives will get tougher. The fellas talks about what they think might happened and where they see current legistlation moving.
Simon from Antwerp has noticed that the past time of bush crafting in Europe is more of a way of life than a weekend hobby and it seems to be more popular in mainland Europe than in the UK. He asks given that in many ways the UK is similar in heritage and environment why do the guys think the we aren’t more in touch with the land than our neighbours. The guys agree with Simon and talk about why that may be the case.
Tomo a instructor at the MOD SERE school in Cornwall asks about the Dartmoor knife we tested in the early days of Sumo Survival and If it lived up to the expectations compared to its price. Sy shares his thoughts about and the alternative buying options available.
The guys also chat over the recent news of the massive 51,000 waiting list for the Scouts and Girl Guides and how these organisations need the support of the nation as a whole to make sure kids get to enjoy the benefits that these and other youth groups provide.
Sy shares his recent experience of foraging courses and his plan to learn more about this often overlooked skill.
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.
Monica Wilde Foraging Workshops - https://monicawilde.com/wild-food-foraging-walks-workshops-scotland/
Dartmoor Knife - http://www.dartmoorknife.co.uk/
Scouts - http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/
Rated 5 out of
Real life bushcrafters with real life solutions!
I really enjoy the Sumo Survival brothers. They laugh and joke and talk about real life situations. Episode 36 was really good and helped me to decide which knife I should buy my kids and how I should teach them how to use it safely. Thanks guys!
Date published: 2014-12-09