Survival & Adventure Podcast

Survival đŸȘ“ Adventure 🏕 How-To

Episode 11: Sophie Matterson – Solo Camel Trek Across Australia

In 2020, Sophie Matterson started a solo trek across Australia with five camels that she caught from the wild and trained herself. Two years later she made it to the other side, with more just tales to tell!

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Sophie’s Book – The Crossing

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Episode 10: Michelle Lee – Rowing the Pacific Solo

In 2023 Michelle Lee rowed solo and unassisted across the Pacific Ocean. Five years earlier she crossed the Altantic. For someone who never saw themselves as an adventurer she’s come a long way and done some truly amazing things!

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Episode 9: Callie RussellSurviving Frozen Canada Alone for 89 Days

Callie has been camping in the North American woods for the last 12 years… straight! Tragedy, the call of the wild and courage to commit to the unknown have shaped her differently. She is also one of the most prominent and much-loved characters on the US Alone TV show, appearing in Season 7 and Alone Frozen.

Oh yeah, and she lives with 11 goats.

You don’t want to miss this one!

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Episode 8: How To Hike Overnight with Kids

These tips come from personal experience with my own kids (from babies to teenagers) on adventures such as a week-long unsupported hike through remote Tasmania, a fourteen-day high altitude trek in Nepal, and a four-day ski traverse through the Snowy Mountains in a blizzard.

Learn what works and what doesn’t from the technical side to parental regret (OK, I hammed that up).

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Episode 7: Lisa BlairSolo Antarctic Circumnavigations

Lisa sailed solo around Antarctica (twice!). The third person ever to have done it, and the first woman, she broke the world speed record on the second attempt. Narrowly escaping death during a complete dismasting she was impacted by the ship that came to her aid and survived countless rollovers and knock-downs on the planets roughest ocean (even during winter months when it’s at its worst!).

She shares her epic struggles and how she managed to survive.

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Episode 6: Tom Robinson -Pacific Ocean Rescue & Incredible Survival Story

24 year old Tom built a plywood boat in his Brisbane backyard, shipped it to Peru and rowed solo back toward Australia across the Pacific. A totally authentic, epic adventure ensued until…. on the final leg he was capsized by a rogue wave. In gale force winds, naked and freezing, he secured himself with a single rope to the upturned hull and activated his EPIRB. As night fell the enormity of his situation hit…..

The epic survival story and rescue that followed have featured widely in international media over previous weeks. Hear the full story now, for the first time, on the podcast! It’s epic!

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Episode 5: Liz and Clay Hayes: Attaining Freedom

The Hayes family live a very different life. With three YouTube channels in one family they have the freedom to go where their outdoor passions take them.

First I chat to Liz about the pros and con’s of such a life and then Clay (winner of Alone season 8). We dive deeper into the ethics of bowhunting in the US and raising kids in such a unique way.

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Follow Fenn (11 year old son) – ⁠YouTube⁠

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Episode 4: Clay Hayes – Alone Season 8 winner, Ecologist, Author, YouTuber

Clay is a highly experienced American woodsman. We chat about his upbringing and the experiences that prepared him for the show, like hunting and fishing as a kid, his masters in wildlife ecology, 17 years in the Idaho Fish and Game Department and the YouTuber lifestyle that allows his family to ‘live the dream’ in wild and remote places.

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Episode 3: Lucy Barnard – Hiking Alone Across the World

Lucy is halfway through her 30,000km hike from the southern tip of South America to the northern tip of Alaska.

I’ve known Lucy for a while now and we unpacked her adventure on a three day hike up an active volcano in Guatemala while her hiking companion, Wombat (blue heeler cattle dog), was recovering from a foot injury at a local vet.

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Episode 2: Naomi Allsworth (Part 2)- Coping mechanisms, Bisexual polygamy, Trauma, surviving Panama (with me😊)

I got to know Naomi closely as we worked together for two weeks as survival instructors for Desert Island Survival on an uninhabited island off Panama. This is a summation of those deep convos in our hammocks after ‘work’.

Strap in. We cover some interesting territory-

-survival coping mechanisms

-bisuexual polygamy

-rape, extreme trauma, and the aftermath

-hardship bonding and more.

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Episode 1: Naomi Allsworth (Part 1) – Alone UK Season 1, Bear Grylls Survival Academy Instructor, Sustainable Fashion Designer

Naomi has experienced amazing things in the survival world despite finding her passion recently and still being in her twenties. Labelled ‘Bushcraft Barbie’, she doesn’t fit the fashion-designer stereotype…….at all.

From bear encounters (bear and Bear), to dealing with the media, to post partum depression she’s open and honest about her fears and failures.

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