In episode 36 of The Paul Kirtley Podcast, I’m joined by two guests – Mors Kochanski and Jon McArthur.
Many readers of this blog will of course know Mors’s name; he is author of one of the pillars of modern bushcraft literature and Mors’s place amongst the bushcraft canon needs little introduction to many outdoorspeople. But in case you don’t know the name, Mors, born in 1940, has spent a lifetime learning and instructing wilderness living skills, teaching thousands of students, including at university level as well as through his long association with Karamat Wilderness Ways.
Jon McArthur is also associated with Karamat and has been fortunate enough to be mentored by Mors. Jon is actively involved in multiple aspects of search and rescue operations in Alberta, both at the provincial level as well as within the Royal Canadian Air Force GSAR team.
Jon is one of multiple volunteers on the organising board of the Global Bushcraft Symposium, which will take place in Alberta, 10th to the 14th, June 2019. One of the aims of the symposium is to connect elders of the bushcraft movement with younger instructors and practitioners.
While Jon was visiting with Mors we got online for a Skype call to discuss further the aims of the symposium and who it is for. There are also some digressions and anecdotes that also add to the colour of the conversation.
At times, there’s a little bit of background noise. As well as a couple of guests coming and going, there was a cat coming into the frame from time to time as well as some creaky chairs but overall, the audio is good and I hope you find this interesting and what’s more, I hope perhaps to see you at the Symposium in June.
The conversation between Jon, Mors and me forms Episode 36 of the Paul Kirtley Podcast…
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