PK Podcast 043: North American Titans Of Bushcraft

PK Podcast 043: North American Titans Of Bushcraft

The 2019 Global Bushcraft Symposium (GBS) brought together educators in the realms of bushcraft, survival and traditional living skills from around the world, particularly from North America and Europe.

One of the aims of the GBS was to honour the elders of our profession, those who have worked their entire careers to both hold and further knowledge and skills as well as share what they know with others.

As part of this process, among the GBS presentations and keynotes there were a number of panels of the most honoured individuals and it is one of these that I present to you here.
Gathered together on stage were Dr Andre-francois Bourbeau and Mors Kochanski from Canada and David Wescott and Dave Holladay from the USA. Chairing the panel was Les Stroud, a.k.a. Survivor Man.

Please enjoy the North American Titans of Bushcraft Panel from the 2019 Global Bushcraft Symposium via the player directly below or via the links to the various podcast apps to which this podcast is syndicated…

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North American Titans Of Bushcraft Panel Global Bushcraft Symposium 2019
Panel chair Les Stroud in the centre, flanked on his right by Mors Kochanski and André-François Bourbeau of Canada; On Les’s left are Dave Wescott and Dave Holladay of the USA. Photo: Paul Kirtley.

Find out more about the people in this podcast…

André-François Bourbeau
Mors Kochanski
David Holladay
An interview with David Wescott (on Bushcraft USA)
Les Stroud

Other Links

Global Bushcraft Symposium

Books Authored By The Panelists

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My Global Bushcraft Symposium 2019 Keynote Presentation

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PK Podcast 036: Mors Kochanski And Jon McArthur On The Global Bushcraft Symposium

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4 thoughts on “PK Podcast 043: North American Titans Of Bushcraft

  1. Very absorbing and useful background info. I spent 4 years teaching bushcraft in Southern African region. 1999 to 2003 Fascinating historical tales. We were quite a novel operator as A Corporate trainer focussed on teaching problem solving and lateral thinking in a theatre previously dominated by the military.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Welcome to my site and thanks for your comments. I’m glad you found this useful. I see from your website link that you are still involved with tourism in the bush. What prompted a move from teaching bushcraft specifically? Or did you just move employers? I’m interested to know more about bushcraft education in your part of the world.

      Warm regards,


  2. This was great I enjoyed it from start to finish, this was definitely a historical event. But not to be negative I would have enjoyed it alot more if you had been able to answer some of the questions. You always have a profound well thought out answer or conclusion no matter what degree of person you are having a podcast with. I would love to hear a special ask Paul Kirtley podcast were you answered these questions.
    Thanks again Dave Welsby

  3. That was an interesting listen. We do not get a lot of this here in Australia (if any)so I always love listening to groups like this talk.
    I would love the opportunity to go to one of these type events, one day one day.

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