Dave Holder is a wilderness living skills instructor and wilderness guide, based in Canada. He is also in demand as a TV survival consultant, being the lead survival and safety consultant on the TV show Alone, on The History Channel.
I’d known of Dave by reputation for a good number of years before I first met him, which was at the 2019 Global Bushcraft Symposium, in Alberta, Canada. Dave, originally from the UK, is a Canadian resident, having lived there for over 20 years. He was in the British Army for 27 years until the early 2000s and since then has worked as a civilian Wilderness Skills Instructor and Wilderness Guide in Canada. Dave works alongside his wife Brenda at their Mahikan Trails, which is an Indigenous based company specializing in traditional programs including bushcraft, hide tanning and plant lore.
We get into the more granular details of Dave’s background and work in the recorded conversation in the podcast, which was wide-ranging. In particular, you’ll gain insights into long-term survival situations, psychological factors for success, skillsets required, equipment, nutrition and more.
Our conversation forms Episode 54 of the Paul Kirtley Podcast, which I invite you to enjoy…
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Karamat Wilderness WaysAlone show (History Channel link which may or may not work depending on your location)Alone show Wikipedia entry2019 Global Bushcraft SymposiumPlas Y BreninMinnesota Starvation ExperimentAlberta Trappers AssociationEFT TappingFrontier Bushcraft Tracking & Nature Awareness Course
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