John Barklow Sitka product designer with horse

Podcast: John Barklow: Remote Wilderness Survival Expert, All-Around Good Guy

John Barklow Sitka product designer with horse
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John Barklow: Remote Wilderness Survival Expert, All-Around Good Guy

Surviving when things go wrong is one thing. The real trick is ‘mitigating risk’ and keeping yourself out of those do-or-die scenarios.

Long before John Barklow was designing ass-kicking hunting gear for Sitka, he was a retired Navy diver who used his years of knowledge and experience to teach SEALs how to survive in the wilderness.

In fact, his website, Knowledge From Storms, offers up (literally) bone-chilling testimonials and how-to videos of survival — including his infamous “How to Survive Hypothermia” tutorial.

Barklow not only explains best practices in survival contingencies, but also preparation and the psychology necessary for worst-case scenarios. And if that wasn’t enough, Barklow weighs in on the gear that he — and maybe you — relies on to keep him safe and comfortable almost anywhere.

Recorded November 17, 2021