LISTEN: RNZ Expert feature: Bush Survival

15th August 2022|1min

MSC Operations Manager Nathan Watson grew up tramping in New Zealand’s outdoors which ultimately led to a career in the industry.   

He was invited as the ‘expert guest’ on RadioNZ to discuss all things outdoors and bush survival. 

His 30-minute interview covers his advice on how to start planning for any trip solo or as a group, preparing your gear, maps, on-track and navigation tips, what to do if you get lost, and some of his key items on the gear list.   

Listen here: RNZ Expert feature: Bush Survival, August 15 at 2.30pm. 

Or, read the full interview here 

Nathan suggests trampers use Plan My Walk to plan their next outdoor adventure.  

Plan My Walk makes it easy for you to find suitable tracks by searching the track name, using the map, or by applying filters. Once you’ve found your track, you’ll see all the information you need, such as:  

Track alerts 

Weather forecast 

Interactive gear lists 

Weather warnings 

Real user reviews  

Photos from Plan My Walk's outdoor community 

Plan My Walk is free to use and was made by trampers for trampers. 

  • Read about his unique experience of breaking a boot, and finding a new one, deep in Fiordland. 
  • Download the free Plan My Walk app. 
  • Listen here: RNZ Expert feature: Bush Survival, August 15 at 2.30pm.