Heard this driving home today, interesting.
Thanks for the link, I'm a big fan of R4 pocasts.
Until you've gone beyond the parameters, you don't know where they are
Cheers for the link Nick, I'll have a listen to that later
I got the Michael Asher book about the 'Real Bravo Two Zero' for Xmas. Been reading it in bed. Interesting, especially the comparisons between the Ryan and McNab versions of the mission. I'm still fascinated by the endurance. One of the reasons I do monster rides up and down alpine cols on my road bike and canoe trips.
There was a good Discovery channel programme - maybe heroes of ww2 - episode about a LRDP group who had to walk out over a hundred miles.
Just read Michael Asher's entry on Wikipedia, certainly gets out a bit !
Here is a wiki copy about the escape, similar distance to Bravo Two Zeros. -
Four members of the LRDG escaped by walking 200 miles (320 km) to safety in ten days with no food and only a two gallon water can between them
Thanks Scots I enjoyed that.
Alas - unless I'm mistaken, this is not a podcast. It's an iPlayer programme which means you can't download it to your iPod as you would with a normal podcast (i.e., you can't download this via iTunes). Worse still, you only have two days left to listen to it so better get cracking!
Shame but I think it may be because it's been made by an independent production company.
It's Adventure In A Bowl...
Great Thanks for sharing.
Was surprised his home meals were rat packs cooked in his sink with a hexi stove!! I wonder how often he was actually home.
If he told me the sky was blue i'd walk outside and check.
No time for this guy at all.
I thought his comments about nutrition and how as a child/young man he and his peers didn't have a clue were spot on, young folk (and some older folk) really do not know how to adequately feed themselves.
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“He who would travel happily must travel light."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It was also interesting that although he was told to eat three meals a day, get a shower etc when being trained as a young recruit, on reflection he realised they were actually caring, although at the time it did not feel like it. I remember seeing a WW1 documentary and some of the recruits had enjoyed three meals a day, for the first time.
Very interesting, thanks for the heads up!