August 2015

Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 7: Roadkill, Advice to Aspiring Instructors, Compasses With Mirrors, A Herb Brainstorm and Snails!

In epsisode 7 of #AskPaulKirtley I answer a request for advice on picking up roadkill deer, offer some thoughts for new or aspiring bushcraft instructors, explain what a mirror on a compass is for, scratch my head a bit while choosing 5 medicinal herbs and talk about edible snails and why they are not further […] Read more >>


Post image for A Broken Cigarette Lighter: A Reminder Of The Importance Of Habit

I had an interesting little event happen to me the other day. It wasn’t anywhere wild. Or remote. As is the case with many of my days, though, I was outdoors. And, as usual, I had more than one means of fire-lighting on me. My go-to ignition device is the FireSteel or “ferro rod”. This […] Read more >>


Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 6 – Bushcraft Aspirations, The Bloodvein, Weather Forecasting, Bivvy Tents & Where To Camp…

I answer questions about my bushcraft aspirations – personal and professional, favourite memories from the Bloodvein, bivvy tents, how to minimise the chances of being caught out by the weather, as well as wild camping in the UK – where we can go, where we can camp, where we can have a fire and how we preserve that privilege for generations going forwards…. Read more >>


Post image for PK Podcast 010: Alyssa Crittenden On The Hadza, Honey And The Human Diet

Alyssa Crittenden, Lincy assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada joins me to talk about her work amongst the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, evolution of the human diet and the importance of honey… Read more >>