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Month: April 2016

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 27 – Survival Tins, Space Blankets, Canvas vs Synthetic, Aluminium Pot Safety, Clothing Tough Enough For The Woods, Dealing With Fear When Camping Alone

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 27 – Survival Tins, Space Blankets, Canvas vs Synthetic, Aluminium Pot Safety, Clothing Tough Enough For The Woods, Dealing With Fear When Camping Alone

In this episode, I answer questions about canvas vs synthetic fabrics, aluminium pot safety, clothing which is tough enough for the woods, dealing with fear when camping alone, whether to use tents or tarps in blackfly season and what’s my opinion on survival tins and foil space blankets….

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 26 – Bow Drill Reality Check, How To Get Fit For Backpacking, Kit Mentality and My Views On Survival TV Shows

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 26 – Bow Drill Reality Check, How To Get Fit For Backpacking, Kit Mentality and My Views On Survival TV Shows

Answers to questions about how viable bow-drill friction fire is as a real world technique, should a grandfather take his grandson on an overnight camp, how to get fit for backpacking, what is my kit mentality and what’s my opinion on survival shows…

PK Podcast 014: Mark Kalch On Epic Source To Sea River Descents

PK Podcast 014: Mark Kalch On Epic Source To Sea River Descents

Mark Kalch has made it his mission to paddle the longest river on each of the seven continents – seven rivers on seven continents. He has already completed descents of the Amazon, Volga and the Missouri-Mississippi River. These journeys have taken Mark through a wide variety of environments, some of them very wild and remote…

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 25: Carving Wooden Utensils, Exploding Rocks, Dangerous Gases, Worn Firesteels, Sleeping Bag Condensation and Snapchat Weirdness

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 25: Carving Wooden Utensils, Exploding Rocks, Dangerous Gases, Worn Firesteels, Sleeping Bag Condensation and Snapchat Weirdness

I answer questions about getting started with carving utensils, avoiding exploding rocks in the campfire, precautions against dangerous gases in heated tents with wood burning stoves, what to do with worn firesteels, whether charcloth has a shelf life, reducing sleeping bag condensation and what on Earth are Spoons and I up to on Snapchat?…

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 24: Tracking, Trapping & Hunting, Birch Bark, Firewood, Portage Pain and Breaking Knives

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 24: Tracking, Trapping & Hunting, Birch Bark, Firewood, Portage Pain and Breaking Knives

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about if it is still possible to live sustainably from trapping and hunting, where can you source birch bark of high enough quality for birch bark containers, how do you find decent firewood in winter, is the pain of portaging worth it, will a Mora Companion hold up to field use and what are my daypack recommendations…