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Month: August 2016

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 34 – Bear-resistant Containers, National Curriculum Bushcraft, Blisters, Modern SAKs, Bushcraft & Skis, Using Trash

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 34 – Bear-resistant Containers, National Curriculum Bushcraft, Blisters, Modern SAKs, Bushcraft & Skis, Using Trash

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about bear-resistant containers, bushcraft in the National Curriculum, blisters, modern Swiss Army Knives, bushcraft and skis, and making use of trash you find in the woods…

Wild Wanderings 3 – Windermere Waterside

Wild Wanderings 3 – Windermere Waterside

Two weeks on Windermere. It could be a lot worse! Spending two weeks based in the same spot outdoors is always interesting, though, wherever it is. Well it is for me. It is if you are interested in nature. In two weeks you really spot the changes which occur. Plants coming into flower. Flowers going to seed. Berries ripening. So on and so forth. And there was a lot to see here…

Canoe Capsize Recovery – Deep Water Rescue Training

Canoe Capsize Recovery – Deep Water Rescue Training

Canoe capsize recovery skills are important for any canoeist who ventures onto open water, even as part of a group. Windermere is England’s largest natural lake and the venue of the Expedition Canoeing Skills course that Ray Goodwin and I run there every summer. Part of the course programme involves learning and practising canoe capsize drills. Under close supervision, the students take it in turns to capsize their boats and perform rescues. More experienced students have the opportunity to perform…

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