#AskPaulKirtley Episode 28 – Finding Flint, The Best Matches, Millbank Bags, Becoming An Instructor, Wind, Shelters and Managing Fires Overnight

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#AskPaulKirtley 28

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about finding flint, wind and shelter, wool blankets, managing fires overnight, if Millbank bags are a niche item, becoming a bushcraft instructor, removing the plastic taste from MSR Dromedary bags, PLCE side pockets and why I like them, plus what are my favourite matches…

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First Run In The Prospector This Season
How To Use A Millbank Bag – 6 Easy Steps
PK Podcast 006: Winter Outdoor Life Tips, Thoughts And Perspectives
A Bushcraft Camping Outfit – Equipment For Living In The Woods
How To Pack A Bushcraft Camping Outfit
How To Light A Campfire With One Match

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#AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life.

The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to people in a more timely fashion.

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Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog:

Surviving A Winter’s Night in the Northern Forest: How To Build An Arctic Lean-To

Water Purification: The 5 Contaminants You Need To Know About

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 10: Knife Lanyards, Dromedary Bags, Hammocks vs Tarps, Tinder Boxes And NGB Awards For Bushcraft

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 9: Knife Techniques, Wool Blankets, Hammocks, First Aid and Finding Materials For Primitive Skills


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Paul Kirtley is an award-winning professional bushcraft instructor. He is passionate about nature and wilderness travel. In addition to writing this blog Paul owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a wilderness bushcraft school, offering bushcraft courses and wilderness expeditions.


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Cal B

Another informative show Paul. What type of jacket are you wearing?


Paul Kirtley

Thanks Cal.

It’s a Helikon-Tex Alpha Grid Fleece.





Another informative episode and thanks for the mention, I was in the bath at the time!


Paul Kirtley

I hope it was relaxing! 🙂


Matt Meadows

Hi Paul

Another excellent podcast. Please could you do one on the realities of becoming an instructor. I’ve heard some of your other podcasts where you address aspects of this issue but it would be great to have a resource in one single place.

I’m interested as I have a chance to change careers in 3 or so years when I retire from my current job.

All and any information would be gratefully received.

While I’m here, I consider your contribution to the whole subject of Bushcraft to be first rate. I know I am not alone in holding this view. So thank you for the time and effort you put into your videos, podcasts and articles.

Best regards



Hi Paul, thanks for another superb episode. I

I decided to invest in a Dromedary after seeing your various recommendations so I can cut down on trips to and from the watersource in my wood.

Filled for the first time from the tap at home to test, the smell and aftertaste is overwhelmingly bad.

I read elsewhere that this is due to the liner reacting with chlorine in domestic water supplies, which wouldn’t occur with filtered water from a natural source. I’m going to try denture cleaning tablets as they are purported to eliminate the problem, and hope that the Cl theory is true and therefore my woodland water tastes sweet!

Best wishes, Jim


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