#AskPaulKirtley Episode 33 – Sparks From Axes, Old Man’s Beard, Long Log Fires, Outdoor Fitness and Compass Bubbles

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AskPaulKirtley Episode 33

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about compass bubbles, old man’s beard, hand-drill use in the UK, physical fitness for the outdoors, long-log fire lays and sparks from Gransfors axes…

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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.

Rather than send an answer to just that one person, I’d like others to benefit from the answers too. So, just in the same way I’d previously write an email answer, here I’m going to speak the answer (which is much quicker than me typing out an answer, so I’ll get more questions answered as well as benefiting more people).

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 32 – LNT vs Bushcraft, Overcoming A Fear Of Foraging, DIY Sleeping Bags, Stoves


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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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Nick Rush

Just managed to watch this episode and just wanted to say thank’s for answering my question.
I will keep going with the hand drill.
Warm Regards


Paul Kirtley

Hi Nick,

My absolute pleasure. Thanks for asking 🙂

Keep in touch and let me know how you get on.

Warm regards,




Hi Paul,
Still loving your #AskPaulKirtley series!
It is so true what you say about practical knowledge, I recently wanted to learn some local plant ID. My first step was getting a book about what is local to me then I went into the garden and found a huge amount of plants just by comparing pictures and descriptions. This certainly would not be possible by just reading the book alone and then coming back later and trying to remember what I read as opposed to looking, touching and tasting the plants.

thanks again


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