Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 9 – Teaching Kevin To Make Campfire Coffee

by Paul Kirtley

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Kevin Callan in a canoe camp making billy can coffee

The hilarity which ensues on a canoe trip involving Kevin Callan continues. Here we start the day with coffee (obviously) but it’s Kevin’s turn to drop it. This is a technique I learned from a Norwegian I met in a remote hut high up in the mountains, while undertaking a ski tour. It works really well in kettles and camp cooking pots which have a bit of depth to them – the classic billy can.

It turns out to be harder than it looks but Kevin gets there in the end, with the right result – fresh coffee without grounds floating around in it. After coffee, Kevin shows his on-river clothing and personal equipment, and highlights some differences to what he normally wears in Canada. Then we are off down the river for some more paddling. Along the way Kevin highlights some features of historical interest such as Telford‘s iron bridge across the river at Craigellachie.

Scotland’s Spey River Paddle & Whisky Tour – Part 9

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I hope you enjoyed the above films. Let me know what you think below. And keep an eye out for future instalments…

Previous Sections Of This Series

Watch part 1 here: Watch Canoeing The River Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine Curgenven – part 1

Watch part 2 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 2 – A Few Campfire Tricks

Watch part 3 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 3 – River Safety

Watch part 4 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 4 – Setting Camp In The Dark

Watch parts 5 and 6 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine parts 5 and 6 – Where Does The Whisky Come From?

Watch part 7 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 7 – More Whisky, Little Water

Watch part 8 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 8 – The Washing Machine

Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog

PK Podcast 019: Post-Trip Post-Script With Kevin Callan, Justine Curgenven and Ray Goodwin

PK Podcast 003: Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper

PK Podcast 013: Ray Goodwin On Continually Evolving Adventures By Canoe

PK Podcast 005: Justine Curgenven And An Aleutian Adventure

White Water Safety & Rescue Training Provides Useful Survival Skills

Six Men, Three Boats and The Bloodvein: Canoeing A Wilderness River

Wild Wanderings 6 – River Spey Canoe Journey

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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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