January 2017

Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 47: Optimal Tinder Bundle Airflow, Tooth Problems, Keeping Kit Dry, Bushcraft Training Advice

n this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on outfitting canoes, tooth problems on trips, finding wildlife while out wandering, saponins, chickweed and birch, blowing tinder bundles into flame (optimal positioning), keeping gear dry on hikes, bushcraft course advice, changing your ways and learning new things in bushcraft… Read more >>

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Post image for Snow Shelters: Why We Don’t Build Igloos In The Forest

Traditionally igloos were tundra shelters, with other snow shelters and snowhouses involving mounding up snow being favoured in the forest. But modern Ice Box devices blur this boundary. So, I thought I would investigate building an igloo-type shelter in the boreal forest… Read more >>

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Post image for Fun In The Swellies: Fighting The Tide In The Menai Strait

With some of the Frontier Bushcraft team, Ray Goodwin and I take our canoes to the tidal water of the Menai Strait, which separates Anglesey from mainland Wales. Here we learn the meaning of differential tide and experience the treacherous Swellies… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 46: Bushcraft Events in 2017, Tinders For Flint & Steel, Shelter Roofs Holding Snow, Smocks vs Anoraks, Wild Camping (again)

Bushcraft shows and events in 2017, tinders for flint and steel, shelter roof strong enough for snow, smocks vs anoraks with zips, woods for bushcraft activities in the UK, wild camping in North West England, being blinded by headlamps, foundational bushcraft knowledge as a long-term learning base… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 45

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about bushcraft skills for a 9-year-old, leather belt kits over jackets, horse’s hoof fungus identification, tinder bundles and ember extenders, online bushcraft courses, bushcraft courses for Scout leaders, what makes a bushcraft knife a bushcraft knife, and a bit of inspiration… Read more >>

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