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

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

AskPaulKirtley Episode 46

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about 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 base for learning.

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3 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley Episode 46: Bushcraft Events in 2017, Tinders For Flint & Steel, Shelter Roofs Holding Snow, Smocks vs Anoraks, Wild Camping (again)

  1. Hey Paul, awesome episode

    I just wanted to add for natural finders for flint and steel I have had very reliable and successful results with milk weed. In fall and winter, while the plant is letting out its seeds, it has a small plant meterial that holds all the dadielion like seeds together and it stays fairly dry because it’s inside a pod and it’s very light and airated, it will catch a spark easily. It’s about the only natural material I have found constantly that doesn’t need any prep for flint and steel.

  2. Haha, over a year later I see my own question answered here. Hyper-efficient me 😛
    First of all, thanks for the (indeed) fast reply. Yes, I meant the light hitting the ground and that blinding me. Turned out that that cheap one I used had pretty crappy blueish LEDs and after getting a decent one with a neutral-white LED everything is fine. And thanks a lot for that great tipp with closing one eye for a short glimpse on the map.

    1. Hhaha, well I’m glad the answer finally found its way to you Tobias. I’m also glad you have a better head lamp now. And I’m glad the eye-closing tip was useful to you.

      Warm regards,


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