#AskPaulKirtley Episode 50 – Long Winter Evenings, Fire Safety, Stainless Pot Options, Dandelion Poisonous Lookalikes

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 50 – Long Winter Evenings, Fire Safety, Stainless Pot Options, Dandelion Poisonous Lookalikes

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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about long winter evenings in camp, fire safety, when is safe to leave a fire, throwing coals into streams, billy cans vs other stainless pots, poisonous lookalikes to dandelions…

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 49 – Water Filters, Emergency Communications, Pignut Recipes & Being Useful On Canoe Trips

4 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley Episode 50 – Long Winter Evenings, Fire Safety, Stainless Pot Options, Dandelion Poisonous Lookalikes

  1. Hi Paul
    Excellent presentation? I am happy to see you address fire safety in the wilds. The discussion of toilet habits also highly relevant because I agree-bury the business but burn the paper and make sure dead out! I made the mistake many years ago you describe and had it not been in a recent wild fire area it very likely would have caused a wildfire. “Duff” readily carries spark as does a dead tree root. What a bummer to trek 10 miles only to see the serious smoke from a fire you caused-could burn many thousands of acres! Could result in the death of fire fighters. Oh I learned my lesson…………
    Kind regards
    Jim Watkins Pacific NW

  2. Wow … I’m ploughing through ALL of the brilliant #AskPaulKirtley videos and I’m only halfway through after several days. The amount of information is utterly mind blowing! I will reach the end but I’m wondering if I’ll have any relevant questions left to ask when I get there!

  3. Thanks for taking the time to do these excellent presentations. I’ve never been bored by the early nights as I believe it’s the perfect time for thinking and reflection. If it’s cold then I get into my bag and drift in and out of sleep until it’s time to make breakfast.
    The one time I had a fire incident was when my brother kicked over a trangia burner, although we put it out very quickly, it was scary for a moment. I’ve never had a camp fire, so there’s no issue with that.

    Kindest Regards

  4. So very importantly, Paul always does an excellent job at educating about fire safety and responsibility in terms of considering the conditions and location and afterwards, leaving no trace…

    In regards to the question about having a fire on windy days, the Dakota Fire pit could be a great option, depending of course upon the current and recent weather conditions, soil type and location. This fire pit is best used in soils with a decent clay content, as the fire will quickly seal the inside of the hole, preventing it from spreading outward. It is important to keep in mind however that it would be quite dangerous to use in an area that has many roots in the soil, particularly in a highly cedared area, or in dry conditions.

    I cannot attach an image here, but a quick Google search would provide you with many detailed instructions on how to construct a Dakota Fire Pit.

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