#AskPaulKirtley Episode 57 – Working On Bushcraft Skills & Knowledge At Home, Fitness For Wilderness Expeditions, Fire Plough In The Northern Temperate, Wild Teas Beyond Nettles

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Paul Kirtley presenting #AskPaulKirtley episode 57

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about bad-tasting pine needle tea and toxic needled species of tree, working on bushcraft skills and knowledge indoors or at home, fire plough in the northern temperate zone, required fitness for my wilderness expeditions, easily identifiable plants for wild teas beyond nettles, how to learn to navigate at night and my opinion on Paramo clothing…

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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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jamie dakota

Hi Paul,

Great Q and A as always, really good stuff.

Cheers
Jamie

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Paul Kirtley

Cheers Jamie.

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Shirley

Thanks Paul, great episode. I experiment with wild teas quite a bit and have never tried meadowsweet or spring bramble so am looking forward to those. I do use clover flowers (pink mostly) and love the sweetness, though I couldn’t drink too much of it!! Not sure of the health benefits but love to add some to other teas, especially nettle to make it more palatable!
Keep up the good work.
Shirley

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Paul Kirtley

Hi Shirley, thanks for your message. Let me know what you think of meadowsweet and bramble.

I agree, clover heads are very nice for making tea. Apparently, like many members of the pea family, they become a bit toxic later in the season though.

Warm regards,

Paul

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philip

I’m sorry that some people find time to give you such grief when all you’re trying to do is teach. As always, thanks for passing on such invaluble knowledge.
Atb phil

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Paul Kirtley

Thank you Phil.

Warm regards,

Paul

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Sean

Hi Paul
Great video and very useful information passed on expertly as always, keep up the good work.

Atb mate
Sean

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Paul Kirtley

Thank you Sean.

Warm regards,

Paul

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Marcel (Buck) Lafond

Thanks Paul. Always informative.
As for those who trouble you, I say:

Trolls,Trolls, Trolsl,
if I had them all in holes,
I’d dig, dig, dig,
till the hole was filled,
and that would be the end of my Troll song.

(Yes, I shamelessly borrowed that idea from Stompin’ Tom Connor’s “Bug Song”. Sorry.)

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Paul Kirtley

Haha, I like the adaptation. Thanks Marcel. Much appreciated 🙂

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paul walsh

Hi Paul , yet another informative article
I was part of a relay team that achieved a fire plough ember a couple of years ago ,
there were about a dozen of us taking it in turns and I have to say its the hardest method I have tried ,
we used hazel into lime we all got a huge sense of achievement but its not a method I would try again ,
many thanks , keep up the good work ,
Paul .

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Paul Kirtley

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your feedback on the episode and great to read about your efforts with the fire plough. It definitely is a challenging technique in the northern temperate climate and with the woods we have. Good effort though.
Warm regards,

Paul

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Jim

Hi Paul
Excellent session of “Ask Paul Kirtley. Don’t worry about the few disrespectful hecklers or insults to your nationality. They mean nothing to the majority of your listeners-I hope the clown wasn’t my fellow American! Anyways to your listeners and students hello! If I may add wild strawberry leaves make an excellent flavored tea and if I am correct grow prolifically throughout northern forests?
Best Regards From the Wildfire Choking Pacific Northwest
Jim

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Paul Kirtley

Hi Jim thanks for your kind words of support.

Wild strawberry leaves do make a nice tea.

Warm regards,

Paul

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