#AskPaulKirtley 61: Birch Polypore Strops, Favourite Wild Edibles, Axe Repairs

#AskPaulKirtley 61: Birch Polypore Strops, Favourite Wild Edibles, Axe Repairs

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about using birch polypore as a strop, the importance of reading the weather, which trees and plants to learn, what my favourite wild edibles are and running repairs on axes.

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French River Eighteen Mile Island Loop
Accelerate Your Bushcraft Learning: Bushcraft Show 2017 Presentation
Tree and Plant Identification Masterclass course information
Elementary Wilderness Bushcraft Course at Frontier Bushcraft

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How To Care For Your Axe: 3 Easy Steps

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 60


4 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley 61: Birch Polypore Strops, Favourite Wild Edibles, Axe Repairs

  1. I can thoroughly recommend the tree and plant id online course , it certainly has helped me improve my knowledge .
    many thanks Paul Walsh

  2. Thanks for another interesting and useful episode. Your comment about the longevity of good quality axe handles made me smile, I am still using the axe and handle which my Grandfather left to my father, and he in turn left to me 7 years ago. As you said a good coating of boiled linseed regularly applied to the entire axe and sensible use will ensure a long life. Thanks again for all your time and passion for living in nature, Dave.

    1. Hi Dave, good to hear from you. Glad this made you smile 🙂 Thanks for reiterating the point about good axe care with a solid example and thanks for your appreciation of these articles.

      Warm regards,


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