#AskPaulKirtley 78 – Fire Safety, Use Of Cottongrass, Shoe Placement While Bivvying

#AskPaulKirtley 78 – Fire Safety, Use Of Cottongrass, Shoe Placement While Bivvying

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about campfire safety risk assessment, use of cottongrass and what to do with your shoes while bivvying…

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5 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley 78 – Fire Safety, Use Of Cottongrass, Shoe Placement While Bivvying

  1. Very good fire question we saw lots of damage from peoples irresponsible fire making in Sweden, one island which was totally destroyed no trees left there was a total fire ban at the time, your talk on the expedition course on fire safety really hits home just how careful you need be many thanks for your advice.

    1. Hey Tony, it’s a shame thoughtless action leads to such damage, even in otherwise wild areas. I’m glad it gave further context to what we talked about at Windermere though. We had some interesting days on the Bloodvein this year but those fires had been started by lightning, not people. Still, it demonstrated the destruction any fire can wreak.

      Glad some of the Exped course teachings were directly useful.



  2. Hi Paul
    Excellent answer, carelesness with fire has always been an issue, excasurbated this year by the long dry spell. Many thanks for such an in depth answer.
    Hopefully many people will see this episode and bear in mind the points you made before they light their fires.
    Best Regards

  3. I would LOVE to have a manual book from you, EVEN though you give information freely. I am a female who WANTS to read and execute your advice without batteries or a cellphone…i hope you could reconsider and have a pocket manual for the non-carrying electronic devices in the bush..ty

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