#AskPaulKirtley 63: Water, Withies, Camp Routines, Compass Bubbles, Fire Saws & Edible Ant Larvae

#AskPaulKirtley 63: Water, Withies, Camp Routines, Compass Bubbles, Fire Saws & Edible Ant Larvae

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about water purification protocols in areas where water is mostly clean to drink, how to use withies to create a tripod with canoe paddles, useful daily camp routines for personal admin and hygiene, the consequences of compass bubbles, an overview of the fire saw with bamboo, and whether ant larvae are edible…

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Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog:

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 62

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Water Purification: The 5 Contaminants You Need to Know About


2 thoughts on “#AskPaulKirtley 63: Water, Withies, Camp Routines, Compass Bubbles, Fire Saws & Edible Ant Larvae

  1. Dear Mr Kirtley, thank you for sharing you wealth of information, I have been following the “Ask
    Paul Kirtley” for over a year, and had the chance to watch most all of the back episodes. This episode however… I would never have thought about eating ants, or their larvae for that matter! And I probably NEVER will try to eat ants or the larva! Thanks again, and please, keep up the great work! All the best to you and yours. Mr Kevin B. 🙂

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for your kind words about the material here on my blog. I’m glad you have managed to work your way through most of the back episodes. I’m flattered. Thank you.

      I’m also glad I’ve given you a few things to think about, including the prospect of eating insects, even if you have no intention of putting these thoughts in to practice 🙂

      Please do keep in touch.

      Warm regards,


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