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Wild Wanderings 9 – Gottröra, Sweden

Wild Wanderings 9 – Gottröra, Sweden

Gottröra, Sweden, was the venue of the 2017 Bushcraftfestivalen. I was there with a couple of my team from Frontier Bushcraft to run fire workshops at the event. We had to source the materials we needed for our workshops from the surrounding woods and while we were there, I spotted a number of other interesting plants and fungi too, which I cover in more detail in this article…

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 19: Bow Drill With Natural Cordage & Ember Consistency, Top 3 Bushcraft Focus Areas, Beginner & Budget Axes

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 19: Bow Drill With Natural Cordage & Ember Consistency, Top 3 Bushcraft Focus Areas, Beginner & Budget Axes

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on bow drill consistency, bow drilling with natural cordage, winter tents, the top three areas of bushcraft to concentrate on, beginner and budget axes, alternatives to the Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe, what to do with your wallet, phone and passport while out in the field, and whether or not wearing your clothes in your sleeping bag stop it from working efficiently…

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 16: eVent Jackets, Surplus Gear For Bushcraft, Year-Round Carbs, Fire & Religion

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 16: eVent Jackets, Surplus Gear For Bushcraft, Year-Round Carbs, Fire & Religion

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on the breathability of eVent fabric, the utility of military surplus gear for bushcraft, fire management for first timers, gaining consistency with bow drill, and provide some thoughts on realistic year-round carbs foraging as well as getting a little philosophical towards the end. What Is #AskPaulKirtley? #AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life. The idea here is partly…

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 13: Boots, EDC Kit, Bow-Drill Positions, Tracking, Bushcraft During Hunting Season, Powerless Refrigeration

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 13: Boots, EDC Kit, Bow-Drill Positions, Tracking, Bushcraft During Hunting Season, Powerless Refrigeration

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about boots, EDC kit, preparing your equipment for outings, getting started with animal tracking, bushcraft during the hunting season, alternative bow-drill positions and ways of managing without refrigeration while camping. What Is #AskPaulKirtley? #AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life. The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to…

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Bow-Drill – The Keys to Success

Bow-Drill – The Keys to Success

Friction fire-lighting is one of the defining skills of bushcraft. The ‘bow and drill’ or ‘bow-drill’ is the most widely applicable of the friction methods. Yet many people struggle with it, particularly while learning or during practice by themselves. Failure is OK when you are learning, while you are getting used to the posture…