#AskPaulKirtley

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

n 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…. Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 56 – Fire Reflectors, Sleep Rotation, Tarp Set-Ups & Kit Weight, Plants As Insect Repellents and Healing Agents

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about what plant can be used for a midge repellent, processing horse’s hoof fungus, tarp set-ups, kit weights and load outs, sleep rotation for fire watches, the efficacy of Platago major as a healing agent vs yarrow, as well as having a bit of a rant about fire reflectors… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 55 – Longevity of Pathogenic Organisms, Magnifying Glass Specifications, Branches Dropping, Umbrellas, Resin Content in Bow-drills…

In this episode, I answer questions about the longevity of pathogenic organisms in water containers, magnifying glass specifications for fire lighting, the dangers of branches dropping in woodland, umbrellas for bushcraft and camping, resin content in bow-drill materials, and shorts (yes, shorts)…. Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 54 – Smoky Firewood, Hardened Hands, Evaporation For Water Purification, Iodine, Leatherworking and Bushcraft Philosophy

In this episode of my Q&A show, I answer questions about surprisingly smoky firewood, clean clothes and hardened hands, water purification by evaporation, iodine for wounds and water, investing time in leatherworking skills, my philosophical starting point for bushcraft… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 53 – LIVE at the 2017 Bushcraft Show

This episode of #AskPaulKirtley was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2017 Bushcraft Show in Derbyshire, U.K. There was a wide range of questions from the audience, none of which were known to me before the session. It was fun to do and we got through a lot in the hour we had together… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 52: Reshaping Pocket Knives, Canoe Boots, Guyline Attachment Knots, Stomach Problems On Trips

In this episode, I answer questions about changing boots on canoe trips, sharpening a knife with a secondary bevel, tidying up after harvesting dead, standing wood, knots for attaching guylines to tarps, billy can choices and handle clips, sickness and diarrhoea on a wilderness journey… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 51 – Tarps & Canoes, Earning From Bushcraft Content, Dealing With Frowns, Veganism & Vegetarianism in Bushcraft

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer more of your questions, this time tackling using a tarp with a canoe, earning from bushcraft content, sleeping bag liners and avoiding sweat, dealing with frowns, strides for walking, vegetarianism and veganism within bushcraft…. Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 50 – Long Winter Evenings, Fire Safety, Stainless Pot Options, Dandelion Poisonous Lookalikes

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions about long winter evenings in camp, fire safety, when is safe to leave a fire, throwing coals into streams, billy cans vs other stainless pots, poisonous lookalikes to dandelions… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 49 – Water Filters, Emergency Communications, Pignut Recipes & Being Useful On Canoe Trips

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about my preferred water filters, comms on solo canoe trips, how to make yourself useful on a trip when everyone else is more experienced, is hydrophobic down worth the premium and pignut recipes… Read more >>

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Post image for #AskPaulKirtley Episode 48 – Bushcraft Instructing, Winter Wild Edibles, Uses Of Willow, Tool Sharpening and Bivvy Bag Use In The Open

I answer questions about how to get into bushcraft instructing, what causes foam in streams, recommendations for winter wild edibles, uses of willow, braces or suspenders, tool sharpening at home and on the trail, and zipped bivvy bag use in the open… Read more >>

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