My guest in Paul Kirtley Podcast episode 37 is Dan Hume, Bushcraft instructor and author of The Art of Fire.
I’ve known Dan since 2006 when I was working on a tracking course and Dan was with us for work experience. The following year Dan joined us on the team at Woodlore. This was during the time I was there as Course Director. Dan and I worked together during a four year period from 2007 to 2010. So, it was a real pleasure to catch up with Dan on this podcast.
Even from a young age Dan was dedicated to mastering bushcraft skills and he predictably went on to lead courses himself and, ultimately headed the team at Woodlore.
In 2017 his book The Art of Fire was published. It documents his mission to travel to remote parts of the world and learn first-hand how traditional fire skills are still being relied upon by indigenous peoples to this day.
Dan has since left Woodlore and he now splits his time between the UK and Southeast Asia.
In our conversation, Dan shares some interesting anecdotes from his quest for fire, as well as some technical details on various fire techniques. He brings us right up-to-date with what he’s doing now and I also ask what Dan’s advice would be to young people who want to pursue a career in bushcraft education after leaving school, as he did.
Without further ado, please enjoy the following conversation with Dan Hume….
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