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PK Podcast 039: How Many Knives? Alternatives To Birch Bark; Sharpening Spoon Knives; Plant Toxins In Water; Bushcraft Benefits To Woodland.

PK Podcast 039: How Many Knives? Alternatives To Birch Bark; Sharpening Spoon Knives; Plant Toxins In Water; Bushcraft Benefits To Woodland.

In this Paul Kirtley Podcast I return to Q&A, answering listener questions on a range of topics – Is there an issue with collecting water from streams or ponds containing poisonous plant species such as hemlock water dropwort, Oenanthe crocata? What are the benefits or disadvantages to a woodland if it is being used for bushcraft? How many knives is too many knives? Is a belt knife and a pocket knife enough for a wilderness trip? How to sharpen spoon knives? How to tell the difference between birch species? What are the alternatives to birch bark for lighting fires with sparks from a ferro rod?

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5 thoughts on “PK Podcast 039: How Many Knives? Alternatives To Birch Bark; Sharpening Spoon Knives; Plant Toxins In Water; Bushcraft Benefits To Woodland.

  1. Hi Paul, It’s been a while. Thanks for answering my question, I guess the ability to step lightly and have good plant ID are paramount as always.
    I think the online courses are really something amazing, so much information that’s relevant and important to anyone that loves Bushcraft or the outdoors.
    A big thank you for all your hard work.
    Regards Adrian

    1. Indeed it has been a while Adrian but good to hear from you. Always a pleasure to receive and answer your questions.

      Thanks also for your positive words regarding my online courses. I’m happy you are finding these resources so useful.

      Warm regards,

      Paul

  2. Paul
    I am constantly amazed by your measured and educated response
    A refreshing change from many other people
    Please continue from strength to strength

    1. Hi Neeman, it’s good to hear from you and thank you for your positive words. They are most appreciated.

      Warm regards,

      Paul

  3. Another splendid podcast, Paul.
    Thank you for making a deferential reference to the traveling community regarding the word “gipsy”.

    In the UK, the word “Gypsy” is regarded as fine and PC when written thus. Whenever you write the word, use a capital G and all the y’s, and you (hopefully) won’t offend anyone in the UK.

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