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Paul Kirtley is an award winning bushcraft instructor, mountain leader and outdoor guide. He owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a leading provider of bushcraft training and wilderness adventure travel. Paul writes the top-ranked blog on the net covering bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life at http://paulkirtley.co.uk In this podcast, Paul answers your questions about wilderness bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life. To submit a question, visit http://paulkirtley.co.uk/ask-paul-kirtley/

Paul Kirtley is an award winning bushcraft instructor, mountain leader and outdoor guide. He owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a leading provider of bushcraft training and wilderness adventure travel. Paul writes the top-ranked blog on the net covering bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life at http://paulkirtley.co.uk In this podcast, Paul answers your questions about wilderness bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life. To submit a question, visit http://paulkirtley.co.uk/ask-paul-kirtley/
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Paul Kirtley is an award winning bushcraft instructor, mountain leader and outdoor guide. He owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a leading provider of bushcraft training and wilderness adventure travel. Paul writes the top-ranked blog on the net covering bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life at http://paulkirtley.co.uk In this podcast, Paul answers your questions about wilderness bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life. To submit a question, visit http://paulkirtley.co.uk/ask-paul-kirtley/

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@pkirt

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English

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+44(0)08452590200


Episodes

#AskPaulKirtley 80 – Inspiration In Wild Places, Carrying A Lock Knife, Canoeing Bags, Wild Berry ID

1/2/2019
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions on what’s inspirational about wild places, carrying a lock knife for bushcraft, why use two bags for canoeing and a bit of tree and plant ID on some berries in Quebec.

Duration:00:47:46

#AskPaulKirtley 79 – Sharpening Stones, Boreal Cutting Tools, Quilts vs Bags, A Small Rant Plus An Important Announcement

11/12/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about axe stones and keeping them in shape, using a parang in the boreal, quilts vs sleeping bags. demographics of bushcraft course participants, when to use the finer side of a sharpening stone, visiting North American bushcraft festivals and shows. At the beginning of the show there is an important announcement and part way through I also have a bit of a rant….

Duration:01:01:36

#AskPaulKirtley 78 – Fire Safety, Use Of Cottongrass, Shoe Placement While Bivvying

9/30/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about campfire safety risk assessment, use of cottongrass and what to do with your shoes while bivvying...

Duration:00:33:27

#AskPaulKirtley 77 – Moving From Survival To Bushcraft; Liner Entanglement; Fishing Kit

8/5/2018
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n this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer your questions about expanding from survival skills to broader bushcraft skills, sleeping bag liners and entanglement, fishing as part of a bushcraft repertoire... Watch #AskPaulKirtley #AskPaulKirtley videos are also available to view on my YouTube channel. Listen To #AskPaulKirtley Use the following controls to listen to the audio podcast right here or download the .mp3 to your device… Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley...

Duration:00:33:54

#AskPaulKirtley 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids

7/20/2018
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I answer questions about how to use the inner bark of sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, for tinder bundles, ideas for minimising smoke from fires, first aid for young people, and some thoughts on every day carry (EDC) items…

Duration:00:26:37

#AskPaulKirtley 75 – When To Start Teaching Bushcraft; Washing Pots With Very Limited Water; Testing Water Filters

7/15/2018
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In this episode I answer questions about how you know when it’s the right time to start teaching bushcraft, considerations for washing up after cooking when you only have limited drinking water and how to test how clean and pure the water is coming out of a water filter is…

Duration:00:37:09

#AskPaulKirtley 74 – Featherstick Wood Recommendations; Remedying Chipped Axes; Washing Down Sleeping Bags

7/3/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions about featherstick material recommendations, remedying chipped axe edges, washing down sleeping bags and hydrophbic down...

Duration:00:25:27

#AskPaulKirtley 73 – Fire Hardening of Spears; Hunting in Bushcraft; Tarps (Again)

5/29/2018
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I talk about tarps (yes again), fire hardening of spears and the potential for making them more brittle, froth in water after it has been through a Millbank bag or Brown bag, and my views on hunting within bushcraft…

Duration:00:39:25

#AskPaulKirtley 72 – Big Birch Bark Sheets; Deer Carcass Inspection; The Importance Of Tree ID In Bushcraft

5/5/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer your questions about obtaining big sheets of birch bark, the benefit of identifying trees in bushcraft, bow drill polishing, deer carcass inspection and my favourite made items..

Duration:00:31:42

#AskPaulKirtley 71 – Roycraft Packframes; Sharpening & Oiling Knives; Bow Drill Moisture Content

4/22/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer listener questions about Roycraft packframes in bushcraft, how often you should sharpen your knife, oiling knives and bow drill woods moisture content.

Duration:00:36:13

#AskPaulKirtley 70 – Real Survival With No Food; Banking Fires Overnight; CAT Tourniquets For First Aid

4/10/2018
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In this episode I answer questions on real survival with no food, the best areas for kayaking and wild camping in the UK, banking fires overnight, Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) in first aid kits and Bow-drilling standing up...

Duration:00:48:05

#AskPaulKirtley 69 – Surplus vs Non-Surplus Gear; Backpack Variables; Mediterranean Bushcraft; Cleaning Stainless Bottles.

3/31/2018
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I answer questions about Mediterranean bushcraft, water purification and desalination on a coastal creek trip, cleaning stainless steel water bottles and several inter-related questions on backpacking, backpacks and military surplus gear...

Duration:00:49:06

#AskPaulKirtley 68 – Eureka moments with the Hadza? Ticks on the increase. Tarp knots for limited hand mobility. Striking matches with your teeth.

3/22/2018
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Did I have any 'eureka moments' with the Hadza, and do I still use any skills I learned from them? What to do about ticks being on the increase? Tarp knot recommendations for people with limited hand mobility. Striking matches with your teeth? I also answer a question about my camera gear for trips and how I manage it outdoors with respect to bad weather and potential submersion. Find out more about these in the latest #AskPaulKirtley....

Duration:00:49:28

#AskPaulKirtley 67 – Too Many Layers? Bushcraft For Young People. Fires In Deserts.

3/18/2018
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I answer questions about too many layers, whether Bushcraft is an appropriate hobby for a 12-year-old, ideas for teaching simple bushcraft and camping skills to young people indoors during the winter, fires in deserts when you only have twigs, and my choice of music for the bush...

Duration:00:37:29

#AskPaulKirtley 66: How To Reach The Northern Forest, Generating Interest In Bushcraft, Multi-Purpose Bivvy Bags

3/13/2018
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In this episode, I answer questions about how to get to the Northern Forest, how to combat loneliness on wilderness trips, how to get people interested in bushcraft, the many purposes of a bivvy bag and share some thoughts on cooking sets for canoe trips...

Duration:00:54:07

#AskPaulKirtley 65: Tips For Fires Under Tarps, More Bushcraft On TV, Typha Fibre Extraction

2/23/2018
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In this episode, I answer questions on tips for having fires under tarps, will there or should there be more bushcraft on TV, what might the causes be of getting pumped forearms when making feathersticks, is there a best time of year to harvest wood for carving, and details of Typha fibre extraction.

Duration:00:40:00

#AskPaulKirtley 64: My Best Bushcraft Moments of 2017, Introducing Kids To Canoe Camping, Bow Drill Material Selection, Match Storage

2/16/2018
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I talk about my best bushcraft moment of 2017, some advice on introducing kids to canoe camping in Scotland, bow drill material selection troubleshooting, up-to-date alternatives to film canisters for match storage, some considerations for topping up a brown bag and sterilisation of billy cans, cups, etc.,...

Duration:00:37:15

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

2/11/2018
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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…

Duration:00:37:22

#AskPaulKirtley 62: Fires On Rock, Group Morale, Dangers of Wood Smoke and The Differences Between Traditional Scouting and Modern Bushcraft

2/2/2018
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The appropriateness of having campfires on rock, what to do when group morale is low, a recommended magnifying glass for lighting tinders, the dangers of exposure to woodsmoke from campfires and the differences between traditional Scouting and modern bushcraft...

Duration:00:36:19

#AskPaulKirtley 61: Birch Polypore Strops, Favourite Wild Edibles, Axe Repairs

12/27/2017
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about using birch polypore as a strop, the importance of reading the weather, which trees and plants to learn, what my favourite wild edibles are and running repairs on axes...

Duration:00:45:46