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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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United Kingdom

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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

Contact:

+44(0)08452590200


Episodes

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 60 – Technology In The Way Of Outdoor Experiences, Knife Rust Prevention, Slug Invasions and Camp Set-Up Times

11/3/2017
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions about computer time and technology getting in the way of outdoor experiences, bushcraft knife rust prevention, duvet jackets, water filtration combined with other methods, the time necessary to set up camp, what to do about slug invasions and making your own trail mix...

Duration: 01:22:04


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 59 – Calculating Hiking Speed, Relevant First Aid, Eating Ribwort Plantain Seeds, Avoiding Midges

10/22/2017
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I answer questions about camp seating if you can’t find a log nearby, the importance of first aid training and what to put into first aid kits, how to calculate how far you can hike plus keep track of your speed, storing compasses at home and in the field, tips for avoiding midges, identifying unusual growths on tree leaves and how to collect, process and eat ribwort plantain seeds...

Duration: 00:46:38


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 58 – Water Indicating Trees, Campfire Burn Out, Axe Re-hafting, Winter Hot-tent Set-ups, Chimney Effects, Bow Drill Ember Failure.

8/30/2017
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In this episode of my #AskPaulKirtley question and answer sessions, I answer your questions on water-indicating trees, encouraging campfires to burn out completely, axe re-hafting in the field, ideal winter hot-tent set ups, potential chimney effects of fire reflectors and bow drill ember failure...

Duration: 00:41:34


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

8/11/2017
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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….

Duration: 01:00:52


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

8/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:19:19


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

6/30/2017
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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)....

Duration: 00:28:02


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

6/25/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:35:26


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 53 – LIVE at the 2017 Bushcraft Show

6/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:04:20


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

5/26/2017
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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…

Duration: 00:39:59


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

5/19/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:57:10


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

5/14/2017
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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…

Duration: 00:44:03


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

4/16/2017
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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…

Duration: 00:43:02


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

2/11/2017
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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…

Duration: 01:02:29


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 47: Optimal Tinder Bundle Airflow, Tooth Problems, Keeping Kit Dry, Bushcraft Training Advice

1/24/2017
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n this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on outfitting canoes, tooth problems on trips, finding wildlife while out wandering, saponins, chickweed and birch, blowing tinder bundles into flame (optimal positioning), keeping gear dry on hikes, bushcraft course advice, changing your ways and learning new things in bushcraft...

Duration: 00:54:45


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 46: Bushcraft Events in 2017, Tinders For Flint & Steel, Shelter Roofs Holding Snow, Smocks vs Anoraks, Wild Camping (again)

1/6/2017
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Bushcraft shows and events in 2017, tinders for flint and steel, shelter roof strong enough for snow, smocks vs anoraks with zips, woods for bushcraft activities in the UK, wild camping in North West England, being blinded by headlamps, foundational bushcraft knowledge as a long-term learning base...

Duration: 00:52:01


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 45

12/31/2016
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In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about bushcraft skills for a 9-year-old, leather belt kits over jackets, horse’s hoof fungus identification, tinder bundles and ember extenders, online bushcraft courses, bushcraft courses for Scout leaders, what makes a bushcraft knife a bushcraft knife, and a bit of inspiration…

Duration: 01:17:04


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 44 – Choosing Companions For Trips, Food For Expeditions, Foraging For Calories, Hydration On Hikes, Tree and Plant ID Guides

12/17/2016
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n this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about food for longer trips and expeditions, choosing expedition companions, foraging for calories, valuable lessons and learning from mistakes, tarp and bivvy for colder months, drinking while tramping in dry areas, tree and plant ID guides.

Duration: 01:06:15


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 43 – Traditional Crafts In Modern Outdoor Trips, Cheaper Full-Tang Knives, Places To Camp In The Woods

11/18/2016
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In this episode I answer questions on integrating traditional crafts into modern outdoor trips, how to stop people leaving rubbish at campsites, washing, cooking and camping in bear country, outdoor clothing sizes and where to buy, how young is too young for bushcraft, variations in basic bushcraft kit for the Rockies, cheaper full-tang knives, list of places to camp in the woods...

Duration: 01:17:39


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 42 – Weird Encounters At Night, Drugs Tests, Predators and Wild Edibles

11/13/2016
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Weird encounters at night, drying clothes, drugs tests and foraging, bow drill notch details, predators and rewilding, carcinogenic campfires, learning more about wild edibles...

Duration: 01:02:31


#AskPaulKirtley Episode 41 – Winter Bushcraft And Outdoor Life Questions

11/6/2016
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In this episode I cover carbon monoxide and winter shelters, candles for quinzhees, snow shelter construction, toilets in cold weather, sweaty clothes, food for exhausting day hikes, wilderness ski touring and anoraks for cold weather…

Duration: 01:02:31

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