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The Paul Kirtley Podcast

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Bushcraft, survival and outdoor life. Interviews with experts and advice from the experienced.

Bushcraft, survival and outdoor life. Interviews with experts and advice from the experienced.
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Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Bushcraft, survival and outdoor life. Interviews with experts and advice from the experienced.

Twitter:

@pkirt

Language:

English

Contact:

+44(0)08452590200


Episodes

PK Podcast 026: Kevin Callan On The Joys Of Winter Camping

12/8/2017
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Kevin Callan is well known as a paddler and author of many canoe-route guidebooks for his native province of Ontario, Canada. He's also known as the Happy Camper, and he certainly has always been happy when I've camped or chatted with him. Kevin has been a guest on my podcast before and today I'm delighted to welcome him back again to talk about another shared passion of ours - winter camping....

Duration: 01:39:10


PK Podcast 025: Andy Chadderton Q&A – Deer Stalking, Ethics, Land Management, Rewilding, Advice To Beginners & More

11/23/2017
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Professional deer stalker and firearms instructor Andy Chadderton returns to The Paul Kirtley Podcast. The conversation Andy and I have in this podcast is based on questions submitted by listeners. In the wide-ranging discussion, we talk deer stalking, land management, rewilding, hunting ethics, firearms law, riflescopes, advice to beginners and more...

Duration: 02:16:38


PK Podcast 024: Why Your Bow-Drill Time Obsession Is Important

11/6/2017
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Why does it matter how long it takes you to light fire by friction when practising? From the perspective of sports psychology there are solid reasons why measuring performance in bushcraft activities can be beneficial. My colleague Iain Gair, who has a Master's degree in Sports Psychology, joins me to discuss this in more depth...

Duration: 01:35:28


PK Podcast 023: Rupert Brown, Water Filter Bag Man

10/11/2017
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Rupert Brown joins me to talk about water purification and the nifty solution he provided to the bushcraft world and wider community of outdoors people in manufacturing the Brown Filter Bag. In the course of the conversation Rupert also talks about his change of career from being a forester and teaching arboriculture to teaching bushcraft as well as moving to France, where he now resides.

Duration: 01:46:59


PK Podcast 022: Conversations From Bushcraftfestivalen

9/6/2017
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Episode 22 is made up from some of my conversations at the 2017 Bushcraftfestivalen in Sweden. Guests include Lisa Fenton, Harry Sepp, Jonas Landolsi, Tobias Karlsson, Kevin Warrington, Jonas Als and Mikael Akerman...

Duration: 01:49:53


PK Podcast 021: Sarita Robinson On The Wellbeing Benefits Of Outdoor Life

8/2/2017
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Sarita Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at UCLAN joins me to talk about her recent work, researching and quantifying various benefits to our wellbeing of spending time outdoors, undertaking bushcraft and other activities. Along the way, our discussion takes in areas such as stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, sleep hygiene, blue light from screens, melatonin, digital detoxes, camping, green spaces, outdoor activities and of course, wellbeing...

Duration: 01:15:44


PK Podcast 020: James Raffan – Explorer, Scholar and Author

7/2/2017
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James Raffan, scholar, outdoorsman and celebrated Canadian author joins me to discuss adventure, risk, failure, teaching, wilderness journeying, lifelong learning, personal development, human potential and journal keeping, along with characters such as Kirk Whipper, Bill Mason and Sir George Simpson of the Hudson’s Bay Company...

Duration: 01:57:56


PK Podcast 019: Post-Trip Post-Script With Kevin Callan, Justine Curgenven and Ray Goodwin

11/16/2016
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Sitting down around a table in a wooden chalet in Scotland, Kevin Callan, Ray Goodwin, Justine Curgenven and I talk about the canoe trip down the river Spey we'd just finished the very same day. This is an enjoyable yet insightful reflection by four outdoors people on a fun week on the river...

Duration: 01:25:16


PK Podcast 018: Mark Hines, Methodical Man Of Endurance Adventure

9/21/2016
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Mark Hines, professional adventurer, endurance athlete, exercise physiologist and biomechanics researcher, author and lecturer joins me for a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion on adventure, endurance, diet and health...

Duration: 02:12:56


PK Podcast 017: Al Humphreys On Adventures Great And Small

7/6/2016
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Al Humphries is best known for the concept of microadventures and his book of the same name, following his Year of Microadventure. He's no stranger to big adventures either, though. Al joins me on this podcast to talk about adventures great and small, what motivates him, how he chooses his adventures, the challenges of making a living as an adventurer and what he does when things go wrong...

Duration: 01:46:54


PK Podcast 016: Lisa Fenton On Bushcraft And Indigenous Knowledge Transmissions

6/1/2016
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Lisa Fenton of Woodsmoke joins me to talk about her academic research in the realms of anthropology and ethnobotany, in particular her research into the relationship between bushcraft and indigenous knowledge, which formed the basis of her doctoral thesis...

Duration: 01:45:41


PK Podcast 015: John Rensten On Urban Foraging

5/5/2016
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I'm joined by John Rensten of Forage London to talk about urban foraging in the city and the advantages of learning about tree and plant identification in urban spaces. We meet in a London park and take a look at plants we find in just one small corner...

Duration: 01:44:01


PK Podcast 014: Mark Kalch On Epic Source To Sea River Descents

4/20/2016
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Mark Kalch has made it his mission to paddle the longest river on each of the seven continents - seven rivers on seven continents. He has already completed descents of the Amazon, Volga and the Missouri-Mississippi River. These journeys have taken Mark through a wide variety of environments, some of them very wild and remote...

Duration: 02:00:54


PK Podcast 013: Ray Goodwin On Continually Evolving Adventures By Canoe

4/6/2016
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Ray Goodwin returns for round two on my podcast to discuss his continuing journey in coaching and adventuring by canoe and how this feeds into his new book as well as his teaching, leadership and guiding...

Duration: 01:23:53


PK Podcast 012: Lou Rudd On Unsupported Polar Journeys and Retracing Amundsen’s Route To The South Pole

1/7/2016
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Lou Rudd joins me to discuss making unsupported journeys to the South Pole including retracing Amundsen's route. Along the way he provides insights on physical training, food, nutrition, personal admin and winter camping routines...

Duration: 00:53:02


PK Podcast 011: Andy Chadderton On Life As A Professional Deer Stalker

11/4/2015
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Professional deer stalker and firearms instructor Andy Chadderton joins me to talk about his work in deer stalking, deer management and education about deer…

Duration: 01:31:19


PK Podcast 010: Alyssa Crittenden On The Hadza, Honey And The Human Diet

8/5/2015
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Alyssa Crittenden, Lincy assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada joins me to talk about her work amongst the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, evolution of the human diet and the importance of honey...

Duration: 00:52:45


PK Podcast 009: Leon McCarron & Tom Allen On Making Meaningful Journeys, Off The Beaten Track

6/3/2015
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In this podcast episode, adventurers Tom Allen and Leon McCarron join me to talk about making independent, long distance, human powered journeys off the beaten track. Both are Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society. Both have made seriously long human powered journeys. Last year they teamed up to undertake a couple of adventurous journeys trips, one in Patagonia, Argentina and the other in Iran...

Duration: 01:18:17


PK Podcast 008: Chris Townsend, Backpacking Legend

5/9/2015
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Chris Townsend is something of a hero to me. When I was first looking to undertake multi-day backpacking trips more than 20 years ago, it was Chris's book, The Backpacker's Handbook that I referred to for information and advice. I've followed his work and his exploits ever since. Chris has a huge depth and breadth of long distance walking experience - both on trail and off trail - and his advice...

Duration: 01:29:51


PK Podcast 007: Jules Pretty, Travels With Enduring People In Vanishing Lands

4/1/2015
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Jules Pretty OBE, Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex joins me to discuss his book The Edge Of Extinction: Travels With Enduring People In Vanishing Lands, the powerful messages it contains and his work in general...

Duration: 00:52:59

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