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/
#AskPaulKirtley 85 – Water Purification Systems for Journeys; Magnetic Declination and Compass Choice
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about water purification for self-propelled journeys such as back-packing and bike-packing. I also answer a question about an often misunderstood or ignored area of navigation related to magnetic variation and the necessary compass adjustments...
#AskPaulKirtley 84 – Forest Access, Wet Clothing and Kit, Tarps Lines At Head Height
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about forest access and fire rules, how to deal with the issue of kit and clothing getting wet, and suggestions for setting up tarp lines at head height, along with some thoughts on knot repertoire....
#AskPaulKirtley 83 – My Go-To Bivvy Bag, How To Gain Backpacking Fitness, Caring For Leather Boots
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on getting fit for backpacking, keeping leather boots in good condition when out for a while, and which is my go-to bivvy bag.
#AskPaulKirtley 82 – The Changes In My Bushcraft Philosophy, Rubbish Firesteels, and Book Writing
Answers to questions about whether I will ever write a book, why some ferro rods or firesteels don't work very well, and whether my bushcraft philosophy has changed over the years...
#AskPaulKirtley 81 – Covid Effects On Bushcraft, Dealing With Increased Littering, Office To Outdoors Career Transitions, Bushcraft Memory
Answers to questions about the effects of Covid/lockdowns on the bushcraft industry, office to outdoor career transitions, how to remember bushcraft and survival uses of plants, and how to promote good outdoor ethics, including leave-no-trace, to people outside of the usual outdoor community.
#AskPaulKirtley 80 – Inspiration In Wild Places, Carrying A Lock Knife, Canoeing Bags, Wild Berry ID
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.
Learn from his experience!
Save yourself the trouble of learning many outdoor/bushcraft skills the hard way—meaning by getting it wrong and suffering. Paul’s got decades worth of knowledge and experience that helps you make proper decisions so that when you decide to try something for the first time you’re aware of WHY it is done a certain way, and that puts you closer to success and to an enjoyable time in the natural world.
This is one of the most informative shows out there when it comes to dispensing knowledge about woodcraft, camping, and bushcraft. Please keep it up Paul! Thanks a lot.
Great information and Q&A format
Not only does Paul share a great deal of outdoor information, but he does it in a Q&A format, which enables the listener to send in questions. This keeps the information topical, but also varied. Thanks, Paul!