Paul Kirtley is an award winning bushcraft instructor, canoe 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 This podcast is designed to help you get more from your outdoor life, deepen your bushcraft practice and hone your survival knowledge. Paul shares interviews, discussions, advice, tips & tricks as well as the occasional contest or give-away. Paul regularly hosts other outdoor experts as guests on his podcast so you get a wide range of in-depth outdoor know-how that will enhance your camping, hiking, canoeing, backpacking, snow-shoeing, ski touring, expedition skills, navigation, camp craft, carving, woodcraft, fire-lighting, tracking, tree and plant identification, use of cutting tools and choice of outdoor clothing and equipment.
PK Podcast 51: Cliff Jacobson – Skills Are More Important Than Things
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America’s most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is an outdoor skills instructor and a professional outfitter and guide, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. In 2003 the American Canoe Association presented Cliff with the Legends of Paddling Award and inducted him into the ACA Hall of Fame. In 2009 Cliff was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America. Canoeing, camping and sharing his experience has been a lifelong passion for Cliff. He seems to have paddled every river in North America, certainly in Canada. His wilderness experience is massive and the relevance of the conversation this podcast goes far beyond the context of canoe tripping....
PK Podcast 50: Les Hiddins, The Bush Tucker Man
Les Hiddins became well known through his ABC TV series “The Bush Tucker Man”. In 1980 Les had received a Defence Fellowship to research survival in northern Australia and looked heavily into traditional bush foods, with the help and cooperation of Indigenous communities. His work was compiled and used by the Australian military in various forms, including the clever idea of “snack maps”. He was also the principal author of the Australian Army’s military survival manual, published in 1987. Les retired from the Australian Regular Army in 1989 with the rank of Major. In addition to his TV work and writing, he continued to work with the Australian Army Reserve until 2001, working with Indigenous Australian communities in northern Australia. He is still actively researching and sharing his information and we get into this and a whole lot more in this podcast episode….
PK Podcast 49: Gordon Dedman On Australian Bushcraft And Survival
In this podcast episode Gordon Dedman and I talk bushcraft and survival in Australia. Gordon is a survival instructor in NORFORCE, an Australian Army unit conducting patrols in remote wilderness areas of northern Australia. He provides civilian training via Bushcraft Survival Australia. Gordon also works as a guide in Kakadu National Park, which at 20,000 square kilometers is Australia's largest national park....
PK Podcast 48: Bruce Zawalsky On Canadian Wilderness Survival
Bruce Zawalsky is a professional wilderness survival instructor and author, with over 25 years of experience as an outdoor educator. He teaches survival courses, wildlife and bear awareness courses as well as wilderness navigation. Here in Podcast 48, Bruce talks with me about all these subjects and more, which have much wider application than just in his native Canada....
PK Podcast 47: Tom Lutyens, Mors Kochanski, Lars Fält, Johan Skullman
In 1995 Lars Fält organised a seminal survival instructors conference in northern Sweden. Tom Lutyens and Mors Kochanski were among the instructors. Johan Skullman was one of the students. Here they discuss the importance of that event....
PK Podcast 46: Kevin Callan, The Nicest Man On The Meanest Journey
Canadian outdoor educator and author Kevin Callan joins me to talk about nature connection, preserving wilderness, healing yourself with time outdoors as well as undertaking the Meanest Link…
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Fascinating interviews and great practical information
During quarantine in the US I was looking for podcasts on outdoor skills and found Paul Kirtley and a few others. This is BY FAR the best—genuine and without any posturing. The guests and the host possess incredible knowledge and experience, and I absolutely love the stories of their wilderness adventures, many of which are laugh-aloud funny. And even if the topic of an episode focuses on an activity I don't participate in, I come away with useful information that I can apply to my travels as a solo camper and part-time nomad. Thanks for sharing your expertise and love of nature, and reminding me of why I can't wait to get back on the road!
My favorite podcast
Paul covers a great variety of topics. His guests are fascinating and his knowledge and experience fit nicely into each conversation.
What an amazing podcast!! Paul is an amazing host with the most interesting guest. A friend told me about Paul’s knowledge on water exploration a few years back but I had no idea. This is truly one of the best podcast I’ve listened to, he takes you on an adventure every episode.