#AskPaulKirtley

#AskPaulKirtley

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Answers to your questions on wilderness bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life

Episodes

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 30 – Knife Grinds For Bushcraft, Pooping In The Woods, Re-Proofing Gore-Tex, Work Gloves For Bushcraft, One Tool For The Woods, Bushcraft Kit Obsession  

Another full session with answers to questions on knife storage at home, knife grinds for bushcraft, pooping in the woods, how to cook cat-tail rhizomes, how to re-proof bivvy bags, recommended work gloves, billy can sizes, what one item I would take to the woods, and how to move beyond kit obsession...

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 29 – Ray Goodwin Answers Your Canoeing Questions  

Canoe maestro Ray Goodwin joins me to answer questions on inflatable canoes and kayaks, sleeping in a canoe, avoiding wrist pain when paddling, the merits of back-paddling, advice for a first-time multi-day canoe tripper, canoe saddles, bug suits, skills for a River Spey trip, transporting canoes, moving to larger rivers with rapids and stronger currents and more...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 28 – Finding Flint, The Best Matches, Millbank Bags, Becoming An Instructor, Wind, Shelters and Managing Fires Overnight  

I answer questions about finding flint, wind and shelter, wool blankets, managing fires overnight, if Millbank bags are a niche item, becoming a bushcraft instructor, removing the plastic taste from MSR Dromedary bags, PLCE side pockets and why I like them, plus what are my favourite matches…

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 27 – Survival Tins, Space Blankets, Canvas vs Synthetic, Aluminium Pot Safety, Clothing Tough Enough For The Woods, Dealing With Fear When Camping Alone  

In this episode, I answer questions about canvas vs synthetic fabrics, aluminium pot safety, clothing which is tough enough for the woods, dealing with fear when camping alone, whether to use tents or tarps in blackfly season and what’s my opinion on survival tins and foil space blankets....

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 26 – Bow Drill Reality Check, How To Get Fit For Backpacking, Kit Mentality and My Views On Survival TV Shows  

Answers to questions about how viable bow-drill friction fire is as a real world technique, should a grandfather take his grandson on an overnight camp, how to get fit for backpacking, what is my kit mentality and what's my opinion on survival shows...

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 25: Carving Wooden Utensils, Exploding Rocks, Dangerous Gases, Worn Firesteels, Sleeping Bag Condensation and Snapchat Weirdness  

I answer questions about getting started with carving utensils, avoiding exploding rocks in the campfire, precautions against dangerous gases in heated tents with wood burning stoves, what to do with worn firesteels, whether charcloth has a shelf life, reducing sleeping bag condensation and what on Earth are Spoons and I up to on Snapchat?...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 24: Tracking, Trapping & Hunting, Birch Bark, Firewood, Portage Pain and Breaking Knives  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about if it is still possible to live sustainably from trapping and hunting, where can you source birch bark of high enough quality for birch bark containers, how do you find decent firewood in winter, is the pain of portaging worth it, will a Mora Companion hold up to field use and what are my daypack recommendations...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 23 – Live Questions In The Woods  

n this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions asked by a live audience of students on a bushcraft course in the woods. It was a wet and windy weekend and filming this was made quite "interesting"....

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 22: Winter Tinder Bundles, GPS, Australian Plant Uses, Organising Wilderness Trips, Advice To Group Leaders, Cooking Over Pine & Spruce  

In this episode, I answer questions about tinder bundles for friction fire in winter, GPS, tree and plant uses in Australia, organising wilderness trips, advice to group leaders, meat and cooking over pine or spruce. I also talk about my favourite Gore-tex and Primaloft combination of garments, plus answer some questions about cameras and tripods for outdoor use...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 21: Ventile Smocks (again), Knife Skills For Bushcraft, Canoe Camping, Stoves, Bow Drill Success & Drinking Urine  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about how to get started with canoe camping, water bladders and water bottles, my long term, go-to stove when not using a fire, firesteel and knife combos, how to increase your bow-drill success rate, identifying animal hairs, knife skills to practise at home, my pants, socks and boots, where to go to wild camp and to practise bushcraft skills, and whether or not you should be drinking your own urine...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 20: Ember Extenders, Natural Soaps, Safe Combinations Of Wild Edibles, Tapping For Sap, My Woodlore Instructor Knife & Waterproofs On A Budget  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about cramp balls as ember extenders, natural soaps, tapping trees for sap (other than birch), have I still got my Woodlore instructor knife, are combinations of wild edibles always safe and waterproof jackets on a budget...

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 19: Bow Drill With Natural Cordage & Ember Consistency, Top 3 Bushcraft Focus Areas, Beginner & Budget Axes  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on bow drill consistency, bow drilling with natural cordage, winter tents, the top three areas of bushcraft to concentrate on, beginner and budget axes, alternatives to the Gransfors Bruk Small Forest Axe, what to do with your wallet, phone and passport while out in the field, and whether or not wearing your clothes in your sleeping bag stop it from working efficiently...

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 18: Power In The Wild, Water Purification, Chaga & What I Have In My Pockets  

Answers to questions about power in the wilderness, water purification, chaga, what I’ve got in my pockets, what you do when you get the silent treatment and reasons why I left Woodlore. There's also a question for YOU to answer...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 17: Tyvek, Wool Blankets, Bivvy Condensation, Ridge Lines and Wilderness Licences  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on various considerations with respect to shelter and sleeping arrangements, bivvybag condensation, wool blankets (again), Tyvek as a material for beds and tents, setting up tarp ridge lines and the important question of whether or not there should be such a thing as a wilderness licence?

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 16: eVent Jackets, Surplus Gear For Bushcraft, Year-Round Carbs, Fire & Religion  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on the breathability of eVent fabric, the utility of military surplus gear for bushcraft, fire management for first timers, gaining consistency with bow drill, and provide some thoughts on realistic year-round carbs foraging as well as getting a little philosophical towards the end.

What Is #AskPaulKirtley?
#AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life.

The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to people in a more timely fashion.

Rather than send an answer to just that one person, I’d like others to benefit from the answers too. So, just in the same way I’d previously write an email answer, here I’m going to speak the answer (which is much quicker than me typing out an answer, so I’ll get more questions answered as well as benefiting more people).

Click here to find out the different ways you can ask me a question.

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Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley
Nikwax
Realistic Approach To Survival Foraging (EWREAP)
Five Survival Plants Every Forager Should Know
Alyssa Crittenden On The Hadza, Honey And The Human Diet
Bow Drill: The Keys To Success
How To Light A Fire With One Match
Lighting A Fire With Feathersticks

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Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog:
#AskPaulKirtley Episode 12 (related to carbs from the land)

As Thick As A Capercaillie: How To Build A Long Log Fire

 

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 15: Squeaky Bow-Drills, Firebowls, Snakes & Bugs Under Tarps, Mix & Match NCFE Courses  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, Q's to your A's about bushcraft in South Africa vs Scotland, bivvy bag issues, firebowls, squeaky bow-drills, mix & match NCFE courses, snakes & bugs under tarps, canoe vs kayak...

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#AskPaulKirtley Episode 14: Toxic Firewood, Down Bags, What To Do If Lost, Minimum Bushcrafter Knowledge and Rewilding Britain  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions on toxic firewood, down sleeping bag cost vs weight, what to do if lost in the woods, what knife to carry, sharpening knives on coffee mugs, using contact lenses outdoors for extended periods, the minimum knowledge to be a bushcrafter and rewilding Britain...

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 13: Boots, EDC Kit, Bow-Drill Positions, Tracking, Bushcraft During Hunting Season, Powerless Refrigeration  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about boots, EDC kit, preparing your equipment for outings, getting started with animal tracking, bushcraft during the hunting season, alternative bow-drill positions and ways of managing without refrigeration while camping.

What Is #AskPaulKirtley?
#AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life.

The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to people in a more timely fashion.

Rather than send an answer to just that one person, I’d like others to benefit from the answers too. So, just in the same way I’d previously write an email answer, here I’m going to speak the answer (which is much quicker than me typing out an answer, so I’ll get more questions answered as well as benefiting more people).

Click here to find out the different ways you can ask me a question.

Watch #AskPaulKirtley

#AskPaulKirtley videos are also available to view on my YouTube channel.

Listen To #AskPaulKirtley

Use the following Soundcloud controls to listen to the audio podcast right here or download the .mp3 to your device...

Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley

River Spey Canoe Trip
Wash Day On The River Spey
Essential Wilderness Equipment - 7 Items I Never Leave Home Without
A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment For Living In The Woods
How To Pack A Bushcraft Camping Outfit
Lightening The Load pt1 - Tarp & Bivvy Sleep Systems
What Gear To Pack For A Day Hike In The Woods
Lowa Boots
Meindl Boots
Alt-Berg Boots
Lundhags Boots
Scarpa
Garmont
Zamberlan

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#AskPaulKirtley On Other Platforms

The videos will be uploaded my YouTube channel and embedded in the Facebook Page associated with this blog as well as embedded here on my blog.

The audio-only podcast version is available on here on Soundcloud and will be added to iTunes and other popular podcast directories in due course, as well as available here on this blog.

Leave A Comment...

Leave me a comment below. Let me know what you think. I read every one.

But remember if you want to ask a question for a future episode, don't do this in the comments below, do it in one of the ways explained HERE.

Learn More With This Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog:
#AskPaulKirtley Episode 11: Multi-tools vs Bushcraft Knives, Bug Nets, Kit Storage & Worldwide Bushcraft Freedom

Bow-Drill - The Keys To Success

Winter Magic: Return To The Northern Forest

 

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 12: Starting A Bushcraft School, Storing Bushcraft Knives, Burning Rubbish & Cooking Foraged Starches  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions on bushcraft qualifications and what you need to do to start a bushcraft company, where to store your bushcraft knife and firesteel so that they don’t corrode, burning rubbish in the campfire and cooking starches found in tuberous roots when foraging.

What Is #AskPaulKirtley?
#AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life.

The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to people in a more timely fashion.

Rather than send an answer to just that one person, I’d like others to benefit from the answers too. So, just in the same way I’d previously write an email answer, here I’m going to speak the answer (which is much quicker than me typing out an answer, so I’ll get more questions answered as well as benefiting more people).

Click here to find out the different ways you can ask me a question.

Watch #AskPaulKirtley

#AskPaulKirtley videos are also available to view on my YouTube channel.

Listen To #AskPaulKirtley

Use the following Soundcloud controls to listen to the audio podcast right here or download the .mp3 to your device...

Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley

My Instagram Feed
#AskPaulKirtley Episode 11, including Bushcraft NGB Awards
PK Podcast 010: Alyssa Crittenden On The Hadza, Honey And The Human Diet

#AskPaulKirtley On Other Platforms

The videos will be uploaded my YouTube channel and embedded in the Facebook Page associated with this blog as well as embedded here on my blog.

The audio-only podcast version is available on here on Soundcloud and will be added to iTunes and other popular podcast directories in due course, as well as available here on this blog.

Leave A Comment...

Leave me a comment below. Let me know what you think. I read every one.

But remember if you want to ask a question for a future episode, don't do this in the comments below, do it in one of the ways explained HERE.

Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog:

Five Survival Plants Every Forager Should Know

Survival Foraging: A Realistic Approach

 

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

#AskPaulKirtley Episode 11: Multi-tools vs Bushcraft Knives, Bug Nets, Kit Storage & Worldwide Bushcraft Freedom  

In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about multi-tools vs knives, bug nets, am I ever going to run courses “up north”, how and where to store outdoor equipment when you are not using it and where in the world can we go to practice all aspects of bushcraft.

What Is #AskPaulKirtley?
#AskPaulKirtley is my Q&A video and podcast series that aims to answer your questions about bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life.

The idea here is partly to take the strain off my email inbox and get answers out to people in a more timely fashion.

Rather than send an answer to just that one person, I’d like others to benefit from the answers too. So, just in the same way I’d previously write an email answer, here I’m going to speak the answer (which is much quicker than me typing out an answer, so I’ll get more questions answered as well as benefiting more people).

Click here to find out the different ways you can ask me a question.

Watch #AskPaulKirtley

#AskPaulKirtley videos are also available to view on my YouTube channel.

Listen To #AskPaulKirtley

Use the following Soundcloud controls to listen to the audio podcast right here or download the .mp3 to your device...

Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley

How To Find A Place To Practice Bushcraft Skills In The UK

#AskPaulKirtley On Other Platforms

The videos will be uploaded my YouTube channel and embedded in the Facebook Page associated with this blog as well as embedded here on my blog.

The audio-only podcast version is available on here on Soundcloud and will be added to iTunes and other popular podcast directories in due course, as well as available here on this blog.

Leave A Comment...

Leave me a comment below. Let me know what you think. I read every one.

But remember if you want to ask a question for a future episode, don't do this in the comments below, do it in one of the ways explained HERE.

 

This first appeared on Paul Kirtley's Blog. If you like my content, CLICK HERE to get 20 free videos today.

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