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32 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
#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.
49 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
#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...
61 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
#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.
48 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
#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.
62 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 79 – Sharpening Stones, Boreal Cutting Tools, Quilts vs Bags, A Small Rant Plus An Important Announcement
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about axe stones and keeping them in shape, using a parang in the boreal, quilts vs sleeping bags. demographics of bushcraft course participants, when to use the finer side of a sharpening stone, visiting North American bushcraft festivals and shows. At the beginning of the show there is an important announcement and part way through I also have a bit of a rant….
34 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 78 – Fire Safety, Use Of Cottongrass, Shoe Placement While Bivvying
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer questions about campfire safety risk assessment, use of cottongrass and what to do with your shoes while bivvying...
34 minutes | Aug 5, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 77 – Moving From Survival To Bushcraft; Liner Entanglement; Fishing Kit
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer your questions about expanding from survival skills to broader bushcraft skills, sleeping bag liners and entanglement, fishing as part of a bushcraft repertoire... Watch #AskPaulKirtley #AskPaulKirtley videos are also available to view on my YouTube channel. Listen To #AskPaulKirtley Use the following controls to listen to the audio podcast right here or download the .mp3 to your device… Links For This Episode of #AskPaulKirtley onlinebushcraftcourses.com How To Watch #AskPaulKirtley On Other Platforms The videos will be uploaded to my YouTube channel and embedded in the Facebook Page associated with this blog as well as embedded here on my blog. How To Listen To #AskPaulKirtley On Other Platforms Podcast RSS Feed: You can subscribe via the #AskPaulKirtley Podcast RSS Feed iTunes: You can subscribe to #AskPaulKirtley via iTunes Subscribe to #AskPaulKirtley on Player FM Soundcloud: Follow me on here on Soundcloud Leave A Comment... Leave me a comment below. Let me know what you think of this episode. 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. 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. Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog: #AskPaulKirtley Episode 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids Six Men, Three Boats and The Bloodvein: Canoeing A Wilderness River Winter Woodland Wildcamping: 21 Tips & Tricks
27 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 76 – Inner Bark Tinder Bundles; Reducing Campfire Smoke; First Aid Training For Kids
I answer questions about how to use the inner bark of sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, for tinder bundles, ideas for minimising smoke from fires, first aid for young people, and some thoughts on every day carry (EDC) items…
37 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 75 – When To Start Teaching Bushcraft; Washing Pots With Very Limited Water; Testing Water Filters
In this episode I answer questions about how you know when it’s the right time to start teaching bushcraft, considerations for washing up after cooking when you only have limited drinking water and how to test how clean and pure the water is coming out of a water filter is…
25 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 74 – Featherstick Wood Recommendations; Remedying Chipped Axes; Washing Down Sleeping Bags
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer questions about featherstick material recommendations, remedying chipped axe edges, washing down sleeping bags and hydrophbic down...
39 minutes | May 29, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 73 – Fire Hardening of Spears; Hunting in Bushcraft; Tarps (Again)
I talk about tarps (yes again), fire hardening of spears and the potential for making them more brittle, froth in water after it has been through a Millbank bag or Brown bag, and my views on hunting within bushcraft…
32 minutes | May 5, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 72 – Big Birch Bark Sheets; Deer Carcass Inspection; The Importance Of Tree ID In Bushcraft
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I answer your questions about obtaining big sheets of birch bark, the benefit of identifying trees in bushcraft, bow drill polishing, deer carcass inspection and my favourite made items..
36 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 71 – Roycraft Packframes; Sharpening & Oiling Knives; Bow Drill Moisture Content
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley, I answer listener questions about Roycraft packframes in bushcraft, how often you should sharpen your knife, oiling knives and bow drill woods moisture content.
48 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 70 – Real Survival With No Food; Banking Fires Overnight; CAT Tourniquets For First Aid
In this episode I answer questions on real survival with no food, the best areas for kayaking and wild camping in the UK, banking fires overnight, Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) in first aid kits and Bow-drilling standing up...
49 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 69 – Surplus vs Non-Surplus Gear; Backpack Variables; Mediterranean Bushcraft; Cleaning Stainless Bottles.
I answer questions about Mediterranean bushcraft, water purification and desalination on a coastal creek trip, cleaning stainless steel water bottles and several inter-related questions on backpacking, backpacks and military surplus gear...
50 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 68 – Eureka moments with the Hadza? Ticks on the increase. Tarp knots for limited hand mobility. Striking matches with your teeth.
Did I have any 'eureka moments' with the Hadza, and do I still use any skills I learned from them? What to do about ticks being on the increase? Tarp knot recommendations for people with limited hand mobility. Striking matches with your teeth? I also answer a question about my camera gear for trips and how I manage it outdoors with respect to bad weather and potential submersion. Find out more about these in the latest #AskPaulKirtley....
38 minutes | Mar 18, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 67 – Too Many Layers? Bushcraft For Young People. Fires In Deserts.
I answer questions about too many layers, whether Bushcraft is an appropriate hobby for a 12-year-old, ideas for teaching simple bushcraft and camping skills to young people indoors during the winter, fires in deserts when you only have twigs, and my choice of music for the bush...
54 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 66: How To Reach The Northern Forest, Generating Interest In Bushcraft, Multi-Purpose Bivvy Bags
In this episode, I answer questions about how to get to the Northern Forest, how to combat loneliness on wilderness trips, how to get people interested in bushcraft, the many purposes of a bivvy bag and share some thoughts on cooking sets for canoe trips...
40 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 65: Tips For Fires Under Tarps, More Bushcraft On TV, Typha Fibre Extraction
In this episode, I answer questions on tips for having fires under tarps, will there or should there be more bushcraft on TV, what might the causes be of getting pumped forearms when making feathersticks, is there a best time of year to harvest wood for carving, and details of Typha fibre extraction.
37 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
#AskPaulKirtley 64: My Best Bushcraft Moments of 2017, Introducing Kids To Canoe Camping, Bow Drill Material Selection, Match Storage
In this episode of #AskPaulKirtley I talk about my best bushcraft moment of 2017, some advice on introducing kids to canoe camping in Scotland, bow drill material selection troubleshooting, up-to-date alternatives to film canisters for match storage, some considerations for topping up a brown bag and sterilisation of billy cans, cups, etc.,...
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