January 2013

Frontier Team Gets Tough

by Paul Kirtley

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Hatching a Plan: One evening last summer, some of us on the Frontier Bushcraft instructional team were sitting around a campfire eating dinner. We were discussing keeping fit and strong over the winter. As a team we are very busy from March through to October running bushcraft courses in the UK. These are long days, […] Read more...


Post image for Bushcraft On A Budget: Improving The Swedish Army Snow Smock

The Swedish Army Snow Smock is a great windproof shell layer that I have used on trips up into the Arctic Circle. It’s a great value smock – hard wearing, cheap and functional. Having used this smock for some time, I thought that it could be improved. So I set about making a few modifications […] Read more...


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On finding out the results of the 2012 Best In Bushcraft Awards, we were delighted to discover we had been voted top in no less than four categories: Best Bushcraft Course (for our Bushcraft and Survival Foundation Course); Best Bushcraft School (for Frontier Bushcraft); Best Bushcraft Instructor (for Paul Kirtley); Best Bushcraft Online Content (for […] Read more...


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There is an acronym we use within paddle sports for leadership situations which provides a good set of guidelines to follow. You can actually apply these principles more broadly, wherever leadership is required in an outdoor setting. The acronym is CLAP. That stands for… Communication Line of sight Avoidance (is better than cure) Position of […] Read more...