At The Bushcraft Show 2013, the Frontier Bushcraft team gave demonstrations, talks, presentations and ran workshops.
We also had the great pleasure of receiving a special knife from Lofty Wiseman in recognition of our winning 4 of the Best in Bushcraft Awards.
What was best though was seeing old friends and making new ones. It was a really enjoyable weekend.
Check out the photos below for some of the highlights, including techniques from the axe skills demonstrations...
The Frontier Bushcraft Stall. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
The Frontier Bushcraft demonstration and display area behind our stall. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
The Frontier axe skills demonstrations drew a large crowd each day. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Safe and efficient axe use with a chopping block. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Using the weight of the wood to your advantage. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Splitting when there is no chopping block. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Detail of the 'between the legs' technique. Make sure heels are in line with front face of the log and no further back. Photo: Paul Nicholls
Splitting small diameter material. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
A variety of skills for use with general-purpose axes were demonstrated. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Lofty Wiseman. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Meeting Lofty. Photo: Paul Nicholls
Receiving the special presentation knife from Lofty for winning four of the Best in Bushcraft Awards. Photo: Sheri Lake.
Some of the Frontier team with the special presentation knife. Photo: Paul Nicholls
The Lofty Wiseman Survival Tool, signed by Lofty himself. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Students walking on a bearing during one of our navigation workshops. Photo: Paul Kirtley
Frontier and friends relaxing at the end of a busy day. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Ray Goodwin had one of the headline speaking slots, on Saturday evening. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Ray Goodwin gave an entertaining presentation of the highlights of his many canoe adventures. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Frontier and friends around the main Show campfire on Saturday evening with an awesome full moon rising behind. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
There was always something going on behind our stall. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Informal, drop-in skills sessions. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
The Frontier Stall(warts)! Photo: Liz Stovell.
We're already looking forward to the Show in 2014, which will be at a new venue, Catton Hall, Derbyshire.
THE BUSHCRAFT SHOW 2014: Save the date in your diary - 23-26 May 2014.
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Paul Kirtley is owner and Chief Instructor of Frontier Bushcraft. He has had a lifelong passion for the great outdoors and gains great satisfaction from helping others enjoy it too. Paul writes the UK's leading bushcraft blog
as well as for various publications including Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine.