Frontier At The Bushcraft Show 2014

by Paul Kirtley

Bushcraft Show Calendar for 2014 Frontier Bushcraft will again be demonstrating and presenting at the Bushcraft Show in 2014. In fact, we will be fielding a stronger team than ever. It's a great opportunity to come down and meet us. Not only will I be there with a contingent of our instructional team, we will also have some of our specialist visiting instructors with us. We are delighted that both Ray Goodwin and David Scott-Donelan will be bolstering our ranks at the show. We'll also have a range of expedition equipment on show and our team will be happy to talk you through it. Please just drop by and say hi.

Demonstrations and Drop-In Sessions

I will be undertaking daily axe demonstrations, Ray Goodwin will be talking about and demonstrating portaging skills and you are welcome to drop by our stall and spend time with the team to do some carving (we should have plenty of wood lying around after my axe demos).

Axe Skills For Camping And Expeditions

At the Frontier Bushcraft Stall - Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Check the show programme for details. My demonstration will cover axe techniques for camp life and wilderness expeditions:
  • Choosing the right axe for the job
  • Safety principles
  • Safe cutting techniques
  • Splitting with and without a chopping block
  • Carving techniques
  • Axe care
axe in use

Axe skills for camping and expeditions with Paul Kirtley.

Packing A Boat And The Art Of Portage

At the Frontier Bushcraft Stall - Saturday, Sunday and Monday afteroon. Check the show programme for details. Ray Goodwin will talk through the often overlooked art of portage and related skill of packing an open canoe effectively and efficiently.
Two men carrying a boat

Learn the art of portaging with Ray Goodwin.

Main Stage Talks

Key Frontier Bushcraft instructors will be giving no less than three main stage talks.
Ray Goodwin presentation

Ray Goodwin on the main stage in 2013.

Paul Kirtley

Integrating Bushcraft With Modern Outdoor Life In this talk, I will examine and comment on the relevance of classic wilderness skills in the context of current day convenience, innovation and technology.

Ray Goodwin

Paddling the Bloodvein: A trip through the boreal forest Ray a talks through a remote canoe expedition with paddle, pack and axe.

David Scott-Donelan

The Earth Speaks DSD will be taking a fresh look at new Search and Rescue, Military and Police tracking techniques.

Specialist Instruction

Take an introduction to open canoeing with none other than paddling maestro Ray Goodwin. Boats, paddles and buoyancy aids provided. For more details, click here:

Say Hello!

We're very much looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones over the course of the long weekend. Let us know in the comments below if you are planning on being at the show…
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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 The Bushcraft Journal and Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine.


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Liam gadd

Oh yes I will be there and I’ll definitely pop by for some axe demo’s


Paul Kirtley

Good stuff Liam. Looking forward to catching up.


James Harris

I’ll be there and I’ll be popping over to say hello. Been looking forward to the show ever since last year.



Paul Kirtley

Hi James, it’ll be good to see you… It’s been a while…


James Gohl

Hey guys,

I hope you have a great time!




Hi Paul, will be there all weekend so wil certainly be dropping by!



Paul Kirtley

Hey Nige, I look forward to seeing you.


Ra Marsh

Can’t make it, sorry! Too far to drive from New Zealand! Lol! Hope you guys have loads of fun! (Ever thought of having Ray Mears as a special guest?).


Paul Kirtley

Hey Ra, no worries. That’s a reasonable excuse! 🙂

Yes, Ray would make a good guest. You’ll have to get in touch with the show organisers to give him your vote.

All the best,



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