Kevin Callan and Paul Kirtley in Conversation

Paul Kirtley joins Kevin Callan on Kevin’s remote video interview series, covering a good amount of ground in the conversation. Topics include motivations for being an outdoors educator, why we make outdoor journeys and where is most solace found. Paul tells a story about when he and a group of friends walked across Scotland, taking in the nine highest mountain peaks. The conversation also covers canoe adventures in the UK and Canada as well as giving rise to more general questions around the risks of wilderness travel, how you can transpose bushcraft skills and knowledge from one environment to another, as well as whisky!…

Kevin Callan and Ray Goodwin in Conversation

During these unusual times, limited in our activities and movements by coronavirus restrictions, many of us are keeping in touch online, in lieu of catching up in person, more than ever. It’s a great means of maintaining the connections we have, as well as reminiscing about adventures we have had together. Ray Goodwin, one of the UK’s foremost canoe coaches gets together with The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, for a virtual fireside chat (and a whisky)…

Mike From TA Outdoors Joins For Expedition Canoe Training

Mike Pullen from TA Outdoors and I have made a number of video collaborations. In our various conversations around the campfire while filming these videos, Mike had stated to me his desire to add the skills to expedition by canoe to his outdoor repertoire. It made sense to me. Mike loves the woods. He’s a fisherman. He likes to travel. So the Expedition Canoeing Skills Course with Ray Goodwin and me seemed perfectly suited to what Mike wanted to get under his belt. Mike has made a video blog of his experiences on the course and gives some indication of what he aims to use these skills for… Find out more here on the Frontier Bushcraft blog…