Paul Kirtley

Post image for How To Make Bannock In A Billy Can Insert

Bannock is a simple yet tasty campfire bread, requiring a few basic ingredients which can be added to for variety. These breads easily be made with the cooking equipment pretty much every bushcrafter carries with them… and Zebra billy can inserts make a great baking tray… Read more...

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Post image for Spotlight On The International Frontiers Of Bushcraft

The UK is seen as a hub of Bushcraft knowledge, a centre of excellence, with a number of strong, well-established bushcraft schools and experienced professional instructors. This attracts international students from countries far and wide, where there is an increasing interest in bushcraft. Equally, a growing international community of bushcraft instructors and enthusiasts is allowing strong international relationships and communities to develop around the subject… Read more...

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Post image for First Aid Training For Frontier’s Remote Environments

However much first aid training you’ve done, it’s always good to refresh in order to keep the important knowledge front of mind and to keep a cool head in an emergency. In this article, Paul Kirtley outlines the sort of first aid training the Frontier team regularly undertake, with examples from the most recent staff first aid training… Read more...

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Post image for Celebrating Success – Continuing Personal & Professional Development

The Frontier Bushcraft team strive to develop their core bushcraft skills, always. But they are also encouraged to develop in areas of personal and professional development which dovetail with their core skills, giving them insight into other systems, approaches and methodologies. Working with other outdoor professionals, from mountain guides to deer stalkers, exposes them to varied approaches to the outdoors and a range of quality leadership styles. As a result, our colleagues stretch themselves physically and mentally, taking their professionalism to the next level. See what the team has achieved in the last year… Read more...

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Post image for Frontier Bushcraft Team Canoeing Weekend – Winter 2016

The Frontier Bushcraft team take to three varied canoeing venues in North Wales as part of their annual end-of-season canoeing weekend… Read more...

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Post image for Bushcraft Workshops At The Canoe Symposium

Frontier Bushcraft was invited to run a number of workshops at the 2016 Welsh Canoe Symposium. Kevin Callan, the celebrated Canadian author and speaker, was special guest at the symposium and gave several entertaining and thought provoking talks. He also spent a good amount of time going around speaking with symposium attendees and videoing the various goings on, including some of our sessions, which you can see in this blog post… Read more...

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Post image for Aurora Over The Boreal Forest

We had several nights of Aurora Borealis a.k.a Northern Lights, on the Bloodvein River expedition. The best night was 7th September 2015, when the lights were visible even before it became fully dark. Later on we were treated to the most amazing display, a small fraction of which I captured in the time lapse video shown here… Read more...

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Post image for Modern Visual Tracking: From Stone Age To Space Age

The basis of tracking remains as it ever did. But there have also been modern developments in the way tracking is used as well as some of the technology which can now be brought to bear to augment our own human faculties. David Scott-Donelan is uniquely positioned to provide an authorative overview of modern visual tracking – something we recorded him doing in this presentation… Read more...

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Post image for The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating A New World

  At Frontier HQ we’ve watched this video documentary multiple times and love it. It does a great job of blending the art, science and history of the canoe. On the one hand, the canoe is a romantic vehicle of the past; on the other hand it remains the deeply practical craft it always has […] Read more...

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Post image for Being Part Of The Wilderness; Not Just Surviving It

My friend, author and outdoor educator, Kevin Callan recently added the above film to his YouTube channel. It’s a little more serious than many of his offerings but I think it’s a great short film which reflects his deep love of wild places and accessing them by canoe. For me, one of Kevin’s comments really […] Read more...

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