Approach and Mentality

Post image for Deliberate Practice At The Mill: The Value Of Intent

Paul Kirtley argues deliberate practice is important to achieve higher levels of proficiency in outdoor skills such as canoeing but also within bushcraft. It’s not the hours that you put in but what you put into the hours… Read more...

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Post image for It’s Just A Knife: Use It

Knives are tools to be used and utility is their main value argues Iain Gair in an opinion piece as pared down as his first Mora knife, which now resembles a stiletto more than a bushcraft blade. Verging on a rant, Iain argues against preciousness in knife buying and use. Your knife is your life, is the accepted wisdom. But Iain throws a question or two at this too… Read more...

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Post image for Basic Mistakes To Learn From: Thinking Back To Corsica

“I’m human so I make mistakes”, says James Bath. He continues, “I’m not afraid of trying things but I absolutely detest getting things wrong. This may make me sound like a spoilt child but I completely thrash myself when I get things wrong. It’s my personality, and whilst it may not show on the outside, on the inside I’m being brutal with myself.” In this article James thinks back to some naive mistakes he made on a hiking trip in Corsica, a place he thought he knew well… Read more...

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Post image for Paul Kirtley’s Bushcraft Show 2017 Main Stage Presentations

Here are Paul Kirtley’s main stage presentation on accelerating your bushcraft learning and the live #AskPaulKirtley from the 2017 Bushcraft Show… Read more...

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Post image for Staying Hydrated – Tips From The Team

Hydration is especially important during the hot summer months. We asked the Frontier team how they monitor their fluid intake and how they recognise and manage any symptoms of de-hydration. Read more...

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Post image for The Benefits Of Journeying To Your Core Bushcraft Skills

Paul Kirtley looks into the benefits journeying brings to your bushcraft skills, knowledge, experience and flexibility of application, not to mention how it hones your kit… Read more...

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Post image for It’s Not The End Of The World – Keeping Up Morale Outdoors

How do you cheer yourself up? The Frontier team discuss how they manage their moods whilst working outdoors. Everyone at some point will experience a low, but how do we get over it? Read more...

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Post image for Walking The Camino de Santiago: Reflections And Advice

The Camino de Santiago is a walk or a hike or a pilgrimage. To involve yourself with the Camino is a choice; how you involve yourself, from where and for how long is also of your choosing. Astrid Callomon shares her experience of hiking the Camino, a surprisingly beautiful route, with the intention of inspiring others to make a journey on foot. In particular, the piece gives aspiring Camino hikers some things to think about and points to aid in the making of the decisions about how to approach this intriguing trail… 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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Post image for Firelighting: Preparation And Attention To Detail

Preparation and attention to detail are two of the key differentiators between success and failure when it comes to lighting a fire outdoors. Many people rush to achieve a flame, only to have insufficient or poorly prepared kindling and larger fuel. The key is to spend sufficient time gathering the materials you need, making sure […] Read more...

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