Frontier Bushcraft Courses

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...


Bushcraft And Beating Drums

by Paul Kirtley

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One of the things I love about teaching outdoors is the diversity that it affords. Throughout the year, I’m lucky to be able to run a variety of courses at a range of venues. Every place is unique and has a different mix of resources that can be used for teaching bushcraft. More stimulating still […] Read more...


Post image for Positive Mental Attitude Became The Essential Ingredient

A day of challenges, compounded by torrential rain, illustrates the broader benefits of training in wilderness bushcraft skills… Read more...


Post image for Winter Bushcraft Skills: A Trio Of Videos

Last winter I filmed a number of winter skills videos, which I added to my YouTube channel. I wanted to bring them to your attention here on the Frontier Bushcraft Blog, so that you can see them all in one place. We’re now gearing up for winter programmes (plus I have a few more winter […] Read more...


River Spey First Cut

by Paul Kirtley

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  Last week, Ray Goodwin and I ran a very successful River Spey Canoe Expedition with a lovely bunch of people. It really was very enjoyable. We’ve been going through the video footage of the trip and while we still have a lot of head-cam footage to sort yet, we’ve collected together a selection of […] Read more...


Post image for Firelighting: Why We Teach It The Way We Do

A while ago I posted the above photo from my phone to the Frontier Bushcraft Facebook page. It shows Ian Lawson giving a fire-lighting demonstration (under nice, dry conditions) on our award-winning Bushcraft and Survival Foundation Course. We received many good-natured, tongue-in-cheek comments about the apparent height of the flames, some asking if we’d set […] Read more...


Post image for The French River: Hamish’s Review and Video

Hamish Morton recently returned from the Frontier Bushcraft French River Expedition. He had previously done some canoeing and bushcraft courses (see below for details) and decided to join our trip to the French as “the next step”. Below is Hamish’s review of the trip, along with a video he has added to his YouTube channel. […] Read more...


Post image for Gaining A Native Perspective: Visiting The Dokis

Many wild habitats are unique and quite localised. The knowledge to survive there requires specialist, local knowledge. This is certainly the case with most hunter-gatherers, such as the Hadza, for example. They can’t just move anywhere and be hunter-gatherers. Their knowledge of how to sustain themselves from the land is inextricably linked to the land […] Read more...


Post image for Bucksaws Galore: Making Expedition Equipment In-House

At Frontier Bushcraft we are very lucky to have a talented team of people with a diverse range of skills. As a team we have an ethos of rising to a challenge and finding a solution from within. Rather than reaching for a wallet or phoning a friend, we first work out what we can […] Read more...


Post image for Elementary Wilderness Bushcraft Course: A Student’s View

Duane Yates was a student on one of our Elementary Wilderness Bushcraft courses. Duane is a keen amateur photographer as well as an enthusiastic practitioner of bushcraft skills. Coming on one of our Elementary courses allowed him to combine these passions. During the bushcraft course he took a large number of photographs, including the time-lapse […] Read more...