Post image for Ray Goodwin’s 2017 Bushcraft Show Presentation

Ray Goodwin brings together his many strands of experience of introducing people – young and old – to canoeing to share some tips and insights on the dangers facing inexperienced paddlers as well as the joy and fun of it all…. Read more...

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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 Bog Myrtle Balm – Not Just For Insects

Having experienced the efficacy of bog myrtle as a natural insect repellent but also experienced the voraciousness of the midges of her native Irish peat bogs, Alison Delaney set about creating a bog myrtle-based insect repellent she could carry with her and deploy, regardless of whether there was any bog myrtle nearby. Along the way, she inadvertently discovered some other powerful properties of her creation… Read more...

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Post image for How The Team Deal With Creepy Crawlies When Camping

Summer is a glorious time. Many of us will be exploring, camping and sleeping outdoors. But what about the bugs and other little nasties? They can be annoying! Here, the Frontier Bushcraft team talk about how they managing bugs and bites, as well as how to avoid any unnecessary discomfort… Read more...

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Post image for When Paul And Ray Took Kevin Down The Spey…

Kevin Callan and Justine Curgenven join Paul Kirtley and Ray Goodwin on a different type of canoe adventure down Scotland’s River Spey… 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 Campfire Flatbreads – Quick, Easy and Tasty

Flat breads are one of the easiest breads to make, indoors or outdoors. Indeed, flat breads exist in the cuisine of many cultures around the world. Once you have flour, you can make flat breads. Once you have a fire, you can make campfire flatbreads… 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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