canoeing

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...

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Post image for How to Stow Your Kit for a Canoe Expedition

Stowing your equipment properly is an important consideration for any canoe trip. It’s important for protecting your kit. It’s important for your safety. Whether you are heading out on the water for the day or for several weeks, there are a number of alternatives available to you. This article will help to make sure you […] Read more...

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The Joy of Tracks

by Paul Kirtley

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An interest in animal tracks and sign is something of an affliction. If you become hooked, country walks can become very slow affairs. You certainly have to have understanding walking partners. Once you start looking, there are signs of animal activity everywhere… In fact, after you tune in to the evidence of wildlife activity in […] Read more...

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Post image for Folding Your Outdoor Jacket: A Neat Trick

I like to be organised with my outdoor clothing and equipment. I also like to keep things neat and tidy, with minimal extraneous kit to do a job. I suspect you are similar. These days you can get some very lightweight stuff-sacs and packing systems but the lightest packing system remains no packing system at […] Read more...

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Post image for Wilderness Canoeing: Personal Bushcraft & Survival Kit

I always enjoy making canoe journeys in wild country. Particularly when you travel as a single tandem pair, or even solo, there is a feeling of isolation and giving yourself up to the wilderness. The canoe is quiet and has a natural pace to it. During canoeing expeditions you become part of the landscape you […] Read more...

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Painting Canada: Tom Tomson and the Group of Seven

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven are pretty much household names in Canada: Certainly, when visiting Ontario over the past few years, this group of artists – the centre of gravity of which was in Toronto – seems to often crop up in conversation. Much of their art is associated with the type of […] Read more...

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Frontier’s Wet Weekend…

by Paul Kirtley

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One of the greatest hazards in the outdoors is water. You can be near powerful water when hiking through wild country and you may even have to cross rivers. When you make journeys by canoe an understanding of the power of water is paramount. At Frontier Bushcraft we are committed to the highest standards of […] Read more...

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Frontier Bushcraft team members join Ray Goodwin on River Spey descent

Last week Ben Gray and I joined Ray Goodwin for a canoe trip down the River Spey. Starting at Loch Insh, in the shadow of the Cairngorm mountains, we descended to the sea at Spey Bay over the course of three-and-a-half days. Along the way there was some great paddling and an opportunity to apply […] Read more...

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Canoe Canada: The French River

Over the weekend we added two galleries of photos for Frontier Bushcraft’s Canadian canoeing expeditions. These galleries give a great insight into the fantastic wild country we visit on these trips and the type of journey we make through it. Check out the photos: French River Image Gallery Bloodvein River Image Gallery Enjoy! Read more...