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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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Even though it doesn’t feel like we’ve had much of a Spring, the year is progressing at pace. It doesn’t seem like long ago that I was writing about the March equinox but we are now just around the corner from the June solstice. The Frontier team has been out in the woods for a […] 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 Bang On Time: How to Make a Speed Chart for Navigation

Navigation is a key wilderness skill. If you are going to travel anywhere in wild country then you need to know how to navigate. There are various simple, reliable tools you can use to help keep your navigation accurate and consistent. One of these tools is a speed chart, also known as a timing chart. […] Read more...

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Winter Walking on Wetherlam

by Paul Kirtley

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At Frontier Bushcraft we don’t need much of an excuse to get outside. In fact we need a good reason to remain indoors. So, on Wednesday after a morning of working on some documents, James Bath and I closed our laptops and headed for the hills to stretch our legs. It was a clear, crisp […] 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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Post image for Lenticular Clouds: An Unusual Sight for The Pennines

One of the things I love about going for a walk and observing nature as I go, is that I’m never sure what I’m going to see. I’m often delighted to a see a bird of prey hunting, an unusual insect or a rare plant. Today, however, my interest was piqued by an altogether different […] Read more...

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