At The Bushcraft Show 2013, the Frontier Bushcraft team gave demonstrations, talks, presentations and ran workshops.
We also had the great pleasure of receiving a special knife from Lofty Wiseman in recognition of our winning 4 of the Best in Bushcraft Awards.
What was best though was seeing old friends and making new ones. It was a really enjoyable weekend.
Check out the photos below for some of the highlights, including techniques from the axe skills demonstrations…
The Frontier Bushcraft Stall. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
The Frontier Bushcraft demonstration and display area behind our stall. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
The Frontier axe skills demonstrations drew a large crowd each day. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Safe and efficient axe use with a chopping block. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Using the weight of the wood to your advantage. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Splitting when there is no chopping block. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Detail of the ‘between the legs’ technique. Make sure heels are in line with front face of the log and no further back. Photo: Paul Nicholls
Splitting small diameter material. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
A variety of skills for use with general-purpose axes were demonstrated. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Lofty Wiseman. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Meeting Lofty. Photo: Paul Nicholls
Receiving the special presentation knife from Lofty for winning four of the Best in Bushcraft Awards. Photo: Sheri Lake.
Some of the Frontier team with the special presentation knife. Photo: Paul Nicholls
The Lofty Wiseman Survival Tool, signed by Lofty himself. Photo: Paul Nicholls.
Students walking on a bearing during one of our navigation workshops. Photo: Paul Kirtley
Frontier and friends relaxing at the end of a busy day. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Ray Goodwin had one of the headline speaking slots, on Saturday evening. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Ray Goodwin gave an entertaining presentation of the highlights of his many canoe adventures. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Frontier and friends around the main Show campfire on Saturday evening with an awesome full moon rising behind. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
There was always something going on behind our stall. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
Informal, drop-in skills sessions. Photo: Paul Kirtley.
The Frontier Stall(warts)! Photo: Liz Stovell.
We’re already looking forward to the Show in 2014, which will be at a new venue, Catton Hall, Derbyshire.
THE BUSHCRAFT SHOW 2014: Save the date in your diary – 23-26 May 2014.
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Paul Kirtley is Founder and Chief Instructor of Frontier Bushcraft. He has had a lifelong passion for the great outdoors and gains great satisfaction from helping others enjoy it too. Paul writes the UK's leading
. He is the author of
Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft
, as well as having contributed to several other books. Paul has been involved in teaching bushcraft since 2003. He is also a Canoe Leader, British Canoeing Level 3 Canoe Coach and UK Summer Mountain Leader.