Paul Kirtley

Paul Kirtley joins Kevin Callan on Kevin’s remote video interview series, covering a good amount of ground in the conversation. Topics include motivations for being an outdoors educator, why we make outdoor journeys and where is most solace found. Paul tells a story about when he and a group of friends walked across Scotland, taking in the nine highest mountain peaks. The conversation also covers canoe adventures in the UK and Canada as well as giving rise to more general questions around the risks of wilderness travel, how you can transpose bushcraft skills and knowledge from one environment to another, as well as whisky!… Read more...

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During these unusual times, limited in our activities and movements by coronavirus restrictions, many of us are keeping in touch online, in lieu of catching up in person, more than ever. It’s a great means of maintaining the connections we have, as well as reminiscing about adventures we have had together. Ray Goodwin, one of the UK’s foremost canoe coaches gets together with The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, for a virtual fireside chat (and a whisky)… Read more...

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As of 21st March 2020 we are immediately ceasing all field teaching and, as a result, we are postponing courses and trips scheduled for April, May and June 2020, for reasons of Force Majeure under our Terms and Conditions of Booking. Please read the entire update for full details… Read more...

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This is Frontier Bushcraft’s position on running our bushcraft courses and trips in 2020 under the current situation with respect to coronavirus… Read more...

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Mike Pullen from TA Outdoors and I have made a number of video collaborations. In our various conversations around the campfire while filming these videos, Mike had stated to me his desire to add the skills to expedition by canoe to his outdoor repertoire. It made sense to me. Mike loves the woods. He’s a fisherman. He likes to travel. So the Expedition Canoeing Skills Course with Ray Goodwin and me seemed perfectly suited to what Mike wanted to get under his belt. Mike has made a video blog of his experiences on the course and gives some indication of what he aims to use these skills for… Find out more here on the Frontier Bushcraft blog… Read more...

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Frontier Bushcraft team member Iain Gair first introduced this recipe to other members of the team as a campfire cookery treat. It has since become a firm favourite in the Frontier camp… Read more...

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Good campfire cookery is important – for basic nutrition and energy, of course. But food can be much more than this. Ultimately, it’s an opportunity to surprise and delight. We asked some of the Frontier Bushcraft team which of their campfire cooking repertoire surprises others… Read more...

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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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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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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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