Paul Kirtley Interview – Part 1 – The Dunning-Kruger Effect “Not knowing what you don’t know”

In this episode I am once again joined by Paul Kirtley from Frontier Bushcraft in the UK. We have a discussion about the Dunning Kruger Effect and how “not knowing what you don’t know” can be a dangerous thing, especially when it comes to teaching bushcraft and survival skills. We also talk about who should teach bushcraft and survival skills.

Links to mentions
2019 Global Bushcraft Symposium
2022 Global Bushcraft Symposium
John Ryder Woodcraft School
Scotty’s Gone Walkabouts

This video is presented by Gordon Dedman, founder of Bushcraft Survival Australia (BSA), is an outdoor bushcraft survival school dedicated to teaching genuine and authentic modern and traditional outdoor living skills through carefully designed educational courses.
Gordon is a former member of the Australian Army 1st Commando Regiment and is presently a survival instructor in NORFORCE, an Australian Army Reserve Regional Force Surveillance Unit (RFSU). NORFORCE conducts patrols in the remote areas of Northern Australia, working closely with Aboriginal communities.
Gordon is also a Combat Survival SERE instructor (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape) and regularly instructs on RAAF Combat Survival Training School Courses in North Queensland.

Gordon has trained at and completed numerous Survival and Bushcraft courses and certifications worldwide at schools run by Paul Kirtley, Ray Mears, Dave Canterbury, Lofty Wiseman and Bob Cooper. Gordon also works seasonally as an outdoor guide in the NT, taking clients on camping expeditions into Kakadu and Arnhemland.

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