For a lot of us, when we picture a person actively involved in Bushcraft, the vision of a rather rough looking, camo wearing, ax waving woodsman comes to mind. Are there Bushcraft experts who look a little like Grizzly Adams? Well…sure…
But there are also plenty of people who are experts in their bushcraft skills or are actively learning the valuable skills of Bushcraft who are regular everyday people that you’d never pick out in a crowd.
Bushcraft is a term that describes the wilderness skills a person learns to stay alive and thrive in a natural environment with little to zero gear. I’ll add to that and say Bushcraft is the act of intentionally going into the great outdoors with the goal of surviving off the land.
Most people don’t want to spend their weekends getting dropped off in a remote location with nothing but a knife to test their survival skills and to be blunt here — the majority of people should never attempt such a challenge unless they’ve intensely studied, practiced and been trained by an expert in bushcraft.
But a general or basic understanding of bushcraft skills can be learned and tucked safely into your knowledge bank in case you ever find yourself in an emergency situation and need to fend for yourself.
What is Bushcraft Video:
Here are some of the basic skills that fall under Bushcraft:
- fire making
- shelter building
- foraging for food & water
- and much more…
You also learn in the study and practice of bushcraft how to operate and use important gear, like axes, knives, saws, and other tools.
We believe in preparedness for every situation that you could unexpectedly encounter which is why adding as much bushcraft knowledge to your survival belt is smart preparedness. There are several fantastic books available, written by those who have dedicated their life to living the primitive way in the great outdoors and there are fantastic courses you can sign up for and learn first hand the bushcraft skills that could help you in a survival situation.
Longtime wilderness educator Mors Kochanski has dedicated his life to learning and teaching about the lore of the forest. With clear instructions, extensive use of diagrams and a color photo supplement, this comprehensive reference includes all the practical skills and knowledge essential for you to survive and enjoy the wilderness:
* Lighting and maintaining a fire
* Chopping wood and felling a tree
* Creating a shelter and keeping warm
* Safe use of the axe and bush knife
* Plants and animals important for survival
* Food, water and outdoor cooking
* Wilderness first aid.
* This bestseller should be required reading for hikers, campers, hunters, foresters, backwoods adventurers, scouts, youth groups–anyone with a passion for the outdoors