Bushcraft

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Bushcraft

Postby Mrknot » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:15 am

Bushcraft is a whole new world to me.

An amalgam of all of the camping skills I've learned so far, combined with survival skills.

I tried to make a feather stick tonight; no joy.

Been watching quite a bit of Ray Mears lately, as well as Dave Canterbury.

What do you know about bushcraft?

Share your skills and tips here.

Master of the firebow?

Tell us how.

Post videos.

I want to learn.
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby CavWarrior » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:26 am

I've been practicing "bushcraft" since I was thirteen. :D
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby Haiwayman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:00 am

I've been watching a lot of "Survivorman" and "Dude, You are Screwed" lately. They all seem to use the same technique for the fire bow. So the one thing I've learned is having a length of rope is very important. A sharp knife is important as well. One of these days on a camping trip I'll have to try it.
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby Mrknot » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:54 am

CavWarrior wrote:I've been practicing "bushcraft" since I was thirteen. :D

13!?!?
I got such a late start in life.
Had a very sheltered childhood...
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby kiltedninja » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:48 am

My dad would teach me things as we went on camping or hiking trips, I started learning some bushcraft at probably 8, as a matter of fact, my first bit of bushcraft was learning to make a snow shelter on a snow shoeing trip when I was 8, as well as learning the importance of hydration even when it's cold.
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby zombreach » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:59 pm

I looked up Bushcraft...but am not completely sure what would fall into that category. Is it anything survival related?
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby Bob » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:34 pm

A good razor is often an integral part of bushcraft...
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby ConSeannery » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:24 pm

You're a dirty old man, Bob.


And we love you for it.
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby zombreach » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:51 pm

I can't believe that went right over my head.... I must be getting old!
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Re: Bushcraft

Postby zbuddy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:09 pm

I've watched a few Youtube videos on it after starting Dual survivor and it seemed like a pretty nifty hobby. However, I think it is more of an auxiliary skillset rather than a primary one. I don't think that a lot of us would ever, statically, be in a situation in which we didn't have a cutting tool, or whatever else the case may be, and would be forced to improvise with some gnarly MacGyver contraptions.

I'm all about only have a few items that can take care of most jobs, but I am not too convinced that I need to know how to turn blades of grass into 5/50 cord.

They do build some pretty cool shelters and fire pits on those shows, though. definitely worth watching.
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