Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
Bushcraft Attitude Magazine
Last Monday, I gave you the definition, according to the dictionary, of bushcraft. Today, I would like to give you mine.
To me, Bushcraft is the knowledge and skills that you and your family have to improvise (with no tools or a few simple tools) the most important items for survival, shelter, fire, water, food, medical care, and protection (with a few more, depending on your abilities) from available material.
For most bushcrafters, there are three necessary tools; a knife, hatch, and flint and steel; that are used in all of their adventures. With enough knowledge and experience, a bushcrafter can create the most important items for survival.
Shelter and Fire
You have probably heard me say this many times 'You and your family have three to five hours before lack of proper shelter can kill you.' this includes the ability to stay warm.
All three of these tools can be used to make a shelter and a fire.
With a fire, a few rocks, and some knowledge, you and your family can have clean, purified water to drink, saving yourselves from the agony of dehydration, from the lack of drinkable water for three to five days.
With the same three tools and little bit of knowledge, you, your partner, and your children can create traps to feed yourselves or you can identify edible plants.
Needless to say, all of these items will require you and your family to acquire knowledge.
But, ... Where to find it?
If you haven't heard of YouTube, ... Here you go!!!
NaturalBushcraft - Introducing Bushcraft Kit: Real Survival Tools
Forrester Bushcraft - Getting started in Bushcraft: Tools for bushcraft
MCQBushcraft - Bushcraft Fire Lighting: Introduction
Paul Kirtley - Bushcraft: Essential Winter Fire Lighting Techniques
Survival Lilly - Building A Survival Shelter With Natural Materials
Woodoak Wilderness - Survival and Bushcraft Leaf Shelters
Primitive Skills - Survival Shelter: Debris Hut Myths
Hiker in Estonia - Tarp Shelter in Rain // 3 setups with added schemes
IA Woodsman - Budget Bushcraft Kit: $10 00 Winter Shelter
Native Survival - Rock Boiling Water for Primitive Living
WoodsRunner1776 - How To Rock Boil Water in a Plastic Bag
Ron Hood and Survival.com - How to build a "Figure 4" trap with Ron Hood: Part 1
Ron Hood and Survival.com - How to build a "Figure 4" trap with Ron Hood: Part2
Four Directions Bushcraft - Survival trapping: Native American fish trap
Bob Hansler - Primitive Fish Trap: Survival Basics, Build and Catch
NorwegianBushcraft - Survival traps series
Some folks will think that I am 'Phoning In' today's blurb because it is a bunch of links. They would be right and they would be wrong.
Rightly so, today is a bunch of links.
Wrongly so, because soooo many people have shared their expertise. Why repeat them ; - )
Plus, as they say, 'A picture is worth a thousand words'
You may have noticed the photograph's caption, at the top, is in French.
Well, ... Bushcrafting is a thriving endeavor around the world, so many bushcrafting videos are in the presenter's native language. All you have to do is look around.