Hi guys, I thought I'd make a thread about Bushcraft. Bushcraft is one of my favourite things to learn about, and I was wondering if you guys were interested. Before I begin, I know many of you saw my thread advocating prepping/survival skills. This is something totally different. Wilderness survival refers to short-term survival in an emergency in “the wilderness.” You are doing anything and everything to get out of the wild. However, bushcraft is a skill set that will allow you to stay in the wild for the long-term. Bushcraft is knowledge of how to live in the wilderness, not just visit it. It’s about knowing how to use the trees, low-lying plants, and animals of the ecosystem you find yourself in. It’s more than just getting the job done at all costs. When I go walking in the woods and hiking it is beneficial for me. "Wise Hikers carry few essentials and tools with them on their journey's; instead of extra equipment they carry the knowledge and skills needed to create essential items straight from the landscape" Definitions of Bushcraft: “Skill in anything pertaining to bush country, as in finding one’s way, hunting or finding water.” “Ability or experience in matters concerned with living in the bush.” “Skills gained by, or necessary for, living in the bush" The five C's of survival: Cutting tool Combustion device Cover Container that can boil water Cordage A good fixed blade knife - Clearly that qualifies as a cutting tool. Check out K-Bars, and especially the excellent value Morakniv's A good way to make fire - I recommend using fire steel. That happens to be a combustion device. A good way to carry water, and treat water - I recommend an army canteen set that includes a canteen cup. You can boil water with a canteen cup. That qualifies as a container. Cordage - I recommended always wearing a survival bracelet so you have useful cordage with you at all times. I have a survival bracelet and 30 feet of para-cord. Many Bushcraft books are available, for example: Ray Mears Essential Bushcraft Dave Canterbury's Bushcraft 101 Dave Canterbury's Advanced Bushcraft Ray Mea'rs Outdoor survival handbook This isn't meant to pressure you guys into doing anything, just a friendly bit of advice about a cool subject. I am passionate about it, so of course I wanna spread the knowledge to others. PS: If you are purchasing a fixed blade, be VERY careful, if you walk around with fixed blade in the UK without a purpose (so say you aren't bushcrafting), it's 5 years in jail.