What we're about
what is bushcraft ??
Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness) skills. The term was popularized in the Southern Hemisphere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Hemisphere) by Les Hiddins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Hiddins) (the Bush Tucker Man) as well as in the Northern Hemisphere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Hemisphere) by Mors Kochanski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mors_Kochanski) and recently gained considerable currency in the United Kingdom due to the popularity of Ray Mears (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mears_(author)) and his bushcraft and survival television programs. It is also becoming popular in urban areas where the average person is separated from nature, as a way to get back in tune with their rural roots. The phrase bushcraft's origin is from skills used in the bush country of Australia. Often the phrase 'wilderness skills' is used as it describes skills used all over the world.
Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include firecraft (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firecraft), tracking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_(hunting)), hunting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting), fishing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing), shelter-building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foraging), water sourcing, hand-carving (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carving) wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twine)-making, among others
all is welcome ages 16 and UP (under 16 must be with and adult)
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