september 2017 – Getting started

Google is the place to start if you want to learn more about bushcraft.
There are many good sites out there where you can learn what you need and what the most important skills are to learn.
Also certain series on Discovery channel can give you good information, and altough some survivalists got a bad name for some reason, they still know there thing and are certainly worth looking at.
The only thing to remember is that a lot of those series – and websites – are survival targeted, and there is a (big) difference between survival and bushcraft, but many skills are needed for both, so still good information – more on that later.
To get you started, look here :
Paul Kirtley http://paulkirtley.co.uk/
Dave Canterbury – Wildernessoutfitters – https://www.youtube.com/user/wildernessoutfitters
MCQ Bushcraft https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbTDXDBHApa_cvcOx86yJOA
Matt Graham https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuewfQs4tUHefRtWLXZH__g
Survival Sherpa https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/backyard-bushcraft-skills-no-wilderness-required/

Buscraft vs Survival vs Camping

Google this, and you get a million thoughts from a million people.
But you will find some similarities in those thoughts, like : Survival is “trying to stay alive and getting out as soon as possible” while (real) Bushcrafting is “living from the land, enjoy and maintain nature”.
This is also the answer to the diference between Bushcraft and Camping, with Bushcraft you try to maintain a small footprint and try to live along with nature,
while with Camping you just try to live as good as possible, nearly like at home, and with all modern resources and not looking back on polution.

Dave Canterbury, the survival expert of the awesome survival show ‘Dual Survival’,
often cited “the Five C’s of Survivability” as an easy way to remember 5 of the most important resources you want to have with you in the bush.
The five C’s are ;
• Cutting device
• Combustion device
• Cordage
• Container
• Cover
But then we are speaking of a “prepared survival situation”, and in that case we are talking about Prepping instead of Survival – isn’t it  ?

Preppers are people that want to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstance,
while a survivalist gets in a situation completely unprepared.

A good bushcrafter would be prepared for anything.

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