Let's talk about bushcrafting. What is it, why it is useful, and why should you try it out this summer?
First of all, what is it exactly? Well, bushcraft is all about survival in a natural environment, using specialized knowledge and skills. It does not mean that you must go out into the wild with just a knife and survive, although some like to do it that way!
Bushcrafting can easily be a part of a camping or a fishing trip, whether it means you build a shelter, or build a fire.
Bushcrafting skills include:
- Creating fire
- Building a shelter
- Making use of wood
- ...and much more.
It is a lot of fun, but also you gain useful skills, which can help you survive in any location or environment. What's more, these skills provide a great sense of self-reliance. You can be the hero in your family and the one they look up to just by learning a few bushcraft skills that can help get you out of a pickle.
Also, you will enjoy nature much more. Your surroundings become your playground. You know how to fend for yourself with only the use of natural materials, and with a little bit of creativity, you can make anything you want.
All in all, bushcrafting is an activity everyone should try. Building your first shelter, lighting your first fire, and making something from seemingly nothing provides a deep sense of accomplishment.
If you are interested, check out some of the tools you might need in your bushcraft adventure below.
Helle Temagami Carbon
UCO Titan Fire Striker - Ferro Rod
Gransfors Bruk Scandinavian Forest Axe