Bushcraft 101: Tools, and Caring for Them, Are Invaluable

Good knives are important for processing deer and wild game, of course, as well as camp and bushcraft needs. Click to learn more ...

Good knives are important for processing deer and wild game, of course, as well as camp and bushcraft needs. Click to learn more …

Quality, well-maintained tools can mean the difference between an enjoyable, comfortable tramp and an unsuccessful—or even dangerous—venture into the bush.

By Dave Canterbury

Remember from Chapter 1 that cutting tools are one of the five Cs. This means they are essential items when practicing bushcraft. Because there are so many options when it comes to knives, saws, and axes, this chapter will give you the knowledge to select the best tools for your needs and particular destinations.

Caring for your tools is also a crucial skill set to acquire. It is not enough to carry these tools in your kit; proper maintenance will guarantee the longevity and durability of your tools over time. Equally important are your skills in properly handling, using, and safely dealing with your knives, saws, and axes. from sharpening edges to processing firewood to felling trees, this chapter details the essential skills you’ll need to become an expert woodsman while protecting yourself—and those around you.

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