survival

Bushcraft 101: Recognize the Five Cs of Survivability

You can organize the essentials based on the Five Cs of Survivability. Within these five base elements are all the tools and knowledge you need to be prepared for emergencies as well as to become independent of the trappings of the urban jungle. By Dave Canterbury These items are the hardest...

Bushcraft 101: Sharpen Knives Once, Then Hone Forever

You must regularly sharpen your knife to re-establish a worn edge. A dull knife is worse than useless; it’s dangerous, since it’s harder to control. The sharpness of your knife is a key indicator of your skill level as a bushman. By Dave Canterbury A whetstone is a sharpening stone, a tool used...

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

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...

Bushcraft 101: Tips and Tricks for Your Packs

There are many different packing configurations and brands on the market today, and the choices in colors and style are almost endless. I have never been a fan of packs with lots of pockets and compartments; whenever you look for a certain item, finding it becomes an ordeal. Keep things simple;...