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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 to reproduce from...

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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 to remove metal...

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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 when it comes...

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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; our mentors of...

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Bushcraft 101: Pack Frame Sturdy, Strong for Hauling Gear, Deer

Pack frames are my favorite system for carrying gear into the field. You can use them as a standalone item or combine them with other items. The versatility of external frames has been all but forgotten today. By Dave Canterbury The most popular improvised frame today is the Roycroft frame, named after T Roycroft,...