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What is bushcraft? Definition is - "skill in anything pertaining to bush country."
This is a term that describes specific skills that came about from wilderness living in the Boreal Forests of Canada. And other northern wilderness throughout the world.
The North American Fur Trade was a booming economy and brought many to the north lands. Bush skills were needed to work and live in these extreme conditions.
Woodcraft skills learned and borrowed from Indigenous peoples from north America including the Inuit. The Sa'mi people from Europe and Asia. We respect and thank native peoples for their ancient wisdom. Whose woods wisdom saved many lives.
The Great Alaska Gold Rush
Beginning in 1869 Alaska Klondike Gold Rush was much same. Adventurers hopeful to hit it big in the Gold Fields came woefully unprepared. And many died. A Ton of Goods. Recommended gear for a year in the Alaskan goldfields.
Reflecting on the amount of survival gear and of these "Sourdoughs" hauled up the Chilkoot trail.
Living in the extreme and the Bush Craft skills you need
Late spring and summer are fairly forgiving in bush country. The exception being biting flies and mosquitoes. Just about anywhere in the fair months of summer you will find these unforgiving buzzing insects.
One of the first rules in the backcountry in summer is understanding how these miniscule creature can create chaos and panic to the uninitiated.
Insects have literally drove men insane due to there shear numbers. But there are are simple ways to prevent from being bitten. And prevent serious skin infection and disease.
Clothing is your first defense against biting insects
For traveling in bushcraft country clothing is your first line of protection from the elements. Which also include huge numbers of biting insects. Such as; black flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, midges, ticks, and no-see-um.
These are the most common biting insects you will encounter.
Recommended insect deterrent clothing for traveling in the Bush
- wide brimmed hat also sheds rain and protects ears from sunburn.
- mosquito net that covers your hat, face, neck, and long enough you can tuck it into your jacket or shirt.
- long sleeved zipper or button jacket with high collar to help protect the back of the neck and ears
- full legged pants with cargo pockets and leather belt
- leather gloves
- above the ankle boots
One of the most important skills you can develop to survive in the bush is Fire Craft. You must have the skill to make a warming fire day or night. Regardless of weather and temperature. Fire is so important to wilderness survival that it is rated as the number 1 most necessary bushcraft skill to learn.
To make do in the north country survival and bush craft skills must be studied and learned. You must know how to dress properly, build a fire under all weather conditions, and follow the ancient wisdom of living nature's balance. If you are to survive.
To learn more about survival and bushcraft instructor Mark Wienert.