Working with my hands has always been something I was drawn to. As a teen, I even went so far as to learn to spin wool from my very own sheep. So yeah, one could say that I go all in with it.

While this doesn’t necessarily go with the term bushcraft, the characters in my books (meet Layne) and as a point of historical fact would have used the terms almost interchangeably had “bushcraft” been in their vocabulary. Since it wasn’t I’ll give the definitions of them separately. You can see where they naturally overlap.

bushcraft: Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include firecrafttrackinghuntingfishing, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, water sourcing, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others.


Personally, I find the term intriguing. “thriving in the natural environment and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so”. Beautiful.

Do you bushcraft? Reply below and tell me about it!

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