10 Tips For Bushcraft

1. Use your knife as little as possible. Seek alternate methods for anything but the most essential tasks.
2. Never pass up good, dry tinder. You don’t know when you will stumble upon some again.
3. Never let excess meat go to waste. Dry extra meat for later consumption.
4. Make use of an entire animal. Use innards for bait and bones can be made into tools.
5. Use dead fall for shelter and fire. Avoid burning excess calorie usage that comes with felling trees.
6. Water is precious. Collect any and all rainwater you can.
7. Run traps in a daisy pattern around your camp, not in a straight line. This will aid in calorie conservation.
8. If possible, set up camp near water.
9. Always think about your next fire. Save tinder or make char cloth with your current fire.
10. Travel during the most pleasant times of the day. In hot weather travel in the morning and late evening, rest when it is the hottest. In cold weather travel when the sun is highest.tips



  1. Rifleman III · March 28, 2016

    Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.


  2. Fiona McLellan / Dan Werkman · March 28, 2016

    I totally agree with what you said especially the first point. USE YOUR KNIFE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. I cant tell you how many times I have seen people (Who watch survival tv) use their knife to dig in the sand etc . Cool tips. Thank you. Dan

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    • lonewolfinfidel · March 29, 2016

      yeah, they use their knife for EVERYTHING. Another example of the contrast between TV and real life.

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      • Fiona McLellan / Dan Werkman · March 29, 2016

        As silly as it is I am getting so irritated with the TV survival story. I shake my head when people debate the relevance and importance of Naked and Afraid. One comment really stood out for me when a contestant walked up and down her driveway a few times to prepare for the show. Yes I know its just a show… but people believe it to be true. Its so sad to me how totally clueless people are with regard to the sacrifices of true bush craft. Most survivalist I have come across would not make one night alone in the bush, just because its dark. True survivors deserve our admiration and respect. They are a special breed of men and woman, so easily overlooked.

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