I’ve known quite a few avid bushcrafters in my day, and from Eagle Scouts to lifelong trapper/hunters, they all seem to have one thing in common: While they do enjoy teaching and mentoring a newbie bushcrafter, sometimes, the newbie is unaware of the prerequisite basics before you take your wilderness game afield.
So here are five of those basics, so that your bushcraft-wise buds aren’t shaking their heads after a half-hour of your night to (attempt to) build the evening’s fire. Hey, you’re just getting started, and we all know that … but one thing in common with all survivalists is that we like to be prepared beforehand. Here’s your chance to do just that.
Hammer out these rules in your home lab, so that you can spend more time practicing the harder stuff with your group in the field lab.