Horace Kephart was a famous travel writer in the later 1800s and early 1900s and is best remembered by bushcrafters for his books “Camping and Woodcraft” (which is still available in a facsimile edition) and for various pieces of gear that he designed or inspired with his
Because of my difficulties getting a fire going on the last trip, I set myself the goal to go over the basics once more, but in order to challenge myself I made things "a bit" harder. I was going to make a "one-match-fire" in soaking wet conditions, using only what was naturally available in my back yard.
Many of us who practice bushcraft are interested by primitive trapping, but can this mean we fall foul of the law?
To my mind one of the most telling tests of someone’s bushraft ability is whether they can consistently provide food for themselves in the wilderness. A significant part of that ability is going to be knowledge of effective methods of taking birds, mammals and fish as food.
Back in August of 2012 at the BCUK Bushmoot I learnt how to make a Bhutanese Bow with Wayne Jones of Forest Knights. As far as I know Wayne is the only instructor in the UK running classes in making this type of bow.