Now I know the title of this and the whole thread itself may sound quite novice but I still don't understand much of the contraversy between the two subjects.
I had a look at a survival forums site and when someone brought up bushcraft they all had a rant about it and so on. I'm not going to say that everyone did but there seemed to be a larger majority of them.
Most called bushcraft a commercial excuse to get out into the woods and become clones of Ray m, Bear G, Less S, etc....
Others called it hippi practice, etc...
A quote I read was dicussing how people now are kit-dependant people and when practicing bushcraft it is like learning how to ride a bike without knowing how to walk. Drinking tea whilst around a nice warm campfire.
The quote was, "Survival is sitting out in the cold waiting for rescue, and bushcraft is sitting out in the cold while whittling a spoon and coming home in a body bag"....
I'd like to know what a bushcrafters idea of the difference between survival and bushcraft is. Not terminology, but an opinion.
I'll tell you I think that survival and bushcraft a merge of two similar forms of skills that should form into one. Bushcraft making living in the woods more comfortable and knowledgable, therefore evolving with tool/ natural knowledge, and survival is getting through whatever until you have a chance for escape/ rescue.
What are your opinions on bushcraft v.s. survival and how might one put the practice of both when out in the woods without whittling a spoon or jumping accross a valley. How would one maximize the opprotunity to gain knowledge and to thrive off of nature with bare minimum tools and still have a leisure activity? I do understand using a saw is great but doesn't it make like a bit to easy?
Thanks and please don't think of this as a rant, I'm just very curious to understand the difference and why someone who practice bushcraft may not (survivalist assumption) be able to survive in the woods?