OK I'm not new to hiking/camping with a bit of climbing but totally new to bushcraft, usually when out I take in the surrounds as a whole but now I'm interesting in learning about the detail/specifics (hopefully I'm making sense here). I've ordered 2 of Ray Mears books so I'm hoping that'll be a good start and I've just got a cheap (£10) Frost Mora Blade to make the mistakes with before I get a decent one (mind you've I've already cut myself on this).
I've spent that last week or so reading around the web and needless to say I'm now hooked. The thing I wanted to ask is about wood. Went for a couple of hour walk today in some local woods but all the wood on the floor was dead/rotting so didn't pick up anything to whittle with (spoons or fire drill etc). Without removing branches from living trees how do you guys and gels find the wood your looking for? And also how did everyone get started?
(sorry about the long winded intro for a short question :P :roll: )
Cheers for you help