December 7, 2012

13 in 2013 - Bushcraft style

ITS Tactical recently posted a plug for a new site called 13skills.com. It's basically a goal-oriented site that encourages gaining 13 skills during the year. You can post which skills you want to achieve, and then update it as you achieve them. I thought that I'd do the same thing, but put my goals here on my blog.

May 21, 2012

Wood Trekker: The Cost of Bushcraft

Ross over at Wood Trekker has another excellent thought provoking article regarding the practical daily use of bushcraft. He explains that if you are traveling while using bushcraft, it's really not worth your time to use all the tricks in your bag, there just isn't enough hours in the day. In these situations, a scaling back of the traditional skills, or a modernization of the technology is in order. I think this article portrays a logical and realistic expectation people should have, and the differences in what I would term bushcraft camping, and bushcraft backpacking.

I think you could use a hybrid approach, by stretching the time between when you use the "camping" skills. For example, you could take the time to build a nice shelter with a pot hanger, a bow bed, and a birch bark filter. But use that set up as a halfway point, or base camp for further exploration or travel.

http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2012/05/cost-of-bushcraft.html

March 16, 2012

Bushcraft Beginner Interviewed

Last week I was interviewed by email by Liz, who has a blog called "Lost in the Woods" at camping-gear-outlet.com. Check out my interview. http://www.camping-gear-outlet.com/blog/beginning-bushcrafter-jeremiah-bess-shares-his-adventures-in-bushcrafting/

Also, spring is here in Colorado. Expect some more adventures and posts soon!

January 6, 2012

Winter 2011 Hiatus

I'll be taking a break from my practicing of bushcraft skills during this winter. I'm at the point where I need to be in the woods to truly practice using the natural resources around me. I think it may be safer to pick it up in the spring. Let me explain.