/r/Bushcraft

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/r/Bushcraft defines Bushcraft as the usage and practice of skills, acquiring and developing knowledge and understanding, in order to survive and thrive in the natural environment.

In this subreddit we discuss the development, and practise, of those skills and techniques, the use of appropriate tools, schools of thought and the historical context.

Bushcraft

/r/Bushcraft defines Bushcraft as the usage and practice of skills, acquiring and developing knowledge and understanding, in order to survive and thrive in the natural environment.
In this subreddit we discuss the development, and practise, of those skills and techniques, the use of appropriate tools, schools of thought and the historical context.

Some Rules

1.) Discussion is the priority in /r/Bushcraft. Posts of links, videos, or pictures must be accompanied with a writeup, story, or question relating to the content. Tell your campfire story. Give us a writeup about your knife. That kind of thing. Posts without either OP text contribution in the form of top-level text comment or significant community involvement after 2 hours are subject to removal at moderator discretion.

2.) Be Nice; /r/Bushcraft is a community of people with similar interests, and oftentimes different methods. Disagreement and discourse are acceptable and even encouraged. Disrespect will not be tolerated. Respect others views and be courteous at all times.

3.) All Buy / Sell / Trade posts must be made in /r/BushcraftClassifieds; This will help keep the main sub for discussion, and guidelines are in place on the classifieds subreddit to protect buyers, sellers, and the moderation team.

4.) Medical advice/first aid discussion must include the poster/commenter's level of training in the relevant field, and/or link to evidence-based citation to support the advice.

5.) Location specific posts must have location [Tags] in the title. Posts that request region-specific information (Where should I camp? What are the rules about cutting firewood? What are these animal tracks? Etc.) must have the location bracketed in the title. Posts like these are difficult for the community to help with/answer without knowing the region in question. Example tags would be [NW USA] [UK] [NSW AU].

6.) Posts containing potentially controversial or sensitive content must be flagged as NSFW within 30 minutes. This includes, but is not limited to, posts which include pictures and/or video of hunts, freshly killed animals, and the processing of fresh kills. Cooking meat over a campfire wouldn't be included.

7. BOTS ARE NOT WELCOME. They're spammy and distract from conversation, which is the whole point of the subreddit. Occasionally, we'll find one that does something good and exceptions will be made, but please, REPORT all the bots you see and we'll make sure they never bother us again.

8.) NO RECENT REPOSTS. Fresh content is critical to the vitality of our community. Reposts do exactly the opposite. Use the search function to the best of your ability before sharing something you didn't create. Reposts within 90 days are absolutely prohibited.

More detailed versions of the rules can be found here

Guidelines

Self-promotion and SPAM in r/Bushcraft. The 9:1 policy.

Read up on Leave No Trace. It's a good thing to consider but by no means the hill we, as a subreddit, are going to die on.

Want to help participate? Submit your Bushcraft related material. Comment on others' contributions. Participate! Engage!

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/r/Bushcraft

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Getting over fear of skinning/cleaning small animals

Hey y’all, I’m in my early 20s and I’ve only recently gotten into hunting through my girlfriend and her family + the nudge from my grandfather. I’ve wanted to start with squirrels once the weather gets colder, but I can’t stand the idea of touching one of them after taking one down with either a trap or shot. I feel like an utter wuss, but I’ve always been uneasy around rodents after an incident when I was a small child. Any advice as to how to get over the fear of handling them as to not make a fool of myself when the time comes around?

9 Comments
2024/06/24
02:12 UTC

4 Comments
2024/06/23
22:14 UTC

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Which knife is better for camping and outdoor activities?

Fallkniven s1 pro or benchmade bushcrafter?

After some research, it came down to these 2 knives. I like the look of the buscrafter, but prefer the blade lenght of the s1 pro. I can get both for the roughly the same price. Would also love to hear why you chose what you chose

13 Comments
2024/06/23
19:01 UTC

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Foldable stove enough for a three day hike?

Just bought a foldable stove with combustion from Firedragon, very cheap. Got 12 of their made-to-measure lighters and it's said one brings to the boil a pint of water. I'll only need a pint per meal and won't need it to purify my water

I'm tempted to bring gas stove as a back up on a three day hike I'm planning but want to avoid the extra weight.

What do we think?

8 Comments
2024/06/23
18:02 UTC

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Recommend Me a Wood Stove

Hello, I need y'all to recommend me a small wood burning camp stove. This will be something that will go into a hunting pack for emergencies or something to camp with. I have really been infatuated with the Solo Stove Lite, but I know that many of you have tested several different wood burning camp stoves and can tell me why this is or is not a good choice. I am also thinking of picking up an EmberLit stove, just because I saw one the other day and it looks so compact and packable, and I like the design of it. While I feel like the SoloStove is right for me, please feel free to throw in any and every brand of small, packable stove that you can think of. My mind is fully open to all options and opinions. Thank you!

12 Comments
2024/06/23
04:46 UTC

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Hows my fire!

Some karen came with the fire dept and tried to get me in trouble shortly after this pic was taken

44 Comments
2024/06/23
01:43 UTC

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Tops Brakimo Vs. white river Firecraft FC5

I can get the brakimo for $85 or the Firecraft FC5 for $200. Trying to decide which is the better deal. Any suggestions would be awesome. I already have the KA-BAR Becker Tec tool for my prying and chopping needs.

0 Comments
2024/06/22
17:12 UTC

4

Should you sharpen your hand saw?

Should you sharpen your hand saw or do you just buy a new blade? If you should sharpen it how do you go about doing that?

12 Comments
2024/06/22
11:53 UTC

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How are your weekend adventures boys ?

So how is everyones bushcraft weekend going ?

11 Comments
2024/06/22
08:34 UTC

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Recommendations for survival knives that can be used for whittling and such?

17 Comments
2024/06/22
03:30 UTC

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Photos from the forest part 2

15 Comments
2024/06/21
19:47 UTC

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Bushcraft Weekend

4 Comments
2024/06/21
19:45 UTC

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Keeping dry in the rain whilst tarp camping?

I’m just about to start my journey into tarp camping. If I can get good enough I’d like to see if I can’t make it more compact or lightweight than a tent for backpacking.

Big question though: Assume I do a tarp setup that isn’t wrapping the tarp around like a floor. Will a ground sheet be sufficient in heavy rain? Surely the water will end up coming under the tarp even if it is tight to the ground like a teepee?

I’ll find out either way eventually. 😄

13 Comments
2024/06/21
18:55 UTC

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4hm vs PR4

For the purpose of bushcraft/survival.. which would you choose. Esee 4hm or PR4? And why?

5 Comments
2024/06/21
00:31 UTC

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Did I ruin the edge on my knife?

I was using my workshop pocket sharpener and I think I ruined my knifes edge

41 Comments
2024/06/20
22:52 UTC

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First craft - spoon

Hello , just wanted to share my first craft.

A little story to this - I was at chill sleepover with my friend and I forgot my spoon, so I took a big stick of totally inappropriate wood for this and made a prototype of the spoon to be donr just enough so I could eat with it. Then I took it home. Week later it was my birthday and my friends bought me a wood carving beginner set. So I finished the carving, used some sandpaper and then put multiple layers of edible oil.

I think this was a beech tree branch.

3 Comments
2024/06/20
20:42 UTC

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Good whetstone for knives and hatchets?

Looking for a get set of sharpening stones for my tools, that aren't going to burn a hole in my pocket. I have seen a lot of videos and a lot of types and own a few but they are shoddy and don't seem to do a thing, could be doing it wrong but I am at the point now where I need trustworthy stones that a lot of people swear by that aren't too expensive and then I can know if I am just an idiot and not doing it right. Any suggestions would be great.

9 Comments
2024/06/20
19:12 UTC

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Why is BushcraftUSA down?

I check in there a lot, but noticed the forum was down last night and still down as of this afternoon (ET). Anyone have insight into what's going on?

16 Comments
2024/06/20
16:55 UTC

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Looking for Dispersed Camp location that I can take a motorcycle to in Salt lake city

I want to do bushcrafting and primitive camping (building shelters and such) (and I do know about leave no trace)

But I want to take my bike, not to ride around on trails and stuff but just to transport my Bushcraft gear send me to the site

I'm moving up to salt lake in a couple months and want to know about locations for this, not looking to get in trouble by driving my bike off road where I'm not supposed to

Any help is appreciated

4 Comments
2024/06/20
07:44 UTC

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What do you use underneath your twig stoves?

I’m trying to stop any potential for burning down my camp. 🏕️ I’ve seen a few people use fiberglass pads and even some use the silicone baking mats underneath their twig stoves so I was curious if anyone had a preference.

52 Comments
2024/06/20
02:50 UTC

3

Anyone have recommendations for a leather bushcraft belt?

Looking to upgrade my belt game. Ignoring the price, what do you recommend?

8 Comments
2024/06/20
01:39 UTC

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A little build I made with my friend during the weekend

21 Comments
2024/06/20
01:30 UTC

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Group Bushcraft Trip!

Hey y’all Jon here from Oklahoma and after a few years away from the bushcraft/survival hobby/lifestyle. I’m wanting to get back into it full force!! I’m curious if anyone that would like to go with me on a trip sometime during the cooler months and have a group to camp with and practice the craft. Hopefully we can maximize the opportunity to build each other up and further our own skills. Thanks!

0 Comments
2024/06/20
00:37 UTC

4

Anyone carry a bow saw?

Just as the title says does anyone on here carry a bow saw?

Because, I recently broke my folding saw(it was a cheapo) and was thinking about just buying one to replace it since it will fit on the outside of the bag as well as be used as a bow drill.

14 Comments
2024/06/20
00:19 UTC

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