Primitive Skills: The Answer to Techno Threats

It’s kind of ironic that as we continue into an uncertain future of both natural and man made threats to our modern way of life, getting back to basic primitive skills could be our best defense. While governments spend exorbitant sums of money to develop new technologies to beat terrorists and space storms, a few people are honing up on essential bushcraft survival techniques.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s good to do what we can to keep danger at bay, but let’s not leave undone what, in the final analysis, we can all do to better equip ourselves. While there are numerous wilderness courses around the country, many feel they can’t afford to go or get the time off from work. Why not check out some survival books from the library and teach yourself. Whether it’s fire lighting, water purifying, shelter building, or wilderness first aid, you can learn these invaluable skills.

The important thing is to not just read about it, but practice these skills until you know them. You may not be a Ray Mears survival expert right now, but in time, with diligent effort, you can master bushcraft survival.

Bushcraft Survival – The Next Level

Bushcraft survival is the art of moving in harmony with nature. As we strip away the layers that stand between us and the creation, we come into contact with the serene. I think it was Gary Snyder who said, “to be alone in nature touches the soul.” While some who pursue this art do so to be prepared for an emergency, there is another class – those who follow after because of what the experience provides them: an experience in developing the finer qualities.

One of the challenges in obtaining a real experience in Bushcraft survival is that nature does not deliver her lessons in high speed. The person that wants to take this to the next level must make a commitment to spend the time necessary. How much time is that? As much as it takes – that’s how nature works.

There is a fascination with the “gear” of survival – the bushcraft knives, fire survival tools, etc., but experience in the wild is what separates the men from the boys. Of course having a few great tools makes a difference, but let’s not forget the idea that this is all about getting in nature and rekindling a part of life which modern society wars against. It’s really about communing with the Creator with as few distractions as possible. That’s the heart of true bushcraft survival.

Bushcraft Survival

Bushcraft survival deals with creative use of things in the natural environment to survive. The term has become popularized in Australia and other countries in the southern hemisphere by “the bush Tucker Man”, (Les Hiddins) and also through television survivalist Ray Mears. The art includes use of wild edible plants, fire survival, use of bushcraft knives, natural shelters, water purification, rope making and many other skills. While indians and even mountain men of the early years of America knew many of these skills, they have largely been forgotten. This website will feature articles providing instruction in these skills as well as offer opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience among blog readers.

While bushcraft survival skills could make the difference between life and death for climbers, backpackers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts, many believe that this knowledge could become useful in the future in light of threats to modern society such as nuclear and biological weapons, in which case it could be very desirable to know how to survive in rural and even wilderness settings.

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