Bushcraft, used interchangeably with “wilderness skills,” focuses on using resources available in the natural environment for survival. Bushcraft tools in one form or another have been around since the Stone Age era when the survival of humans depended solely on these tools. Primitive bushcraft tools like sticks, bones, stones, and other such things found in nature were used by early humans to create shelter, spears, arrows, fire, etc.
This course is a survey of bushcraft tools and how to use them. Discussion and examples of bushcraft knives, including the use and care, is the heart of every tool pack. Bushcraft hatchets, axes, and saws will be displayed with an emphasis on learning how to properly use them. We will also look after a few more specialized tools, such as awls and spades. A large spectrum of tools will be available for students to try out and examine.
A special emphasis will be placed on sharpening skills and each student will make their own bushcraft sharpening board, and take it home.
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