Camping is for those people who want to re-live the stone-age period where our fore bearers survived out in the open jungle all by themselves. Bushcraft Camping if we go by the definition, means learning to thrive and survive in an environment where ancient knowledge played a significant role in our ancestry. The skills included in Bushcraft include hand-carving wood, shelter building, fire craft, tracking, hunting, fishing, using tools like knives and axes, constructing containers from natural resources, rope and twine making, and many more.
It is not just about learning new things but also about adding the fun element to your getaways. Deciphering what a particular bird is trying to tell you and what the traces of a particular animal means can be so exciting and fun for your children and for you too!
Here are some tactics wherein Bushcraft camping revolves:
Shelter Building In Bushcraft Camping
For your Bushcraft shelter idea, all you need are some trees that are close to one another and a thick stick that can be wedged between the two trees. You can use twigs, moss, leaves, and other floral material you find in your campsite to cover the upper surface of your shelter or the roof of the shelter. Another shelter can be formed by finding a long pole that you can secure down in the ground and have other straight branches of big trees surrounding then to form a circle by leaning against each other. You can secure the pieces of wood together by tying them up with a rope.
You can use tools such as knives, axes, and saws for all the work you need to do during your stay at the campsite. Additionally, you could use knives to make your campsite breakfast, barbecues, burritos, and fruit salad. We also suggest that you travel down the road in search of the nearby town with a knife attached to your waist in case danger is nearing you. You could also make your own knife as you sit serial forged in the fire! You just need to let your kids use these tools under the supervision and never alone. Keep your knife sharp instead of blunt so that you can use it whenever you want. You are advised to never run holding a knife in your hands.
Woodcraft For The Bushcraft Camping
Woodcraft sells and creates a creative atmosphere for those with creative minds. You could gather wood from the nearby trees and create backrests, chairs, tables, boots, plates, mug racks, cups, spoons, and many more utensils using your woodcraft skills and a knife. You could also make bowls and use them in your whole camping trip. Using things made by you will give you a different sense of pride and joy. Making or inventing things out of natural raw materials will give you a historical experience. It takes you back to the stone-age period of time and life. For your kids, it will be like living with the real Flintstones family.