Blog Posts - Bushcraft



Bushcraft Stripping Bark from Ash for craft work. Barkcraft

A friend took a few pics of myself and Paul stripping Ash Bark. I thought I would share them as it demonstrates the process well. As can be seen, quite big sheets can be removed with skill and patience. Thanks...
by Belfast Bushcraft on Aug 5, 2016

No Bushcraft equipment except a knife. Bushcraft challenge

Hi all,My good friend Leigh Robinson did a 24 hour challenge a few months back. I have watched the video a few times now and there is something really special about how far the guy pushed himself. He really did give it his all and demonstrates skills...
by Belfast Bushcraft on Aug 1, 2016

Making fire with just a Hatchet.

For me the pinacle of Bushcraft is pure skill and few tools. Making fire with just a cutting tool is a superb and enjoyable experience that few try. These pictures document one such challenge. Enjoy.
by Belfast Bushcraft on Jul 31, 2016

Children and Bushcraft

From an early age I have been talking about and showing my girls wild and garden plants and trees.  Now they enjoy looking for new ones and identifying them from books.  My eldest daughter is 6 and on a recent school trip the teacher asked...
by Belfast Bushcraft on Jul 30, 2016

Big blade Bushcraft Challenge

Hi all.Here are a few pics from a recent adventure/challenge.The idea was to provide water, shelter,fire and food with just the aid of a large knife.I choose the Kabar Cutlass and Big Ken choose the Martindale Paratrooper.Interestingly we obtained fi...
by Belfast Bushcraft on Jul 24, 2016

Best Bushcraft Books

Hi all,I have been absent from the blog for a while but have been busy in the woods. Over the last few years myself and my good friend Paul have built up a bushcraft school which is going from strength to strength.One of the most frequent questions a...
by Belfast Bushcraft on Jul 23, 2016

Wilderness First Aid Workshop: Training to Save Lives in the Outdoors

You are happily trekking with your team deep inside a jungle-covered mountain. Suddenly, you hear a horrible scream! One of your teammates has slipped and fallen into a deep ravine. He lies in a heap, and you can see blood soaking his trekking pants.
by Adrenaline Romance on Apr 22, 2016

REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area For Early November

Back on October 2, I published information on survival-related classes in the Chicago area from REI for October thru early November. Since that time, a couple of more training opportunities have popped up in the first half of next month: • Map and...
by Survival And Prosperity on Oct 14, 2015

REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area For September

Chicago-area readers- below are survival-related classes from REI this September: • Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass- Level 1, Deer Grove Forest Preserve- Grove 5 (northwest suburbs- Palatine), September 5, 9 AM-2 PM, $60 member/$80...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 25, 2015

Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills Offering Survival-Related Training Classes In September

There’s a number of survival-related training opportunities scheduled for September at the Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills (first blogged about here). From the school’s “Calendar Of Events” page: Wilderness Survival 101 Saturday, Septembe...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 24, 2015

Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills Offering Wilderness Survival 101 Class On August 23

Today and tomorrow (make up for not posting Wednesday) I’ll be getting a jump on survival-related training in the Chicago area next month. First off, the Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills (first blogged about here) will be offering a Wilderness S...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 30, 2015

Upcoming REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area Thru August

Chicago-area readers- below are survival-related training classes from REI for the rest of July thru August: • Map and Compass Navigation Basics, REI Oakbrook Terrace (west suburbs- Oakbrook Terrace), July 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, $30 member/$50 non-membe...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 16, 2015

Testing The Bushcraft Plein Air Easel - Acrylic Plein Air Painting Demo In Real Time by Ric Nagualero

After building the bush-craft plein air (outdoor) painting easel, I decided to put it to the test. It performed great, super steady, actually steadier than my professional gear believe it or not. go figure...Be among the first to see new painting...
by Basic Painting Tips on May 12, 2015

Upcoming REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area

Chicago-area readers- below are survival-related training classes from REI for the month of May: • Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass, Palos Forest Preserve- Bull Frog Lake (south suburbs- Willow Springs), May 2, 9 AM-2 PM, $60 member...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 27, 2015

Upcoming REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area

Chicago-area readers- below are survival-related training classes from REI for the month of April: • Map and Compass Navigation Basics, Schaumburg REI (northwest suburbs- Schaumburg), April 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $30 member/$50 non-member, 2 spots left...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 2, 2015

Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills Offering Many Survival-Related Training Classes In April

There’s a large number of survival-related training opportunities scheduled this month at the Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills (first blogged about here). From the school’s “Calendar Of Events” page: flint knapping workshop Wednesday, Apri...
by Survival And Prosperity on Mar 31, 2015

Upcoming REI Survival-Related Classes In The Chicago Area

Chicago-area readers- below are survival-related training classes from REI for the month of March: • Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass, Deer Grove Forest Preserve- Grove 5 (northwest suburbs- Palatine), March 8, 9 AM-2 PM, $60 member...
by Survival And Prosperity on Mar 5, 2015

Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills Offering Field First Aid, Land Navigation, Coal-Burned Container Classes In March

There are a number of survival-related training opportunities scheduled this month at the Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills (first blogged about here). From the school’s “Calendar Of Events” page: field first aid Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:30...
by Survival And Prosperity on Mar 4, 2015

Bushcraft 101

Learning the art of bushcraft is not only great way to gain valuable survival skills, it is also a great way to put those skills to use. There is nothing that will test your resolve better than taking your pack, a few tools, and heading out to surviv...
by Preparing For SHTF on Feb 19, 2015

Chicago School Of Wilderness Skills Offering Survival Basics, Fire Building Classes On February 28

Chicago-area blog readers may have noticed local content has been somewhat heavy on nearby survival-related training opportunities lately. I hope you’ve enjoyed finding out about them as much as I have. Back on January 9, I blogged about Chris Mayo...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 15, 2015


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