Jack started his life of outdoor adventuring at a young age “swamp stomping” in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida. Jack entered Cub Scouts and rose through the BSA ranks to attain Eagle as a teenager. Growing up in hurricane country, Jack learned, at an early age, the value of disaster and emergency preparations.
When people hear about wild mushrooms, their first thoughts are usually ones of suffering a painful, messy death. This shows how far removed we’ve taken ourselves from Nature. The famous anthropologist Jared Diamond (Germs, Guns, & Steel) was in the wild with several bushmen who were excited when they found some wild mushrooms, but DiamondContinue reading “Top 5 Beginner Wild Mushrooms”
Last weekend the 1st annual Campfire Co-Op ‘Demo Days’ was held at Georgia Bushcraft. The first Campfire Co-Op meeting was originally held back in 2020 as a round table event for brands in the outdoor industry. ‘Demo Days’ however was focused more on educating dealer marketing staff, journalists, and influencers on full product lines fromContinue reading “Campfire Co-Op Demo Days Wrap Up”
APRIL 22-24, 2022 OUR HISTORY 2022 will be Georgia Bushcraft’s 10th anniversary since its inception. Our small group started with less than a dozen members gathering for our first event back in spring 2012. We have since grown to well over 500+ attendees from all over the country. Back in the early days we wouldContinue reading “The Spring Campout Is Back!”
We’ve all done it; set up camp in a remote place only to realize that we forgot to sharpen our knife. DOH! It’s frustrating spending all weekend doing camp activities with a knife-shaped bowling ball. What to do?
A key bit of knowledge carried by the OG bushcrafters, such as Nessmuck, Kephart, Hammett, and Jaeger, was wild edible plants. As many did back then, they knew that plants offered nourishment and flavor when cooking in the wild. Nowadays, most people lack this skill and assume every plant is poisonous, just waiting to fertilizeContinue reading “Five Easy Edible Wild Plants for Georgia Bushcrafters”
Coffee is near the top of the packing list for just about any adventure. So regardless if we’re heading deep into the backcountry or just spending the day on the back 40, a pick me up via your favorite brew is a must-have. How we brew our coffee depends on the day, the gear loadout,Continue reading “TOP 4 Bushcraft Coffee Methods”
When you’re in the backcountry communication is key. A solo traveler needs a reliable way to contact help in case there’s an emergency, and a group needs a reliable way to stay in touch with each other. While it’s tempting to rely on cell phones, if you’ve ventured far from the beaten path you’ve foundContinue reading “Top 3 Alternative Outdoor Communications”
A key goal of bushcrafters is to replace equipment with knowledge, allowing for comfortable, ethical living off the land. But bushcrafting also sets you up for wounds and illnesses, so a large first aid kit is standard gear for the average outdoorsperson. But an extraordinary bushcrafter knows how to harness the powers of plants andContinue reading “Top 5 Medicinal Plants for Bushcraft”
In bushcraft, there is seldom a right way to do something, but there’s almost always a better way. Of course, you can read and practice, but to really find the tricks of the trade, nothing beats a quality course and instructor.