A hundred years ago, chickens and their eggs were a delicacy of sorts, and large chicken farms didn’t exist like they do today. Backyard chickens didn’t really become a popular ‘thing’ until the late 1920s & 30s, thanks in part to the discovery of vitamin D (which helps chickens survive longer during winter months) andContinue reading “Beginner’s Guide -Raising Backyard Chickens”
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!”
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.
Outside of hands-on training, manuals and books are some of the best ways to learn new skills. Plus, you never know when you’ll find a tip or trick that will help you refine your skillset. We’ve rounded up a diverse collection of some of our favorite bushcraft and survival books. Some are old, some are new, a couple are well known, and at least one of them is relatively under the radar. If you want to add some of the best bushcraft books to your shelf, we think our list is a great place to start.