“The founder of the universe, who assigned to us the laws of life, provided that we should live well, but not in luxury. Everything needed for our well-being is right before us, whereas what luxury requires is gathered by many miseries and anxieties. Let us use this gift of nature and count it among the greatest things.”

– Seneca

Nature provides us with everything we need. Bushcraft is a term used to explain a modern way of reconnecting with nature. As Seneca explained, luxury brings us anxiety. We tend to constantly worry about how to keep what luxuries we have and how to get more. Living in nature, even for a short period, helps us to experience stillness and escape the anxiety of our luxuries.

Bushcraft is not only surviving but thriving in nature. Some think of it as primitive camping. I think of it as living comfortably in the woods, away from any sort of commercial “campground”.

While bushcraft skills can certainly help in a survival situation, as I discussed in our What is Bushcraft guide, bushcraft and survival are not the same thing.

My favorite quote on bushcraft is from George W Sears “Nessmuk”. In his classic Woodcraft book, he says “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home.”

Start with these guides, and explore more below.

Bushcraft Guides and Gear Reviews

Ampex Gear Review
1620 Workwear Review
Best First Aid Kit for Camping
How to choose the best first aid kit
Battlbox Review
MyMedic Review
Haven Tent Hammock Review
How to Make Char Cloth
Best Bushcraft Tools and Gear
Bushcraft Skills
Alone Gear List All Seasons
Best Swiss Army Knife
Best Bushcraft Books
Best Survival Compass
Best Survival Fire Starting Kit
Best Tent Stakes
Best Bushcraft Tarp for Wilderness Survival
Best Budget Bushcraft Knives
Best Bushcraft Backpack
Best Bushcraft Saw
Best Bushcraft Pants
Best Bushcraft Axes and Hatchets
Best Bushcraft Hats
Best Survival and Bushcraft Tents
Best Wool Blankets for Bushcraft
Bushcraft and Survival Shelters: The Ultimate Guide
What is Bushcraft