Trustpilot
top of page

Bushcraft Activity Ideas

For some people, having inspiration & getting started can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas of skills that should be frequently practiced to form a basic foundation to build upon:


1. **Fire Starting**: Learn how to start a fire using various methods such as friction, flint and steel, or fire starters.


2. **Shelter Building**: Construct simple shelters using natural materials like branches, leaves, and tarps.


3. **Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants**: Study and identify local plants that can be consumed or used for medicinal purposes.


4. **Navigation**: Develop map and compass skills to find your way in the wilderness.


5. **Basic Knot Tying**: Master essential knots for securing shelters, tools, and gear.


6. **Water Sourcing and Purification**: Learn how to find, filter, and purify water from natural sources.


7. **Camp Cooking**: Experiment with open-fire cooking techniques and outdoor recipes.


8. **Tracking and Wildlife Awareness**: Observe and identify animal tracks, scat, and signs of wildlife.


9. **Knife Skills**: Safely handle and maintain a bushcraft knife for carving, cutting, and processing wood.


10. **Primitive Traps and Fishing**: Create simple traps and snares for catching small game and fish.


11. **Crafting Tools and Utensils**: Carve wooden spoons, bowls, and other useful items.


12. **Foraging and Hunting**: Practice hunting and gathering for food in a responsible and sustainable manner.


13. **Camouflage and Concealment**: Learn techniques for blending in with your environment.


14. **First Aid in the Wild**: Acquire basic wilderness first aid skills and create a small first aid kit.


15. **Awareness and Observation**: Hone your observation skills for enhanced awareness in the wilderness.


Remember to prioritize safety and responsible outdoor practices while engaging in these activities, and consider taking a course or going on guided trips to gain hands-on experience and knowledge.

40 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Foraging in the UK: January's Bounty of Wild Edibles

As winter blankets the United Kingdom, January might not seem like an obvious month for foraging. However, beneath the frosty exterior, nature still offers a surprising array of wild edibles for those

Exploring Bushcraft in January: UK Adventures

January in the UK may bring chilly temperatures, but it also offers a unique opportunity for bushcraft enthusiasts to embrace the winter wilderness. From mastering essential survival skills to connect

Bushcraft & Survival

In the world of outdoor education and wilderness skills, two distinct roles often come to the forefront: the bushcraft instructor and the survival instructor. While these roles may appear similar on t

Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page