I spent a bit of time last night, and some more this morning, reading through some comments on a youtube video. The video was titled “starting a bushcraft fire” or something to that affect. The person created some feather sticks, some smaller curls and lit the fire with a ferro rod. Pretty straight forward video I thought.
So Buddy leaves a comment asking, what made it a Bushcraft fire? Pretty simple and honest question, but with other motives and/or insinuations in mind for sure. I know this because 30 posts/replies (of 70-80 some odd lines) and a bunch of google searches later, the truth came out. All arguing the point of the term bushcraft and the word bush. Buddy has made claims of spending a few hundred nights in the (place proper term here for political correctness) woods, bush, forest, wilderness etc etc. But there is nothing to prove this, just the claims. He has lots of other claims as well, and bases most of his experience off of his social media heroes, books and such.
Now I don’t have a problem with asking questions, or wanting to know why something is. I do dislike when they are asked in the way mentioned above. My question is, what made the fire Not a bushcraft fire, and maybe more importantly, why the hell does it matter? If you have a problem with the way something was done, or what it was called, say that….don’t “beat around the BUSH”.
Anyway, rant over. I do not profess to know it all either. My education level (found on most applications) is “some college”, but I wont google something to try and assemble a bunch of sophisticated word wizardry, to prove an irrelevant point to someone who is out there actually putting in some time afield.