So it was brought to my attention a few days ago, that I was misinforming you all with my videos over the years, as well as my FB posts and so on. I have talked about, and posted, Bushcraft videos and such throughout the years. Well, I was wrong apparently. They should have been titled Woodcraft, being that I live in America.
Without getting into the finite details of it all, here is how it is. I live in America, and everything we do in the woods (not the Bush), according to the legends (Horace Kephart, Daniel Beard, George Washington Sears, Ernest Seton etc…) as well as some of their followers, is called Woodcraft, not Bushcraft. Bushcraft is a term that stems from Africa, Australia and Canada. You can do your own research on the terms if you’d like, and see what you come up with.
So I thought it only fitting to change my ways. I have since purchased a Kephart style knife, so that I can now practice Woodcraft, and not Bushcraft. I may be giving away all of my Moras and other knives here at some point, as they are Bushcraft knives, and living in America, I can’t practice that or call what I do that. So the Woodcraft knife is here, and I can already feel my skills getting better as I type this. I should have known it was the term Bushcraft and the knives that were holding me back all this time.
I wonder if I was a professional Soccer player here in the states, and went to say, Portugal to play a game….would I then have to call it Futbol? Just a question on the hypothetical to let you know where you’re at in your life. What are your thoughts on this?
See you on the trail and in the woods!