Starting From Zero

Many people are surprised to learn that the basics of bushcraft and wilderness competence are made up of a fairly small set of skills. Granted, they may be very different skills than your 21st century body and mind are accustomed to. Just remember, these skills, are literally so simple a caveman could (and did) do it :). Below you'll find a curriculum of sorts. Each topic links (or will eventually link) to a video or article explaining the skill. I'm always on the lookout for quality info sources, so if you know of a great how-to article or video, send it on.

Route Planning


Pre-trail Check
  • Vehicle care





First Aid

Knots to know

Walking sticks

Pocket Kits

Traps and Snares