"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin" --William Shakespeare

Bushcraft glossary of terms

There are a number of terms used throughout the Bushcraft community. We will attempt to define the most common ones below
Term Description
Bushcraft a popular term for wilderness survival skills. ... Often the phrase 'wilderness skills' is used as it describes skills used all over the world. Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so
Feather Stick A length of wood which is shaved to produce a cluster of thin curls protruding from the wood. It allows damp wood to be used to start a fire when dry tinder is hard to find.
Tinder dry, flammable material, such as wood or paper, used for lighting a fire.
Chaga Chaga is a fungus. It produces a woody growth, called a conk, which is used to make medicine, and can also be used as tinder, as a small saprk can be used to ignite it.

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