Bushcraft

Children love to engage in bushcraft and wildcraft ,it often forms an intrinsic part of their play motives. 
 
Pictures taken in Azores (1st of August 2014), Lisseuil/France (23 April 2017, 16 August 2017).
Lisa Scheers, Luuk Scheers
 
Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness survival skills, in other words, skills that are necessary to go into the wilderness and draw all of our needs from nature. Through a deeper understanding of the natural world we gain a sense of our place within it and can develop a very real sense of belonging.

Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include firecraft, tracking, hunting, fishing, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, water sourcing, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others.

Wildcraft (also known as foraging) is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or ‘wild’ habitat, primarily for food or medicinal purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.

 

 

Self-made weapons:

 

 

Totem: A totem is a natural or supernatural object, being or animal that has personal symbolic meaning to an individual and with whose phenomena and energy one feels strongly connected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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