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Becoming Bushcrafters

We live, we grow, we learn and we pass on that knowledge. That is where OG Wild maintains itself. We learn to be bushcrafters and we pass on what we learn. I don’t know if we ever stop learning things about wilderness survival because we aren’t there, we haven’t reached Kelly Harlton’s mastery of the 4th Skill where we are no longer surviving in the wilderness, we are simply living in it.

 

We have learned much since our first videos on YouTube. We practice and study and learn more where we can and we reinvent ourselves with adapting perspectives and expanse of knowledge. Our brand is focused entirely on learning and showing our viewers and visitors what we learn and how we use it. To us, that is what being bushcrafters is all about. We have learned not to assume because we can camp, we can bushcraft; because we can sleep under a tarp or in the open and lash up tripods, cook steaks on rocks or whittle spatulas from sticks, we qualify as ‘true outdoorsmen’. There is so much more to the title.

 

Yes, we can make do with very little supplies for a short period of time. Yes, we have a basic understanding of edible and medicinal plants to keep us going and yes, we have sufficient knowledge to keep us warm and hydrated in varied weather conditions. We also know what and when to eat and when not to.

 

But…

 

Do we know how to pick any plant and describe its properties and what they can be used for? A few. Do we know all of the best practices for using knives, axes and saws? We’re getting there. Do we know every method of what and how to cook wild things, the best methods for preparing teas for different ingredients? Very few. Do we know everywhere to look for edibles in the winter? Also, very few. Will we try to eat a variety of insects for the sake of knowing what they taste like? So far, just red ants (I believe I am more willing to try before Levi and Wyatt though!).

 

This is just some of the required knowledge we must think about to become more proficient bushcrafters and reach that 4th skill. The great part is, for us it’s an incredible journey, it’s a way to reconnect with the primitive parts of our psyche and become more natural in the natural world. It’s where we began as a species and the more we learn, the more we question why we ever left it.

 

Have comments or questions? We love to hear from you! Get in touch from our Contact Page or jump into one of our Blog Posts and add some info!

 


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