i tend to think of it the other way round, what is bushcraft without bushes? you can do survival anywhere.....Mikey P said:Surely survival is a specialist 'subset' of bushcraft? Perhaps the 'minimalist' arm of bushcraft?
I think this pretty much sums it up. In a Bushcraft venture, you will bring a minimum of tools needed (preferably, some people take all the tools they can find and pretty much make sure your stay is closer to camping than survival.TheViking said:I think bushcraft is about living in the wild.
Survival is about just staying alive.
What's going on in Africa has little to do with bushcraft or survival, it has to do with greed and ignorance.swyn said:can i take a little bite of this thread. Survival in the primitive sense is similar to what is going on in Africa at present with families just trying to bring another generation to fruition without their children dieing. When your country/landscape is in a better state or there is more food then you can practice your craft. With which you may be better able to stave off starvation in the future. Therefor the two are very closely linked .Perhaps one even not being able to operate without the other ....symbiotic?
You forgot to mention titanium pots and pans.Spacemonkey said:I would say the difference is that Survival was an 80's thing with big Rambo style knives, cammo clothing and orange plastic bivvy bags, and Bushcraft is a 21st century thing with designer, hand made knives, Swanndri woolies and hammocks....
And may we never grow up =)Wayne said:Do we just give activities fancy names to justify to ourselves, what we are really doing is just play.