Bushcrafting stereotype

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tomongoose

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Oct 11, 2010
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Plymouth
Most of the bushcrafters I know tend to be in climbing and walking so its more bright colours and, North face, Berghaus etc clothing or the other lot I know are foresters and tree surgeons so it tends to be there work gear chain saw boots dpm trousesrs and high vis jackets
 

durulz

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Jun 9, 2008
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Elsewhere
The average bushcrafter also thinks the countryside is there's and there's alone, since no one else understands how the woods and it's occupants live and breath and depend on each other...
 

Jinsin456

Settler
Nov 14, 2010
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Maybole, Scotland
Managed to think of another few, this is a bit of a slow day at work :lol:

Can cook decent meals when camping other than tins and packets.

Knows what Mora and Laplander are without a full 10 minute explanation and justification.

Watches programs like 'I shoudn't be alive' and gets frustrated cos 'That's not the way I would have done it' or screams 'Build a f**king signal fire!!!

Secretly hopes that the solar flares will come to something so that civilisation collapses and we're still more than comfy and all the 'haters' are suddenly coming to us for advice.

Makes a brew in the garden with a Trangia just because he can.

Spends ages sharpening a sharp knife so that it's much sharper than it needs to be.

Has no sheets of paper handy because they have all been used in the knife sharpening process (I don't have hairy arms :( )

DPM is a colour.

Other colours include OG, safety orange and more OG.

Hair permanently smells of smoke no matter how much it's washed.

Will use their sleeping bag rated to -5 at -5 rather than 15 degrees in the summer just to be warm.

Packs 5 nights gear into a rucksack for an overnighter.

Oh well back to work, no doubt I'll think of a few more ...
 

psy.

Member
Jul 25, 2010
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SE Sweden
...Is there a 'uniform' that we wear? How do you spot a bushcrafter?

I'll start off by saying that he probably has a beard, carries an unecessarily sharp knife, and a axe just because he owns one.

...Contributions please :D
Only going for a 15 min walk with the dog is NOT a reason not to gear up.


Oh oh an can I be November Bob, when all the animals put on 20% of the body weight to get through winter.
ETA: Being a new guy I later realised that someone actually might take me seriously, but don't. I just took that snap of me the other day and thought the very word "stereotype".:)
 
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georann

Full Member
Too far down the page to find the quotes but the student bushcrafter seems to merge somewhat with the teenage bushcrafter, just with a slightly tighter budget.
Oh and I've long given up with the teenage prejudice because I know I'm not as knowledgeable as some of you lot but I feel I fit the spirit of bushcrafting. I have quite a lot of skills, I'm willing to learn and I'm willing to teach them to others. After the respect a lot of you guys have given me without knowing me from adam, I don't mind if the odd person now and then is a bit skeptical about a teenager with a knife (or 10)!
 

HarrogateTobias

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Feb 4, 2011
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Heaton, Newcastle
values home knitted knee length wool socks from my lass, she was rewarded with a firesteel for xmas


My ex knitted socks for nearly everyone this christmas, me,mum,dad,her parents even the little girl who lived below us. I suppose theve got nothing to do in Norway when she grew up (apart from the best countryside) She probably spent 2 months making them all. She used my foot as a template while i sharpened my CS Bushman. She was a gem......(will spend tonight trying not to think about her now!)
 

toilet digger

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Jan 26, 2011
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burradon northumberland
Too far down the page to find the quotes but the student bushcrafter seems to merge somewhat with the teenage bushcrafter, just with a slightly tighter budget.
Oh and I've long given up with the teenage prejudice because I know I'm not as knowledgeable as some of you lot but I feel I fit the spirit of bushcrafting. I have quite a lot of skills, I'm willing to learn and I'm willing to teach them to others. After the respect a lot of you guys have given me without knowing me from adam, I don't mind if the odd person now and then is a bit skeptical about a teenager with a knife (or 10)!
am i the student bushcrafter to whom you refer? if thats the case, then you would be correct, tight is my budget. i'm just fortunate that my kit is mostly from when i was in my teens - some 18 years ago.
but mark my words , never underestimate the value of handknitted socks! they'll stop bullets, anti personnel mines and biting ants.
 

bojit

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Aug 7, 2010
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Edinburgh
My mums best friend was an avid knitter she allways had a jumper on the go ,
the only problem the one she knitted for me when i was 10 would still drown me at 43 .

Craig........
 

Laurentius

Native
Aug 13, 2009
1,862
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Knowhere
Dunno 'bout bushcraft but I did go to a landrover meet up some time ago and thinking I didn't exactly stand out from the crowd.

I wonder if owning a landie, or some other battered 4x4 is part of the mix?
 

drewdunnrespect

On a new journey
Aug 29, 2007
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teesside
www.drewdunnrespect.com
Trousers:- Fjallraven
Base Layer:- Woolpower
Shirt:- 5.11 Tactical in olive
Mid Layer:- Swannie
Outer Layer:- Swazi Tahr or anything by Norrona, Ventile
Boots:- Lundhag Ranger Highs
Pack:- Karrimor Sabre (of various sizes)
Shelter:- Hammock and tarp or bivvy
Cookware:- Pot with a bail arm for over the fire
Cutlery:- Sheath knife on the belt, one round the neck and probably another three or four in various pockets.

Sound familiar ? I always wanted to be in the army so I'm happy to wear the uniform for playing in the woods :)
i think shewie has said it perfectly and the only things he has missed is the SFA attached to the belt and the canoe and paddle on the landy roof

drew

ps shewie you also missed another one and that is cig in mouth haha but then again that only applys to you smokers only cos i dont smoke
 
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toilet digger

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Jan 26, 2011
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burradon northumberland
Was more looking at unorthadox but generally to all the younger bushcrafters out there. Just seemed to me that we always seem to have a slightly different take on things here than the "experienced" ones amongst us.
i wouldn't exactly count myself as experienced and if left in the ''bush'' for any length of time, my first thoughts would be a hand carved or flint knapped brewery/distillery!:beerchug:
 

demographic

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Apr 15, 2005
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Can't walk more than two foot six off the A590 without saying they are "In the Bush"

Needs a bit of Reindeer pelt as a backdrop for any kit photo.

Has an unnatural obsession with wooden spoons.

Doesn't own or rent any woodland but has a felling axe.

Has a leather hat but occasionally wears a tinfoil hat instead.