Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Australian Bushcraft forum

The Australian Bushcraft Forum will soon be a reality!!!

Whilst I am a big fan of the UK and US Bushcraft forums and will continue to enjoy utilising these invaluable resources, I think it is time that an Australian version was created.

Why, well Australia has a diverse array of unique ecosystems which are not replicated in other parts of the world. So I figure it would be great to have a forum which reflects Australian conditions, geography; flora and fauna, places to travel and Bushcraft and survival techniques that are specific to this region. The site over time will hopefully develop to the point where it also becomes an invaluable resource for those interested in traveling to Australia for a Bushcraft adventure.

With one of the oldest indigenous cultures in the world, a culture that thrived with a minimal toolkit and an incredible understanding of local fauna and flora; and a rich tradition from the colonial days onwards of resourceful bushman there's plenty to discuss and share.

I hope that it also becomes a virtual campfire for those interested in Bushcraft pursuits in Australia. I have conversed with a number of Australians on international forums and many have bemoaned the fact that a similar resource does not exist here. So hopefully the new forum will help foster a similar scene to that in the UK and US.

Anyway stay tuned.

Oh yeah, if you have any suggestions for forum threads send through your suggestions to mountainwalker@ausbushcraft.com


A Forum is up and running, it's called BushcraftOz, not my project (didn't have the time). Go check it out, it's just what we need.


  1. Good post, Good to hear from you again.

  2. Im looking foward to this... ive been thinking along simmular lines for a while.. finally someone has done it.. Great to hear...

  3. Started a new job which has set me back, but hopefully have it sorted out soon. Apologies for delay

  4. Will be good having our own bushcraft forum!

  5. Congratulations on the new job, will check back in a couple of months (staying tuned)

  6. Greetings from the U.S.
    I've just started reading about bushcraft recently, having gotten a used Mora knife that I've fallen in love with. I'm trying to learn how to do some of the more woodcraft-y type stuff since I enjoy carving wood and I'm a bit of a knife nut (knut). An Australian bushcraft site is a great idea. I'd love to see/read about the differences between, as you said, flora and fauna in Australia vs. North America. I hope you're able to get it going.

  7. Good work, would love to see this up and running

  8. Just subbed and am looking forward to the forum.

  9. yeah great to see this happening fellas

  10. Hey mate, really looking forward to this, as great a resource as BCUK is (I haven't been elsewhere) it can be very region specific.

    I'll email some ideas for threads etc.


  11. Love it! Loooong overdue. And long may it continue... looking forward to discovering with you guys...

  12. I only very recently been interesting in things like this, making a few homemade bamboo bows and fire(yay for pyromaniacs!). I saw bushcraftUK and then immediately looked for bushcraftAUS. Really looking forward to this!

  13. Yea! When? There has to be ten people in AU that want to grow skills, that know 10 that know 10. Lets get going (speaking more for me here) Whats happening with this?

  14. Woodcraft wouldn't be possible without a set of good knives to accomplish it.

  15. I think I'll check out BushcraftOz since I love Woodwork.

  16. hi

    Because of your review of the Frost River pack.......I did my research and went out have purchased 3 other Frost River packs ( Summit Expedition , Isle Royale Jnr and Nessmuk packs ) absolutely brilliant packs, as I am 6'2" and a neat 240lbs, I could not find anyone here who can build the same quality, pity no Aussie company can build them ( any takers ????? )

    By the way if anyone is interested will be putting reviews up on you tube .......

    great to see someone here will put up a Aussie bushcraft site, about bloody time !should be a kiwi one as well.......

    I was practicing buscraft 30 years ago before it became trendy in many circles,was also wearing cargo pants before they became trendy also........heck no one who went hunting, fishing and going bush for weeks on end thought too much about it then


    Red dog