Using a combination of modern methods and equipment blended in with primitive methods and natural resources in your environment to thrive in it, is basically the modern definition of Bushcraft.
Primitive Living Skills and classic Bushcraft share much in common, for they are basically the art of living off the land and thriving while using the natural resources around you.
It can take many years to get to this point, but it isn't necessary to have a mastery on primitive living skills in order to have it as a backup for a survival situation. Learn what you can to have a backup on the topics of shelter, fire, and water which are the very basics. Move on from there afterwards.
Most skills below are things that someone can learn without having to spend many years to develop, but it depends on how much field or dirt time you can put into it. It also requires a place to be able to practice.
Be creative and improvise according to your needs, which are extremely important qualities to possess during an emergency. The often heard expression “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” is something that is completely true in an emergency. Study, practice, and learn all that you can.
Be certain to obey all laws with respect to land owners rights, wildlife and forest conservation laws etc. as well. It is important to note that in most places it is outlawed to utilize primitive traps and snares, except in time of a real emergency. To practice making a snare or a trap however, it isn't necessary to kill an animal. Be certain to take down any traps or snares you set up as part of your practicing, to avoid killing an animal unnecessarily or possibly injuring a person.
On this website I'll give you an idea of some of the skills that can be useful in an emergency, even though a lot of information will be given. Much more exists out there on the subject of survival skills than what you'll see on my website. If you desire to learn more, please do a research, you'll enjoy it.
There is an inherent risk in practicing any survival skills, and you must take full responsibility for the use or misuse of information provided on this page. If you are not certain how to perform a task and that you would be risking injury or cause damage to the environment or other by attempting it, DON'T.
Enroll in a good survival school or ask someone who is experienced to teach you. Exercise great caution when using fire, a knife or other cutting edge. Do not place yourself in a dangerous situation such as going to a remote location to practice these skills.
Primitive shelters can be very flammable given the often dry materials used in their construction. Be careful about fire around these shelters!
If you are not of legal age to be considered responsible, I do not recommend you to practice what is on the pages of this website. This does not mean that the younger group shouldn't practice, but that they have a responsible person alongside them who knows what he or she is doing.
You'll learn about Primitive Living Skills. Primitive methodology means different things to different people. For me it is simply a non modern method of accomplishing a purpose or goal. It can help someone to appreciate the standards by which our ancestors lived as well. For thousands of years before modern day technology revolutionized our methodology, simple yet involved techniques were practiced in order for the people to survive.
It is useful to learn about primitive methodology, in order to have them as a backup if for some reason a modern method is not available to you.