Big List of Bushcraft, Outdoors, Hiking & Nature related sites

Please keep an eye out for great posts on the following outdoors sites. If you are not included in this list, my apologies - I will try to create a newer list with those links on my blogroll which are not included below!
  • 18th Century Historical Trekking,1700-1760 Period of interest 1680-1760. Historical trekking, living history, experimental archaeology, period living skills, primitive wilderness survival skills and much more.
  • A Passion for Nature WinterWoman is Jennifer Schlick, a teacher-naturalist living and working in Western New York and program director at an Audubon Center.
  • AktoMan Going back to my routes to find new experiences in the wild places. This photographer supreme is based in Scotland.
  • Alan Sloman's Big Walk Fifty something beardy bloke with a problem belly meeting the length of Britain over four months. Hiking stories and photographs of Great Britain.
  • Algonquin Adventures Barry Bridgeford's stories, trip-logs, canoeing stories and photographs from Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.
  • American Bushman Excellent bushcraft, outdoors skills, knives, hunting, tutorials and equipment reviews.
  • As The Crow Flies Hiking stories, and life in a mountain cabin, kit reviews and much more.
  • Bens Backwoods Bushcraft , Survival, Homesteading, and simple living articles and information - the blog of Ben, who owns the store from which I bought some of my bushcraft equipment.
  • Berserker's Bushcraft Berserker likes to read, write, hunt, hike, backpack, listen to music, worship God, and sit under trees. He loves good gear, things that go BANG, things that are sharp, good tobacco, good beer (think Guinness) and good coffee/tea.
  • Berserker's Gearpage Berserker focuses on gear reviews in his second blog.
  • Billco's Outdoors Billco and his wife love the outdoors. They fish, hunt arrowheads, hike, and garden. They live on a small lake in Alabama and have a couple thousand acres out our back door to hike. Since moving back here from the Alabama coast, they have gotten very interested in hunting Indian relics. They showcase some amazing arrowhead finds.
  • Bushcraft and life Ferrol has kit reviews, outdoors and bushcraft tutorials and describes some of his adventures in detailed ways.
  • Bushcraft in the UK Brilliant collection of video tutorials, covering everything from basketry to bushcraft tutorials.
  • Campfires and the arts of bushcraft Collection of Campfire and camping related discussions and images hosted on Flickr.
  • Chris Townsend Outdoors Chris is a writer and photographer with a passion for wilderness and mountains. I have several of his brilliant books, and I keep them on my top shelf, beside my Kochanski books etc... Highly recommended!
  • Decado Bushcraft Decado is a true student of bushcraft. He has learned from Mors Kochanski, and recently bought a 70 acre wooded plot of land in Ontario, Canada. He presents bushcraft tutorials, and talks about homesteading on a small farm with his family.
  • Dynamite Skills Sassmouth took the standard class at Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracker School and since then has tried to spend as much of his free time as possible learning and practicing wilderness survival skills.
  • Fred's Hunting and Fishing Blog Fred was raised by his grandparents from the age of 7 until the age of 18 in a small little village in northern Ontario, just along the Moose River - a place called Moose Factory from 1952 to 1963. He started fishing at the age of 7 and hunting at the age of 10 and writes about hs experiences as a hunter, fisherman and wildlife afficianado.
  • Gallimaufree Noddy (as his friends call him) has been involved in survivalism for more than 30 years and has honed a number of survival skills. He has helped with search and rescue teams, but his desire to learn all he could about surviving didn’t crystallize until the Murrah Bombing in Oklahoma City. He was there that day, on the north side of the building away from the blast. He wasn’t hurt in it - just slightly damaged hearing that didn’t become evident until weeks later.
  • Gear Talk with Jason Klass Jason's thought journal on backpacking gear design and homemade gear projects. It documents his ongoing discoveries and ideas about all things backpacking.
  • GearFlogger Outdoors gear reviews galore.
  • Going Prepared Going Prepared is about having fun in the outdoors, without the “I need to escape from this place immediately” mentality. This site is not about survival. This site is about always being prepared enough to never make it to the survival stage.
  • Guide Spot Shawn's blog discusses guide trips, bushcraft, and outdoors adventures.
  • Hiking Nature Hiking and Nature photography.
  • Hunter Angler Gardener Cook The writer is especially interested in those meats and veggies that people don’t eat much any more, like venison or cardoons. He has nothing against good grass-fed beef or a head of lettuce, it’s just that others are doing just fine writing about those foods.
  • Jim Brandenburg Jim Brandenburg traveled the globe as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine for over 30 years. His photographs have won a multitude of national and international awards.
  • Jon's Bushcraft Jon has lived in the countryside all his life with acres of land to roam free in. His site contains terrific tutorials on bushcraft and woodcraft, illustrated with effective photography.
  • Jon's Exmoor Bushcraft Blog Jon writes about his life on Exmoor as he start a tracking, bushcraft and survival school. He has had a life long interest in wildlife and spent many years working in conservation and now is starting up a tracking and bushcraft school on Exmoor.
  • Les Stroud's Blog ~ Survivorman Best known as star of the three time Gemini nominated hit TV series Survivorman, Les Stroud continues to forge new pathways as a prolific, creative force. In 2000 Stroud took a few small cameras out into the wilderness of Northern Ontario, Canada and spent a week surviving alone without food, water, equipment or camera crew.
  • LightBackpacking.com Bruce is a a 58-year-old public relations consultant living on the rugged north coast of California, not far from the Lost Coast. He is in his 11th year of backpacking and try to get in the wilderness four to five times each year from March to November, and has hiked in most of the major wilderness areas in California.
  • Living Primitively Torjus is now finally living primitively to an ever increasing degree in the wilds of Norway. His equipment isn’t yet 100% primitive and his diet is more or less paleodiet (making exceptions in certain social situations), but isn’t all provided by himself just yet. His story is fascinating.
  • markinthepark.com Mark's blog site is designed to give readers of the main website, “Mark’s Algonquin Park Sampler”, up-to date information on the progression of trip-log writing, quick photo galleries and slideshows of recent trips in Algonquin Park, in Ontario, Canada.
  • Marvelous in nature Seabrooke is a writer, illustrator, photographer, and generally a wearer of many hats. She can be found wandering the woods of the Frontenac Axis north of Kingston in eastern Ontario, Canada.
  • Midwest Bushcraft Norseman is an outdoor educator and natural resource manager located in the Loess Hills of Iowa. He teaches bushcraft/woodcraft skills to people of all ages and walks of life. He provides bushcraft tutorials and more.
  • Modern Hiker Modern Hiker highlights the best trails of all difficulty levels around Southern California, with in-depth reviews, photos, GPS tracks, videos, and all the information you could possibly want. It also strives to keep on top of the latest outdoor gear and gadget news, software and web programs, local politics and developments, and the latest murmurings from the Hiking Blogosphere.
  • Moose Hill Journal Outdoors thoughts and observations from, on, about, around or inspired by a small town in Massachusetts, USA.
  • Mungo Says Bah! Mungo began writing and showing my photographs on Mungo Says Bah! a few years ago and very soon began to focus on writing about camping, bushcraft, flora, nature and primitive skills. His camera has faithfully captured many of these plants and landscapes around him - and his memory has packed in so many more scenes and reflections and thoughts.
  • Nehawka Primitive Skills Mark has been interested in primitive skills ever since he read Larry Dean Olsen's book, Outdoor Survival Skills, decades ago. The past 10 years, or so, he has been striving to learn the skills... flintkapping, hide working, friction fires, edible & medicinal plants, etc. Having gained some proficiency, he has been demonstrating and teaching at historical events and gatherings. It is a never ending journey.
  • Northview Diary Life on a family dairy farm in the wilds of Upstate New York, USA.
  • Old Jimbo Survival Old Jimbo's brilliant predjudiced and opinionated ideas on survival stuff. Tons of very inspiring tutorials and great photographs.
  • Outdoor Bloggers Summit The Outdoor Bloggers Summit has a mission to support conservation efforts and positively portray the value of outdoor pursuits, and encourage and support the efforts of existing outdoor bloggers.
  • Owen's Ancestral Skills and Primitive Tech. Blog Owen has been doing ancestral skills for about 5 or so years now in the state of Virginia, in the USA. He enjoys flint knapping, brain tanning, using stone tools, friction firemaking, scout skills, tracking, mud, woodsmoke, and many other primitive/ancestral skills.
  • Pablo's Woodlife: Wildlife, Tracking and Bushcraft This site follows Pablo's excellent adventures into nature, tracking and bushcraft as he tries to get as close to the natural environment as he can without being unduly uncomfortable. He is an enthusiast willing to share his adventures of trying to be at home in the British woodland.
  • Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Murat's well-researched blog documents his hobby of making custom canoe & kayak paddles. Still a work in progress, he hopes to document various construction techniques, styles, and artwork.
  • Pike fishing in Scotland. Gordon lives in North East Scotland, and his brilliant blog is about pike/trout fishing in Scotland, gardening in Scotland, and general stuff about Scotland.
  • Poems along the path Michael's collection of haiku (poems about Nature), senryu (poems about human nature) and free verse chronicling my life in all its imperfect, idealistic, egotistical, selfless, boring, compelling, agonizing, ecstatic, messy glory. He passed away last year of a chronic bone disease.
  • Primitivepoint This blog is all about ancient and tribal smithing - with ancient wisdom fueling modern fires.
  • Ravenlore Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills Wayland's bushcraft, photography, living history blog has information on food, travel, bushcraft and ancient projecs, and a lot of other excellent information.
  • Robin Wood Robin is an internationally respected turner, using a foot-powered lathe to make traditional bowls and plates. He also makes wooden spoons and teach the craft of carving with axes and knives. In addition he makes sculptural countryside furniture; benches, picnic tables, fences and bridges, from green oak.
  • Ron's Primitive Skills Ron's site is all about bushcraft, wilderness survival and primitive skills such as basketry, flint knapping, trapping, working with wood, bone, antler & stone, leather, wild plants, hunting & fishing, tools and more.
  • Rowangarth Farm Decado and Fiona's family homesteading blog invites you in with the question "Ever dreamed of moving to the country to live a simpler, more sustainable life? Well, my family and I did it. This is our story."
  • Southern Rockies Nature Blog Nature, culture, dogs, environmental news, and writing with a Southern Rockies perspective.
  • Stealth Survival Stealth Survival contains tons of information about survivalism, shelter, protection, food, supplies, equipment and more.
  • Stuart's bushcraft blog Stuart's site has bushcraft information and musings on teaching.
  • Tales from the Wood - The Diary of a Badger Watching Man The badger watching man lives with his wife and three chickens, in a small village about 50 miles north of London - a few houses, lots of fields, and a fair amount of mature woodland. He is fascinated by the wildlife that surrounds us all, even in this relatively crowded country. There’s a whole rich world out there that most people don’t even suspect exists. He feels privileged that he has managed to get a little closer to it.
  • The Backyard Bushman Brian is a 33 year old husband and father of two. One of his main missions in life is to teach his kids to love nature and the earth. He believes that one day their generation may be called upon to save the earth. He tries to achieve this by hauling them as far away from civilization every chance he gets.
  • The Badger Hole Il Bruche likes to collect, modify and make knives. He prefers custom knives that are functional and beautiful. He does custom rehandling on a limited basis as well as custom sheathes and prefers a natural rustic look that is solidly constructed and compliments the knife it carries.
  • The House & other Arctic musings Clare recently retired from the RCMP after 24 years of service in Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, The Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He moved to Arctic Bay in 1999 and met hi wife Leah here. They married in August 2001, adopted Travis in 2002 and Hilary in 2006 and built built Kiggavik Bed and Breakfast and began operations in April of 2006. He has some terrific stories about living in the great Canadian north.
  • The Moose Dung Gazette Tim has been called "America's greatest naturalist" and is one of North America's most experienced survival, bushcraft and outdoor living instructors. A full-time guide and survival instructor since founding Jack Mountain Bushcraft in 1999, he and his family split their time between Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and Masardis, Maine. As of fall, 2008, Tim has led 12 field-based, semester-length, college level, residential bushcraft and outdoor living courses.
  • The Ohio Nature Blog Tom works as an ecologist and is fortunate to travel throughout Ohio in search of plants and animals. At home, their house is only a two minute walk from the Olentangy River which is rich in both flora and fauna. On his blog you will find his photographs, pictures, and artwork of Ohio's nature and wildlife.
  • The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles Albert describes his blog as chronicling one of the last bastions of sporting men. The kind of men that drink, swear, and occasionaly settle their differences with their fists. It is also the tales of the last outpost of chivalry, civil behavior, and honor.
  • The Suburban Bushwacker The Suburban Bushwacker loves to be outdoors, cooking and eating wild food. Terrific photos and bushcraft and knife tutorials and discussions.
  • Two-Heel Drive Two-Heel Drive is a blog for hikers, campers, backpackers and nature cravers in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • UpNorthica The many contributor's of the site are passionate about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), Minnesota’s northwoods, Lake Superior’s North Shore, hiking, camping, and all things outdoorsy.
  • whitespider1066.com Darren's site is about the outdoors, bushcraft, gear and adventures.
  • Wild Tracking Pathfinder served in the British Army for 22 years... and was taught some of his Survival Skills at The International Long Range and Reconnaissance Patrol School" in Germany. While working for Raleigh International in Belize he gained experience in Jungle Survival from Winston a renowned survival expert and has trained with Thomas Schorr-kon from Trackways and Tom Brown Jr at the Tracker School. He received a British Empire Medal from the Queen for establishing a Nature Reserve in Germany called the Zachariassee.
  • Woods Walker NW Woods Walker NW contains photo essays of outdoors pursuits.
Cheers,

Mungo

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Recently Found Bushcraft, Camping & Outdoor Links

Here is a roundup of some bushcraft, camping & outdoor links that I found out on the web:
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Recently Found Bushcraft, Camping & Outdoor Links

Here is a roundup of some bushcraft, camping & outdoor links that I found out on the web:
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Recently Found Bushcraft, Camping & Outdoor Links

Here is a roundup of some bushcraft, camping & outdoor links that I found out on the web:
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Photos from Matt's Algonquin Trip, July 2010

My friend Matt has returned from his Algonquin Provincial Park solo canoe trip. He sent me photographs and has kindly given me permission to post them here.

He was there for around a week and a half, and travelled in the north west of the park, starting off on North Tea Lake, and moving into Manitou Lake in due course.


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His photographs are breathtaking. Have a look below! You can see more of his pictures online at his Picasa Albums.

Muskoka near Huntsville


Muskoka near Huntsville

North on Hwy 11


North on Hwy 11

Kawawaymog Lake


Kawawaymog Lake

 Amable du Fond River


Amable du Fond River

Algonquin Riverscape


Algonquin Riverscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Moose and Baby


Moose and Baby

Baby Moose


Baby Moose

Baby Moose


Baby Moose

Moose


Moose

Moose


Moose

Algonquin Skyscape


Algonquin Skyscape

Moose and Baby


Moose and Baby

Pine Needles


Pine Needles

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Loons in Algonquin Waterscape


Loons in Algonquin Waterscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Common Loon


Common Loon

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Portage Sign (North Tea Lake to Manitou Lake)


Portage Sign (North Tea Lake to Manitou Lake)

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Algonquin Waterscape


Algonquin Waterscape

Gransfors Small Forest Axe


Gransfors Small Forest Axe

Mist over Algonquin Hills


Mist over Algonquin Hills

Mist over Algonquin Hills


Mist over Algonquin Hills

Algonquin Skyscape


Algonquin Skyscape

Algonquin Skyscape


Algonquin Skyscape

Algonquin Skyscape


Algonquin Skyscape

Camp Site


Camp Site

Landscape


Landscape

Dusk Sky


Dusk Sky

Setting Sun


Setting Sun

Dusk Sky


Dusk Sky

Magnificent Clouds


Magnificent Clouds

Seagull


Seagull

Inukshuk


Inukshuk

Boiling Up Dinner with RoibosTea


Boiling Up Dinner with Roibos Tea

Roots


Roots

Cloud Formation


Cloud Formation

Sunset


Sunset

Chipmunk


Chipmunk

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe


Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

Chipmunk with Full Cheeks


Chipmunk with Full Cheeks

Chipmunk Eating a Cashew


Chipmunk Eating a Cashew

Frog


Frog

Sunset


Sunset

River


River

Amanita pantherina


Amanita pantherina

Amanita pantherina


Amanita pantherina

Cheers,

Mungo

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