Old-school Bushcraft in Idaho

 Rufus & Szary UNPLUGGED
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to camp without all these modern, waterproof and lightweight inventions? To try and catch, gather and prepare your own food every day?



Well, that’s what my friend and I are going to try to do for a month in Idaho. Hunting, fishing, picking fruit… Living of and with the land.
Join us on our adventure, which begins next month in one of the greatest wildernesses in the lower 48.

The main goal is not only to survive but thrive in fall in the mountains of Idaho, using equipment and materials available before World War One.

I will post the full list of equipment as soon as all my gear is complete and ready.

Cold Steel Bushman Bowie – Less Obvious Incarnations

Steel – High Carbon spring steel SK-5
Tang – One solid piece of metal with a little hole to accommodate a screw
Length – Total – 31 cm (12″)
Blade – 17.5 cm (7″)
Grind – Hollow
Weight – 280 g (9.9 oz)
Thickness – 2.5 mm (3/32″)
Sheath – Rather crappy nylon pouch but does the job

CS Bushman knife 01

I don’t sell these things but have to be honest. The Cold Steel Bushman Bowie knife is one freakin’ versatile tool. Take just the knife with you (it’ll barely show from under you shirt) and you have:

1. A knife
CS Bushman knife close up
2. A javelin
3. A boar hunting spear with wings (lugs)
Bushman vertical frame

3. A native american spearhead knife

spearhead knife

4. And a machete/parang

CS Bushman Machete

All you need to unleash the potential lays right around you in the woods. Get yourself a walking stick and you can quickly turn your knife into a very effective weapon. I really like this thing and its versatility.