I sit at the laptop connected via satellite from a small cabin in the bush on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau B.C. Aki is preparing lunch, greens from our bush garden she had dried in the summer, eggs
There are others in the out there.
There is a lot more to bushcraft from our point of view. For the past few weeks the temperature has been between -25 and -35 C. We light and keep fires burning. We cook on a wood stove. Heat with a wood stove. The sauna has a wood stove. The shop is heated with a wood stove although any temperature below -15 renders the shop too cold to work in. We have never cut a live tree for firewood.
Ever year we suss out standing dead trees. Between the pine beetle and the destruction
the logging industry leaves behind. There is a lot of dry wood. There's no hardwood here so we need at least 5 cords.
Then it's Gone,
Sun dried., canned. Tomatoes make living in the bush a bit easier.
We have one line coming in from a shallow well. Our cabin has no foundation so an insulated box with a small automobile 12v light keeps the pipe from freezing.
The outhouse's frozen stalagmite is growing. Got to dig deeper.
Everyday is a challenge living in the bush.
The craft is in using everything and living by our wits.
Aki and Scott