As the term bushcraft comes into the main stream there are many people writing and defining it, none of whose definitions I agree with. There’s an old saying that if you don’t define yourself, others will do it for you. Here, then, is our definition of bushcraft:
Bushcraft is the active component of our interaction with nature. Both art and science, bushcraft is doing, making, crafting, traveling, building and living in the natural world using simple, low-tech tools. Static knowledge, such as how to care for tools, etc., is a small percentage of the discipline. The vast majority is active, dynamic and hands-on.