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The Australian Explorers, Australian Bushcraft Skill History.

Corin

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Most are now aware of my thoughts to start compiling bushcrafting skills in Australia History, if not please read this thread, http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?3094-Periods-or-Era-s-in-Australian-Bushcraft

I will be the first to admit that is going to be bigger than big as far as projects go, but I have a habit of finishing what I start and I will give this a go as time permits.

If it gets people thinking about Australia, its history, and bushcraft skills relevant to those that bushcraft here. it can only be a good thing for an Australian bushcraft forum!

If you want to contribute please include a source for the information be it link, book, or personal experience and clearly say it if what you are saying is just something you think might be the case.


Here are the questions for this discussion feel free to add more as discussion evolves these will just get things rolling.

1) Pick an explorer that interests you and tell us briefly what they did and when they did it, but more importantly what bushcraft skills they used to do it. Things to cover could include, What did they eat? how did the cook it? how did they navigate? how did they make shelter and what form of shelter did they employ. What methods of fire lighting? and so on.

2) How well did there bushcraft skills assist them in their goal?

3) If they were imigrants, did they modify their skills or do things differently that made them more successful than others that went before them?
 

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Just found a fantastic resource on this subject available for free download, it is a massive Excel spreadsheet with quotes from the diaries of heaps of explorers. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/writing/ExplorersDatabase.zip

For more information, refer to the compilers web site. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/writing/backyard.htm#database

What a great tool, made even better by his addition of searchable key words!

Lots of interesting stuff if anyone has the time to go through it!
 
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