A new kit from Morakniv includes the basic tools for the self-subsistence pastime known as bushcraft and instructions about wilderness survival.
Bushcraft, the practice of learning and applying primitive survival skills in the outdoors, is a burgeoning hobby. Morakniv unveiled a new kit designed by a survival expert last week at SHOT Show, and it grabbed our attention.
The Bushcraft Survive & Thrive Kit provides the tools and knowledge needed to go primitive in the wilds, if just for fun for a day. Seems like a great gift for the bushcrafting newbie or to pique an interest in the outdoors.
Renowned survival expert and Pathfinder School founder Dave Canterbury designed the kit. It contains the Morakniv Kansbol stainless steel fixed-blade knife, a stainless steel 32oz. bottle, stainless steel 750ml pot with lid, UCO Sweetfire fire starter, UCO Stormproof Match Kit, UCO Original Candle Lantern with 9-hour candle, stainless steel bottle hanger, and a copy of Canterbury’s book, “Bushcraft 101.”
For those who want to get back to basics, these are some decent tools. Morakniv’s Kansbol ($60 MSRP) is a well-regarded fixed-blade knife. While not full-tang, it should hold up to many rigors of bushcraft. The Swedish 12C27 stainless steel blade tapers to a narrow point for fine detail work, but maintains a rugged base.
Mora only introduced its first full-tang blade in the last couple years, and its designs have proven field-worthy over thousands of outings across the world.
The bottle, pot, and fire starting implements are critical elements in Canterbury’s bushcraft system.
It’s worth noting that the kit is simply fundamentals. Most people will need to get some kind of carry bag for the gear. Many folks might want some additional supplies before heading out to test their metal.
But for the hardy, this kit plus a sack and some food should get you through a night in the wild. Just be sure to have a bail-out plan in case your skills are found lacking.
The kit will retail for $99 — a fair deal about $30 less than the sum of the components sold separately — when it hits the market in May.