As three bushcrafters from Ontario, we love camping and bushcraft gear. Camping is awesome in that you can bring as little or as much as you want and still can manage to have a good time. We love to challenge ourselves to pack in a minimalist camping style when possible, and some of us are better at it than others (Dylan’s cooler), but it’s also fun to try our new gear when we can. In Canadian camping culture, all methods are accepted. Below we list some of our favorite camping gear that we’ve had the pleasure of using through the years. If you are looking for some great bushcraft, outdoor gear check out any of these amazing companies.
Nothing says top craftsmanship like that of the a satterfield knife. Beautifully and completely custom made these knives blend functionality with art. They truly are of the highest quality, and we don’t doubt that they will last for generations. Check out the amazing knife inventory on Satterfield Custom Knives website, or drop them a line about getting yourself your very own custom knife.
Some of the best bushcraft gear out on the market today that we’ve come across is from The Hidden Woodsmen. An old-world gear company that still puts quality at the forefront of all they do. Rucksacks, survival kits, day rucks, fire pouches, canteen pouches and more, when it comes to carrying your gear they have you covered.
Maple Made Bucksaws, crafted by hand in Calgary, Alberta, are made to each unique clients specifications. These saws are designed by a company that understands bushcraft and outdoor living, and that passion to create something functional and beautiful comes through in every saw. Ensuring that each saw they make will last for generations to come. Jody, the owner and maker of Maple Made Bucksaws is an awesome guy we’ve had the privilege of getting to know, he really does know how to make a good saw.
Überleben is German word meaning to survive — and/or, to live and this company specializes in unique items that are meant to provide fantastic functionality and quality. From flatpack stoves and kettles, to firestarters and kuskas this company has a wide range of amazing bushcraft items. Check them out!
There’s nothing worse than being wet while out in the woods. Once your gear is wet, it’s so hard to get it dry again. Investing in a waterproof tarp might seem like a luxury but it can make or break a person’s experience. Aquaquest Waterproof Tarps are not only great for keeping water at bay they are lightweight and durable. A perfect add on to anyone’s pack.
In this video we get the chance to review the Algonquin 15 canoe from Canadian company Swift Canoe when we take it out on a maiden voyage on a shallow river. And make sure to check out the tragic story of what happened to our first Swift canoe.
In this video we get to try out an awesome and easy to use fire starter for when you’re in a pinch and not in the mood to shave kindling, scrap birch, or bow drill for days. From a company called Qwick Wick. Check it out.
One of the greatest things about camping is getting to cook over an open fire. In this video we get to try out the handy camper cooktop by GoSo (Get Out Stay Out). Just try to keep your mouth from watering while you watch!
We love Stickernut! They are such a great Canadian company when you’re looking for good quality stickers and other marketing merchandise at fair prices. Tons of selection. Seriously if you need stickers, Stickernut has you covered.