Bushcraft is the skill set you would use in a survival situation either in wilderness or even in a shelter at home situation.
Bushcraft skills include...
Firecraft - the ability to create and maintain a fire without matches
Tracking - knowing what signs to look for animals in the wild
Hunting - the knowledge of not only taking an animal for food but knowing how to dress and butcher the meat for consuming.
Fishing - an obvious skill and one of my favorites!
Other very helpful Bushcraft skills include:
- Shelter Building
- Tools Use - knives and axes
- Hand-carving wood
- Container Construction - using natural materials for baskets, storage, etc.
- Rope and Twine-making
(from: Wikipedia - see more...)
These are important skills essential to the maintenance of human life. Bushcraft skills are generally learned in Scouting Programs early and are a part of military survival training. Add these skills to your emergency preparedness planning list for the event you may have to use them!