I've been lurking here on the forum a bit and have replied on a few topics. I don't consider myself a bushcrafter but I'm quite comfortable in the Alaska backcountry where I've lived, worked and recreated for years. I make some of my own gear, use plenty of my old military gear (what hasn't worn out) and generally get by with whatever doesn't cost money. I don't want to appear to be a troll but I laugh at some of you who spend huge money on custom scandi-ground knives or wool blanket anoraks made by someone else and then spend a weekend in a debris hut. I know that we all have to start somewhere but really in my mind bushcraft is really about just making do with what you've got. So, does that make me a bushcrafter? By the way, I joined the forum because many of you are just very creative and we can all learn from each other. My name is Russ but Muskeg works just fine too.