By Tracks And Trails Rangers: Clayton Kessler & Darryl Thomson

Bushcraft Courses & Products

Order a free QuickFire sample and bulk order pricelist for your outdoor store / department.

QUICK-FIRE prototyping is complete. We have tested it against all available competitors and find that it performs equal to or better than all other similar fire strikers. The ergonomic handle guides the user to the exact finger positions and the engineered design provides an audible ‘SNAP’ when closing. A selection of lanyard colour variety will be announced soon. Express your interest with the form provided here.

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Light a Fire With No Matches!

  • Sale! A campfire in a pit that was started with no matches by using a Quick-Fire ferro rod striker and fluffing the fatwood before adding small pieces of tinder.

    FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft

  • The complete FATWOOD QUICK-FIRE KIT by shown with the prototype Quick-FIRE case and lanyard.


  • The prototype of the reliable, compact Quick-Fire Striker by Adventures. Shows the 3D printed prototype of the Quick-Fire in closed position.



Learn how to light a fire, pan for gold or survive with Darryl Thomson:

  • Darryl Thompson using a gold pan in Mission Creek.

    Gold Panning Course

  • Wild flowers growing in the alpine forests of British Columbia.

    Backcountry Survival Course near Kelowna – 1 half day

  • Sale!

    Garden Furniture Chair and Table – Bush Craft Style


Rustic Patio & Backyard Furniture

  • Sale!

    Garden Furniture Chair and Table – Bush Craft Style

  • loveseat built in Bush Craft Style by Big Buck Bush Craft

    Garden Furniture Loveseat – Bush Craft Style

  • Patio Chairs and Table – Bush Craft Style


About Our BushCraft Practices

“Darryl Thomson is a backcountry bushcraft expert, and carpenter / wood working craftsman who resides near Kelowna BC. Clayton Kessler is webmaster of, author of “Discover The Way, Tracks And Trails Adventures”, and hiker who lives in Kelowna, BC.

Darryls bushcraft expertise and Clayton’s long term plan to provide backcountry adventures, wilderness weekends and Survival training is planned for 2023. Darryl’s YouTube videos listed here will help provide more background information. While we form the survival course details,  we are polling outdoor enthusiasts to find what types of survival and bushcraft training is in demand. Thank you for completing the form above and helping with the plan! 

Big Buck Bush Craft

Bush craft is the art of surviving with craftsmanship, leaving no trace and transferring the knowledge to the next generation.  

Darryl Thomson is the founder of Big Buck Bush Craft. Darryl was born and raised in the prairies where he enjoyed regular camping, fishing and exploring activities.

He spent a couple summers in Kelowna BC with cousins and returned to stay and explore.

Early on, in his backwoods hikes, bike rides and ski trips he realized how ill prepared he was. That realization found him seeking out bushcraft experts, books and gear which then became a lifetime of learning the craft of how to survive in the wilderness.

Darryl states that good backcountry skills come from practice and going on camping and hiking trips with family and friends as a bug out practice where you discover what is really needed and whati is not practical or unnecessary.