By Tracks And Trails Rangers: Clayton Kessler & Darryl Thomson
Bushcraft Courses & Products
Light a Fire With No Matches!
Learn how to light a fire, pan for gold or survive with Darryl Thomson:
Rustic Patio & Backyard Furniture
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 TracksAndTrails.ca, 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.