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Gain first hand knowledge with practical application in the field. 

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It's simple.  We're here to help you become a confident, informed and self reliant individual.  

The gear we sell is the same gear we use and trust. Click to view our selection of bushcraft knives and hard to find items. 

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Rick Sexton

Navigation, Wilderness Medicine


Kristin Garrett-Lummio

BCNW Cook, Webmaster and Marketing

BCNW in print: tips & techniques

because knowledge weighs nothing,

your gear matters. 

In the last few years, the word “bushcraft” has been commercialized and as a result has lost much of its meaning. For us at BCNW, it still means possessing the knowledge and skills (both traditional and modern) that lets one travel confidently through the wilderness with a minimal reliance on gear. We also believe these skills should not be reserved for the occasional trip to the backcountry or emergency situation but be a part of everyday life. Whether you are a hiker, naturalist, Search and Rescue, Military or outdoor professional, we have a course that will enhance your knowledge regardless of experience level. For strictly city dwellers, we apply the same pragmatic approach to our new Urban skills course for surviving in today's concrete jungles.

Mike Lummio

Founder, Head Instructor, Product Development

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Since we don't carry a lot, what we do bring along is made to the very highest standards of quality and functionality. 

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Bushcraft Northwest

Wilderness And Urban Survival Training

Bushcraft ​re-Defined