When necessity or convenience call for the use of modern goods and
materials, we feel they must meet these criteria to be used in good
- Be of the highest quality to reduce waste and increase dependability.
- Be made by craftspeople making a livable wage.
Visit our homepage at www.bushcraftnorthwest.com for videos, articles, links, workshops, and more information about us and the art of Bushcraft.
Mike Lummio was first exposed to bushcraft over 25 years ago during a trip to
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Since then, he has had the good fortune of
learning bushcraft and traditional wilderness skills through hands-on
training and his own experience. After receiving a Biology/Environmental
Science degree from Washington State University, he was able to apply
this knowledge of bushcraft while performing field work and research for
various organizations around the Pacific Northwest. Working in this
capacity streamlined his approach to both wilderness skills and the gear
he brought along which resulted in the practical style of bushcraft
taught at BCNW. Our curriculum fits well with SAR, ultralight
backpackers, military, and outdoor professionals because we use whatever
skill or material works best regardless of historical biases. Mike's urban
experience stems from his time spent living and working in high crime
areas where violence was commonplace and required a completely different
set of survival skills. His training in these areas include various
martial arts, modern defensive handgun, disaster preparedness, and most
importantly how to read the street to avoid potential problems before