Global Bushcraft Symposium


An international gathering to promote bushcraft, survival, and traditional skills instruction through the open exchange of philosophies, pedagogical methods and dissemination of best practices within the industry.


By developing connections across generations of instructors and cultures of practice.

Emphasizing the critical importance of teaching accurate, fact based and tested skills in their proper context.

Honoring those who have lived, rediscovered and promoted the traditions before us.

Global Bushcraft Symposium 2022

United Kingdom – July 27-31, 2022

Contact Us


General Inquiries – If you have any questions, please email us here.


Canada Video Gallery

Check back on this page often as we will be updating with videos and other links in the months following the (June) 2019 Global Bushcraft Symposium in Alberta, Canada.

And special thank you to the 2019 GBS attendees and our SPONSORS for an amazing event!

GBS 2019 Group Photo!

Dr. Andre-Francois Bourbeau GBS Keynote

Dr. Lisa Fenton GBS Keynote Presentation

Paul Kirtley GBS Keynote Presentation

North American Titans of Bushcraft Keynote

1995 International Survival Instructors Symposium Keynote Presentation

Les Stroud GBS Keynote Presentation
Les no longer wishes this to be available.

Important GBS Service Announcement from David Holladay and Les Stroud!

Linda Hurcombe’s Presentation “Bushcraft and Archaeology, Where Minds and Hands Meet Across Time”.

Julie Seton’s GBS Presentation “Ernest Thompson Seton”

Paul Kirtley Interview with Mors Kochanski at GBS

Patrick McGlinchey Breakout Session-Fibres of Life

Tyler White Interview with Les Stroud at GBS

Ben’s Backwoods Display and Vendor Tour at GBS

Tyler White and Joe Flowers at GBS

Emergency Axe Handle with Caleb Musgrave at GBS

Firebug – Bowdrill Music Video

Global Bushcraft Symposium – Let’s Go Outdoors

Videos coming soon…
Dr. Andre-Francois Bourbeau impromptu axe lesson
and more!

– Mors Kochanski / Paul Kirtely / Jonathan McArthur
– Mors Kochanski / Paul Kirtley
– David Delafield / Bruce Zawalsky
– More coming soon

– Bushcraft Journal – coming soon
(why the) Global Bushcraft Symposium