Australian bushcraft is in our DNA here at Alton

Our entire range of industry-leading outdoor gear is designed with the quintessential bushcraft ethos of ‘less is more’ in mind. Since day one, we’ve made it our mission here at Alton to combine the minimalist functionality of traditional Australian bushcraft tools with modern technology of high-performance camping gear. The result? Innovative outdoor equipment that equips you to go further, and do more, with less. 

Equip yourself with Alton’s industry-leading bushcraft gear

Bushcraft is all about getting back to basics and focusing on the essentials – food, water, shelter. Our high-performance bushcraft equipment lets you do just that. With our best-selling 3m x 3m camping tarp, you can create a versatile shelter just about anywhere, while our ultralight titanium cookware collection is purpose-built for campfire cooking. Throw in some 550 Paracord, and you’ll be ready for just about anything.

Bushcraft equipment that is built to go the distance

When you choose Alton, you are choosing gear that is built for a lifetime of adventure. Our best-selling bushcraft gear and camping supplies are designed to live up to our uncompromising durability and performance standards. All our products are backed by a Lifetime Warranty*, so you can be confident you’re investing in gear that can go the distance – no matter how far that might be.

Bushcraft FAQs

  • Bushcraft camping is all about learning the skills required to live in the natural environment using minimal equipment. Basic bushcraft skills include things like shelter building, firecraft, tool-making, foraging, hunting, fishing, navigation, and collecting water. 

    We believe everyone should learn about bushcraft, even if you have no plans to live in the wilderness just yet! But, we can all gain something from developing a better understanding of the natural environment, and learning to work with it to meet our basic needs in a sustainable and respectful way. Picking up a few essential bushcraft skills can change the way you think about the world around you – and your life. 

    Bushcraft isn’t about having expensive tools or high-tech gadgets; it is about using your knowledge, creativity and problem-solving skills to use what you have to meet your basic needs. When you shift into this mindset, you realise that you don’t need much to get by, but you do need to take care of what you have – whether that’s your bushcraft tools, each other or the natural environment.

  • Bushcraft and wilderness survival do have a lot in common, but there are some key differences between these two camps of outdoor activities.

    Wilderness Survival
    When you learn wilderness survival skills, your goal is to be prepared for and stay alive in emergency situations. It’s about meeting your immediate needs (food, water, shelter, warmth) with limited resources or in extreme conditions. 

    Bushcraft isn’t about surviving a natural disaster or emergency scenario (although the knowledge and skills would certainly be useful in those situations). Instead, bushcraft is about learning the skills required to live in nature, focusing on ecological knowledge and sustainable practices. 

    For more information, check out our blog, What is Bushcraft Camping?

  • A bushcraft tool can be just about anything – if it serves a purpose (or even better, multiple purposes) on your bushcraft adventures, then you can call it a bushcraft tool. 

    However, there are some key bushcraft tools that are very useful in the wilderness. We’ve got a whole bushcraft blog on gear that you can read if you’re interested, but here is a quick overview: 

    Basic Tools
    Fire starter, bushcraft knife, saw, axe/hatchet, multi-tool, shovel/trowel.

    Shelter & Sleep
    Camping tarp, sleeping bag/quilt, sleeping mat.

    Camp Kitchen
    Billy pot, plate, bowl, cutlery, camping mug, metal water bottle, water purification method.

    Safety ItemsHeadtorch, work gloves, compass, paracord, duct tape, notebook, pencil, first-aid kit, whistle, personal locator beacon.

  • Like all our best-selling camping gear and outdoor apparel, our bushcraft equipment is covered by our All Good Guarantee, a Lifetime Warranty* against manufacturing defects. In the rare instance that your bushcraft gear is not performing as it should, we’ll repair or replace it for you. 

    Shop our full range of Australian bushcraft supplies today via our online outdoor store, offering free shipping for orders over $100 AUD within Australia and $150 USD in the USA. 

    For more information on local and international delivery, please visit our shipping information page.