Joe Flowers

Men in the jungle

Owner of Bushcraft Global, Joe is an avid outdoorsman and instructor, from North Carolina, USA. Following his love for the outdoors, Joe graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and a Minor in Entomology. Joe ventures around the globe looking for animals, and learning primitive and survival skills.

Joe had always been into knives and outdoor primitive living ever since he was a child, and with that, he started writing for Tactical Knives magazine. Since then, Joe has gone on to write for Self Reliance Illustrated, Backpacker magazine, Swat magazine, Survival quarterly, Backwoodsman, New pioneer, Master Woodsman, Equip 2 Endure and American Frontiersman to name a few.

Attending the Aboriginal Skills Study program at the Schiele museum under Steve Watts, he was introduced to many of the most respected survival instructors such as Mors Kochanski. As a knife designer, Joe Flowers has over 150 Knife designs for various knife an outdoor companies. Joe’s love for machetes and the outdoors teamed him up with companies like Condor Knives, and his machete and knife designs are well known throughout the knife world. Joe has also worked with custom makers to produce good dependable outdoor knives as well. Joe works frequently with TOPS knives, a US manufacturer and one of the official sponsors of Bushcraft Global, designing for them and brain storming ideas. Recently, Joe also has designs with Artisan and CJRB cutlery.

Joe will be running workshops in our Theme Camps.

Joe is the part of the organisational team for the 2022 GBS, with particular focus on sourcing products for display at the GBS venue and sponsored giveaways, raffles and door prizes.

See other members of the GBS 2022 Organising Team