Bushcraft Gear

Over the past month of weeklong courses we got into many discussions about gear.  Longtime readers know that I have mixed feelings about it.  I like gear.  I especially like simple, traditional gear.  But I never want it to be about the gear.  I never want to see gear, or lack of a specific piece of it, used as an excuse to not go.  I especially never want to see having a specific brand or style of gear, or not having it, being exclusionary.  Bushcraft is about doing, not buying, having or owning.



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  • What we are lacking in skills and experience we often replace with gear.

  • John H

    True Johan, Like Tim has always said, “The more you carry in your head the less you carry on your back” hmmm or was that Oz, I know a smart guy said it though.


  • Dave

    Well said. I like your way of thinking.

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