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.