Crafting As A Necessity For Self Reliance | JMBP-E025

Making A Basket

Tim, Ben and Christopher talk about crafting as a necessity for a self-reliant lifestyle. They discuss the importance of making things and touch on three reasons why craft matters: freedom from consumerism, deep knowledge and appreciation of the land, and confidence that you can make what you need.

Recorded in the middle of week 3 of the fall, 2017 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester, they also discuss how the terms bushcraft, woodcraft, etc., are semantics for how city people describe a simple, rural life, how the term BCE (Before Common Era) can also be used to express Before Consumerist Era, and how as a guide it’s important to be able to make unpopular decisions in order to keep people safe.


PHOTO: Weaving a brown ash basket.

iTunes Link | Play, Download Or Subscribe In iTunes
Stitcher Link | Play, Download Or Subscribe In Stitcher
Google Play Music Link | Now Available On Google Play Music


Private community & online learning platform.

JMB Blog & Media Hub
Home to our blog, videos, podcast and photos, going back to 2006.

JMBS Calendar
All of our upcoming events.

Typos, Etc.
Anything that appears to be an error in spelling or grammar is actually the author’s clever use of the vernacular, and as such is not an error, but rather a carefully placed literary device demonstrating prodigious artistic prowess.

Fediverse & Mastodon
Follow us and comment on Mastodon and the Fediverse. We’re at

Email List
Join our email list for a weekly recap of our posts.

Featured In:
Jack Mountain Bushcraft Media Appearances Image

Private Community & Online Learning Platform graphic
Western Colorado University
Academic Partner

WSU graphic

Maine Wilderness Guides Organization Quality Endorsement Award

Life Member – Maine Professional Guides Association
mpga graphic
Life Member – Maine Wilderness Guides Organization
mwgo graphic