Read a great post by Jeff Butler of Northwoods Survival on their Facebook page.
What is interesting and what is essential? This is a very important questions especially for people who spend a lot of time in the bush. At NWS we look at it this way: The ability to make fire by friction = interesting. The ability to make fire under any weather conditions with a match = essential. Learning how to flint knap a cutting edge = interesting. Learning how to use a quality knife = essential.