Bushcraft, Living by Nature, Earthroamer – Outdoor Living Skills what does it mean (to me)?
To me bushcraft embodied “living with nature not against it” treating it with respect. In addition, at the height of all the survival and bushcraft programs, I once heard someone make the following difference: Survival is the knowledge to stay alive until you get saved. Bushcraft has so much knowledge that you no longer need to be saved. 😉
My grandfather taught me at a very young age: “Nature gives us everything we need. Do not confuse that with everything we would like. ”
Living by Nature was the next natural step. The principle of “using everything” from what you take. Much more conscious about the materials you use. Being much more aware of the seasons and your surroundings and everything that this brings. When what the collect but certainly also; when what to leave. Thijmen Apswoude, founder and head instructor of Living by Nature and mentor during this trip, says it all in the next movie:
At the beginning of 2020 I read the book of EARTHROAMER (let curiosity guide you) by Donny Dust and I sense again the feeling of being labeled. The book tries to break free from all and therefore attaches itself a new label. One of the reasons I always refer to the knowledge I share with No Trace with “Outdoor Living Skills”. I prefer to use a mix of methodologies, skills, knowledge and crafts. Every environment requires a different approach. I don’t always have the same stuff with me. Especially the anthropological part always appeals to me very much. Who does what in what environment, to put it briefly.
You can expect everything from primitive to modern but above all adaptive.
Greetings and maybe Goodbye,
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