Practicing Primitive Daily

Primitive is a loaded word for some people.  To me, it means simple and lacking industrial materials.  That’s not to say primitive cannot be complex or fine work; in fact, it’s often just the opposite.  Sometimes even, it involves recycling the detritus of the modern world, such as tire rubber for shoe soles.

18th century style.
18th century style.

Looking at my high-graded and favorite camping gear I came to the realization a couple of years ago that by removing a few modern items my kit looks about 250 years out of date.  That made me kind of happy.  I’m not really a reenactor but I do occasionally participate in period events.  It seems my tastes really do just lean toward a quieter, handmade, preindustrial world.

An overview of traveling gear. I see this format on the web a lot so I'm stealing the style from far batter photographers than I.
An overview of traveling gear. I see this format on the web a lot so I’m stealing the style from far better photographers than I.
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3 thoughts on “Practicing Primitive Daily

  1. Hello George, That is a beautiful kit you have there! I find that I feel better when there is no plastic around. They did a lot with wood, leather, bone and stone! However, I do like airconditing and novocaine! Jack H.

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