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.
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gear I came to the realization a couple of years ago that by removing a few modern items my kit looks about 250 years out of date.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.
3 thoughts on “Practicing Primitive Daily”
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.
I agree all around Jack. I’d probably be long dead from an infection or fever were I not born in the 20th century.
That gear is…Fantastico!