Practicing Primitive Daily

(Sorry, the initial post had no title)

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 it’s 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gear I came to the realization a couple of years ago that by removing a few modern items my kit looks about 250 years out of date.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 n 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 batter photographers than I.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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3 Responses to Practicing Primitive Daily

  1. Jack H. says:

    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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