- Nov 29, 2019
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Ok here is what I'm thinking. Modern man has been trotting around for about 200,000 years. Neanderthals lasted about 360,000 years (give or take). For us to match the Neanderthals we have to last another 160,000 years ( personally I don't think we stand a snowflakes chance in hell of doing that). Which then brings me to the thought that maybe advancing past the stone age was a mistake. Lucky for us we don't have to look 40,000+ years into the past to see how they were living. We just have to look approximately 100 years in the past at the Australian aborigines to find similar level of technology. Which makes me think that maybe these bushcrafting deitys that people want to emulate were actually heading down the wrong path. Obviously I know we can't all go back to the stone age, but there are certain clues to be found in literature about how certain groups of aborigines lived ( concerning tool making and use). Which ultimately is probably a much more sustainable form of bushcraft and skill set than practicing 101 stupid ways of starting a fire, or various other nutty things that we do out bush.