travelling on i come across the remains of a ramshackle shack.
some might use this as a shelter or rest stop.
not I. i vowed to shun man made shelter when we first scouts made that raid. it was part of the deal that dispatch didn't know of (sorry @n_e_wilderness ) i think @jericho_rockhearst knew. he may even of been the broker of the deal tis long ago and memory is just another thing that changes in this new world.
to me man made shelters are just boxes. containers to keep us trapped and disconnected from the land and Spirit.
I'll keep walking keep travelling and find me somewhere better to rest up gather my thoughts and my plans figure out why i have the urge to be moving and where i am meant to be moving to
when it comes to fire sure i can just use a match if i have them or even rarer a lighter if i've scavenged one with fuel
i could even use the flint and steel like some of my old comrades favour
But for myself and for the spirit's approval unless i am neck deep in need of a fire quickly i will use my Bowdrill to spin an ember.
i'll nurse that ember and tuck it into its cosy tinder bundle bed then blow it into flame.
the only thing that i need from the old days is some strong cordage. i am not inclined to twist up cordage whenever i want a fire
Despite all the other magics that are becoming common once again the magic of fire from the stored sunshine of the wood used still stirs something deep within me from before the fall before the suffering of many back when i studied these skills for fun and for the knowing of them rather than as a necessary life skill
just goes to show you never know when you may need a skill
6 months ago033
more of my gunna my survival things my medicine if you will
cordage rapidly becoming harder to find like so much else is.
medicine bag with smudge and incense to aid my spirit paths
blades and saws to cut carve and craft
a slingshot from an area stricken by fire. i remember how they rose like the phoenix
bug dope.... damn mosquito's
tinder for lighting a fire
ferro rod striker and whistle. rarely used but gifts from old comrades
fishing kit made the old ways which are returning to be the new ways.
pipe and tobacco to sooth my mind.
i can survive with less than this and have done
but if i dont need to i wont..these are all Game changers from roughing it to smoothing it.even if folks may disagree its built for my skill set and level of ability not theirs. each man must build their own kit just as they must walk their own path carrying it