I think you'll find a techfreak is a person who like the technical side of things - eg, Kit. A person who garners knowledge usually does so out of a love of a subject not because theyd rather sit at home than get out in the woods. Unfortunatly , money time and comitments mean that many of us here on the boards must spend most our `bushcrafting` activities either by reading about it or snatching time learning things in the garden. Those that `just go out and do it` are not in possesion of some superior moral fibre than those that don't, or are more dedicated or valiant. simply, they can afford it, have the time, are either ditching their kids with the wife or don't have any to begin with. Oh and they are probably middle class, probably own a car and don't live in a city, which is as the statistics go.