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Robson Valley

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Friction fire is a novelty. Never tried flint knapping.
All the rest of it, I can do quite well enough to enjoy my circumstances, rain or shine.
The list is food and shelter for survivorship. Open fire culinary skill is very much admired.

You need 15+ summers of 10-14 day wilderness camping trips, un-electrified.
The camp needs to have modern conveniences including knowledgable mentors that never watched YouTubes..
That's the way to find the leisure time to explore more Neolithic pursuits.

That's exactly where you all have a huge advantage with your big BushMoot gathering.
There are some specialty camps across western Canada that I know of but nothing as grand as the 'Moot.
 

santaman2000

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........That's exactly where you all have a huge advantage with your big BushMoot gathering.
There are some specialty camps across western Canada that I know of but nothing as grand as the 'Moot.
I think the closest thing we have in North America is a Rendevous; but that’s comparatively specialized. Just the mountain men and that era.
 

Robson Valley

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We have "Trapper's Festivals" up here. Muskrat skinning, axe throwing, etc., flintlock target shooting,
but I never see too many things, classes, that you could sign up for to learn skills.

I'd do blade smithing from a 6" file and flint knapping.

You have to watch the flour-packing events to believe it.
Winner gets all the flour they carried.
It's 20' to the peg, around the peg and back 20' to the line.
Best woman will win with more than 600lbs flour (42st12).
I was told there's dozens of women can carry 500 easy.
 
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Billy-o

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Ha! I was watching the Powell River Logger Sports on TV before the Raptors win last night. Hilarious always, friendly but also deadly competitive. Hauling steel hawsers and 80lb chains in the chokerman race is particularly Jeux Sans Frontier