IN GENERAL, PRIMITIVE CAMPING IS DEFINED
as being without neighbours, electricity, running water, bathroom facilities, and, oftentimes, cell service.
You camp in a remote location and provide everything you need for yourself.
I think that describes me.
I'm glad the term primitive is used and not the term survivor because I'm not a survivor.
I do very well thank you.
Baden Powell once said, "The only people who rough it are the amateurs."
Being engaged in primitive camping to me does mean that I am sufficiently trained
to be able to take care of me and others if need be.
It means having the right equipment for the right application.
It means knowing how to use natural resources and at the same time respecting the environment.
I've learned over the years, through example and experience,
to get to a position that I can say I am a primitive camper.
And yes, it has taken me years to accumulate the necessary equipment.
I'm now at the stage where I recycle items and
often give them away to purchase new ones to update my inventory.
This is especially true when it comes to tents and shelters.
I have the finest.
Notice I said the finest and not the best.
There is no best as such.
I've learned to be prudent in the use of my money and always buy when things are on sale.
There is an awful lot of expensive junk out there.
I've taken the bear courses, first aid instructor's course, canoe courses,
cooking courses, survival courses, hygiene courses and picked up a lot of seminars in between.
I know I have much more to learn.
So...how would you measure up to the term, primitive?
Can I ask what would be the most expensive item on your primitive camping list?
Sorry...guns, hunting bows, weapons of mass destruction,
and fishing rods would not be considered primitive.
Well, on second thought, fishing rods are okay.