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Surviving the mainstream’s extremes

Here’s a second pattern that I’ve noticed during my time as a bushcraft instructor:

“My son isn’t keen on the outdoors – he’s just not the gnarly ‘survival’ type”

Machismo did not die after the 1980s, it just got clever.  One trick it performed was to elevate itself into pseudo-aspirational but unattainable places. 

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Little consolation from the console

I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors with adults and kids, often with teenage lads on a string of 3-day outings together, in undomesticated environments like woods, moors and rivers.  One lad recently pointed out to me that, out of the last 18 months, cumulatively he had spent an entire month with me,

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Insights from the Outdoors

Hello again, reader.  If you are reading this, then it means that at some time between 2011 and 2015 you subscribed to a blog I wrote, called ‘Chris Packe’s Freedom Blog’ back then.

The experiment has moved on a bit, and it’s now called ‘Insights from the Outdoors’. 

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