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Our For-bearers...what we can learn...

Discussion in 'Other Camping' started by Northern Dancer, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    It never occurred to me until @2sweed twigged my thought process....


    Our Native People have got to be the most
    creative individuals in terms of living on
    and off the land.
    No matter where in the world, ancient peoples
    have wisdom and know how that is as
    valuable today as in the past.
    Let's start "digging"
    and see what we can learn
    that is beneficial to our well being.

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
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  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Is this the start of a lecture series?

    I am curious what it is that @2sweed said :bookworm:
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    2sweed had made a casual comment in passing that got me thinking. :( And yes I thought about a bit of a series but restrained myself in hopes that others would jump up and volunteer. I suppose I could start -

    One of the great North American legacies that we attribute to our native people is? Of course -



    I can't say anything more that hasn't already been said about the remarkable and stunning saga.
    It has served us in so many ways even to this day.


    The great North West Company soon harnessed this device
    and opened North America especially the Canadas.


    There are fabulous stories to be told.
    I still read Caesars of the Wilderness and
    Company of Adventurers by Peter C. Newman.

  4. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    I used to play a fair bit of lacrosse

  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Right on! Not only is it a fabulous game it is in fact the national sport of Canada.


    They didn't seem to have on all
    that equipment one uses today.

    Can you imagine doing this?

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  6. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    When I played it was 5 person teams, but I suppose 200 versus 200 would be fun also :p

    The sticks in those pictures look a bit different but nonetheless I'm sure it would hurt quite a bit without any pads.
  7. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Solid Campers still use some of these ancient methods...

    Aboriginal people taught the settlers new methods of preserving meat. They cut strips of deer (called venison) or other animal meat and dried it by smoking it over a fire or drying it in the hot sun. Once the meat was dried, it could be stored for a long time and still be safe for eating. This was very helpful to the settlers who enjoyed this "beef jerky" and found it useful when they were travelling or when little or no fresh meat was available.

    The Aboriginal people often used the dried meat to make "pemmican" which was a ball of fat into which they rolled the dry meat and sometimes added berries and nuts. This pemmican lasted for a long time and was nutritious. It was easy to store and became a handy food for the settlers too.
  8. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist



    Haida Art - Gorgeous
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