Jan 31 2011

Guest Post

Published by at 4:52 am under General


this is my first post here. Torjus and I have known each other for a number of years, and I recently asked him what he thought about me contributing to his blog…so this is why you see me writing here.  We both share a passion for a living simply, primitively, without many of the accouterments of modern society. (Yes I know we both use the internet 😉 ).

Torjus´ website is of high quality in my opinion, and I´m honored to be a contributer here.

A little bit about myself:

My name is Thomas. I grew up in Germany and have been living in various places (wild and not so wild) and communities in Europe and the US for the past ten years or so.  A few years ago, I did the Wilderness Guide Program at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School in Wisconsin, USA which was both shattering some illusions I had about “living primitively” while at the same time feeding my passion to continue pursuing such a lifestyle. Since then I´ve met and lived with a number of people who share similar interests, Torjus being one of them. Even though we currently live in different places – right now I reside in the Northwoods of Wisconsin – I really appreciate how we can learn from and inspire each other, exchanging our growing knowledge skills and craft projects. In our fast-paced, technological world, we seem to loose more and more connection with the natural world that sustains us, and the skills to live in a balanced relationship with it.

This is where my reason for writing comes in: I´d like to keep those skills alive, by practising, living them, and continue to learn by sharing with others who have a similar desire.

My posts will probably be pretty irregular as I frequently find myself spending time in the woods and like to be immersed without modern technology during those periods.

Looking forward to the sharing here,



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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Guest Post”

  1. Deus Ex Machinaon 31 Jan 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thomas, this is a very heartfelt post. I find myself nearing the edge, while I continue to learn these skills. I call it my MooseBoots journey. There are so many amazing things that most people simply don’t see or experience. Kepp up the food work … both of you.

  2. Deus Ex Machinaon 31 Jan 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Keep up the good work … I am not sure what Kepp up the food work means.

  3. Thomason 31 Jan 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks, Deus Ex Machina. I agree that when peek out from our own little world, it´s amazing what we can discover.

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