Sep 06 2007
The founder of the site. Torjus has been doing traditional crafts and fishing all his life and lived outside in a lavvo for most of the time during 2 and a half years. He is currently resolving some money and equipment issues, but is still equally passionate about the old skills. He is a generalist, mostly focusing on traditional fishing, hunting and stone tool technology. Forest gardening is also a keen interest to him and is something he is currently testing out. Residence is Norway. His focus is now less on hunting and gathering now and more on sustainable ways of living in general, whatever that includes. Currently he has a job in the oil business where he works 2 weeks on and has 3 weeks off. Because of the broadening focus, you can expect more frequent posting now.
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Thomas grew up in Germany and has been living in various places (wild and not so wild) and communities in Europe and the US for the past ten years or so. During his time at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School he was further inspired to pursue a simple lifestyle close to nature. He is particularly interested in crafts and skills that are central to a subsistence lifestyle, such as working with furs and skins, gathering plant foods and materials, trapping and fishing. He also places a strong emphasis on “re-wilding” – shedding the layers of conditioning that modern society imprinted on us so we can re-become our natural selves. He currently resides at Teaching Drum Outdoor School in Wisconsin, USA.
Thomas disappeared in Alaska in 2012 and is most likely dead. May he rest in peace.
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