Post by wombat on Feb 28, 2015 5:26:59 GMT -5
This is in a way a reply to a point on rewilding being pointless. I would agree that Rewilding™ is pointless and to a certain degree it could be said that primitive skills are pointless. A personal thing, but not something that could be taken very far as a driving element of rebellion. In another thread I brought up that rewilding is not just primitive skills and wilderness knowledges, but it is also breaking with domestication. It is a process of becoming-feral. As stated by KT, the commercialization of rewilding ignores the strong, negative edge of rewilding in order to promote it as an outdoors hobby.
I still think rewilding is primitive skills, wilderness knowledge, knowledge of the particular area as a habitat and so on, but these skills are learned to be applied in real world living scenarios in an experimental manner. They are learned alongside learning why we can't just leave civilization and what civilization is. At least, that seems to be what it is to my understanding.
With this in mind, perhaps part of understanding rewilding might be to ask "What would John do?" How does JZ rewild? Write books and a radio show? Wuh? While not all of us live a life of intensive reading like John seems to, for those interested in learning to rewild, to start a process of breaking with the chains of domestication, asking ourselves to read and talk about things isn't too much to ask. It also is more accessible for people that may be anti-civ friendly, but still nervous about outdoor activities or maybe feel uncomfortable with learning primitive skills right off the bat. What do y'all think?