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It’s interesting that in a society fixated on adventure and excitement, so many of us choose to lead lives defined by deeply entrenched routines. In fact, I suspect our vicarious fixation on others’ thrill rides is likely fueled by our real-life tendency toward mindless repetition.
Can you make a fire without matches? Build a shelter with no tools? Track a small animal across a forest? At today's wilderness and survival schools, these skills aren't lost arts. They're tomorrow's lesson plans.
In a culture where most of us are overwhelmed by too much stress, too much stuff, too many unhealthy temptations and way too many daily choices, it’s important to note that there are still a few areas where, in general, more really is better. Three examples come to mind ...