When there’s no fire.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the second in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
So we were saying that our survival was at stake in terms of our ability to remember. Is this the case? Let’s look at a few scenarios.
You leave the comfort of your temperate-climate region and move to a faraway land with a harsh and icy climate. With the view to use technology to keep warm, would you know how to fix it quickly if it failed? In many cases, this can be more complicated than unblocking a clogged chimney or simply dealing with firewood that is a little too wet. Would you even know how to make a fire? Without a match or lighter? Would you have time to make sure the flames never went out and that you could keep the fire going all the time?
The art of generating heat is essential to life. Whether through fire or an electrical and geothermal source, we could not live long without heat.
I challenge you, for fun or to convince you of your abilities, to start a fire using elements found in nature.
John Plant, a passionate survivalist in the purest sense of the word, shows us how, from nothing, apart from what nature can offer a human without any technology, we can succeed in meeting basic human needs.
To be continued…
I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). I have a passion: humans. Come with me and take this minute every day to explore what’s going on today and why is it trending. Click here to get your daily thought right on time for breakfast.
Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by Coach Danny