The Bushman Bag

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    If we can learn anything from the Bushman it's the bare necessities of the hunting kit… obviously before guns came along!

    A simple animal bag, made of a Steenbok or Duiker, with the head removed, the antelope is skinned in one piece, the legs are then tied together to created the cross body strap.

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    Containing the bare necessities… A walking stick, a tool to tend the fire and do the cooking like a flat spatula, the fire starter starting sticks, an axe, a spear, a bow, a quiver made from pealed bark, arrows and a container to hold the poison they coat their arrows in… This and an Ostrich egg canteen is all they need. Certainly we have improved upon these basics but the fundamentals are still there.

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  2. BRICKBURN

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    Incredible find Jerome.
    Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. bluey

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    simplicity .....
    where did we stuff that up .....
    jeez ld love that bag and its kit ,hanging off a hook in the poolroom .
     
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    Nice one Jerome. Seems we could learn a few things about kit bags from them.
     

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    no knife ?
    would that be something the san carried on their hip ?
     

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    Yes, you're right, the knife is not part of the bag, instead they keep it more easily accessible...
     

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    (y)(y)
     

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    I just thought of something.
    Since I already have an AH hat you can bring this along to the SCI get together for me. :)
     

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    Evidently my wife is right - I am apparently resistant to evolution.

    Because, I'd rather possess that bag and its contents than I would some Major League baseball signed by any or all of the big sports "heros" that ever stepped up to the place.

    Or name your game and memorabilia - I'd still rather have that small pile of Hunter-Gatherer's accoutrements - no question.
     
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    I will beat bricko there if that's the door prize..!!!;);)
     
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    My San hunting set is certainly one of my prize possessions. Hands down.
     
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    Oh yeah, when I hunt I pare it down to just a truck and one trailer...kinda the same idea. I keep my knife on my belt too. The similarities are amazing!

    Serious, I really enjoyed learning about this, thanks Jerome.
     
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    Saw one of your buddies out the other day. He was having a tough time getting the game on his satellite TV in the trailer. Not enough channels out in the bush.
     

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    Oh I hate that! And murphy's law is that the pvr at home is not set and you miss a whole week of Downton Abbey
     

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    My life is WAY to complicated...
     

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    You would think you would have seen that 60 to70 years ago not in 2014. There huge gaps in our world. Thanks for sharing. Love looking and learning this kind is stuff.
     
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    It's an amazing testament to the resourcefulness of the bush peoples. Compact yet full of what they needed.
     
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    And people look at me funny when I pull out a compass not a gps tracking unit. I would look like Bill Gates next to that bag.
     

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    Works for me. Just add a pouch for my lip gloss.....and I'm good. Hahahahaha!! Okay....I survived hunting in Argentina for 10 days without my luggage.....I can survive anything! ;):p
     

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    Got this old bag over 20 years ago and like BRICKBURN it is one of my prize possessions.
     
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