The supposed counterpoint to urban culture
would be that of the nomads, the so-called primitives, who relied on much less than an aquisitive culture could ever understand being able so to do | We have much to learn and so little time to absorb it all | Nevertheless, the aquistive culture has to start unlearning its own baggage somewhere | Here's three such portals to start from:
The Society of Primitive Technology
| Here you can read about vast lie the cultural divide between aquisitive, materialistic Anglo-Europeans and | true hunter gatherers who take pleasure in collecting nothing
| First stumbled across via Tom Brown's Tracker School
, the site sets forth prinicipals and values important to take note of when questioning the prevaling "wisdom" of consumer/acquisitive cultures |
| About knowing the tools from whence we came and how to use them | Site blurb: "...the learning and practice of ancestral skills can help us all get in touch with our own roots -- no matter what our particular heritage may be (American Indian, European, African, Asian, etc.). Here in North America, we look to Native Americans and the ancestors of these people to teach us skills that are "native" to this place. Yet, if we go back far enough into our own pasts, we discover that we are all aboriginal peoples at some time, in some place. The "stone age" is the great common denominator of humanness. "Primitive" ("first") skills are our shared inheritance.