Hello BCUSA! I have noticed over the years a large difference in the way people treat me/react to my presence depending on what gear I'm using. When I'm in the woods and have a tent, modern backpack, sleeping bag, ect. folks are friendly and talkative and sometimes even excited to see another human. If I'm barefoot carrying a basket full of stoneage tools and sleeping in a wikiup people genuinely seem afraid and on guard when they meet me. The difference is palpable and perplexing to say the least. Now that I almost never use modern gear in the field I seem to notice this even more. I don't often see people but when I do I certainly don't want to come across as a "scary" individual. I'm a really nice and charismatic guy and have been all my life so it's very strange to me that peoples first reaction when bumping into me in the woods is one of fear and being creeped out. Is it because I'm doing something they perceive as out of the ordinary? Do they think I'm homeless? Do they think I'm mentally ill and legit crazy? I don't particularly care what strangers think of me but I'm honestly at a loss as to why people would act so much more aloof just based on how a person goes about enjoying the woods. Has anyone else noticed this or had some strange reactions from other folks when it comes to crafting bush?