I have always known and believe skills are more important than any piece of kit but I do certainly enjoy buying a new blade(s). Those who buy a cutting tool (usually seems to be a cheap one) or make their own and go out and conquer the world never to buy another until it breaks, are very admirable. I realize that is not me but I can certainly strive more toward that direction and shed a bunch of knives and gear that dont get used on a regular basis. I want to learn and practice skills and increase my knowledge base and focus less on knives/gear. Fortunately I have a bunch and the bar is pretty high so it shouldn't take too much effort to move the needle. Comparatively I am better than many and worse than others. For me and my situation, I am am no primitive skills instructor and primarily a back yard bushcrafter. I do have what I consider a decent knowledge base I have absorded over the years but it pales next to some others, especially as I learn more and discover what I dont know. I do get out and usually do several small hunting trips and one big hunting trip every year - spiking out under a tarp/hammock for up to a week-10 days. I love hiking/over nighting when time allows but reality is family life and work limit opportunities and I am happy for it. I am blessed and do have decent resources around my home as well as two kids that are quite interested in what I consider basic skills from as little as a 100+ years ago that have been long forgotten and not passed down. Anyway...that is a little background about me and my situation. Now for the purpose of this thrrad. I guess it is just to document some dirt time to have a record, look back on, and share with others who may enjoy, appreciate, or maybe learn something if they are newer. I am not trying to educate, I dont have any rules or guidelines, it is not a challenge thread (which I enjoy and are fun). Others can certainly post, participate and share. I may change direction, post for a long time or not at all. My initial thought is to run through what I can or feel like doing not in any particular order the skills in Kevin's new book. My daughter is very goal oriented and she wants to participate with me. I have thus far found it a good read that is both simple and informative. From what I have skimmed thus far, I have done many of the skills previously and some I haven't. Regardless, it should be a fun start and good practice when repetitive. We will see where this goes and for how long. It might be a picture, narration, thought, word, or combination thereof.