Hello all, I'm originally from the U.S., now living and working in Japan, and just starting to get into Bushcraft -- something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Being that I live in the middle of Tokyo, that's not so easy, but I'm making do. I have a background in traditional (hand tool) woodworking, and have always enjoyed a variety of crafts and picking up new skills. My ultimate goal is to collect more knowledge and skills and less gear: much of which, I'd love to eventually make for myself. I also have a background in computers, programming (and a few pokes at game development), along with a passion for Linux and general "self reliance" in computing. I tend to have a taste more for traditional, as opposed to modern/trendy, tools, gear, clothes, and equipment, both for function and aesthetics. In woodworking, I always found vintage tools and simple carbon steels to be all around better for my use, so I imagine much of the same will apply to Bushcraft for me. I look forward to learning from you all, as I'm still quite inexperienced in the outdoors aside from a few camping trips. PS. If anyone has been to Japan and knows of any truly primitive camp sites within 3-4 hours of Tokyo, do tell! They seem quite hard to find here, possibly in part because of my google-fu being still somewhat terrible in Japanese.