Hey guys! Been thinking a lot lately of nomadic goat herding. While not typically thought of as a bushcraft skill I think it falls well within the realm of bushcraft. After all, even Otzi the Ice Man himself had goatskin leggings and a few other articles of domesticated animal products on him. No doubt he spent at least some time working with domestic animals or at least traded with those who did. There have been many cultures throughout the millennia that lived off herding goats and other animals as a lifestyle. Goats can produce milk, meat, leather, and sinew! Truly a good animal to have around. They are also beasts of burden capable of packing small loads which for a bushcrafter would be more than sufficient. The best part is they can live on wild browse alone, no need to buy feed. If their food source is green enough and has enough water content, they don't even need to drink! A person could tend to a small herd, I'm thinking 2-5ish animals, and be able to go on VERY extended wilderness excursions with limited provisions. Of course supplementing supplies/goat meat and milk by hunting and gathering along the way. Even in the harshest of landscapes a person could thrive. It would be some work tending to the herd, keeping them safe from predators, learning basic animal husbandry ect. but I think it's a cool concept that would be at least worth learning more about. The research I have done comes up pretty empty, not a whole lot about nomadic herding AT ALL online. Anyone have any links or info on the subject? Having goats and using them as described is not really something a lot of people would be capable of or even be willing to take on, myself included as of now. As un-romantic as it sounds, roaming the wilderness for months with a small herd of animals that provides most of my needs AND carries my stuff isn't too bad of a daydream to have. What do you guys think?