In the wilderness, without tools, humans are generally useless and defenseless. Our teeth aren’t meant for fighting, nor are our fingernails, and our soft skin is easily broken. Compared to most animals, we have poor eyesight, a poor sense of smell, and we don’t run very fast.
Being in the outdoors, hunting and fishing, has always been a part of my life. I remember getting up before dawn to chase steelhead heading upstream to complete their annual trip to the breeding grounds.