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    Sort of cool he's selling a cheap mora on his site instead of some sort of pimped out signature blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Williams View Post
    I'm not a real fan of Cody Lundin for two reasons: his insisting to wear shorts and go barefoot. The only reason the primitive tribes go barefoot is because they didn't have the technology & materials to make good boots... IMHO.

    I do like his bushcraft skills. That's why I was wondering what knife he used.
    I don't understand why people get hung up on this to the point where you wouldn't like him for it. Even Cody will tell you it's not for everyone or even most people. Why do I care if he doesn't wear shoes? As to the shorts, that's nothing new. Ever see a ups driver? A lot of them are in shorts year round.

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    Going barefoot isn't a very smart survival tactic. It is a gimmick. Evidently it works.

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    Sort of cool he's selling a cheap mora on his site instead of some sort of pimped out signature blade.
    Agreed..will be most impressive if it stays that way..I'm sure he's being approached by multiple vendors to get his name on something.
    Not that I have a problem with him commissioning a blade design by any means, as am sure it would be something worth taking a look at..but will be interesting if the Mora remains his fave.

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    Going barefoot isn't a very smart survival tactic. It is a gimmick. Evidently it works.
    In mostly desert environments. I notice in some of the tropical and swamp episodes, his feet were getting cut and bleeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    I don't understand why people get hung up on this to the point where you wouldn't like him for it. Even Cody will tell you it's not for everyone or even most people. Why do I care if he doesn't wear shoes? As to the shorts, that's nothing new. Ever see a ups driver? A lot of them are in shorts year round.
    I worked for FedEx before I became a Union Ironworker. I NEVER wore the shorts. LOL. I never said I didn't like him, I just think he's nuts for choosing to do survival treks/shows barefoot and wearing short pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codger_64 View Post
    Going barefoot isn't a very smart survival tactic. It is a gimmick. Evidently it works.
    Great commitment for him to keep up a gimmick for 30 years though.

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    Why is it such a big deal what he wears? We have a hardware store across the road from me and the owner works outside in shorts even in cold weather. He's a big guy, athletic, the family gets outdoors a lot. It's not a gimmick when it's a way of life.

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    I go barefoot more than most people I know and on surfaces that most find uncomfortable. My wife calls me a hillbilly when I do.

    It's no gimmick for me. It's more or less a too lazy to put my shoes on thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardTripper View Post
    Great commitment for him to keep up a gimmick for 30 years though.
    Lol! It gets stretched with the telling. He is only 45. He claims 20 years. What the heck, let's make it fifty. He says he is training his mytochindria to be cold tolerant like the inuits. Nevermind it took them thousands of years and they still wear insulated boots. I really don't care what he wears or doesn't wear. Except that he presents himself as an expert on outdoor survival yet ignores the need to protect his feet in some harsh environments. Walk barefooted through sharp rocks and lava stone, cactus spines and acacia thorns? Barefoot in snow and ice? Yeah, it is a gimmick.

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    I don't even go barefoot around my own house, I'm just weird that way. I don't believe it is a gimmick for him since he did that long before he was in the press. I think he is one of the great modern day wilderness instructors though. I know a couple people who have taken his courses and they comment on how knowledgable he is while remaining humorous and down to earth. He is an expert in the field, but does not act like a pompous ass. He also doesn't plaster his name all over merchandise and fancy gear and shill it to people, even though he easily could. That speaks volumes regardless of his clothing choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tknife View Post
    ... I know a couple people who have taken his courses and they comment on how knowledgable he is while remaining humorous and down to earth. He is an expert in the field, but does not act like a pompous ass.
    He pockets $4,740 for a 24 hour course for twelve people. $395 to spend the night outside sitting by a campfire...pomposity indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tknife View Post
    how knowledgable he is while remaining humorous and down to earth. He is an expert in the field, but does not act like a pompous ass. He also doesn't plaster his name all over merchandise and fancy gear and shill it to people, even though he easily could. That speaks volumes regardless of his clothing choices.
    ^+1

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobii3 View Post
    He pockets $4,740 for a 24 hour course for twelve people. $395 to spend the night outside sitting by a campfire...pomposity indeed.
    so, how much is his expertise worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobii3 View Post
    He pockets $4,740 for a 24 hour course for twelve people. $395 to spend the night outside sitting by a campfire...pomposity indeed.
    Hmm $400 to DIY by a campfire? I think there is a bit more to it than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tknife View Post
    Hmm $400 to DIY by a campfire? I think there is a bit more to it than that.
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    Lol, nah you can keep your opinions on the guy. It's not my job to sell him to you.
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    I don't know if he is pompous or gimmicky.
    I don't care if he walks barefoot or wear shorts. To clarify I do not walk barefoot nor do I wear shorts year around even in a tropical environment, were I happen to live in.
    But I would love to take one of his classes....!!! oh man, one more thing from when I win the lottery.

    Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tknife View Post
    It's not my job to sell him to you.
    You know what they say about a fool and his money....

    Ironic that the same skills can be learned by purchasing a $5 book and sitting in your backyard, isn't it? Yet he pockets $4,740 to 'teach' twelve people how to make a fire? PT Barnum was right.

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    But that's like saying I can look at a medical book and learn to do surgery. Making fire from sticks or learning what plants can kill you or not take more than reading about in books. Some folks are lucky enough to grow up learning skills from their dad or grandpa, but sadly most people nowadays don't have that opportunity. I get your point, but there's something to said for paying someone who is an expert at something to teach you skills.
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