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A recent editorial by Tom Purcell got me thinking about the practical nature of trappers. Purcell bemoans the gradual loss of resourcefulness, practical skill and common sense in urban culture, and how this generation has an underdeveloped sense of how things work. He points out how farmers and laborers, those "humbled by the unforgiving realities of nature," once provided the realistic and sensible mindset that made this country great. Anyone who spends time on the land, doing real work with dirty hands, can't help but be practical, capable, and realistic. I've seen this "horse sense" in a lot of trappers, who I think will also appreciate this article.