The Rare Strath Haggis

Below is a rare photo of a strath haggis (Haggis chloris), a relative of the better known, but still misunderstood, common haggis (Haggis vulgaris).

Whereas the common haggis is famously an upland dweller, the strath haggis frequents the glens and river and stream valleys of the Highlands of Scotland. Its superb camouflage is the perfect example of evolution, growing thicker for the colder winters and moulting in early summer. The longer coarse, reddish guard hairs (visible in these photos) remain all year, it is the woolly green fur that is shed for a thinner coat between May and early June.

Strath haggis (Haggis chloris)

Strath haggis (Haggis chloris)

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Prepping vs Bushcraft

I will probably craft a number of these posts, not on this exact subject per se, but on the myriad of writing opportunities the wilderness and wilderness skills world offer me…  I may even create a new category, makes sense.

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It occurred to me recently that many of the preppers I come across on the internet* may be better served with a different utilisation of time. So many of them seem to be unfit (important note here — size and weight are NOT indicators of fitness**), wheezing whilst showing off the latest survival gizmo on youtube, or even smoking. A good proportion of them put things above skills. Both these points will kill you, should your (hoped for?) disaster/TEOTWAWKI actually happen.

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