PrometheusBushcraft

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PROMETHEUS BUSHCRAFT EQUIPMENT - The Future is in the Past

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PROMETHEUS - "Future is in the Past"

There is an Atavistic, Ancient and Primitive need that binds us to Mother Nature, it is a primordial need that sooner or later in the life of each of us in one way or another will demand attention and space.
So it was for me. But it was radical, definitive.
After living for ten years in different European capitals one fine day, something happened, that city that was previously my home became a place to escape from, and Nature the refuge, the safe haven.
So it was that I returned to Italy, to my land, to Tuscany and I decided to go and live in the countryside, in a remote and isolated area, I did not want distractions, I had a lot to recover, to learn, to observe.
Like a modern Hermit I removed the superfluous, I removed everything.
No electricity, no water, no fridge... nothing.
I chose to live, as they say in America OFF-THE-GRID
So oil lamps, candles, wood stove and a small solar panel guaranteed me to be able to recharge those few things that I had decided to keep, in total self-sufficiency.
It was in the quiet silence between the flames of the fireplace and the uncertain light of a candle that PROMETHEUS was born.
When you isolate yourself, you detach yourself from the system, even if for a short time, you change the perspective and you can see everything with different eyes you perceive the mechanism, the gigantic gear that makes everything move,
Unbridled consumerism, programmed obsolescence are the real masters in a disposable world.
It was there that I understood that I had to reverse the trend and I made a decision, I made a choice... guarantee my products for life.
For this reason, Prometheus products are entirely hand-sewn and use only Tuscan Cowhide.
Pillar of the Tuscan tanning tradition: the Vacchetta, an article that bases its foundations on a timeless classic like the Natural and does nothing but add a double dose of fattening in the Barrel, making the skin soft and pasty but always supported like any Real Vegetable Tanned Leather. Created to perfection even today as it was once done, the fundamental ingredient in addition to Tannin is Sego a perfect mix of animal and vegetable fats that gives the skin a unique touch and a duration over time that has no comparison. It is tanned with substances extracted from the bark of some trees (Quebracho, Chestnut, Mimosa. Etc.). The bark of these trees is particularly rich in tannins, substances that bind to the collagen fibers that form the skin forming a layer highly resistant to traction and abrasion, the choice of an important thickness (3.5 mm) is a feature that makes this skin particularly suitable for the production of articles intended for intense use outdoors.
The ultimate goal is quality and durability... that time they stole from us.
The time to live. Time for ourselves.
Time to watch the sky or a bee move in an ancient ballet with its favorite flower.
Here, let's take the time and spend it to rediscover that contact with that nature that now more than ever needs all of us.
And as Gary Snyder said:
"Nature is not a place to visit. It's our home."

Andrea Papini

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  • PROMETHEUS

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    ANDREA PAPINI
    Holder of PROMETHEUS,
    Leather Craftsman, passionate about Primitive and Modern Bushcraft, Scholar of strategies for Self-sufficiency collaborates with various national and international realities in the field of Bushcraft and Survival.

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