Who is Ötzi?
Ötzi is the name given to the mummified remains of a (Chalcolithic) Copper Age man who lived over 5000 years ago.
He was found by 2 hikers in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, hence the nickname Ötzi!
When he was slain, the Iceman, as he is sometimes known, was carrying a varied and efficient home-made kit that enabled him to be completely self-reliant whilst living out in the wilds, even in harsh conditions. Although not solely a hunter-gatherer, for he knew village life, Ötzi personifies the knowledge of the wild and skill in its ways that we believe bushcraft is all about. He is the human face of our self-sufficient forbears, for whom nature provided everything. As such we have adopted him as our mascot and logo.
Ötzi appears as a small silhouetted simplified figure at the end of almost every article, signifying its conclusion. He
carries a bow and is kneeling to examine a plant. He is beguiled. Food, medicine, cordage, poison, dye, fuel?
Whatever it is, it has something to offer.