Forest Folk - the Bärenmann

In the German Black Forest, in 2092, live many small communities of people who refused modernity and chose to stay connected with nature.
They live frugal, exhausting lives - some of the innermost tribes are even unaware of the collapse of civilization of 2036.

The Bärenmann, or Bareno (it: Boreno) is an experienced hunter who scouts the territory before letting his fellows through areas of known danger.

Usually an older man, the Bärenmann is highly respected by the community but lives somehow segregated from the other people.
There are some reported cases of women taking a similar role, and they are addressed as "Wölfin" or She-wolf.

November 22, 2019