Bear the Tinker

“People who have no dreams, are poor”  ~ Bear the Tinker


It is two years since I met Bear the Tinker at my cousin’s organic farm.  A Tinker is an travelling tinsmith for those of you who don’t know (I did not).  The Tiny House where he lived and worked out of for many years, and still for much of the year is a Caravan which is drawn from place to place by his lovely horse and companion, Callum.

Meeting Bear stands out in my life as one of the great experiences.  It is hard to describe him, his storytelling, his music his wit and his peace.  The strength of presence of this man, and his connection to the past is something that one must experience to believe.

This is a clip from a great old TV show out of Canada.  Bear the Tinker lives near Kingston Ontario.

If you see him on the road, stop!  Ask him where he is heading next to tell stories and sharpen knifes, I am urging you, make Bear a part of your plan, even if you have to travel far to meet him.  If you must work to arrange it, or travel to be where he is, please do so, treat yourself to this experience.

Here are the links so that you may find him….

Bear the Tinker

Facebook

News clipping

Here is a tip (just in from Bear).  If you want to meet him, he will be at the Delta Fair for 3 days, and events at Murphy’s Point Park on July 20 and August 3. Also FYI… he offers Yurt Building courses for small groups of 10-12 people. 😀

Categories: Bear the Tinker, Kingston, Magical, Ontario, Open your eyes, Simple living, Sustainable living, Time, Tiny house, View | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Bear the Tinker

  1. Terry challice

    Bear terry c here. You are a man of many talents.
    Some have brushed on me.
    What do I do about it.
    I just say bottles of water to that.
    Only you know what I mean.
    Diver over and out.2014 April.18.
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  2. the word ‘Tinker’ is a Romany Gipsy ‘Tin-kerr’ meaning metal worker, just thought you’d like to know 🙂

  3. What a delightful fellow, this Bear the Tinker! I love his outlook on life. He lives by his own rules and enjoys a kind of freedom that many of us will never know. I admire him greatly and would love to meet him someday and hear his wonderful songs and stories. Until then, I will follow him on Facebook. 🙂

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