What is your paleolithic lifestyle?

Commented on February 17, 2016
Created November 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Hi all,

To make this question short, what do you do to make your life more caveman-style if you don't count your paleodiet and deer/turkey/bear/mammoth hunting? In what ways can a suburbanite simplify his/her life to be more like that of our ancestors?



on November 15, 2012
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related question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/111212/we-talk-a-lot-about-food-and-exercise-here-but-what-are-some-of-your-paleo-ish/

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on November 15, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Not paleo exactly, but more ancestral for certain would be to practicing self sufficiency. Keep some chickens for meat and eggs. Grow a vegetable garden, plant berry bushes, plant some fruiting trees. Learn traditional methods for storage such as fermentation. Compost your leaves and table scraps....so on and so forth. Look into permaculture http://www.amazon.com/Gaias-Garden-Guide-Home-Scale-Permaculture/dp/1890132527. Dragonfly recommended this book and it was very helpful when I started doing this stuff more.

Oh, doing the above will give you plenty of "low and slow" activity also. Those trees don't pick and prune themselves. Gardening is a healthy activity. Animals, domestic and otherwise contribute to improving immune systems of children (kids with animals have less allergies and asthma as they grow and Amish kids have the least).


on November 15, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Interesting question, moreso for the required introspection. I hadn't really considered it. The Paleo diet supports my Neo lifestyle. I've made some strides towards using foot power to get from place to place locally, so there's something. I've started turning my 'cave' from four white walls to something more aesthetic which feels less clinical, and thus less modern. Finally, increased attention to my food's source has piqued my interest in foraging and hunting (I already fish), which I suppose is the closest lifestyle issue I could identify. Great question.

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on February 17, 2016
at 05:01 PM

The decor in Lascaux Cave is anything but clinical.


on February 17, 2016
at 03:56 PM


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