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What have you done recently to paleo-ize your house and local environment?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Im currently building a MovNat habitat for my autumn and winter workouts. Erwan Le Corre got me so we began today. What have you done?

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:43 PM

Ah, ok. I'm guessing your winters don't get as cold as mine. Enjoy!

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I still have my TV but canceled my cable and don't even have local channels. Just DVDs when the time calls. Besides... I need something to point all my furniture at!

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Quitting the internet would be more difficult than giving up cigarettes,heroin,coffee,and pornography all at the same time.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 11, 2011
at 02:44 AM

thanks!!!!!!!!!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:19 AM

But we can't sell our laptops!

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 10, 2011
at 10:05 PM

A backyard saltwater pool? I'm jealous! Enjoy it!

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I'll upvote ya. I've never underestimated the power of the hair of the dog.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:06 PM

what? not even one upvote. I'm more unpopular than I thought

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Well that's it! I'm going to go out and build a big-ass bomb-shelter/root-cellar thing and then crawl down in there and get some good sleep!

4a585ea8059f71614597a56805cc60c7

(390)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I didn't even have a clothes dryer for about three years, then the house we bought came with one. It's used as a shelf :)

4a585ea8059f71614597a56805cc60c7

(390)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Bree, you can special order them or get blackout fabric from a craft store. We just took some of husbands old wool army blankets and stitched them onto the back of our curtains. There is still a little bit of light coming through but it's a decent holdout until you can afford those fancy blackout shades!

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:21 PM

where did you all get the black-out blinds from??

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:16 PM

you're still wearing clothing?

7fe08b47d7d073a906802a4170ae24bf

(350)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Nice! I just got a Gartopf crook pot in the mail the other day. Have some kim chi simmering right now. Yum!

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on August 10, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I put up black out curtain liners on my curtains last night. I was scared it was so dark ;)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:55 PM

plus one..........

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

you will love them and so will your behind

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

outdoor in the woods behind my house. Very similiar to his talk. I also have water in the lake there and I have hills and steep terrain. I will use what nature provides and then learn to use it from Erwan

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:53 PM

I do this too, I actually enjoy it. Money saver and healthy

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:53 PM

i am a man of action

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Great idea! Any recommended reading for doing this?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:25 PM

that was fast, you've been back just a day or so?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:04 PM

plus one.............

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Seriously thinking about it. I need to get more into it but what he did to my cortisol level was nothing short of amazing. In my ecologic niche it is my biggest battle for long term survival. I am trying to break a record ya know.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on August 10, 2011
at 07:01 PM

He inspired me too.... I want to start a MovNat and ancestral nutritional counseling fitness center. Will you be getting MovNat certified?

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892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:52 PM

I have recently sold my television and PS3.

Now I can better allocate my free time to take part in more constructive activities,such as making the world my playground.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:19 AM

But we can't sell our laptops!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:55 PM

plus one..........

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I still have my TV but canceled my cable and don't even have local channels. Just DVDs when the time calls. Besides... I need something to point all my furniture at!

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Quitting the internet would be more difficult than giving up cigarettes,heroin,coffee,and pornography all at the same time.

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Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:02 PM

I am organizing and building a food storage cellar and stocking it with fermented, pickled and canned summer goodies so that the winter will be filled with delicious summer flavours.

7fe08b47d7d073a906802a4170ae24bf

(350)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Nice! I just got a Gartopf crook pot in the mail the other day. Have some kim chi simmering right now. Yum!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:04 PM

plus one.............

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Great idea! Any recommended reading for doing this?

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:23 PM

I am growing tule, with the intent to make my own fishing boat. The next plan is to build an evaporative cooling container to keep my pickles and sauerkraut cool enough so they can ferment properly.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:06 PM

what? not even one upvote. I'm more unpopular than I thought

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I'll upvote ya. I've never underestimated the power of the hair of the dog.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 11, 2011
at 02:44 AM

thanks!!!!!!!!!

3
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:41 PM

I'm inspired to use my small backyard saltwater pool for more than floating around getting my Vit D. I'm picturing myself as exploring every cubic foot and racing around like a zoo walrus I once watched. I'm not as buoyant as a walrus, gratefully. I'm tempted to look into getting a heater for it for the winter.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on August 10, 2011
at 10:05 PM

A backyard saltwater pool? I'm jealous! Enjoy it!

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on August 10, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I finally got around to getting amazingly dark blackout curtains put up in my bedroom to get a better night's sleep. It's fantastic!

Edit: I got them from JCPenney Robert Eclipse Blackout Energy Saving Coordinates after reading lots of reviews. I had initially mistakenly bought some less dark curtains that didn't come close to these. I'm very glad I switched them out. I got black and think they look quite good, better than I thought they would. They have a very slight pattern that makes them look nice.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

you will love them and so will your behind

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on August 10, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I put up black out curtain liners on my curtains last night. I was scared it was so dark ;)

Medium avatar

(12379)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:21 PM

where did you all get the black-out blinds from??

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Well that's it! I'm going to go out and build a big-ass bomb-shelter/root-cellar thing and then crawl down in there and get some good sleep!

4a585ea8059f71614597a56805cc60c7

(390)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Bree, you can special order them or get blackout fabric from a craft store. We just took some of husbands old wool army blankets and stitched them onto the back of our curtains. There is still a little bit of light coming through but it's a decent holdout until you can afford those fancy blackout shades!

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Please give more detail on how you're building a habitat! I know you're in TN, is your habitat going to be outdoor? If indoor, I'd love to hear about fun ways to stay active during the cold Chicago winters...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

outdoor in the woods behind my house. Very similiar to his talk. I also have water in the lake there and I have hills and steep terrain. I will use what nature provides and then learn to use it from Erwan

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:43 PM

Ah, ok. I'm guessing your winters don't get as cold as mine. Enjoy!

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Fe535c4994ac6176f76e1ff6d29eb08a

on August 10, 2011
at 08:53 PM

Added 4 house plants to my indoor environment. Started a container garden on the balcony which serves to clean the air, feed me, and keep my apartment cooler as I am east facing the the veggies provide some shade from thedirect sunlight into my living room.

Next up will be adding a dog to the mix, just waiting for the right one.

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 14, 2011
at 10:59 PM

My wife and I are about ready to seal the deal on a 100 acres out in Wyoming to homestead and raise children. I designed my house the old fashioned way with pencil and ruler; when I was a kid I watched a lot of "This Old House and that old home improvement show on PBS as well as "Yankee Workshop" can't remember what it was called so I pretty much new what I wanted and what types of materials I wanted to use and something I've always wanted to do. Plan on getting a few animals and growing what the climate will allow. Also plan on building a track and small 12 room training facility for elite athletes to train at. When athletes are off season we plan on running a small B&B with real food.

Currently in our house in Germany we live on a top floor apartment and have a balcony that wraps all the way around. We but up planters around the entire parameter and filled them with lavender and different types of small trees. In the house we grow these cactus like things, but they have leaves. Not sure what they are called. We have a lot of green plants though, too many, people at my wife's work often move so we usually take all their plants. Our cat likes to lurk under the leaves. I did run a pipe from the rain gutter into a in home distiller I built so free drinking and cooking water at different points in the year, I have to build a giant tank and solar powered heat exchanger in order to make it practical for a house though. I also built some dangling lamps that are solar powered around the balcony. Lights are decorated with some clear blown glass. For now that's about all we can do.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:17 AM

It's not something that we have just done recently, but we live in an out of town location in Canada where there are less contaminants. For example we draw our water from a local creek (fish piss but no flourides) and maintain our own water system as well as septic system.

I have a garden to raise a lot of our vegetables and fruit and we cut firewood from our land for the firepit. We have a good friend who fishes and we trade produce for fresh fish and crab.

When we go to our winter home in a small Mexican village I use an old wringer washer and hang laundry on a clothesline in the backyard. And (haha) I get eggs from the next door neighbours chickens (which I feed) deposited in my laundry basket on the back patio. They are definitely free range hens!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:39 PM

Cooking over our hibachi and fire pit and foraging for wood in the nearby arroyo.

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464e1c66609d402615ae2b3cf72d53fb

(1472)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Quit using the clothes dryer in heat that is in excess of 100 degrees for over 40 days this summer and started hanging them on the clothes line. Let the good 'ole sun dry 'em out. In the heat we are having they are drying faster than the dryer can do.

Jeff in hotter than hell Oklahoma

4a585ea8059f71614597a56805cc60c7

(390)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I didn't even have a clothes dryer for about three years, then the house we bought came with one. It's used as a shelf :)

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:53 PM

I do this too, I actually enjoy it. Money saver and healthy

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:16 PM

you're still wearing clothing?

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F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on August 10, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I've been adding some plant life indoors to cleanup the air, provide more oxygen/humidity.

Inspired by this ted talk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmn7tjSNyAA

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