Daniel Vitalis ReWilding

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Hey Paleo-ers. I don't know how many of you are watching the Village Green Network's Healthy Life Summit 2013, but I've been keeping up with it as much as possible while doing school. Daniel Vitalis's interview yesterday was great. He was talking about re-wilding ourselves and choosing the genetic path wired into our very fabrication instead of embracing the technological path. One thing he mentioned was how the Paleo movement focuses too much on the diet instead of the Paradigm of truly being primal/wild. Kinda really emphasizes the primal blueprint aspects that aren't food.

I'm a college student and my parents pay for pretty much all of my necessary expenses, including my apartment, so I don't have much say in money for anything that could help "re-wild" my life per say. Besides getting more sunlight and fresh air, what are some things you think are completely doable that help you live a more primal/wild-type lifestyle without altering an apartment I don't own? Thanks!

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:49 PM

The biggest thing for me is going camping regularly. Since you're in college, are there camping or backpacking events or groups of people who regularly go on camping or backpacking trips? Being outdoors and getting sunlight and fresh air are great and important, but there's something about spending a full 48 (or however many) hours outdoors, waking and sleeping with the sun, that just does it for me.



on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Re-Wild'ing should not cost very much money. If you follow the Primal Blueprint, Only #1 and #9 deal with food. For the others, here are some ideas

  1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
  2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
  3. Lift heavy things.
  4. Run really fast every once in a while.
  5. Get lots of sleep.
  6. Play.
  7. Get some sunlight every day.
  8. Avoid trauma.
  9. Avoid poisonous things.
  10. Use your mind.

Go to a civil war/revolutionary war battlefield, and walk the path of the soldiers, many of whom were younger than you, who gave their lives for this country. Most of these parks are free, and have a variety of placards which will give you great insight into the real story of these brave men.

Go backpacking.

Plant a garden/ weed your university garden.

Go to the local supermarket and help elderly customers by carrying their groceries to their cars (also works with people who have children).

Pick up a large rock and carry it up a hill.

Build a fort out of fallen wood

Go Camping

Do one of those fitness paths

Do a playground workout http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/04/12/playground-workout/

Climb a big tree, then sleep in its shade

Dig a deep hole

Learn to shoot a bow and arrow


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