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Where would be the most ideal paleo place to live?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 14, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I want to be able to eat seasonally with optimal results. Living in Canada, seasonal eating isn't my friend. Assuming the optimal spot to live has changed since Palaeolithic times - due to environmental changes, atmospheric changes, etc. - where would those ideal conditions now exist. Does anyone know?

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:10 PM

How far North are you? My family in Alaska gets plenty of opportunity for seasonal eating. The summer is short, but those berries and squash grow crazy fast when the sun doesn't go down.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:32 PM

Saint-Tropez....or Marmaris.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:29 PM

Saint-Tropez .

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Seriously, you can eat seasonally no matter where you are. No place is going to lead to optimal results unless you are happy with your circumstances there. So move where you want to be...period.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Papua New Guinea, Afica or Bali.

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on October 15, 2012
at 11:23 PM

I would put New Zealand at the top of the list!

Grain fed is almost unheard of here (so much so it is labelled and higher prices). And New Zealand has some of the top meat quality in the world.

Food labelling laws mean everything must be labelled for what it really is (exception being Vegetable Fat is acceptable instead of the specific type). Allergens must be labelled so if I have a naughty day I can still remain Gluten Free.

The country of origin must be listed making eating local easy as you know where it came from!

A really strong Crossfit community has meant that some cafe's offer Paleo meals!

Home kills are pretty standard outside of the main cities but I know plenty of hunters.

A strong community of under 30's have started planting their own vegies and supporting each other, swapping vegies as they want (although a proposed law has threatened this ability).

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:10 PM

I realize there is no optimal spot but some places are easier in finding Paleo friendly options. I live in Seattle and it has been nice having so many places that are familiar with Paleo. There are local farmers markets in every neighborhood that run year round. So many farms are grass fed here and you can get raw dairy items in the local stores. Really makes living Paleo easier.

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on October 14, 2012
at 12:08 PM

With friendly crustaceans under the sea

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on October 14, 2012
at 11:00 AM

The place that makes you happiest.

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on October 14, 2012
at 02:27 AM

In a cave, during the dawn of mankind.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:41 AM

East African tropics. Access to food from the intertidal zone.

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on October 16, 2012
at 12:02 AM

In the paleolithic?

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:46 PM

In order to eat seasonally you need actual seasons, and you need a government that will leave you alone and let you slaughter the pig in your back yard. New Hamsphire may just be the place.
Many of the libertarians who have already moved there are buying local and eating ancestrally to some extent. Carla Gericke on the Free State Project

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:29 PM

where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:15 PM

Boulder, Colorado!! Seasons and tons of local farmers and ranchers but still close to civilization and culture.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:37 PM

There is no optimal 'spot'. The paleo answer is to discover the optimal migratory pattern like a good nomad. Even if our favorite ruminants no longer migrate, different livestock and crops predominate in different areas. You could consult the eatwild.com oracle and plan your vacations accordingly.

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:35 AM

Lappland, near arctic circle, Only the strong survive there, not for wimps :)

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I live on the west of BC , it is pretty good, there is still seasonal stuff..even in the winter and lots of seafood..but the grassfed beef is really expensive..in site I look at suggested Hawaii but we can't all live there..grass fed and local is the standard there. I can go to the states and get things that are not readily available here...so I vote Vancouver !

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:12 AM

Hmmmmm.....New Jersey....I'm pretty sure.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Seriously, you can eat seasonally no matter where you are. No place is going to lead to optimal results unless you are happy with your circumstances there. So move where you want to be...period.

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