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Personals / Re: Anyone in the Northeast US?
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:27:44 am »
Nice to see a few people live up this way and are willing to experiment with a raw omnivorous diet.  "Raw", thanks for the interest in my deer meat but I think I'll keep it.  I only got about 100 pounds when you include the organs, so probably enough to last me a year but not if I sell some. 

And PaleoPhil, if you want to learn to hunt, I can probably help you on that.  I hunt bow and rifle, and for bow I make my own self bows from a variety of locally harvested woods (hickory, oak, maple, hophornbeam) as well as osage orange when I can find a good stave for a reasonable price.  I also hunt on the ground via stalking and still-hunting, relying on stealth, awareness and a knowledge of my quarry to get near enough for a shot.  I'm not into the commercialized hunting with its RealTree camo, high-tech space bows (with training wheels, aka cams), tree stands, synthetic deer piss scent control and beer guzzling.

Anyone ever tried to put together a raw omnivore potluck?

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This is something I've been struggling with too.  I currently use an organic cotton yoga mat to sleep on.  It is 72 inches long, 36 inches wide and about 2 inches thick.  You can buy them here for about $70, plus shipping.  If you want something for couples, I suppose you could buy two and sew them together, side by side.  I like this because it's relatively inexpensive, chemical free (it's not officially bedding, it's officially a yoga mat, so they don't have to treat it with flame retardants), and easy to move around.

I've also been investigating the idea of building my own futon platform, as I would also like a slightly elevated bed although nothing remotely as high as normal American beds.  I would also like a platform that was easy to disassemble and move with, as I'm still a renter.  Seeing this post has got me thinking about designs...

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Exercise / Bodybuilding / Re: Ultimate Martial Arts
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:04:52 am »
Regarding "Ninjutsu", I've been involved in the Bujinkan for about 13 years and I will second SkinnyDevil's motion that it's tough to find a good teacher these days.  What Hatsumi teaches now (and what 99% of all Bujinkan-affiliated teachers teach) is highly stylized and at best marginally applicable to real world self defense.  I believe it was Nagato sensei or Noguchi sensei who made short work of the BJJ guy years ago, but the average non-Japanese 10th dan+ would get mauled by even an amateur MMA fighter today.  Few teachers even venture into the survival arts and stealth stuff anymore. 

If you want a good ninjutsu teacher, you almost have to find someone who started 20+ years ago and who's dropped out of the Bujinkan.  I'm lucky in that I've found just such a person.  We train 2 or 3 times a week, indoors and out, and we train hard.  We do a mix of stand-up fighting, ground fighting, unarmed vs. unarmed, armed vs. unarmed, and armed vs. armed.  About half of our training time is sparring, of one sort or another.  And we practice with a variety of weapons, though focusing on those we might encounter in modern life.

But anyway, I wish you the best of luck finding something that strikes your fancy.     

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Personals / Anyone in the Northeast US?
« on: December 28, 2009, 05:53:52 am »
I live in Burlington, Vermont.  It would be cool to meat up with someone with similar dietary interests to chat.  I'm a raw omnivore, also into "primitive" skills, tracking, etc.

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Welcoming Committee / Re: Very first post...
« on: December 27, 2009, 10:42:50 pm »
Thanks for the many welcomes and positive feedback! 

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Welcoming Committee / Very first post...
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:11:45 am »
I was really pleased to find this website, I happened upon it while doing a search that had "paleo" in it.  I've been experimenting with raw diets for the last five years and have been experimenting with a cooked paleo diet for the last year or so after reading a few books on the subject last winter.  I killed my first deer this past fall, and have long thought raw game tasted much better than cooked, so this felt like a good time to explore a raw paleo diet.  I never imagined there would be resources like this available, but I'm glad there are!

No questions as of yet regarding the diet.  Solstice passed earlier this past week, and that was the start of my raw paleo diet, so we'll see how it goes.  I've already fallen off the wagon on a couple instances due to the Christmas holiday, which I feel obligated to participate in even though I'm not religious. 

I guess I do have a question regarding my avatar.  Do people feel this is acceptable?  I figured folks who advocate a raw paleo diet would be accepting of images like this, but if anyone feels uncomfortable with it please let me know and I can change it to something a little less *messy*. 

All the best...

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