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"The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« on: March 01, 2013, 08:09:13 am »
great account of animal consumption pre agricultural revolution in the united states from the california historical society

http://www.paleostyle.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Holston%201973%20The%20diet%20of%20the%20mountain%20man.pdf

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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 08:47:59 am »
Wow, stellar find!

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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 10:54:24 am »
Thanks.  I enjoyed this.

6 to 8 pounds is a lot of meat.

Which shows a good case for starch consumption to save on meat consumption.

Somehow that is the impression I am getting.  Add some starch, consume a lot less meat.


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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 11:15:00 am »
Wonderful piece. Bone marrow appetizers, they be my kind of folk.
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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 12:55:48 pm »
GS- have you ever lived in a colder climate?  you can burn a lot of calories just by staying warm.  also the type of physical labor these men were doing is reason alone they ate so much.  they had to chop and haul their own wood and water, hunt and trap, take care of horses, they probably were on their feet moving around and carrying weight all day and possibly nomadic.  6 pounds of lean game meat might only be 5000 calories, if you ate that every day or every other its really not so much.  its much easier to let the forest and wild lands grow that much food in animal then to destroy these lands that feed the wildlife to grow starch.

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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 10:47:16 pm »
how humbling!

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Re: "The Diet of The Mountain Men"
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 06:23:36 am »
awesome. id love to read more about these mountain men.
6 to 8 pounds a day sounds absurd to me though.
I find even 2 pounds a day to be pushing it.maybe id eat more meat if I didnt drink a half gallon of milk however.
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