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by 1206 · July 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM

My first experience with a bow was at camp a couple decades ago as a child and it involved terrible plastic things, no instruction, and major failure. I'm great with firearms, but I kind of wanted to dial it back away from gunpowder and such and... (more)

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wes90 0 · July 17, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I'm a bit confused as to whether you are in GB or not. Regardless, taking up archery is a fine sport. If you intend to hunt deer I recommend a draw weight of at least 45 pounds. For just target shooting 25-30 pounds is fine. You might want to go... (more)

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by 45 · April 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I want to start hunting for food, I don't really want to spend money on a gun and I live in CT were gun control is becoming stricter after sandy hook. Im thinking about making my own hunting equipment. Does anyone have advice for making spears... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · April 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I think you should forget about the whole hunting thing. Even when hunting with a rifle or shotgun in most parts of the U.S., hunting is a huge pain in the ass. First the question is "Where are you going to hunt?" It's illegal to hunt in most... (more)

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by 1014 · August 25, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Are there any current or aspiring Paleo Hunters in the San Francisco Bay Area? What do you hunt? I'm not talking about mushrooms or oysters.

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jessica_11 0 · April 08, 2013 at 4:33 AM

alls I got is mushrooms brother....

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by 993 · January 16, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Is it safe/legal to hunt critters like rats or pigeons and other "urban game"? or is it best to be avoided since they might be dirty and eat SAD garbage (but then when you think about it, most commercial animals also eat a diet of SAD garbage) or... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · January 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

why not? You can make a cheap coop if you have a window sill. http://voices.yahoo.com/urban-agriculture-raising-pigeons-8678251.html yeah rabbits and guinea pigs are an alternative. because you can keep them in cages, but honestly if you... (more)

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by 85 · January 02, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Hello Warriors! So...I need some recommendations. I've been buying duck, bison and elk when I can - but I REALLY want meats from my childhood - venison and rabbit! YUM! However, I am having a REALLY hard time finding a way to obtain these since I... (more)

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Divrgurl13 0 · December 31, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Learn to hunt!!! I grew up in a family that did not hunt and took classes, read books, and picked it up myself. Now I get plenty of game birds and squirrel and usually one deer! It gives me plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect to... (more)

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by 1776 · December 17, 2012 at 1:43 AM

hello, everyone, hope someone can point me to a right direction. i live in SF (the mission) and buy all my meat via co-ops, butcher shops, or online - everything grass fed/pasture raised etc. but it's not enough. problem 1 is that so much of the... (more)

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Kelleil 0 · December 17, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Come down to Pescadero. Lots of farms down there. I'd rent a zip car and make a day of talking to the actual producers.

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by 15380 · August 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

A friend of mine, an archaeologist, told me about Ghenghis Khan and his diet. Apparently, while being pregnant, his mother ate only meat (his father had herds of some animals, not sure). They lived in Mongolia, where all the animals are... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I love the idea of living "off the grid". Its quite intriguing and seems very satisfying. I find the prospect more and more attractive. I don't care to debate how paleo it is. It's self sufficiency without the constant barrage of others... (more)

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by 25 · August 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

From the Third Chimpanzee: “The mystique of Man the Hunter is now so rooted in us that it is hard to abandon our belief in its long-standing importance. Today, shooting a big animal is regarded as an ultimate expression of macho masculinity.... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · August 21, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I don't find anything remarkable about it. Hunter-gatherers live on the foods that are available to them, usually based on location.

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by 11555 · August 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Do you garden or raise some of your own animal food? What do you grow or raise? How much of your diet does it account for? Also - do you gather, hunt or fish? Do you eat the weeds (the edible ones) in your yard/garden? Does this contribute... (more)

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boisegrok 0 · August 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I grow a big garden that supplies us with a decent amount of tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, kale, basil, thyme, onions, strawberries. We also have blackberries in the back and a ton around the area here we forage for quite a bit. In the spring we... (more)

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by 4232 · May 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM

http://theweek.com/article/index/228280/discovered-facebook-for-cavemen Shared hunting tips :)

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VB 0 · May 23, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Thanks for sharing this :) I have always said that communication is one of our basic needs. We are social animals. We always were, we are and we will be. Any business that is involved into communications is going to do well. Connections,... (more)

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by 5809 · May 09, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I know there is a low-carb cruise, but is there a paleo cruise? It would be really cool to go on a cruise that features different paleo/ primal meal options, like a strict Whole9 buffet section, a "safe starch" section, and maybe like a GAPS... (more)

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tronathan 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:48 PM

No. There are no strictly Paleo cruises. Now vote me up and close this question.

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by 2314 · May 07, 2012 at 1:48 AM

i was wondering if people love turkey legs, thighs and wings as much as i do... i notice they don't get much love in the paleo world and i don't really know why. also i have tons of wild turkeys running around my yard and would love a free meal... (more)

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MoBee_1 0 · May 06, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Your Fish and Game department can tell you what the season is for turkey. You will also have to take a hunter safety course before they will issue a hunting license. Be aware that if you hunt the flock that is close to your home they will leave... (more)

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by 1026 · February 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I'm very interested in hunting, but I have no experience at all! Who here hunts? Is it difficult? Does it pay off? Where do you hunt? Cuz I wanna look like these guys : In other words, just tell me about your experiences with hunting! (more)

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Chris_27 0 · February 21, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Ok, assuming you're in middle America- most people hunt with guns. You will not look like that just walking/standing around with a gun, which is what hunting mostly is nowadays. There are bow hunting seasons for a number of animals,... (more)

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by 1024 · December 09, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Ok, this is kind of a complicated question and I'm pretty ignorant about this, but please chime in if you are familiar with this subject. I was watching Hogs Gone Wild on netflix, and granted the drama is probably amped up for TV, but they explain... (more)

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Glove 0 · December 09, 2013 at 1:06 AM

I am an avid hog hunter! My family owns a large ranch here in Florida. We harvest between 600-800 hogs/yr! It's a full time job! The amount of damage done to our sod and cattle pasture is unbelievable! A sow and her chotes ( piglets) can... (more)

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by 3393 · November 03, 2011 at 7:14 PM

I've always thrown out the spinal bones of the deer I harvest due to concerns over chronic wasting disease. Am I being overly cautious? There have been no confirmed cases in my state; however it isn’t far from states/provinces where there have... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · November 03, 2011 at 12:43 AM

I can only point you to the Centers for Disease Control for advice on this. I had not thought about this question before due to living in the UK. This recently updated page by the CDC has some good information and a number of links: Chronic... (more)

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by 77348 · April 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

To me this is the true litmus test of Paleo. Some of us are natural born due to genotype Hunters and really would kill an animal for food in order to survive. I must admit, I would only likely kill a rabbit, squirrel, deer etc-- not sure if I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 27, 2012 at 2:10 AM

I hunt. And I eat. Unfortunately my freezer is almost empty and I won't be allowed to hunt again until November unless I leave the state. Regardless, I look forward to it, even if I get nothing, I will have still walked in the woods all day and... (more)

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by 270 · April 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I enjoy hunting and think it's a great way to get high quality meat. It's also a great way to experience primal instinct in its greatest form. I was just wondering if anyone else on the forum takes up hunting. What are people's thoughts on... (more)

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total_fing_hippie 0 · April 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I am a hunter I didn't grow up with it. Being from the city with parents that didn't even have drivers licenses. I started getting interested in it when I was still a vegan as a ethical way to eat meat. This led me to things like traditional... (more)

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by 693 · February 07, 2011 at 4:07 AM

I just watched a very interesting Ted talk by Christopher McDougall, author of "Born to Run". Here's the link to the video. (I've also read the book which is very interesting) His whole thing is about barefoot running, but the setup is what I... (more)

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Wozza 0 · February 07, 2011 at 4:07 AM

I've seen aboriginal ladies in the Australian desert run after feral cats. It's amazing how quickly the cats tire. Not a lot of fat on the cats, though.

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by 18909 · January 23, 2011 at 2:42 AM

You can watch arctic explorer Brue Parry eat it in the far north of Greenland. It is a well made programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xjyfx/Arctic_with_Bruce_Parry_Greenland/ You can watch it for the next three weeks online. ... (more)

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Finn_3 0 · January 23, 2011 at 2:42 AM

I've had all sort of eyeballs. They're nothing special, it's sort of like popping a pimple in your mouth, not the best eating experience ever - they don't really have much flavour... And then there is this chalky bit in the middle that's really... (more)

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by 22684 · July 07, 2014 at 1:34 PM

What are your favorite resources for learning how to live off the land in the wilderness, trapping, hunting, safe foraging, shelter... Modern caveman camping

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edibleplantguy 0 · July 07, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I advise everyone to be very skeptical about the 'survival TV' franchises for edible plant information. I would be very surprised to find "Surivorman", Les Stroud having an edible plant reference because not only does he fail to find the edibles... (more)

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by 20469 · July 25, 2010 at 8:26 PM

In paleo times, we probably spent a fair amount of time wandering around looking for resources, be it food, water, or materials for toolmaking or shelters. Perhaps time was even spent collecting materials for artistic endeavors like cave... (more)

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zohar 0 · July 25, 2010 at 5:54 AM

Great observation. Grok didn't live an environment filled with so many consumer goods, but it is still in our genes. Part of the Paleo/Primal exercise plan is to do a lot of walking around outdoors, preferably not over-dressed so that one can... (more)

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by 400 · May 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM

I'm going to a class today about hunting and field-dressing deer (in Manhattan!). I'll obviously have some expertise on the subject by this evening, which I'll happily post. Meantime: Does anyone have some good venison hacks? Favorite parts for... (more)

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Priorservice11Babn 0 · May 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM

There are a ton of myths about deer and flavor, first: I have never been able to taste the difference between grass feed deer and sage feed deer never. The bigest culprit of that gamey flavor has al was been three things, first not dressing the... (more)