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September 26, 2012

Contest Results: What Does It Mean to Be a Primal Family?

By Mark Sisson
13 Comments

In past years, you’ve shared pics of your Primal-stocked fridges, of your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Primal dishes. You’ve shown your groceries (two years in a row) and your best Grok poses. You showed the world what it’s like to forage in a fast food nation. And don’t forget the time Grok was spotted far and wide.

This year I asked you what it means to be a Primal family. Now, this comes as no surprise, but as the pics show, Primal families laugh together, play together, and they stick together. They go barefoot, climb trees, and love the great outdoors. But more importantly they love each other. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a photo for this contest. It’s a real pleasure to see the faces of real-life Groks around the world.

I said the Worker Bees and I will pick a winner by choosing the photo that we think best represents the Primal family life, but any one of these could take home the prize. So I’ve done this by way of random drawing instead.

And the winner is…

Melissa Y.!

Congrats, Melissa. Again, thanks to everyone for participating in this fun contest, and for showing the world how great being a Primal family can be. Grok on!

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Joanne - The Real Food Mama

Congrats Melissa! What pic is yours??

Alice
Alice
4 years 1 day ago

Fer real, we wanna see the winning pic!

Joanne - The Real Food Mama

LOL…I know which one is mine, but would love to see the one that actually won! 🙂

Richard
4 years 1 day ago

Way to go Melissa! Keep lovin and livin.

Melissa Y
Melissa Y
4 years 1 day ago

Well if it’s me (Maybe there’s another Melissa Y?) then it’s our family of 5 out on the trail biking 🙂

Skyler J. Collins
4 years 1 day ago

I would argue that a primary component of a primal family is unschooling. See chapter 18 of my book for anthropological background: http://www.everything-voluntary.com/2012/05/everything-voluntary-chapter-18.html

lukedepron
lukedepron
4 years 1 day ago

This video makes me want to go hike.

Ms. Zing
Ms. Zing
4 years 1 day ago

All the beautiful primal loving families made me tear up. Thank you, everyone! You are an inspiration!

Charlayna
4 years 22 hours ago

The kid with the atlatl should have won, because atlatl’s are ridiculously fun.

Charlotte
4 years 10 hours ago

I love all of these submitted photos. Congrats to Melissa!

Tina
Tina
3 years 11 months ago

Great photos all around! So great to see all the Groks having a blast and livin’ large!

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