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    So, as of right now I will only get paid for haf the month of April. A lot of people i know are having a heart attack over this. I am not! Why you may ask? Because this week we purchased 70+ pounds of locally grown meat. I can make a mean soup or stew with what is available in my primal pantry/fridge.

    I will be stopping by the commissary tonight to pick up some more root veggies and eggs (they cost less there) just in case the store is closed tomorrow.

    So, a bonus to being primal is having a freezer full of meat to help you through hard times
    Meghan

    My MDA journal

    Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

    And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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    Originally posted by NutMeg View Post
    I will be stopping by the commissary tonight to pick up some more root veggies and eggs (they cost less there) just in case the store is closed tomorrow.
    The last we were told (about an hour ago) was that the commissary etc will be closed as of 1 minute after midnight so stock up today. I sadly have no freezer full of meat but eggs are cheap woot woot.

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    • #3
      Federal contractor here. Seems silly I can't work on things during the shutdown (I work mostly at home - web design.) Fortunately, it is a small contract, only a fraction of my income.
      Ancestral Health Info

      I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

      Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

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      • #4
        Looks like we have a stop-gap for now. Let's see what happens over the next few weeks.
        Meghan

        My MDA journal

        Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

        And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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        • #5
          I don't want to sound like an ass (moreso than I already do), but stocking up a freezer is not Primal. Grok didn't have cold storage. Stocking up a freezer is smart. Grok was instinctual. I'm very, very glad you're able to weather this storm...but it's because you're smart, not instinctual!
          carl's cave

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          • #6
            Originally posted by carlh View Post
            I don't want to sound like an ass (moreso than I already do), but stocking up a freezer is not Primal. Grok didn't have cold storage. Stocking up a freezer is smart. Grok was instinctual. I'm very, very glad you're able to weather this storm...but it's because you're smart, not instinctual!
            So because they didn't find a fridgidaire deep freezer in Neaderthal cave, Grok didn't have ways of keeping meat for the long run?
            Every Day is a New Adventure

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            • #7
              Outside of jerky, pemmican, and hoping for the best? No.

              Of course in our prehistory we stored spoilable meats in shade, buried under ground, and so on. But it's pretty obvious that "the long run" (months) didn't figure in to food stores in the cradle of civilization outside of the aforementioned jerky type situations...which again is not cold storage of raw meats.

              edit: unless you, like a lot of folks in the community, picture the Geico Caveman walking up to a boulder, cracking it open, pulling out a Budweiser and a steak, hanging out on some cobblestones under a sunscorched tree, and chilling...and if so then by all means, grok on. But I find the idea of Grok far too temptingly ignorant from the reality of prehistory.
              Last edited by carlh; 04-09-2011, 07:26 AM.
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              • #8
                Carl, do you drive to work? Do you wear modern clothing? do you use silverware? How about use money, bank accounts, credit cards? The point I'm trying to make is that there are a lot of things that aren't "Primal" by your logic, but it doesn't matter. Saying a freezer full of meat not being primal is ridiculous. The Primal Blueprint is about applying evolutionary science to a strategy on living your life in the modern age to the healthiest potential. This isn't a pissing contest to see what is the most Neanderthal.
                Every Day is a New Adventure

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                • #9
                  Wait, how did I get on this end of the discussion? I'm 9 times out of 10 the guy who calls people out for pretending that something modern is primal. Yeah, I drive. No, a freezer full of meat is not Primal.
                  carl's cave

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                  • #10
                    Pleeeeeeeeeze! This argument is ridiculous. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it.

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                    • #11
                      What argument? I'm just saying it's great that Nutmeg stocked up with the pedantic thought that it's not Primal, just smart.
                      carl's cave

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                      • #12
                        Africa primal did not have freezers, later ice-age european primal did. It's called perma-frost. They didnt have freezers in summer but they had frozen storage in winter...absolutely. Technology marched on....even then.

                        MTA: And to anyone who is being affected by this shutdown, I am sorry, may it be brief.
                        MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say

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                        • #13
                          Oh boy. I just had an awesome image of all of the U.S. military folks picking up spears and rocks and hunting down their dinners.

                          I'm so glad you're well-prepared, NutMeg! We have to do a lot of planning ahead as primal folks anyhow, so I'm glad that you can utilize your stores in times of (possible) need! Its like having a MEAT BANK. awesome.

                          Little Saiyan

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by carlh View Post
                            Wait, how did I get on this end of the discussion? I'm 9 times out of 10 the guy who calls people out for pretending that something modern is primal. Yeah, I drive. No, a freezer full of meat is not Primal.
                            Who gives a shit?!?!?!

                            "Primal" is whatever Mark Sisson says it is, because it's his brand and trademark...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by carlh View Post
                              What argument? I'm just saying it's great that Nutmeg stocked up with the pedantic thought that it's not Primal, just smart.
                              Um unless you're just eating game meat and forging vegetation out of the woods most of the food you likely eat isn't 'primal'. At least by the definition or what Grok did or didn't do. Grok didn't eat lettuce, broccoli, carrots, beef, domestic chicken, domesticated beef, kale, spinach tomatoes or really any modern domesticated food or modern vegetable form either. He might have eaten some of their wild relatives but most aren't super similar to what we have today. Wild tomatoes for instance are the size of modern cherry tomatoes and were mostly yellow and if you really want be primal anal, a neolithic food. For one they came from the "New World" and didn't even exist outside of central and South America until the 16th cen. Same with things like the squash and pumpkin that are the most common ones now. Africa and the East had/have squash like vegetables but they aren't the ones we eat. Those ones are North America native foods that were developed through Indigenous farming practices.
                              Last edited by Nettle; 04-10-2011, 09:11 AM.

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