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  • #16
    My spousal unit just procured a "Live Long Drop Dead - Grok" tee shirt for me. We also had 2 10oz grass fed new york strips the other night, smothered in ghee of course.
    "When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl, when you can't do that ... you find someone to carry you."

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    2012 Slow Movement Challenge: My distance so far = 665 kM

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    • #17
      Soil cube maker for starting seeds: The Soil Cube Tool - Soil Block Maker I plan on gettting an early start to my veggie gardens this year so I don't have to buy too many already-potted plants.

      I really like the "no transplant shock" angle, especially for things like squash & nasturtiums that hate being transplanted.

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      • #18
        $100 worth of grass fed top round and chuck... and pickles.

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        • #19
          A burger, sans bun, +swiss, jalapenos, onions, garlic, bacon for lunch. Prior to that, it was canned pureed tomato for homemade sloppy Joe's.
          Last non-food item: a pair of Vibram Performa Janes, thanks to a tipoff from unamusedmouse here on the boards, and a dumb bell handle.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • #20
            Originally posted by LJH View Post
            Soil cube maker for starting seeds: The Soil Cube Tool - Soil Block Maker I plan on gettting an early start to my veggie gardens this year so I don't have to buy too many already-potted plants.

            I really like the "no transplant shock" angle, especially for things like squash & nasturtiums that hate being transplanted.
            Is this your first time using that? I'd be interested to hear how it works out for you. I'm using peat pots (to also make transplanting easier on me and the plants) and I have a mini indoor greenhouse then will switch over to tables once sprouted. I have room for about 400 but I'm starting perennials as well.
            Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by prodistat View Post
              You must have very soft facial hair, not be prone to ingrown hairs, be okay with a lot of tugging and uncomfortable shaves, or produce a ton of oil.
              Nope, none of that. Thick and distinctly wiry beard. But it is blond, so I can get away with 5 o'clock shadow. I have had the odd ingrown hair - maybe once every couple of years.
              Even using feather blades on a DE safety razor, I have to replace the blades at least once a week. With no shaving soap I get tons of irritation despite using witch-hazel afterwards.
              I don't know what witch hazel is. You get irritation because of your shaving cream/soap whatever and your blade is too sharp, not because your blade is blunt. In fact I find best results are when the blade has has a few weeks to break in. Otherwise I can cut myself too easily and it is too harsh on my skin.
              Next you'll be telling us that cold-water shaving is THE BEST THING EVER!
              Have a hot shower. Wash your hair without shampoo - i.e. give your head a quick rub under the shower. Come out. Bathroom is full of steam. Fill the basin with hot water and shave normally. Keep the blade hot. Using warm water instead of hot and having not showered/lack of moisture in the air all reduce the blade's lifespan. I had one I had to change after six months due to carelessness like that.

              The thing about coming out of a hot shower is that the heat and water naturally softens your stubble.
              Shaving foam? Maybe. You can use a shaving soap. Some people like the pre-shave/shaving oils as well as lather-less creams.
              Putting chemicals on your face every day is a totally unnatural part of male grooming. I've got a beard at the moment, but when I do shave the quality is all reduced by these additives. Hot water and a sharpish razor are optimal.

              I found this searching for "shaving foam con": The Shaving Cream Racket by Jeffrey A. Tucker
              See, I'm not alone. I have better skin and I save time and money as a result.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by billp View Post
                I found this searching for "shaving foam con": The Shaving Cream Racket by Jeffrey A. Tucker
                See, I'm not alone. I have better skin and I save time and money as a result.
                Thanks for the link!

                As someone who has already abandoned shampoo and conditioner I welcome this advice and will give it a try immediately.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by raptoryell View Post
                  I'll give the hot water a try for the shave....I sometimes use a little baby oil with a few drops of olive oil. Like a homemade shave oil.
                  As far as the shampoo goes, I'll stick with my Dr. Bronners (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps All-One!) for hair and body. I follow up with a splash of distilled white vinegar on the head afterwards. then rinse.
                  When I stopped using detergents on my head my hair loss stopped completely. It didn't grow back, but it used to recede a lot more and now it is stable. I don't get dandruff any more either. I would be a little wary of using vinegar on myself anywhere. Its an industrial cleaner, and it works great on sinks and floors. I can't believe it can be good for your skin. Same with paraffin (baby oil) or olive oils. If you put it on your skin it is an alien compound that might get absorbed. When I cook with animal fats a lot I find they are quickly absorbed by the skin of my hands, and after a wipe they don't need washing. So maybe lard/dripping is a better skin ointment.

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                  • #24
                    I just picked up a 12" cast iron skillet. Seasoned my old 10" one that I never really used except to make corn bread. WOW! Never realized what I was missing! Heats even, requires less heat, and finishes food with a different texture. My old one is slick as a whistle. Quick rinse with hot water, and she's ready for the next batch of primal awesomeness!! Highly recommend the switch to cast iron!!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by raptoryell View Post
                      As far as the shampoo goes, I'll stick with my Dr. Bronners (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps All-One!) for hair and body. I follow up with a splash of distilled white vinegar on the head afterwards. then rinse.
                      I use Dr. Bronner's, too; only for my hair I use 1/2 Dr. Bronner's and 1/2 baking soda. It works really well, and my hair now takes 3-4 days to looks oily, rather than 1 day it took previously. Those soaps are great stuff--you could almost call them magical!

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                      • #26
                        I just got some Zemgear ninja booties. My object is to combine them with my huarache sandals to make hiking sandals that won't get a lot of stickers stuck in my socks. Because now my socks will be ninja booties.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          I just got some Zemgear ninja booties. .
                          Now those are badass. Are they comfortable?

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                          • #28
                            Just threw a bunch of money at a big box of raw meat and a vat of coconut oil. Also a bag of hyper-charged organic catnip for my little fluff babies. I sewed a handful into each of their toys and now they're drooling and flopping all over the place. Hilarious.

                            _-J o u r n a l_--------- ---- ---- --- --- -- -- -

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ChefGrok View Post
                              Groceries... Meat, veg, eggs, goldfish crackers (for my son). Why is beef so GD expensive?!?! I live in Texas, shouldn't it be free? At the store, the cashiers always comment on all of the vegetables I buy... while most of them are as big as a house.
                              Fellow Texan here too....bought two pounds of organic grass fed beef and it cost an arm and a leg....
                              Primal (2013)
                              Locavore (locally grown foods when possible)
                              Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking

                              Would like to be in good shape by my 36th Birthday (07-07-2013)

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                              • #30
                                2 half gallons of Trickling Springs Dairy Creamline milk, a pint of TS organic heavy cream and a pint of TS half n half - Raisin bran for the hubs (yeah, I know), a half gallon of Trickling Springs Black Raspberry Ice Cream (yesterday was my day to shop at the Menonnite farm market in Elkton) and a pair of Merrell Barefoot Life Delight Gloves minimal shoes.
                                Last edited by Lynna; 02-02-2012, 11:44 AM.

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