The plant basis view I have does not mean we are meant to live on plants alone. We are omnivores - eating what is available.
Originally Posted by Nady
Well, evolutionarily speaking, a craving for sugar would have been a good thing. During the fall, it would drive you to eat a lot of fruit, along with the fatty meats of animals preparing for winter. As such, you'd probably put on weight, which would get you through the winter that would definitely have less food availability.
Originally Posted by TorMag
We just don't have that food restriction anymore. So we're living in an eternal Fall without the following Winter to drain all the fat away.
Dont know if this was covered earlier in the thread (no time to read seven pages) but surely controlled fire and therefore cooking out-dates homo sapien sapiens?
Also, how would somebody 'boil' anything without using metal? You can purify water using hot rocks in a birch bark 'pot' or similar but I can't see a sustained boil being possible/practicable.
Sorry if that sounded harsh , chris
Last edited by Caveman_chris; 07-17-2012 at 03:04 PM.
Reason: Too many homos
You can boil water in a plastic bag over a fire (like the flame of a Bunson burner) the liquid keeps the bag cool, below its melting temperature even at boiling. The same is true with thin leather, it will char but won't burn through as long as the bag has liquid in it.