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  • Don’t limit yourself to eggs, cook some stuff in advance. Some bacon, some sausage both are great at breakfast time, you can cook enough for the week on Sunday and keep it in the fridge.

    Put heavy cream in your coffee, you won’t need or want to eat much till at least lunch time soon.

  • I think it is complete nonsense and not worthy of a response due to so much archeological evidence to the contrary.

  • The cheese and bacon in one of the other pictures, well that and sharp cheddar.

  • I have not conceded to a daggon thing man. Yes being active and reducing stress are extremely important, but that doesn’t change what you should eat or what you should avoid. I have a single word for this statement,

    ” that you can effectively eat what you want”

    Said word is diffusional! No you can’t, there are many food that will damage…[Read more]

  • Okay don’t take this the wrong way I really am trying to help. But from my article,

    “All food meant for human consumption can be eaten in its raw natural state by humans, even if we don’t eat it that way due to health concerns or cultural bias.”

    So that is about a million or more options be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Telling you w…[Read more]

  • Not much use to fish I would think. Surely some wildlife would like it but a lot of work to feed deer that’s for sure. Rabbits would love it, birds would depend on species.

    Most birds would like it best before the grass starts to emerge.

  • You will have to try and see. We did sunflower in about 3 days, black eyed peas were nice in about three days. It all is determined by temps mostly.

  • The answer to that is in the article.

  • I have found sunflower to be very fast, like three days or less.

  • Try asking a feed store or farm store if they can get it, not just do they have it. Our supplier doesn’t stock it but they order it when we ask for it.

  • Most larger systems claim a 6x increase in weight.

    How complete is the feed? Don’t know, don’t care, my birds are on this, free range pasture and high quality GMO and Soy Free feed as well.

  • I can only say that your religious beliefs are your religious beliefs they don’t apply to me.

  • I think what many fail to realize is this message is as much for the right as for the left. It also isn’t about gun control in reality. Did you miss tidbits like,

    “From what the existing ATF says on their own website, if we do that, we can expect a 35 to 1 return on our money! Seriously that isn’t just a liberal pipe dream, you can see this 3…[Read more]

  • I would have to say that such a comment bares zero accuracy to the system our property is built on. It is also a 3 acre property, it needs to be grazed in paddocks, so the animals must move.

    As to the central location we are about to move our animals into such an arrangement. To do so required us to pair down to ducks only.

    Anyway good…[Read more]

  • The Four Boat Anchors Holding Back Permaculture
    Where does the future of Permaculture lie?  Well, I would like to start off with where it doesn’t lie as that may lead us along faster if we are open and honest ab […]

    • Thanks for this article, I have been on the fence with some of these topics, but see that there is benefit in becoming more self reliant and reducing my dependency from commercial growers, and big agriculture. I am not all that familiar with the permaculture community, but I can see how things get easily distorted when they tailor the principles to fit their own needs. I am also a strong believer that we each have to take back the responsibility for providing for ourselves and seek our own solutions through community and “Do-acracy”. By doing we are not only showing those that doubt, but we are directly benefiting while those that complain lose credibility.

    • Well said. Some want a religion. Permaculture should be about improvements and eating stuff that is good for you. Follow the basics and the rest will follow.

  • Over at The Survival Podcast I am always finding new things, thanks to my guests and listeners. Last year I learned about something called a “fodder system”.  Fodder systems convert grain and seeds into high qual […]

  • What is a Paleo Diet?

    • @Willy2154 That is a great idea with the “Paleo Muffins” Sounds like an omelet on-the-go. Definitely will add that to the menu. I find breakfast difficult as well and sometimes just eat a handful of grapes, raisins or trail mix. It tides me over, but not as appetizing as sitting eating steak and eggs everyday.

    • My girlfriend and I went on the Paleo diet last September, and are both feeling wonderful and have lost quite a significant amount of weight. I decided that I would not measure myself, not even weekly. I haven’t stepped on a scale in a couple years, and I feel better than I have in quite a few years. We fall off the wagon once in a while, but we pay for it. I want to begin fasting a couple times a month just to take it to the next level. You are right about this quickly becomes a lifestyle that is rewarded by how you feel, and not by how well you stick to it and how little you eat.

      This is the first diet that I feel 100% confident that this is not a weight loss scheme, but a way that is how we are suppose to eat, based on 25,000 years of existence as humans.

    • Scott , I agree on some of your points, but the author makes some good points as well.You both have valid ideas going on. I am completely convinced that the actual truth of it all lies some where in the middle of both of your thesis and ideas/experiences. There are very few absolutes in any of it regarding health and fitness? Just a lot of generalities that seem to apply to most of us rather consistently. We do all process our food and the world we live in slightly differently. Don’t forget that there is a continuous barrage of information floating around out there constantly, a lot of which is actually not good advice at all. That is why we are constantly bombarded with all manner of conflicting information about new diets and supposed new scientific facts? Some of which is accurate and some not. So it really is all about finding what works for you and incorporating those things into your life and daily regimen. And also filtering out some of the bad info. No question we can’t eat ding dongs and chicken skin and be healthy, but moderation and some balance goes a long way in all things . Combine that with some effort and good research and your application of that information and you will find a winning formula. I think you both made some very good points. And both overlook a few things that are completely valid. But that does not make anybody completely wrong or right ? Good on both of Ya !

    • I can only say that your religious beliefs are your religious beliefs they don’t apply to me.

    • Okay don’t take this the wrong way I really am trying to help. But from my article,

      “All food meant for human consumption can be eaten in its raw natural state by humans, even if we don’t eat it that way due to health concerns or cultural bias.”

      So that is about a million or more options be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Telling you what to eat for breakfast without eggs is hard, because…

      1. I have fresh eggs coming out of my ears
      2. I don’t eat breakfast many days
      3. I love eggs
      4. I cook tons of meat, all left over meat tastes good fried with eggs and cheese and veg

      So I really haven’t put much effort into eggless breakfast but ONLY the marketing has told us eggs and cereal = breakfast. Did you know before the 1920s eating bacon at breakfast was almost unheard of? Then a big bacon producer marketed the idea of eggs and bacon for breakfast. See, in Paul Wheaton’s words, “its just marketing”.

      What might I do for a eggless breakfast. Say take a small sweet potato, use about half per person. Cube it and fry it lighter in bacon grease with crumbled sausage to make a decent hash, say go 3 to one, sausage to potato, so it is a good sized portion.

      With that go with real WHOLE MILK yogurt with sliced berries, say blue, black or straw, they are all very low carb and you only need a few. Add two cubs of coffee with organic heavy cream, you won’t be hungry before lunch that is for sure.

      But hell that is just me trying to stay “breakfast” for you, don’t be bound to cultural norms. Eggs are much more popular for dinner in Japan then for breakfast. Just remember,

      “All food meant for human consumption can be eaten in its raw natural state by humans, even if we don’t eat it that way due to health concerns or cultural bias.”

      The foods you don’t eat are the minority in total variety of what is available. Mostly we are talking corn, soy, rice, wheat, white potato. Yea there are other grains but that is the bulk of what we avoid. Don’t let the fact that these foods have been marketed as staples into your life effect your freedom to choose anything else you want.

    • I have not conceded to a daggon thing man. Yes being active and reducing stress are extremely important, but that doesn’t change what you should eat or what you should avoid. I have a single word for this statement,

      ” that you can effectively eat what you want”

      Said word is diffusional! No you can’t, there are many food that will damage your health. Go with mostly carbs and I don’t care if you look healthy, work out daily and mediate at the level of a Buddhist monk. In that dietary state, it is a SCIENTIFIC fact and I know how much you love science, that your body will spend much of the day in glycation.

      In that state the body is producing permanent plaques known as AGEs or advanced glycation end products. These plaques are permanent and damage your body for life. You can’t get rid of them ever, but you can stop producing them.

      This is just one factor in how diet especially modern diet including the supposed “healthy version” is killing us and making us sick, while the food manufactures and drug maker get wealthy beyond all immigration.

      Your statement is such that you are saying a person could eat big macs and pizza hut and be healthy if they are low stress and active. It is total nonsense.

      Now again I am not arguing that some people stay thin eating such foods. But that doesn’t equal healthy in an of itself.

      There is also age in the equation, a 25 year old can do more damage to their body and be more resilient in handling it then a 45 year old.

      Some people could eat a tub of KFC daily and never gain a pound. Man said person is sick, very sick, may be sicker then some people who are modestly “overweight”.

      Ever see a person dying of any illness that takes more than a month to kill, NOT DIABETES, I mean a terminal condition where you are able to say like they have 4-6 months to live. They are not fat during that period and few are highly active or in low stress. They lose a lot of weight fast. Weight alone is not a sole indicator of health. Every super skinny person I have known who can just stuff food and never gain a pound was sick, you could see it in them.

      But again I have wasted key board calories on someone who ignores both personal results and scientific research.

    • The cheese and bacon in one of the other pictures, well that and sharp cheddar.

    • Don’t limit yourself to eggs, cook some stuff in advance. Some bacon, some sausage both are great at breakfast time, you can cook enough for the week on Sunday and keep it in the fridge.

      Put heavy cream in your coffee, you won’t need or want to eat much till at least lunch time soon.

    • I think it is complete nonsense and not worthy of a response due to so much archeological evidence to the contrary.

    • Thanks man!

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