Survival Podcast on “Paleoculture.” Looks interesting!
The American Bison was the Definition of "Sustainable Protein"
So this week I have been thinking about the paleo lifestyle and how it would fit into a permaculture based system. Turn out I am not the first person to ask the question and the fit is quite natural. The last time I spoke on paleo living I brought a lot of the “homesteading components” into it, today I will try to do a bit more.
Permaculture isn’t about growing plants and trees, that is one element to it, it is really a methodology for “whole system design”, encompassing all things for human existence. Some of these include as energy, housing, economy and capital, community and yes food. In fact this is why as a survivalist I am so attracted to permaculture, the word means “permanent culture”, in essence it is survivalism.
When you talk about eating a mostly meat based diet (caloric intake) the first thing people often say is “well meat isn’t sustainable”. As our bodies are made of meat my response to such people would be simply, “if meat isn’t sustainable, humans aren’t sustainable”. The reality is in my view hunter-gathers were the first permaculturists.
Join me today as I discuss…
- Some clarification on my last paleo shows, I have not become a food Nazi
- How humans originally “found food” and figured out it was food
- From 50 million bison to barbed wire
- Evaluation of how much land we need for paleo vs carb based living
- How many people do we have to feed
- What sources of income can we create
- Who can we trade with locally
- What climate type do we have
- What are our food preferences
- Can game play a role in the equation
- What is our topography like
- What water resources do we have/not have