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Offline jamie

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1 Month Living on a Wild Diet
« on: June 27, 2009, 10:20:42 pm »
been a while since ive done a completely primitive diet. so im starting today. weighed in at 188 this morning . we'll see what its at by the end of july. today was a lot of wild greens. dinner was excellent. blue gills with ground nut, purslane  and evening primrose roots. primrose added a nice peppery taste to the mix. i went with fishin with the ugly stick. this week ill build a primitive line and gore. i'll try to check in daily.

wanted to add this byline that just because i can eat certain wild foods doesnt mean everybody can. many plants contain tannins, latex etc that can cause illness or allergic reactions. you need to know your foods and yourself.
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 10:26:22 pm »
Sounds like me when I was fifteen Jamie. Only I did it for a day or two not a month ;D. Looks like your on a quest like most all of us daydream about but few are commited to. Keep us posted on the goins on..
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 09:28:20 am »
got handed a gift this morning. kid in front of me hit a little fork horn  ;D
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Offline DanaM

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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 11:45:05 am »
Thats too easy jamie, I hope you at least used a sharp rock to butcher it eh :D
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 11:59:33 am »
i actualy did! My knife was spent from work so i used flakes.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 02:12:13 pm »
Sounds interesting Jamie. Keep us posted. 8)
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 03:03:45 pm »
awesome. I bet you gain weight ;D
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 09:16:48 pm »
probaly wont gain weight. every time i do this i lose about 8-10 lbs . most of that in the first week. its the body getting cleaned out. then the weight stabalises as long as i get the protien i need.

well today was the same.  alot of greens. for tonite i harvested a salad and some solomans seal roots. big suckers too. plus i got bonus meat when i wacked a squirrel that happened to run across my path at the archery range. gonna save the venison for when i really need it. blue gills and little critters will do for now. saw a lot of beech nuts  too but didnt get any today. never saw a european beech produce actual nuts. must be all the rain. peace
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 10:34:45 pm »
Jamie, did ya take a primative camera into the woods with ya? Sure would be interesting for us westerners to see what your gathering out there ::).
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 09:12:36 am »
paul i have the camera with me now. Im gonna start taking pics. Well after a couple of days im down to 182. Thats just the body cleaning itself out. The brain is still adusting. Gonna market this out as a new hollywood diet. :) peace
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 01:51:44 pm »
Cool stuff Jamie, can't wait to hear more :)


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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 02:55:02 pm »
Have fun, and i'm looking foward to some pics !
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2009, 06:45:51 pm »
POST PICS!!!!  POST PICS!!!!!!  POST PICS!!!!!!
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2009, 10:39:53 am »
worked my tail off yesterday. Aside from greens i didmt eat. Taking today off and going fishin with the kids so its fish for dinner.
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Re: 1 month living on a wild diet
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2009, 06:14:24 pm »
Good luck on your quest sounds interesting keep us posted
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