Almost 400 thread views and no comments! I'm not using "combat" as a verb in an imperative sentence--more of a fun meme which may tickle a number of demo- and psycho-graphics. Would love to have a tropical/eternal spring compound like hers, though I would want a small, spare net zero off-the-grid fallback structure outfitted with some modern essentials. The humanure thing would be a stretch. Eco-critics might point out that she burns through a lot of coconuts.
Just a few random thoughts...
The lady is sorta goofy/trippy, but I like her - I watched both videos in their entirety, which I didn't expect to do.
I could eat like she does, but I'm wondering where she gets substantial protein from. There wasn't much in her stated diet. Love the fruit and greens!
Disease elimination via the feet?
Mono-eating - I tend to do that sometimes. If I want chicken for dinner, I might only eat chicken. If I want fruit for lunch, then I'll eat a couple of bananas and grapes, for example.
I've been experimenting with cutting down on wheat products, and I think my innards feel better.
She poops where she pleases - if that ain't true freedom, then I don't know what is!
Where were the bugs and mosquitoes? That place looked "buggy" to me. I don't recall seeing her swat even once.
That was a truly spectacular place she was living in. Reminds me of Andrews.
Thanks for your review, TStreetE. I'm intrigued by her gentle and quiet pursuit of happiness. Not sure about the nutrition. Coconut water has protein, so when mixed with the bananas and flowers...it looks to work as she appears healthy. Sun exposure has been scientifically shown to affect circadian rhythms. In principle I'm not against eliminating under trees, but in practice, I'm afraid this could set up disease conditions. Of course, she's only one person on 17 acres in the tropics, so the microbes in the soil could be very active.
[I think you might like this bicycle video.]
As for her grazing in her garden when she felt the urge, I did that with my okra plants all summer. I could pick several ripe pods when I got the urge, put'em in the microwave for about 20 seconds, sprinkle with salt, and munch out. I love nearly raw okra!
I would be happy, too, if I could wander to the river totally naked, bathe, and wander back home in the buff to air dry in the sunshine.
Cool quadcycle. I've had to give up cycling due to painful feet. A big part of my life has been snuffed out.
Last edited by cosmic mariner; 11-07-2011 at 04:08 PM.
Ok when I clicked this I had something like this in mind.
Not sure I buy all the “Naturalistic Spiritual Theory” stuff, but if she wants the hunter gatherer life style then more power to her.
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I must admit I haven't seen Avatar, but I thought Amy, what I'd call a fruitarian farmer-gatherer, was living just about as low karma and in tune with nature as any 1st worlder I've discovered. I would want warm water for bathing and swimming and soaking.
Last edited by cosmic mariner; 11-17-2011 at 12:53 PM.
Can't believe the submarine lounger and the seaplane vid treasures haven't garnered some oohs or hot dangs. That bed has to be one of the coolest things I've seen.
A secret the Himalayas hold [by] Murli Menon
...There are about 1,000 descendants of the Aryan tribes and they live scattered around Gilgit, Hunza, Kargil and Leh. Being nature worshippers, they celebrate the Bononah (nature) festival and are strict vegans, which means they are not only strictly vegetarian but also don't consume milk or milk products. This minuscule community bars both men and women from marrying non-Aryans, and polygamy and polyandry is common. Couples who do not conceive are free to choose other partners to give them a better chance of producing an offspring. Nearly 80 per cent of them marry in their own villages, while 20 per cent marry from neighbouring villages. Two 500-year-old Juniper trees (Cilgi Deuha) crown the village of Dah, which is the venue of the tri-annual Bononah festival (held on a full moon night during October). The tribes symbolically draw energy from the ancient Juniper trees by hugging them after a ceremonial dance. They also worship the swastika symbol (clockwise) and the `Om' (symbolising energy). The trek to Dah from Beema took us three hours. It was a dangerous trek, as we crossed several craggy peaks, holding on to tiny crevices to haul ourselves up. We could hear gunfire across the Indo-PoK border. My inner line permit was checked at the army post. One wrong step on this arduous trek could have proved fatal. We reached the ancient juniper trees by noon and hugged the trees to soak in their energy. After spending several hours in this picturesque place, it was time to visit some of the elderly Aryans. We shared a meal that consisted of jo (barley) roti baked in an earthern oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Women cooked in an open hearth, burning fallen twig collected from the trees in their courtyard. There is a strict taboo against tree felling. The simple meal was fresh and extremely tasty. The following week the trek continued into the villages of Baldes, Samit, Garkun, Darchik and Hanu. The few thousand Brok-pa Aryans have over 5,000 years lived in these hostile terrain at 15,000 ft altitude, subsisting on a vegan diet. Music and dance are a way of life for them. Both men and women wear colourful costume, decorating their hair with flowers, and are full of joi de vivre. They live in harmony with nature, and are cheerful and stress-free despite living in small rock shelters. They trek long distances. Almond, apricot and walnut form part of the diet along with endless cups of black tea fortified with barley flour.
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