A few years ago, I was your typical office-worker: stressed out, uneven energy, overweight, and inconsistent complexion. Now I'm just your typical 28-year old urban hunter-gatherer on a quest to be healthy, and having a few adventures along the way. See my full bio.
Putting the Hunt Back in "Hunter-Gatherer"
This weekend I'll be learning how to hunt. I'm really excited.
Nine of us from Eating Paleo in NYC are heading down to Charlottesville, Virginia for a deer hunting seminar. We will learn deer ecology, gun safety, how to shoot, how to field dress a deer, and how to butcher and cook venison. Though we won't be hunting any deer, we will be field dressing a freshly killed deer outdoors, and then cooking it that evening.
Jackson Landers will be leading the seminar. The New York Times featured Jackson in a great piece last year about urban and suburban foodies who wanted to learn to hunt. Many wanted to take the ethical step of being willing to kill the meat they eat. Jackson was raised a vegetarian, and takes ethical considerations seriously -- it's not simply a testosterone-driven exercise in domination. He also tries to hunt invasive, non-local species that could use a little culling.
Check out Jackson's blog.
Did I mention I'm excited? I swear it's not the testosterone talking. (Okay, maybe a little.) Lots more to come this weekend.