I’m on my 82nd day of eating raw. I don’t remember how it all started but something on the Internet must of inspired me. Then I asked the library to mail me a book on raw food eating and then I decided to try it.
All the stuff I read said you needed a bunch of appliances—an expensive juicer, a 500 dollar blender, a dehydrator, a food processor, and a refrigerator and freezer.
I have a knife and a grater. I’m thinking about adding a potato masher to mash up avocados and tomatoes.
The book I read was called, “12 steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food”
Some of her “scientific evidence” is skewed but I looked past it.
8 thoughts on “Backwoods Raw”
A lot of those things they use the dehydrator and food processor for are things that really aren’t that edible raw. They process them so much they aren’t cooked exactly, but they’re not really all that raw anymore either.
Good work! What has been the biggest effect of the new diet plan? Has your energy levels changed that much?
Actually I’ve found I have less energy and a reduction in strength. But I’ve also stopped taking all supplements and that might have something to do with that. I didn’t plan on stopping supplements but after awhile going raw, I didn’t want to take them anymore.
I feel good though, like I did when I was little. And the energy level might be attributed to just being bored and hanging out at my cabin instead of being out on a trail somewhere,
Another benefit is I don’t smell. I’ve had to be very careful with my water because my truck had a minor break down and I couldn’t get to town to get water. So I gave up bathing. I went 6 weeks without bathing and didn’t smell. When I did get a shower,after 6 weeks, I didn’t use any soap or shampoo. So now it’s been 2 months since I took a bath with soap or shampoo and I still don’t smell.
I like the way I feel eating raw. I’m not sure I could keep it up while on a long trail though. I met a raw foodie on the trail once but he dropped out.
Hey, you’re back! I imagine you also saved a lot of time by not having to cook. Does eating raw essentially mean having a similar diet as a vegan? I typically use a small single-serve blender to make everything–leave them in there a while to make a shake or just pulse it once or twice to have stuff chopped up. Great for coffee beans as well.
Raw or cooked, I don’t spend more than 5 minutes a day on food prep, so not a big savings there.
Twice I have had raw cheese and some smoked salmon and some raw honey.
But I think I’d like to go completely vegan for awhile and see how it goes.. I’m just doing one day at a time and trying things out.
I have enough DC power to run my laptop and a 7watt florescent at night, I don’t know about a blender. I do have a generator but it seems like a pain to go out and start up the generator so the blender will work. For now I think I’ll live without the blender.
How do you get this food? just buy it? You have to get out every week to get it i think?
and how do you preserve food without a frige.
I’m very interested in living solitude but food is always a bit tricky.
What about your thoughts on growing your own food? should be posible if you have your own land.
There is a little log cabin store run by a couple of old hippies about 2.5 miles away, if I walk through state land. I can buy stuff there. In the late spring I go to town every week or so.
Lots of stuff keeps without refrigeration: cabbages, carrots, bananas, oranges, apples, onions, garlic, grapefruit, lemons, limes, etc.
Yeah I could grow food but I’m rarely home in the summer. A lot of the people out here have a cold cellar to store their food in.
Even off the grid you can have a propane fridge. I have one at my other cabin. They’re expensive but are don’t make any noise and last a long time.
Please start posting again.
I’m desperately trying to separate myself from this cold, complicated and unfilling way of life.
I long for the simplicity you enjoy.
I can’t be the only one.