my greatest wish is that we could still live a subsistance lifestyle... only not in the frozen north. i could move there, and do it, but i'd rather enjoy some warmer weather. the kind that you can enjoy the feeling of warm sun on your bare back when you're working outside. not bitter freezer burn.
Pretty good reading on that thread and an interesting way of life. Several of my family members live almost entirely on wild game and fish augmented by a large garden. They do see it as a needed food source whereas for me it's just eating the spoils of what I enjoy doing most. I share a large amount of meat with friends and family. I would release nearly every fish I catch but since my wife grew up on them in the Philippines she would kill me if I didn't provide nearly one for every day.
It's different when you live that way out of necessity that's for sure.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...