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General Discussion / Re: Ranger Fitness
« on: October 05, 2010, 06:11:44 AM »
Passed the test again on Oct. 2.

General Discussion / Re: Boomerangs and throwing sticks
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:53:55 PM »
My Great grandfather said he met Jim Bridger at a rondevous once, but that is all he said about it, it was his first season out and he was only 14 at the time. My Great grandfather taught me from the time I was 5 until I was 12 when he died, he was in his late nineties. That winter I started working a trap line and lived off the land while I was out. Sometimes I would be out for as long as a month before my Mom would send my little brother out to find me. Mom didn't really worry about me, except that the school would keep buging her about why I wasn't in school. I ran the trap line until I was 16. At 17, I dropped out of school and joined the military, and was gone for 12 years. I did later graduate from college though. There I got a Chef's Degree and used it to travel around the world about 4 times, finally settled here in the Arizona desert after 13 years in Alaska. Pretty much have done most of what I set out to do when I was 17, except I have not been to Australia yet. That will be coming in the next year or two, if Obama dosen't really screw things up more than he has already. Have a good one-- Rev John

General Discussion / Re: PETA, uhhh, PuTA lampooned on Colbert
« on: September 23, 2010, 09:48:51 AM »
I made my living cooking for 25 years and have been studying nutrition, and natural healing for about 30 years. I no longer work for someone else, and make my living doing energy healing with acupressure and magnetic healing, I don't charge anything, but never turn down a donation. I work on people and animals in person or accross the world. I also learned wilderness survival from my Great Grandfather, in the 1800s, he was a fur trapper and mountain man, and I taught mountain survival tactics for the military. I do have a lot of obscure facts floating around in my head.

General Discussion / Re: Some of us really are cavemen or neanderthal
« on: September 22, 2010, 02:09:01 PM »
About 75% of northern europeon decendants have neanderthal genes, in the genetic make up. Lates research.

General Discussion / Re: sorry for talking about my pooh but........
« on: September 22, 2010, 02:05:08 PM »
That's actually normal for people who get enough fiber in their diets. If you are eating a lot of raw produce and nuts you will probably have to go every time you eat.

General Discussion / Re: 5 day fast
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:58:29 PM »
I do 4 fifteen day fasts a year, helps to keep me healthy and strong. I also help local people in guiding the with fasting. Usually it's a fast using fresh made fruit and vegetable juices. A water fast is a little to drastic for most people because of the toxic crap in most of the food they eat. Loosing your temper on the elevator was probably just a detox sytem, it happens sometimes while fasting. A steak is not the best food to break a fast with, might make you real sick, try an apple next time.

General Discussion / Re: Forbidden fruits
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:41:58 PM »
Until the early 1900s tomatoes were only considered colorful plant to have in your yard, and were considered to be poisonous. They were about the size of a small cherry until  then, when someone started breeding them to get bigger, and in the process ate some and found out they wouldn't kill you.  Also I made my living a a chef for 25 years, tell my what you like to eat and maybe I can tell you a new way to try it.

General Discussion / Re: PETA, uhhh, PuTA lampooned on Colbert
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:33:48 PM »
I was a 100% raw vegetarian for 8 years in Alaska, my choice for healing. But that didn't mean I was against hunting for food. I ended my strict vegetarian days by catching a salmon and sharing it with some Indians on the beach, they shared thier beer.:) The human body has evolved where we need the nutrients from animal products to function properly without getting sick. If you meet someone who says they never eat animal products, they are probably lying. Not to many people on this planet can do it, even the monks in Nepal who are supposed to be the most hard core vegetarians eat 2 or 3 eggs a week, or thier brains wouldn't fuction properly.

General Discussion / Re: Boomerangs and throwing sticks
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:24:30 PM »
I put a lot of meat on the table with a bow in my teens, mainly deer. After my Great Grandfather taught me how to track a rabbit from the corn filed to his hole, he showed me how to catch it using a stick and my shoe strings. Tie the string around one end of the stick and make slip knot loop with the other end of the string and put it around the hole. When the rabbit sticks his head up you pull on the stick which pulls the rabbit out, then you crack him on the head with the stick. This sometimes take many hours of waiting, but you will get to eat that day.

General Discussion / Ranger Fitness
« on: September 22, 2010, 09:40:32 AM »
Howdy all, I haven't posted here for a long while but have been on the caveman diet for a few years, since Matt sarted this site. Every year I take and pass the Army Rangers fitness test on my birthday, Oct 2. I have 11 days to go. I have already met the minimun requirements and am working for a lot better score. Have doubled my bodywieght workouts and also added a Bullworker routine in. I started doing this right after 9/11, when the Army told me I was to old to go, so just to prove to myself I'm not to old, I take the test every year. You folks have a good one. Taku John     (be 63 this year)

General Discussion / Re: PETA, uhhh, PuTA lampooned on Colbert
« on: September 22, 2010, 09:29:24 AM »
What PETA dosen't realize is there weren't a lot of vegetarians that lived through the last ice age.

General Discussion / Re: Boomerangs and throwing sticks
« on: September 22, 2010, 09:22:08 AM »
I made and used a boomerang when I was  kid in school, but I couldn't say where to find the book I used, that was almost 50 years ago. As for throwng sticks, I use the Apache style, very easy to make and use. Just cut 2 sticks the exact same length and bind them together in the middle, kind of like a KungFu throwing star. The size of sicks you use depends on what you want to hunt. Smaller for rabbits and birds, bigger for men. Good tool for survival use, as all you need is your shoe strings to make one. if you don't have a pocket kniife to sharpen the ends, just scrape them on a flat rock until sharpened. I beleive there is a web site that gives more detailed instructions on the Apache throwing stick, I learned how to make one from my Great Grandfather, when I was around 8 years old. I came from a very poor family but after I learned how to make and use one we ate a lot of rabbits. Have a good one---Taku John

General Discussion / Kind of quiet.
« on: May 16, 2009, 04:56:44 PM »
I go on the road for a couple of weeks and everyone quits talking? What, did everyone finally get a job? Hey Matt, hows married life? After 20 years I found out there are a few things you need, to get along without arguing. 2 computers-2 TV's, 2 cars-live at least 100 miles from the inlaws-And last and most important, just one bed. Then there are the Alaskan rules we used, to keep the peace, who ever caught the second fish has to clean them all. I always caught the first one, and the local Indians thought I had my wife pretty well trained. What they didn't know, was that if I caught the second fish I cleaned them at home, and not on the bank where everyone could see me cleaning them. 20 years now and no real arguments. Never hold anything in, if something is bothering you get it out now. That way you won't just blow up at something minor later on, and she won't know what she did. Don't know what got me started on the councelling, must have been that 3rd beer, oh yeah, don't drink where she can see you---Rev. John

General Discussion / Just a quick Howdy!
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:20:27 PM »
Just thought I'd give Matt and the rest of you folks a quick howdy from Arizona. I have been real busy teaching my EFT energy healing out at the college, and they want me to teach another round of classes for the summer months, as well as teach classes in a college in another town down on the Colorado River. Have also been teaching desert survival on the side, you know eating bugs and snakes and other gourmet desert foods. Hey Matt you might check out the "static contraction" workout, it will give a lot more time with that new wife! I doubled my strength in the first 3 weeks. The wife just showed up and caught me on the net, better go. You all have a good one---Rev. John

General Discussion / Re: hello? anyone out there
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:06:44 PM »
Hey there e-soldier---I will give a reply, as it took a few days for me to get one a couple of years ago. I read you workout , the sledge hammer thing sounds interesting. I made my living for a year swinging a 17 pound spike mall on a railroad repair crew. I did it for about 10 hours a day, got into pretty good shape. I ran across a once a week workout that only takes about 20 minutes. Its called "static contraction" It will have you lifting weights that you never thought you could ever lift in about 5 weeks, I have more than doubled my strength in 3 weeks, check it out. I also use what is called the Pace method. It's a routine where you warm up for a few minutes then go all out for a minute or whatever time it takes to be completly winded, start off easy the first week with only 3 or4 sets. Once your completey winded and your heart rate is at maximum you rest until you breathing is back to normal, then do it again, working up to 6 sets. Use whatever method you want for this, running biking,stair step, or clean and jerk. This will take off body fat and get you and your heart& lungs in shape faster than any other methods I have used in the last 45 years. Yeah that's right, I'm not your basic spring chicken here, be 62 in a couple of months. I still take and pass the Rangers fitness test every year on my birhtday, never know when I'll get called out again. I spent 12 years in the Navy and the Army. In the Navy I was UDT, in the Army I was a mess sgt in the summer and the winter months I was high in the Rockies teaching mountain survival skills. Now I am a nutritional councilor, Energy healer, and also teach desert survival skills.  I do free healings down in the homless camps once a month, down there they call me by my current title---Rev. John- Have a good one.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:14:38 AM »
Hey Matt---I quit my day job and am doing my healing work full time now. Start teaching a class out at the college next monyh, too. Figured I would give this healing business 20 years, then go on to something to keep me fast and agile in my old age. They have a new rodeo sport here, you have to pull a ribbon off of a bulls horns, and you just keep doing that until one of the bulls diqualifies you. Rev John

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: December 19, 2008, 02:17:08 PM »
On your honeymoon, and you didn't take your lap top?   Rev. John

General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:49:34 PM »
Hey Matt---Do you really think we have to wait 20 or 30 years for this to happen? It is coming, and coming fast, at least here in the U.S.   Rev John

Philosophy / Re: My wierd poem
« on: January 19, 2008, 03:04:04 PM »
Just walk your talk and you will do fine---Rev John

General Discussion / Re: Caveman cuisine
« on: January 19, 2008, 02:17:04 PM »
OK Matt--I went out and got me a free blog site. Now what do I do with it? I'm sure it will need a little work? What I was trying to do here was to use this blog in my healing practice. And, yes, I do need to go back and put a "little" content in it. I know you guys want me to do a blog on my exploits of the last 50 years, and I will get around to that. Right now I do need to work on my healing practice. My presence on the forum has been kind of sporadic the last few months due to the fact that my mother has been sick. We lost her last Sunday. I went up north last month to spend some time with her while she was still here, and it was some real good quality time we shared, for 5 days. Because of my military days I know how to except death, but this was a little different, as Mom has been there for over 60 years for me. She was 80. I did use one of my healing techniques to let the emotional part of it go, and now I will only remember the time I spent with her and not feel the sadness of her passing. They are having the services for her as I write this, but I will go up north this summer for a private family service conducted by me at her favorite campsite. Now, it's time to move on. There are a lot of people out there that can use my healing knowledge, and I will get to them one at a time, until it's my turn to pass over.   Rev John

General Discussion / Re: Caveman cuisine
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:02:19 PM »
Hey Matt---I wouldn't know the first thing about doing a blog. Would that be like a mini web site? Rev. John

General Discussion / Re: Caveman cuisine
« on: January 12, 2008, 04:18:02 PM »
Howdy Ya'll----I did start a book a few months ago, about natural healing. Have not worked on it in a few weeks though, sickness in the family. But, I will get on it this weekend. As for a book about myself, would I have to include things I have not yet been caught and convicted for?:) Rev. John

Advice Column / Re: How old is too old...?
« on: January 01, 2008, 05:59:26 AM »
Hey Paleoman---I am 60, and just starting off on a new career. When I was in my 30's I had just given up drinking and smoking, and was into running marathons. In my 40's I went to Alaska to have a look around, took 13 years and only saw a part of it, when I turned 54 I returned to the lower 48 and am now in the Arizona desert. I am in the process of going full time teaching natural healing, nutrition, and energy healing. At 60, I still take and pass the Army Rangers fitness test, every year on my birthday, and will do it in 40 years! How old is to old? God gives us 120 years, after that you are on your own.   Rev. John

General Discussion / Caveman power diet
« on: December 13, 2007, 04:28:12 PM »
Hey Matt---I just ran across your caveman power diet, real close to the way I have been eating for the past few years. I never thought of writing it down. You did a real good job of that. The fruit and nuts is the way I usually eat for most of the day, then a small meal at night. As a nutritionist, this is a very good way to detox and clean out you system. The body is actually in detox mode for the first 5 or 6 hours after you wake up. The water in the morning helps to flush things out, then the fruit kind of acts like a broom for further cleaning. I don't eat anything solid until I have been up for at least 6 or 7 hours. Then it is usually apples, a banana, and some raisins and almonds. I know you said in your plan no dried fruit, but I have been using raisins for years as my primary trail food, so there :)  I don't really feel like eating as much as I used to, but then I'm 60, and don't work hard labor jobs like I did  in my 20's. I did take and  pass the Army Ranger fitness again this year on my birthday. I have been doing this ever since 9/11 when they turned me down for re-enlistment because I was too old, that may be, but I can still keep up with the 20 year olds in a fitness test, and run all day if needed. Well, I got off track, I was talking diet. I have ran the gamut of diets in the last 30 years trying to find one that works for me, and your diet has been, like I said, mine for the last few years, and it works just fine. I guess I have said enough about diet, on the side, I have been invited to give a 1 hour talk about my energy healing technique, this Sunday, for the newly formed Alternative Healing Club. I am their first guest speaker. Maybe I will pick up a paying client or two out of the deal, as I usually work with people with mental illness, drug addicts, and everyday street people, and they don't have much money, though some will help with the yard work:)  I have been on another trip since I last wrote to this forum, and I got caught in the recent storm in the Pacific Northwest, everyone was yelling disaster, but all I could see was a normal winter storm, where I grew up. People are now building on what has been a flood plain for thousands of years and wondering why they get flooded out. My great grandfather told me as a child, don't make camp below the highest driftwood on the creek bank. Even the Indians in Florida didn't stay on the coast during hurricane season, they moved to the mountain country for a few months.  Well, I'm rambling on so I had better sign off for now. Rev. John

General Discussion / Re: Caveman cuisine
« on: October 23, 2007, 05:37:56 PM »
Howdy from Arizona---Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I have been on a "long fast" for the last few weeks,(caveman thing when food is scarce). I don't usually like to read or communicate a lot when I am fasting. Now, when you are in the bush, you don't eat something just because you see a bird, snake, or wolf eat it. They can eat what we can't. I was taught to only eat what I know, live longer that way. Example, in the Panama jungle there is a golden frog that snakes eat, if a human even touches it you will get the poison from the oil on its skin, and die a horrible death, same thing if you eat the snake that has been eating these frogs, only slower. Here in North America, we don't
 have such poisonous things, but there are a lot of things that will make an adult sick, and even kill a child. I personally only eat what I know. I probably passed up a lot of good stuff that way, but I'm still here.  Taku John aka Rev. John

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