Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2

That’s right folks, we are back with another dazzling episode of Life Lessons From My Dog. Like a cross between Nietzsche and Chewbacca, he’s back with more golden nuggets of wisdom to make our lives better, our bodies healthier, our minds stronger, and our coats glossier. So lets delve into the wisdom that gushes forthContinue reading “Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2”

Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 1

My dog is an idiot. He has the ability to create such frustration in me that it is not an uncommon scene to find me shouting loudly that he is “such a f*£#ing d!£#!” whilst he just sits there, nonchalantly ignoring anything I am saying. He is also one of my best friends, a clicheContinue reading “Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 1”

Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe

In a previous post, I discussed the merits of minimalist/barefoot shoes and reviewed a couple of budget shoes to get people started. I also cautioned against literally running before you can walk with regards to minimalist footwear. I strongly feel that most people would benefit in some way from including more actual barefootedness, or atContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe”

Grain Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto Choccy Chia Brownies

Disclaimer: The main reason for writing this post is to serve as a discreet reminder to my wife that my birthday is looming and that Choccy Chia Brownies would perhaps be a lovely surprise. Let’s tell it like it is. Junk food is junk food. It doesn’t matter if it is hand reared, organic, biodynamic,Continue reading “Grain Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto Choccy Chia Brownies”

DIY GYM EQUIPMENT GUIDE – The Suspension Trainer

I first came across the concept of the suspension trainer in the late 2000’s. At the time, I was spending much of my time living in the woods, teaching bushcraft and wilderness skills. We would get plenty of walking and carrying in throughout our day’s work, and on occasion would bring a punchbag with us,Continue reading “DIY GYM EQUIPMENT GUIDE – The Suspension Trainer”

Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life

Every year on my birthday I like to do something that challenges me both physically and mentally. Maybe it’s in defiance to my ever looming demise, my Peter Pan syndrome, or my awkwardness in a party scenario, but I have grown to relish my yearly crucible. This tradition started on my 40th birthday when IContinue reading “Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life”

Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews

Like many other people, I was often barefoot as a kid. I have many memories of running through the forest, stopping to occasionally pull a holly leaf out of my skin; to feel the soft, cool mud squelch up between my toes; the roughness of tree bark as I clung ape-like in my favourite willow.Continue reading “Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews”

Vitamin V – And Why Foraging is the Ultimate Human Exercise

How many plants do you eat? Do you get your ‘5 a day’ quota or are you like my Mum and only eat peas (we have to phone ahead when we go out for dinner)? But how many actual varieties of plants do you actually consume? The Earth has an estimated 400,000 plant species thatContinue reading “Vitamin V – And Why Foraging is the Ultimate Human Exercise”

Shakshuka – The Budget Friendly Primal Taste Sensation

To eat a Primal/Paleo aligned diet is often viewed as expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The following recipe is a great way to eat clean and healthily whilst keeping a firm hold on the purse strings. I spent the first three quarters of my life unable to eat eggs. I could eat theContinue reading “Shakshuka – The Budget Friendly Primal Taste Sensation”