How Good of a Hunter-Gatherer Would You Be?

For 190,000 years, humans existed as hunter-gatherers. It was only 10,000 years ago that we took up agriculture and began to confuse our biological makeup. More recently, just 100 years ago, we confused our biology even more when the majority of people became sedentary due to industrialization. We are most healthy when we don't confuse our genetics, that's why it's important to listen to your DNA and mimic the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers in a modern setting.

So how good a chances of survival would YOU have if you were a hunter-gatherer? City slickers aren't welcome in the wilderness. Are you the exception? Find out how in touch you are with your biological makeup!

Created by: Primal Geek of Mark's Daily Apple
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. On a scale of 1 to 5, rate your athletic fitness in comparison to others of your gender.
1 - Cannot run at all. Stairs are almost impossible to navigate. Possible confinement to a wheel chair.
2 - Can run for short periods of time. Walking for an hour is no problem. Not highly athletic.
3 - Can run for lengths at a time. Exercises on a irregular or regular basis. Mobility is never an issue.
4 - Long, tough runs are possible. Exercises frequently. Considered athletic.
5 - Athleticism is part of self-identity. Rigorous exercise is part of daily routine. Running, sprinting, climbing stairs, rockwalls, or rope is very little issue.
4. About what amount of grains (bread, cereals, pasta) do you consume daily?
None.
Very little. 1-2 servings per day.
Some. 3-4 servings per day.
Many. 5-7 servings per day.
Very Much. 8+ servings per day.
5. On a scale of 1 to 5, how dependent are you on grains, legumes (beans), and dairy for you as a source of energy?
1 - It is common to go without eating grains, legumes, and dairy for an entire day with no depleted energy.
2 - It is uncommon to go without eating grains, legumes, and dairy. Slightly low on energy when deprived of them.
3 - Rarely go without eating them. Energy is very low when deprived of them.
4- Never go without eating them.
5 - They comprise of the majority of my diet.
6. When you go for a walk, what types of shoes do you wear?
Large, athletic shoes. Soles are thick.
Tennis shoes. Medium thick soles.
Light shoes. (Eg., Sperry's) Medium-thin sole.
Sandals, minimalist shoes, or "toe-shoes".
Barefoot
7. You are attending a dinner party and are given a menu to choose from beforehand. Which meal do you select?
Order #1 - General Selection. Small sirloin steak, side of veggies, bread sticks, soup, and a cheesecake desert.
Order #2 - Low-Fat Selection. Salmon, a side salad, rolls, angel hair pasta, and a fruit cup desert..
Order #3 - Vegetarian Selection. A tofu dish, small salad, angel hair pasta, soup, and a cheesecake desert.
Order #4 - Meatlovers Selection. Large T-bone steak, bacon-loaded side salad, bacon-loaded baked potato, honey baked ham soup, and a cheesecake desert.
Order #5 - Low-Carb Selection. Medium-sized steak cut, small salad, veggies, and a fruit cup desert.
Order #6 - Alternative Selection. Turkey bacon club, french fries, baked potato, and a cheesecake desert.
8. Given that it is safe, would you be willing to eat a bug?
Yes.
Yes, given that it is the correct texture. (Crunchy vs. Slimy)
No.
9. How long can you walk without tiring?
0-15 minutes.
15-45 minutes.
45 minutes-2 hours.
2-3 hours.
3 hours+
10. You are about to be stranded on a large deserted island with no hope of rescue. You are allowed to bring anyone you want with you on the island, vital or not, so long as you know them personally. Make a list of everyone you would take. How many people are on it?
Zero
One
2-4
5-10
10-15
15+
11. Could you bring yourself to kill an animal?
Yes
Yes, given that it isn't cute.
No.
12. You are hungry and come across a peculiar mushroom. You cannot identify the specimen but you notice small teeth marks on it from another animal. You search for any carcasses but none are found. Do you eat it?
Yes
No

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