Archive for the ‘Spring Water’ Category
In 2012 I founded the Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food and Vitality Meetup Group. If you’re in Northern California, join us! If elsewhere, start your own spring water/high vibe meetup group! Please SHARE the video below to help your friends up-level their lives with deeply healthful experiences and a supportive nonjudgmental health community!
The greater San Francisco Bay Area has many drinking springs: some flowing and accessible, many hidden and abandoned. Our community seeks to hydrate with these wild healing waters, learn about foraging wild edibles, and motivate each other to live lives rich in passion and vitality.
Join us so that you can enjoy: amazing wilderness adventure, spring water hikes, wild food walks, vitality food demos, cold spring restorations, hot spring pilgrimages, superfood party celebrations, organic potlucks, sustainable farm tours, and expert workshops! All welcome!
I have been drinking Red Rock Beach Spring (Stinson Beach, CA) water for 4 years. Many locals have had it as their staple water for 9 years or more. And some have been drinking it for longer than I’ve been alive. To think, I have driven by this spring thousands of times when I was younger (I grew up 15 minutes from it) and just recently do I get to enjoy this fresh, free, local fountain of Earth’s most prized element: mountain spring water.
I’ve trusted this spring (which those in the SF Bay Area call for short either ‘Red Rock‘ or ‘The Spring‘) to be sound spring water with all it’s specs to be ideal for daily hydration but after rumors of a possible arsenic, pesticide and bacterial content, I decided to finally have it lab tested!
Below you’ll find the full 6-page lab report as well as a video with me explaining the results.
Before I go on, let me announce that our beloved Red Rock tested quite well! I am extremely satisfied that no heavy metals, arsenic, coliform bacteria, pesticides or volatile organic compounds were detected.
I also need to mention right away that this is an informational test report. At the lab I used, informational tests are performed by the same analysts, using the same laboratory equipment that is used to meet the standards required for compliance testing, however the test report that follows is considered an informational test report. A compliance test can meet local, state or federal regulations, or when results are to be used in a court of law, but an informational test is 1 notch less official. My disclaimer: I choose to be a leader in the field of hydration and I advocate the consumption of exclusively pure wild spring water when at all possible for superior health benefits, yet each individual must learn to carefully and cleanly fill their own spring water vessels and drink at their own discretion.
The Full Lab Analysis Kit from Silver Lake Research tests for 103 contaminants including (1) Bacteria (presence/absence for coliform and E.coli), (19) Heavy metals and minerals, (11) Other inorganic chemicals and physical factors, (5) Organic chemicals – Trihalomethanes, (47) Volatile organic chemicals, and (20) Pesticides, Herbicides and PCBs.
CLICK HERE to view the full 6-page Red Rock Beach Spring Informational Water Quality Report:
Now for the video! I explain many of the notable detected elements in Red Rock spring water including pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), sodium, silica, magnesium, calcium, sulfate and nitrate.
Watch on YouTube HERE.
This report cost in total $286, which is not cheap, but is about 1/10th of what a full compliance test might cost. The following groups funded the report:
~My meetup group, The Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food, and Vitality Meetup Group. If you live anywhere even remotely close to the SF Bay area, join our group. We’ll have many spring water adventures scheduled this year.
~My company, Longevity Power – Herbal tonics for the Super Health-Conscious.
~Close friends of mine and true stewards of Red Rock spring, whom I hope you bump into next time you fill up at the spring.
If your local spring(s) is not already tested regularly, I highly encourage you to purchase the Full Lab Analysis Kit from Silver Lake Research or something like it. Hopefully the results will fair well and you will be able to share the results and empower and build confidence in the spring water loving community (which is making a comeback after decades of tap and bottled water domination.) You can use a crowdfunding site to raise funds if you wish – all it would take are a few locals to chip in $50 or so for a lifetime of free water – a no-brainer when compared with the expense of purchasing bottled water near daily.
Sign up to my email list and join The Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food, and Vitality Meetup Group. Take a look at my signature superfood and herbal extract products at Longevity Power.
Be sure to share this web page to help spread the message of:
~Choosing to drink the best water ever for peak health of body, mind and spirit
~Building a community that keeps accessible and stewards our local precious springs
Got a question? Post it below. Excited? Post a comment below. I’ll be here to respond to each one.
The San Francisco Bay Area needs more accessible drinking springs for the purpose of supreme hydration, vitality, ecology and reconnecting wild soul:
Out of the several neglected roadside springs, the Lagunitas spring seems to be the perfect fit for the first spring we restore. It will become the best and closest drinking spring for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lat: 38° 0’44.81″N
The spring is located on the west side (uphill side) of Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, 6 miles west of the Fairfax Community Church (Fairfax, CA).
Here’s a video I did in Janurary 2011 about other neglected springs in the Bay Area:
We can do it!
P.S. I mentioned in the video that I created Longevity in a Bottle. Learn what that is and get yourself some HERE: http://LongevityPower.com
Happy New Year! Presenting…the Best of ChristianBates.com in 2011!
To develop superfood products, I have taken a 5 month break from writing and video making for ChristianBates.com. However, I am fully charged to reach out, educate and entertain in 2012. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, please pick from the best of my 2011 posts (includes hilariously informative videos and articles). Go ahead, click on the links below (They will open in new windows or tabs so that you can easily come back to this page):
The Cacao Rap (Music Video): As fly as the It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot rap or even flyer? You decide.
Gathering Spring Water For My Hot Tub: The ‘How To’ adventure you MUST see!
Superfoods Song (Music Video): Me on the mic; 80+ superfoods sung in a high speed Mexican Hat Dance.
Simple Raw Chocolate Hazel Nut Mylk Smoothie Recipe: A scrumptious liquid recipe that was put into a gluten-free cooking book.
High Fruit? Low Fruit? Or Fermentation? (Video and Article): The ancient secret of fermenting the sugar out of your favorite fruits to make tantalizing low-glycemic elixirs!
6 Unique Kefirs (with Video): Everything you can do with the best ferment ever!
Japan’s Nuclear Fallout To Hit Western North America and What To Do About It: Educate yourself.
Anti-Radiation Elixirs (Video with 2 Recipes): A savory soup and sweet superfood smoothie, Mmmmm.
The Best Compost Ever! (Video: Composting At Home Explained): Let me show you how it’s done.
Raw Superfood Cream-filled Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe: I can read your mind, “I want!”
Kelp Chips Recipe, like Kale Chips but BETTER: Kale is great, but Kelp is wild!
Get Your Natural Game On! (HOT CONTROVERSIAL Video): Make this fascinating video go viral now.
My Facebook Community Created My Superfood Smoothie (VIDEO): 1st time it’s ever been done.
Make 2012 your year for extraordinary health,
In my new video, I show you my process of “going the extra mile” as I gather spring-fed creek water to fill my jacuzzi – one car load at a time – so that I can have my own “hot spring” hot tub in the privacy and convenience of my own back deck!
The concluding message of the video is to inspire you to work with nature in your own way and take extraordinary actions to create extraordinarily healthy environments for yourself such as:
~gathering local spring water in glass for your drinking water
~gardening using superfood seeds and wild seeds instead of just normal cultivars
~gathering local creek or spring water to fill a tub and create a “cold plunge” pool to create nerves of steel and circulatory system health boosts
~spending a few extra minutes each day preparing your favorite potent elixirs
~spending your free time going on wild adventurous hikes
~visiting hot springs
~learning about and hunt for wild foods in your area (only eat when identified by a wild food expert)
~scouting for un-mapped springs at the top of creeks
~seeking out the sun (at home or somewhere private in nature) to do some sun bathing (any time of the year!)
As always, I love your comments. What “going the extra mile” healthful activities are important to you? What are you inspired to do this year that you haven’t yet taken the time to do?
(The written down Cacao Shake Recipe which I demonstrated in this video is at the bottom of this article.)
I recently gave a talk called “Discover Superfoods: Raw Cacao” at Whole Foods Market, Santa Rosa, CA, where I unleashed the cutting edge insights and “How To’s” in regard to an optimal Superfood-rich lifestyle.
In this 5-part video recording of my talk, you will learn how to make superior food choices amidst: the latest deceptions in agriculture, the new paradigm of food genetics and minerals, and the latest innovations in the foodie market.
Superfood Cacao Shake: the “extra-low-glycemic” energy and clarity drink made easy!
4-5 cups nut mylk (Blend a couple handfuls mixture of organic walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and hemp seeds with a quart of spring water, then strain through nut mylk bags into bowl)
1 1/2 tablespoons birch xylitol (or other wholesome sweetener of choice)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon cold pressed organic olive oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Few pinches NOW brand Organic Stevia Extract Powder, to taste
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 30 seconds, then add:
1/2 teaspoon AFA wild blue green algae
A few handfuls of spring water ice cubes
Blend for 10 seconds and serve in glass!
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Note: This full video will only be available free until midnight Wednesday October 27th 2010! It will then revert back to a free 10 minute preview. If you would like to enjoy the All Access Pass so that you can continue to review this video and other Monday Night Live! @ Cafe Gratitude educational presentations and videos, CLICK HERE.
In our 90 minute presentation we demonstrated how to make 2 of our favorite Superfood Beauty Elixirs:
Ginger Orange Soda Pop
This drink glistens with its enticing ginger-orange flavor, and calls to you with its friendly bacteria content!
2 cups coconut water kefir
1 cup spring water ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon NOW brand organic stevia extract powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger
5 drops organic orange extract liquid
OPTIONAL: 2 teaspoons fresh Aloe Vera inner gel
Blend on high in a high-speed blender for 15 seconds and strain through a nut mylk bag to remove the ginger bits, into a medium-sized bowl. Transfer from the bowl into glassware of choice. May your day sparkle with magnificent health!
This is the ultra refreshing, Superhero version of the lemon-lime-cherry flavored soda you might remember as a kid. Fully loaded with vitamin C and MSM; extra light and crisp.
5 cups spring water
1 1/2 cups spring water ice cubes
1 tablespoon acerola cherry powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoon MSM powder
1 teaspoon NOW brand organic stevia extract powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt 3 drops organic orange extract liquid
OPTIONAL: 1/4 teaspoon goji berry extract powder
Blend in a high-speed blender on high, let foam dissolve for 3 minutes, then serve in glass. Quench your thirst for liquid nutrition that makes your soul smile!
If you like what you saw in the video and you would like 35 phenomenal elixir recipes like the two above (each unique recipe has its own array of top quality potent and therapeutic superfoods) then my eBook Superfood Beauty Elixirs is for you. Purchase it by clicking here!
Have you noticed the attention to detail in raw food, superfood, and drinking water lately? We are in a health journey now where we are putting together the more refined pieces of our nutritional protocol and in the way we live with the Earth.
It is no longer about “I eat healthy,” “I workout on the weekends,” “I recycle,” or “I donate to charities” anymore. There is a much deeper call now, one that demands a paradise level of health, and a Utopian connection with what each of our personal missions and visions for ourselves and the world are.
I have noticed that my attention to detail in quality about the raw foods, superfoods, and water that I drink has each year become more refined, so much so that I wonder how I ever managed before, given what I now understand about both the amazing (and fun!) aspects in food and water quality and about the hidden abominations in quality of the food, water and environment we eat, drink and live in.
When I first became extremely interested in truly healthy food (and “went raw”) years ago, I had my fair share of rancid walnuts in the bulk section of natural food stores, superfoods that had fillers in them, and I drank tap water. I thought I was so pure, but I was falling for many of the booby traps.
One of the most important evolutions I had was that I updated to poorly filtered tap water. I thought I was on the cutting edge by doing that. Then, with some updated knowledge, I upgraded to aquifer water and spring water bottled in plastic which was definitely a step up. And now finally I only drink fresh spring water bottled in glass.
I have since even more recently discovered that many springs out there are actually holes dug into the Earth next to naturally occurring springs, and thus they are an aquifer water, which is like a cross between a natural spring and a human-made well. Compared to a wildly-flowing spring, aquifer water seems to lack a certain amount of magic and can sometimes contain bad calcium (lime).
Most bottled “spring” water is actually bottled aquifer water. They might taste good to your average consumer, but if you have stumbled onto my blog you might have questioned the actual healthfulness of shelf-sitting, light-and-heat-exposed bottled spring water. (Just so you know, there is a unique brand of true unprocessed spring water that still has magic in it: RawLivingWater.com)
Can I find natural, cold drinking springs near my home?
There are many naturally occuring springs where I live, on Mt. Tamalpais. A few gush right out of rock – perfect for filling up a glass jug – and many trickle out of dirt and are not potable. Most of the springs are a brief hike away. The most important water sources for us at this time are the ones alongside a road near one’s home (or for the few: the one’s on your or someone’s property, feeding into the house). This way you can fill 20-40 gallons or more at once into your car, so as to only have to fill up a couple times per month (I fill up once per week), and of course to have the leverage of your vehicle.
There are three springs on the road that I am aware of in my county, Marin, which is just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. I enjoy filling up from just one of these springs every week: Red Rock Beach spring. It is not a true ancient spring as it is actually a horizontal hole drilled into the cliff side to relieve erosion pressure on the cliff next to the one flowing natural spring beside it. The “spring” is therefore almost an aquifer water, but, fortunately, there are many naturally occurring trickle springs right next to it, so in this unique case the water is actually excellent, and low tds (about 70 ppm, no “minerally” hardness like that of your average water well.)
The issue with this spring is that, in a Utopian society, we would have “boxed” this spring a long time ago. The water gushes at a few gallons per minute out of clean rock, so it does not have to be boxed, but it would be so much nicer, as I would no longer need to bring my own copper pipe to channel water from the fissure, or “eye” of the spring, to my jugs.
What is boxing a spring anyways?
Boxing a spring implies correctly placing a stone or concrete wall in front of or just downhill from the spring, sanitarily trapping all the water behind the wall so that it all flows out one pipe cemented through the wall. Correctly done, it directs the water right into a fill up zone (a water fountain) thus increasing the flow rate into your bottle (so that you don’t have to spend all day at the spring filling from a trickle spring – not that there is anything wrong with that), keeps away erosion, helps keep away rodents from contaminating the water, and – my favorite – if the box is made with some nice craftmanship, it looks like and becomes a beautiful fountain, the perfect centerpiece for any town or park.
There is a second spring in our county – one on the road – that was extremely popular prior to the 1980s when at some point it was privately left to neglect (or purposely closed down.) All over the world, springs that become popular get shut down, just as in this example near New York City: Longislandpress.com/2010/06/17/residents-fight-to-keep-spring-in-cold-spring-harbor.
The third spring-on-the-road that I am most interested in, has been abandoned. (See my video below for footage of me at this spring.) This spring was boxed but has been (purposely) neglected until moss covers the fountain; the box trap has eroded and filled with sediment, letting bugs and slugs contaminate the trapped still-flowing-after-thousands-of-years water. The actual spring water is still perfect, but impossible to drink from sanitarily do to the erosion, partially caused by the road.
I am currently searching for all the historic knowledge on this drinking spring, so that I can find the logistics for restoring it. As you can see from the pictures, this spring has two parts: the fountain and the box. The fountain is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship now covered in moss. You can see that beside the main fountain pipe are two concrete turtles who have small copper pipes coming out of their mouths. If this fountain were successfully connected back to the box, the fountain would have 3 spouts of water coming out all at the convenience of a large car pullout, under the canopy of redwood trees. What a vision! How good it will feel when we restore this spring. And, to restore other abandoned springs just like it all around the world!
This spring’s box is uphill from the once-piped-to fountain, as the perfect place for the box (needs to be near the eye of the spring) is different from the perfect place for the fountain (situated closer to the car pullout). The box is eroded, full of sediment and dead slugs. It needs to be completely redone. It is flowing though over two gallons a minute. If officially approved and contracted, this spring could be restored very quickly by specialists.
With the exception of FindASpring.com, your local spring information is often NOT a Google search away. We get to ask the locals instead, people who have been around for a while, especially the local 50 years of age or elder folks, will be key in giving you clues so that you can be the mystery unveiler on the past and present of springs in your neighborhood. Start asking. Chances are you will find that your neighborhood has lots of micro climates, landscapes, hills, mountains, forests, summits and valleys where springs dwell.
Most creeks have a spring head that fuel them where water comes from out of the Earth pristine, not just from topical rainfall. Take an off-trail hike up a creek and see what’s up there. Just note that if you find a spring that is a trickle spring coming out of mud, I don’t recommend drinking from it as it may contain rodent fecal matter (water born disease.) But if you find a spring coming right out of rock, and the spring has no development above it, then its a good chance the water is perfect right out of the ground. Visit the videos on FindASpring.com on ways to test spring water for its drinking quality.
You may find springs that were once boxed but have been abandoned. The non-profit nature of springs combined with municipal profit, control, and “liability issues” makes it so that springs get legally halted so that the local people are forced to drink for-profit toxic, denatured municipal tap water. As well, you may find wild springs that are just asking to be boxed into an awesome fountain, but the powers that be combined with the local population’s lack of awareness about the cruciality of spring water halts the quick progress for such a vision!
Here is why this is a public service announcement: I am asking you to spread the word on how to take back our birthright of having gushing, convenient and pristine springs always nearby.
There are three public health hazards:
1. Tap water is just about always contaminated with chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals and anti-metallic substances, lime and nano-bacteria. Even when filtered, the water isn’t living via its crystal structure, and thus a filtered water drinker is filtering over 70% of their bodily consciousness, if you know what I mean. Start where you are at, and step by step make audacious changes for the better.
2. Whenever I am filling up at my spring and someone comes by to ask what I am doing, I always say excitedly that I am drinking the best water ever! They then proceed to fill their small bottle just downhill from the spring where the water might be contaminated with sediment or parasites. I quickly tell them to go to the spring’s fissure. We must spread the word and educate people on the value of drinking water that is always bottled inches from the spring head.
3. We get to gather together and influence the people and the officials to approve the boxing and restoring of every public area’s viable springs. Certain laws or watershed profit and control obligations must be changed by popular demand and Utopian logic so that all springs will be optimized. “For the people, by the people…”
These are the first three steps. BONUS Step four is to box springs with water enhancing technologies. One way to both eliminate sediment from getting into the spring water fountain pipe or fissure, as well as to concentrate the healthful monoatomic minerals in spring water, is to create a vortexing unit within the spring box and the water outlet. This technology can be reviewed on www.subtleenergies.com. This is a tall order for now and can be done in the near future after we just get the basic spring boxes and fountains installed everywhere.
I know I create the changes I want to see for myself and the for the world around me with what I do as a habit. A habit is what counts. So please, go out and spread the word on the real clean water issue. As more people respect, appreciate, hold sacred and demand the best springs ever, spring restorations will come of it. May this message have served you and given what you needed to know to take the next step to better and better uncompromised health!
Colon hydrotherapy is one of the most important practices to add in on your health journey, and we do ours with a special superfood touch. We make ours so delightful, that if you are already seeing a colon hydro-therapist for colonics, you may wish to stay home now and do our version of a deep cleansing “superfood” enema. Enemas are the process of oiling up your behind, laying in the bathtub in preferably a warm comfortable candle-lit bathroom, gently inserting into your rectum a tube that is attached to a bag or crock of warm water, and letting gravity slowly and gently fill up and drain your colon several times until your whole colon has been cleaned of all matter.
In this process, two things are accomplished. First is that with every colonic, you have a chance at knocking out any intestinal plaque that might be gummed up in the folds of your colon. The exit of this most toxic debris that was continuously poisoning your body for who knows how long, is absolutely key to restoring the integrity of your body’s health. Intestinal plaque tends to be something along the lines of 10 year old pizza putrefying with heavy metals and parasites. These pockets of waste never should have been there in the first place, but because of a past of eating aberrant foods, having a stressful lifestyle and getting constipated, weird things can happen to your organs.
The second huge benefit of a deep enema is that it makes room in your intestines for an accelerated dump of waste from all the cells of your body, speeding up both short term and long term healing. If you are already healthy, but feeling a bit sluggish one day, try doing an enema our way and it can turn your energy around and give you that “edge” again as a short term healing. If you have a small or big pooch in your belly, do an enema today as part of your long term goal to flatten your abdomen and attain excellent digestive and metabolic health.
How we do enemas at our house: Instead of using a one gallon or smaller enema bag, use a 2 or more gallon jug or crock with a spigot. Slide the hose off your current enema bag and stretch it over the spigot. If it slides off a tapered spigot, wrap one or two rubber bands around the connection to keep it on, being careful not to pinch the hose. Fill your enema container up almost all the way with spring water. Prepare a pot of tonic herbs tea (Click here for a great recipe from my girlfriend The Edible Goddess’s blog). Fill the pot of herbs up with some of the enema container water with the hose. Brew until it begins to boil, then strain the tea into the container. If your tea pot is small, fill it up with the container water again and rebrew. Repeat the process several times if need be until the container water is quite warm and deeply tea colored. Add in MSM only or add in shilajit and/or fulvic acid. We are currently avoiding combining MSM with high mono-atomic mineral containing foods like shilajit to avoid the potential sulfuric reactivity of the combination. Also its an excellent idea to add in coconut water kefir, or probiotic powders of your choice (with MSM or shilajit is great.) You can also add organic coffee for great liver cleansing effects and zeolites for their heavy metal, viral and volatile organic compound pulling effects. Bring your enema container into the bathroom and place at least 3 feet above the floor on a stable counter, stool or table so that the hose can reach well into the bathtub or shower stall.
Warm up the bathtub or shower stall by blasting some hot filtered showered water. We also use a space heater blasting in the direction of the bathtub, keeping it away from any water, and leave it on during the 30-45 minute enema experience. Lay a towel down in the tub for your back and some folded towels for your head and neck. We prefer enemas laying on our back with our legs up, rather than face down on all fours. Light some scented organic beeswax candles and play some music or inspirational audio. Take your pants off, put coconut oil or any organic raw oils around and in your bum and all over the enema hose insert nozzle. Stir the enema container one final time to make sure no mineral-rich sediment is stuck on the bottom.
Lay down and slowly let the water fill you up until gentle tension (no extreme pressure holding, be gentle with your intestines), then let the water go out down the drain. Ideally you take your time with this and eventually get the water to go up your descending colon, across your transverse colon, and down your ascending colon towards your cecum where your small intestines dump into your colon. This means that quite a bit of poops and not-quite-fully digested food particles will have exited you many times. You might not be able to go this deep every time, so do a series of enemas (e.g. an enema every other day for 2 weeks) so that you are more likely to tone and cleanse your ascending colon at least some of the times.
Doing an enama our way eliminates the fears associated with enemas. We boost the probiotic content of the gut with the coconut water kefir amendment, instead of stripping the colons Bifidus-dominant colony. We keep the experience in the bathroom warm and nurturing so that you finish feeling more comfortable than ever, rather than cold or invaded. We make your body feel nourished with the uptake of the water amendments (tonic teas, shilajit, fulvic acid, etc.) so that you finish fairly balanced out, instead of deprived or dizzy. However, every enema is different and just know that the discomforts of purification will pass. Hydrate well after an enema, and then consume something light and nourishing, preferably full of your favorite superfoods.
My disclaimer on enemas: Please take responsibility for your own health and health protocol. Please seek the advice of a professional colon hydrotherapist before embarking on your own enema project. Do your first enema/colonic with a colon hydrotherapist before taking the leap to do it yourself. Do not let the water fill your colon forcefully. Be very gentle with yourself and take your time.
P.S. What to drink while doing an enema: “Superfood Beauty Elixirs: Mouth-watering liquid nutrition for immunity, weight loss and longevity in 5 minutes flat!”
Imagine this. You are a superfoodist far away from home and your bag of goodies runs out, your water jugs break, and the local food scene is NO help. Low in your usual vital energy you try to fast! But then, far away from home, you bog down and eat some starchy non-superfood meal with crappy water, your blood sugar spikes, your skin breaks out, you feel helpless and….
You wake up from the nightmare and decide to become FULLY prepared.
If a superfoodist like yourself is less than excellently prepared with food and drink abundance while traveling in every condition, then peace of mind can only go so far. We are what we eat, so let’s remain the best ever when we are on the go and only get healthier everyday with no stress. The prepared and well-stocked superfoodist at home becomes an elite traveler in this blog post.
There are a few travel factors and every destination will have a particular permutation which will help you decide what to bring.
~By car or by plane?
~Going by yourself or with others?
~Traveling to hardly-raw friendly or mostly raw-friendly scene?
~Spring water nearby or not?
~Refrigeration on location or not?
~Kitchen for you or not?
Last summer, I went to the one week Enlightenned Warrior Training Camp in 100*F Fresno, CA. No person or situation was going to cater to me. All I had was my car. I knew a raw foodist couple who went to the camp the year before who ended up drinking tap water and eating conventional produce and got sick! Conditions would be rough…if I wasn’t fully prepared, which I was 😉 and had the best time of my life!
Thus I brought many gallons of spring water, each bottle wrapped in blankets to avoid breakage in my trunk. I only brought prepared non-perishable foods, as I had no time to prepare, no refrigeration, no camp food to add. How did I have a great balance of savory and sweet superfood lifestyle complete meals and snacks during the intensity of a five-day intensive camp? How did I eat like a king with enough to share?! Stay tuned for detailed instructions in part 2…