I suspect (and this theory has been propounded by many others) that the only reason people abandoned foraging and took up farming, was to guarantee a supply of beer. There is a fair bit of archaeological evidence to indicate that beer predates bread.
A liberal calls this nomadic:
>>Over time, we settled into a pattern of two or three month stays in a modest rental house, punctuated by a few transition weeks in the RV while we traveled to and explored a new place.
And then pines for the day when stone age tribes roamed the plains before humans were “domesticated by agriculture”.
I wonder what they ate on their RV tour of the west? Did they kill their own meat and spend the whole day gathering berries and edible plants? Or did they eat the same food as the rest of us “domesticated” people as they went out on their walking tours before returning to their air conditioned RV with all the comforts of home in the evening?
“how much humans lost when we became domesticated by agriculture.”
Yes, we lost the ability to galavant around in a motor vehicle, eat preserved food so that we don’t have to hunt and gather, and post our musings on the internet through the development of written language.
Oh wait...none of that would be possible had we not been “domesticated.”
Thank you for this, Renfield. ‘Tis much appreciated.
Tons of people have been doing this for years. They are called work campers - full time RVers with part time jobs in and around RV sites. This “blog” is Portlandia run amok.
So now we know where to observe the “free-range sanctimonious a-hole” in their native habitat.
This article is an attempt by a pair of chardonnay sipping urban libs overwhelmed by the mind-boggling vast expanse and character of the West to communicate their awe to fellow urban born/raised peers from the comforts of the capsule which brought them there.