Why go on a sasquatch expedition?

A different way to frame that question: What does a sasquatch expedition do for me?

In the past we've refrained from outlining the various things that people find valuable and beneficial about BFRO expeditions. It was preferable to let people discover those things for themselves, without creating expectations beforehand. But as the economy has gotten tougher in the past few years, and fuel costs have risen, and uncertainty is part of our lives more than it has been before ... it is more common for people to analyze every expenditure and ask themselves, "How does this help me (and my family) ?".

Among many other things ... sasquatch expeditions will help you cope with modern stresses and anxieties, even long after the expedition is over.

One can only explain superficially why this may be so. For every human, there are triggers in the modern world that will induce stress and anxiety, and there are triggers that will induce a feeling of blissful contentedness and relaxation. By exposing yourself (safely) to certain ancient threats, especially in truly ancient environments, for a few days in row, you experience a new feeling of contenteness and relaxation once you are out of the woods and you've returned to civilization, possibly due to the temporary but severe reorganization of your anxiety triggers ...

Aside from the immediate stress-relieving effects of temporarily replacing moden worries with some very ancient worries ... you will also deal with stress and anxiety better if you can occassionally remove yourself completely from the modern world and go somewhere very similar to the environment of the people who most thoroughly defined your mind and body -- your caveman ancestors.

Sasquatches still lead the caveman lifestyle, in the purest way. Pursuing sasquatches in the areas where they are repeatedly spotted will inevitably lead you to a variety of caveman-suitable environments. It is in those places where you can really begin to understand your own ancestors, and their lifestyle, and their diet, and that changes you for the better, permanently.

Anxiety and the Long Muscles

Modern humans in modern societies are largely liberated from the parcticular physical toils, and environmental exposures, and nutritional deprivations that wore down our ancestors' bodies at a relatively young age over the last 2,000 years or so, but new types of stresses wear down modern humans physically in other ways.

To stay employed in the modern competitive economy, and to support your family, and to stave off fears of growing old with inadequate support, you will strive to work faster and longer, but in ways that do not employ your long muscles.

Talking on the phone, or sitting in on conference calls, or typing on the computer, do not require use of the long muscles in your back and legs and arms. Those muscles are only well used when walking, running, swimming, biking, etc.

Using the long muscles for 45 minutes or so, in the rhythmic pattern they designed for, triggers your heart to beat stronger and slower. It also triggers your whole vascular system to move different fluids through your body in a particular way, and it does so without releasing stress chemical into your body.

Drinking coffee and driving, or doing office work, by contrast, may trigger your heart to beat stronger, and may induce fluid pressures in your body that elevate your focus and agility and organizational ability, but that form of triggering causes stresses on your whole system that you were not designed to endure indefinitely.

Modern stresses accumulate over time on a very physical level, and it eventually leads to a brain malfuntion called anxiety, and then finally to depression ... unless the stress is repeatedly remedied in some way.

Using your mind and your long muscles the right way releases and circulates various endorphins and other beneficial chemicals. Collectively those chemicals allow your body to repair an insidious form of brain damage caused by modern stresses -- the gradual disconnection of dendrite connections among brain cells. Those stress-induced disconnections are what accumulates in your brain, and what leads first to anxiety and eventually to depression. Depression is what you feel when there there are way too many dendrite disconnections.

Humans tend to experiment with different ways to remedy that insidious brain damage, but most of those ways are not completely effective, or they cause their own set of problems eventually.

Learning the ways of your caveman ancestors, and learning them in the same types of environments that your caveman ancestors lived in, uses your mind and your long muscles in ways that you simply cannot duplicate in a gym or at a vacaction resort. Immersion in that environment, where there are absolutely no modern stresses, while using your long muscles like cavemen did while exploring new areas, and for a few days in a row, has a noticeable effect on you. You release much more of your body's pain-killing chemicals, and for longer periods, then you are normally used to. Your caveman ancestors definitely pumped a lot of those chemicals through their bodies in order to stay on the move and then rest comfortably while exposed on the forest floor. They had no choice, so their bodies and brains evolved to make that easier. Your human body still has that capacity, but it rarely gets triggered the right way. The closest most people can get to that caveman high nowadays is through long distance running, but even that high doesn't stick around for more than a day or so.

You will definitely notice aspects of your mind and body that you have never experienced before, particularly when you are in a dark forest and you hear a large animal moving near you in the brush. That was a common experience for your caveman ancestors, but it just doesn't happen in the modern world.

Those who have attended multiple BFRO expeditions seem to switch into a different mode once they arrive at base camp. All of their modern problems cease to exist for a few days. They look into the woods and their senses are completely engaged in that caveman environment. They get inside the caveman experience as they get close to sasquatches and learn how they operate, and how they feed themselves, and how they survive.

There is no better way to get closer to the caveman experience than by pursuing sasquatches for a few days in their natural environments.

We don't claim to know everything there is to know about sasquatches, but we know enough to highly enrich those who are trying to understand the human condition through an understanding of the lifestyle and diet of our caveman ancestors.

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