Monthly Archives: February 2014

Imbibing in the Southernmost Bar in the World – The Vernadsky Research Base


Enjoyed a shot of vodka with the BJJ Cavewife once we reached the southernmost bar on the planet!

This bar is located in the Vernadsky Research Base, a station that Ukraine purchased form the British for the sum of 1 pound located on the Antarctic peninsula.

While I mentioned previously that I rarely drink alcohol, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do so in this special place.  Apparently the vodka is made on-site… from what I don’t know…. and there are two ways to procure it.… Read More

WARNING: Ketosis Can Trigger False Positives On Breathalyzers

DSC04251Apparently the ketones generated while being in ketosis and the acetone being exhaled via the mouth can trigger a false positive on breathalyzer tests!

Came across a few websites discussings this (here, here, here, here, and here).

I wish someone had made this clear to me before I started experimenting with ketosis, especially since I’m often in Los Angeles where they have surprise driving under the infuence stops.

Despite the fact that I very rarely drink alcohol now (because it can screw up fat burning), if I were ever randomly stopped and the officer were so inclined to have me take a breathalyzer test… having a false positive that I didn’t expect would create a whole host of problems.… Read More

Question From Reader Uma Regarding Ketosis and Thyroid

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As I was in the process of typing a response, it occurred to me make this a separate post because my answer was getting longer than I expected, and I figured that other folks may have similar questions.


This question is probably not related to article. But I wanted to get your attention and hence this question on your latest post. Thanks for all the awesome detailed info. It really helps people. I read the effect ketosis had on your thyroid. I havent started on this diet but doing my research before getting into it.

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Kayaking in Antarctica


One of the wonderful things the BJJ Cavewife and I did was go kayaking in Antarctica.  We had some amazing experiences out on the ocean… which as you can see was pretty cold.… Read More

Review: Stronglifts 5×5 – Initial Impressions

Stronglifts 5x5Stronglifts 5×5 – Initial Impressions

In my travels throughout the interwebs I’ve come across various methods purported to increase strength.  One of these is Body by Science, which many people who follow the Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey report success with.  One of the main benefits is that you only need to train for 12 minutes, once a week.

This is definitely something I want to experiment with in the future… but not quite yet.

Since one of the requirements of my next experiment, Carb Back-Loading, requires resistance training multiple times per week I needed to find something else.… Read More

What Have I Been Eating?

BJJ caveman PorkFor a few brief moments during my almost 3 week trip to Argentina and Antarctica I had the idea that I could still try to eat paleo/primal AND low carb while experiencing all the culture and different sorts of foods… this turned out to be a somewhat foolish idea which lasted all fo 5 seconds.

While I did manage to get some meals in that fit my ideal criteria, i.e. with the bar-b-que pork you see above, there was just too much good food to eat!… Read More

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