172: This is Not About “Them”

172: This is Not About “Them”

There is a difference between relying on each other and relying on Them. I believe healing and progress will take place in our country when there is more of the first and far less of the second, but in order to have less of the 

171: Why I don’t think we should go “back to normal”

171: Why I don’t think we should go “back to normal”

When talking about the state of the world, it’s common to hear people say, “well, when things go back to normal…” but is that what we really want? In today’s podcast episode/blog post I explain why I don’t think things will ever go back to normal, why I don’t think we should go back to normal, and what is a better option.

170: Know Your Neighbors

170: Know Your Neighbors

Thoughts today on why it’s important to know your neighbors and build an in person community — and how the internet has made that entire process more complicated (and not for reasons you think.)

169: Find the Path

169: Find the Path

The path I talk about will mean different things to different people. But hopefully this will be helpful to anyone who listens/reads these words.

168: Many hands make light work

168: Many hands make light work

See, the thing that always gets me is this: in a world where everyone is busy, where everyone has so much to do, people took time out of their busy lives to help us with ours.

167: My (rational) approach for how to start prepping

167: My (rational) approach for how to start prepping

Don’t let the concept of prepping freak you out. Prepping is just keeping extra supplies on hand. That’s all it is.

166: The SHTF Thing We’re Not Talking About

166: The SHTF Thing We’re Not Talking About

Before you get too excited about how you’ll take on an apocalyptic collapse of society like a boss, let’s be honest. When put in a situation you’ve never actually been in before, you don’t know *how* you or anyone else will react to or deal with that situation. People both excel and struggle differently—and that is magnified when dealing with stress.

165: Put Your Ego Away

165: Put Your Ego Away

Okay, I’m going to say it. Ego is a problem in some homesteading and prepping communities and it needs to stop.

164: Build an In-Person Community

164: Build an In-Person Community

Online communities are great, but we need to remember the importance of in person, local communities. Let’s bring them back!

163: 9 Tips for Taking Care of the Homestead When You’re Sick

163: 9 Tips for Taking Care of the Homestead When You’re Sick

There are no sick days on a farm, so how do you deal with homestead work when you can barely get out of bed?