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Jul 29, 2022

Would you be able to physically handle it if services stopped for a few weeks and you had to carry all your water, chop wood for heat, or walk ten miles to get to a new place? Today, we talk with Stephen Boone of SHTF Fitness about getting our bodies in shape.

Show Resources

https://www.shtffitness.com/

https://boone.fitness/

Main content of the show

Stephen has been coaching clients in person for years in his studio. His passion for helping others become the best version of themselves has led him to start SHTF Fitness so that he can help like-minded, freedom loving individuals who may not have access to a gym.

Stephen specializes in strength training and corrective exercise. He blends conventional strength training methods with Chiropractic corrective movements in order to create a strong, mobile, and pain free individual.

Stephen wants to provide value to the prepper community by teaching them how to be physically prepared for the future. Stephen feels that this is currently extremely lacking in the prepper/homesteader space where most things are considered except for physical fitness. This is done without the use of a gym, since most preppers and homesteaders will not have access to a conventional gym.

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Jul 28, 2022

Today we talk about butchering with Josh the Renegade Butcher and John Willis.

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Renegade Butcher

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/rMEZvNs0he8

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Jul 25, 2022

Last night, I ate Chinese food and read my fortune - it basically said Life Goes ON – Being an overanalyzer, I thought about that throughout the night and wanted to talk about the sentiment - some people consider it defeatist, but is it?

Going Live with Toolman Tim on his show at 12:30 today: https://youtu.be/odWS8cSuTGs

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Canned beef from the webinar - about 12 lbs
  • Pickled Okra
  • Using up relishes from 2020
  • Making cheese this week: cheddar and chevre or feta

Frugality Tip

  • Seeking yours - the purpose of this section. (The bag of bags)

Operation Independence

  • Webinar was a screaming success - thank you Mama Sauce, Lettie and Tactical (Seeking a better camera set up)

Main topic of the Show: Life Goes On - Defeatist or Insightful?

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying - in other words Life goes on…

Have you ever been in a really tight place, and someone said to you Life Goes On? And you get mad because it is A: heartless, and B: defeatist?

I know I have….but is it? 

Life goes on – defeatist view

  • Cant improve the situation
  • Your problems dont matter
  • The person saying it is an asshole
  • You are powerless
  • You don’t matter

Life goes on: the facts

  • Life indeed goes on (scorched earth, building left to become forest, etc)
  • You problems, in fact, don’t matter (And that is a good thing)
  • The person saying it might be an asshole - or they may be wanting to encourage you to keep trying
  • Which means you do matter - they cared enough to listen in the first place
  • It is not all about you (the world) and that is a good thing
  • Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying (Life goes on) - same sentiment two spins - let’s talk about spin and the stories we tell ourselves
  • If you are alive, you can still do something, do good things, make progress so no matter what just happened, you at least still have your life
  • Looking backward at the problem, situation, or defeat for any other reason than to put it emotionally behind you  and learn from it is investing time in defeat rather than in forward momentum

So life goes on…

And since that was a short overanalysis, we had a second fortune: Cooking is easy. Doing the dishes is the hard part.

I really love this one. Have you ever cleaned dishes behind a chef? It can take hours. (BRETT Story)

But what happens when you don’t do the dishes?

  • Annoyance of having to clean before you cook or eat later
  • The smells
  • Health problems
  • The mess

Figurative overanalysis

  • The concept of finish (and my struggles with it)
  • Eating frogs
  • Do Hard Things

A final thought: Cooperation works better. 

Thank you to the community for supporting an anonymous need - we made an immediate difference.

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Jul 22, 2022

Today we talk about a hurt sheep foot, hogs, garden production, new babies on the homestead, preparing for the dog days, and more…

Open House (As seen in the monthly newsletter)

Canning Workshop Sunday at 4pm (https://livefree.academy/checkouts/how-to-pressure-can-beef-with-nicole-sauce/?ref=52)

Forage

  • Mullein seeds
  • Dill seeds
  • Many herbs and spices

Livestock

  • Ear mite update
  • Sheep are in their “final” home base
  • 2 baby ducks
  • Henry’s foot
  • LB is up for sale
  • Pig pasture update
  • Dog conflict update

Grow

  • Eating 100% from the garden this week AND disappointed with output - next steps
  • 10 pounds tomatoes
  • Second round of green beans re up - and fragile
  • Shade cloth needed
  • Update on the 
  • Pasture veggies
  • Saving seeds
  • Herdshare

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Kh is doing better
  • Basecamp Update - on Airbnb now: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/675911235487058406
  • Zello as a homesteading tool - sheep incident
  • Mike L needs help this weekend clearing downed trees from the Wednesday storm near Jamestown - see Mewe for details

Infrastructure

  • Battery operated sheep fence (Primashock 4 - https://www.premier1supplies.com/p/primashock-4-fence-energizers-kits?cat_id=245&option_id%5B0%5D=78)
  • Changing storage plan with the basecamp basement in mind
  • New hole in the pond

Finances

  • No need to buy food

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Jul 21, 2022

Today’s livestream was fantastic. We had so many people join us and ask a ton of questions. Homesteading, acquiring land, prepping, protecting your house from lightning, sourcing seeds, raising livestock, protecting yourself and so much more! I was joined by John Willis of Special Operations Equipment, Patrick Barnes from EMP Shield, Tag from Life Done Free, and Billy Bond from Perma Pastures Farm.

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

Life Done Free

EMP Shield (Use coupon code SOE for a discount)

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/aNNLKjiNadw

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Jul 18, 2022

Today we talk about Money Morning and how I am using them to increase revenue through tricking myself into focusing on something important with a gimmick.

Webinar: Canning Beef - Members, log into the portal to get set up. Non members, we will sell the webinar at Live Free Academy - link to come tomorrow.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 7 jars salsa
  • 12 jars green beans (½ bushel)
  • Tomato sauce TBD
  • Bone broth
  • Summer Leftover Salad
  • Herb preservation

Frugality Tip

Listened to the podcast with John Willis, you, and Bear… and since peppers love buckets here’s my tip .

At Walmart you can go to the bakery, and ask for the icing buckets . They are 1 and  5 gals, with lids . They do a quick rinse of them , but they are still oily . They used to be free, my local Walmart recently starting charging $1 for each piece .The lids are a-gamma type with a rubber seal . Very very very sturdy buckets . Before the , plandemic , and I would stop by weekly grabbed about 100 with lids ,over a few months .   I live outside a small town of 6,000 people , next town has 10,000 people .So not heavily populated area .in the spring when I plant veggies in  the garden , we’ll  have a storm come through , ice ,sleet etc .I use these buckets to cover each plant for frost protection , if we get a late snow , I put the buckets on the plants , and then cover everything with an old sheet, tarp, blanket, and put a brick on top of that .Saved my plants many a time , by pushing the season a little .I also use the buckets to store food, use for water bowls for animals , store bird seed in them , blackout kit …..uses are endless …..when they degrade over time I throw them out and have more….

Have a great day ..Debi 

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

We made three stops on our trip today. The first stop was Dollar[-twenty five] Tree. No more mackerel, but they have a lot of other canned items, beans and rice (smaller bags), egg noodles, and spices. There were more mugs and other glassware than I've seen in a while. One of the food coolers in the back was completely empty and dark; I did not ask about it. The others were all full.

Home Depot was next. Milwaukee has a uniquely shaped ("hawk-bill") knife that Wife really likes, so I got one too. The shape is great for working in the garden, opening packages, and other common tasks. A 2x4x8 is still $4.98. There was not much on the cull cart this week. We picked up some 30% UV shade cloth we'd ordered; it really helps plants to not bake in the hot sun.

Our final stop was Aldi. Despite a light list with no meat (other than bacon) this week, the bill seemed a little high, but we know that's how it is now. Stock levels were good in all areas except perhaps meat, which was a little light, but not alarming. Some of the prepping channels I watch are reporting some shortages, but fortunately we're not seeing it here yet.

I saw only a few face-diapers, mostly in Aldi. Traffic was fairly light for a Saturday. Untainted regular has gone back up to $5.099.

Operation Independence

  • Alliance with Live Free Academy

Main topic of the Show: Money Mornings

My3Things, Garden30, Frugality Tip, Selfish Sunday, Money Morning are all gimmicks.(Compare to diets)

Why using gimmicks to make progress works.

What is Money Mornings?

Why did you start them?

How do you decide what makes money?

Does it preclude you from making money in the afternoon?

How do homesteading afternoons help you reach your goals if you are not making money?

What has been the result of Money Mornings?

What does this mean for me?

Land on gimmick as a tool for focus.

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Jul 15, 2022

Today we talk about an update on the drought, green bean palooza, succession planting in the garden, what to do when you only get male squash flowers, a hurt pig and more.

ONLY 5 SEATS LEFT! Swale Workshop: https://selfreliancefestival.com/product/swale-workshop/?aff=nicolesauce

Forage

  • Echinacea
  • Seed saving: Dill
  • Confrey and Jewel Weed (Salve time)

Livestock

  • No ducklings yet
  • Rats!
  • Lady Pig’s Foot (2 ppl needed to inspect)
  • Sheep are becoming easier
  • May breed rabbits - it is too hot,,,, expanding genetics
  • Egg count is down from the duct so watching for the molt
  • Fodder Harvest Time

Grow

  • Blueberrypalooza
  • Green bean harvest 1.0
  • Reseeded the potato area with green beans
  • Setting up the garlic bed 
  • 1 lb tomatoes
  • Male squash flowers (Nitrogen, heat, age)
  • Rain Update

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • By by Jenni - you are still a Holler Neighbor (The Rain Storm)
  • Basecamp Update: Possible Apprentice, Transitional Housing
  • Covid

Infrastructure

  • August 6 Open House (Potluck and Project)
  • Tractor Tire Problem

Finances

  • Inflation Hits Us Too - just not as hard

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Make it a great week!

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Jul 13, 2022

Today I am joined by Bear Independent and John Willis as we talk about prepping with an eye toward progress instead of panic.

 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

Bear Independent

Grindstone Ministeries

Refuge Medical

 

Main content of the show

 

As recorded in this video:

https://youtu.be/o5U9FqHdhDk

 

Make it a great week!

 

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

 

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Jul 9, 2022

Today we talk about homesteading in the dog days, the business of summer, preserving food and more.

Swale Workshop

Forage

  • Berries: Blue, Rasp., Wine, Black, Goose
  • Elderberries are not yet rip but moving that direction
  • Comfrey
  • Plantain
  • Mint
  • Almost echinacea time

Livestock

  • 7 baby rabbits
  • Clearing Basecamp (sheep)
  • Duckling due in the next week
  • Ducks as entertainment
  • Freeloaders

Grow

  • Drought update
  • Cucumber week
  • Volunteers in the pig pasture
  • Green beans in slow motion
  • Garden30 update
  • Preparing the fall bed
  • Starting seeds
  • Preservation Update

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Kat’s blueberry patch
  • Free seeds from Ashley
  • Roller Coaster transition

Infrastructure

  • Perimeter Hot Wire (Possible Open House)
  • Cooking outside

Finances

  • Chicken Class - traded labor for half priced birds

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Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Jul 7, 2022

Today is a conversation with Tori frow out Mewe group about what her family eats, and how to extrapolate form that to developing a better food savings account.

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Jul 5, 2022

Today we talk about how to contact content creators, a cool new podcasting app, livestock, weathering drought and more with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXi3b79U5eo



Make it a great week!

 

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

 

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Jul 1, 2022

Today we walk through the week on the homestead: drought, lack of rain, growing plants in drought, preparing the chicken workshop, and lack of water.

Swale Workshop

Forage

  • Milk Weed Flowers
  • Dry grass
  • Dry mint
  • Dry bergamont
  • BTW it is dry
  • Plantain seed- they are dry

Livestock

  • 2 new does are in house
  • KH has baby rabbits
  • Sheep are inching closer to the barn and field where they will mostly live
  • Duck is setting 8 viable eggs
  • Snapping turtle woes
  • Goats need to earn their keep
  • Chick processing preparations - relief!

Grow

  • Without sprinklers and the hydro systems we would be screwed this year
  • The great tomato blight weather pattern is upon us
  • Beets, garlic, carrots, cucumbers
  • Still no green beans
  • Best dill year ever
  • Rabbit poop is magic

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Update on what we plan to do with Basecamp

Infrastructure

  • Fencing, fencing, fencing
  • Setting plans for the flooring under Tajmaholler

Finances

  • 2022 chicken raising cost

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Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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