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Apr 5, 2024

Today we have a recorded interview with Dr. Eric Nager about proactively getting healthy, functional medicine and organizing your medical preps.

Show Resources

Find Dr. Nager: OptiHealth Institute

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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Mar 25, 2024

Today, I am joined by Matt Williams to talk about Open Source Intelligence, getting better information and opting out of the fear-based news cycle while maintaining situational awareness.

Featured Event: SelfRelianceFestival.com/Webinar

Sponsor 1: EMP Shield, Coupon Code LFTN

Sponsor 2: DiscountMylarBags.com

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https://www.knightsbridge.ltd/

https://www.twitter.com/kbr_intel

Global Hotspot Report and Briefing - $14.95 (email only 5 days a week)/$24.95 (with weekly 60-90m briefing call) 

Coupon Code LFTN for a free month to try it out!!

Matt Williams is the head of intelligence operations for Knightsbridge Research, Ltd., an open-source intelligence (OSINT) company focused on global hotspots. He spent over a decade in Wall Street research and financial operations, later moving to an executive position at a midsized Texas firm. He's learned and applied these techniques in both personal and professional instances for over 20 years. Matt works from his ranch in North Texas raising cattle, gardening, and watching tornados from the front porch.

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Mar 20, 2024

 

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

et's talk about building freedom through following your butchering passion with the guys from Hand Hewn Farm. Both Doug and Andy will join us to talk shop and take your questions live!

Want to grab one of the 8 remaining spots in their class April 4 & 5 in Camden, tn? Here is the link: https://selfreliancefestival.com/product/pig-processing/

Connect with us:
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NicoleSauce.com
@lamppostcollective on Instagram

Featured Event: 

FREE WEBINAR! March 17-21 selfreliancefestival.com/webinar

Don't miss the Hand Hewn Farm Processing Workshop, April 4-5

Sponsors:

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Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

HandHewnFarm.com

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

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Mar 12, 2024

 

 

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

et's talk about building freedom through following your butchering passion with the guys from Hand Hewn Farm. Both Doug and Andy will join us to talk shop and take your questions live!

Want to grab one of the 8 remaining spots in their class April 4 & 5 in Camden, tn? Here is the link: https://selfreliancefestival.com/product/pig-processing/

Connect with us:
OriginalSOEGear.com
NicoleSauce.com
HandHewnFarm.com

Featured Event: 

FREE WEBINAR! March 17-21 selfreliancefestival.com/webinar

Don't miss the Hand Hewn Farm Processing Workshop, April 4-5

Sponsors:

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

HandHewnFarm.com

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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. 

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Feb 28, 2024

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

Featured Event: The Self Reliance Festival, SelfRelianceFestival.com

Sponsors:

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Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

WazooGear.Com

 

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

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Feb 21, 2024

Join me today for a dive into Matt Hundley's journey from deciding to opt out of the city, acquire a spot of land, and transforming it into an asset instead of a liability. We talk about the sacrifices he made to get this done, as well as personal growth he experienced along the way.

Sponsor 1: The Wealthsteading Podcast, InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: EmpShield.com, Coupon code LFTN gets you $50 off

Connect with Matt, Get Your Trees, Etc!

www.HollowtopFarms.com

www.TennesseeHomesteadDesign.com

www.BackToThelandFestival.com

https://www.facebook.com/centervillefarmtennessee

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

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Feb 20, 2024

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

Featured Event: The Self Reliance Festival, SelfRelianceFestival.com

Sponsors:

 

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AngeryAmerican.com

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

 

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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. 

 

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Feb 19, 2024

People always ask me how to build community and today I will talk about the advent of our strong network and how that worked for me as an introvert.

Featured Event: The Freedom Cell Challenge FREE online event on building real community. https://livefree.academy/op/the-freedom-cells-challenge/?ref=183 

Sponsor 1: Agorist Tax Advice: AgoristTaxAdvice.com./Webinar https://event.webinarjam.com/register/8/0y70ruk 

Sponsor 2: HollerRoast.com

Livestream Schedule

  • Monday Building Community for the Introvert, 2pm
  • Tuesday Freedom Cell Challenge, 11:30am - on Live Free Academy, https://livefree.academy/op/the-freedom-cells-challenge/?ref=183

    Live With Angery American & John Willis, 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, 2pm Matthew Hudley
  • Thursday, SRF Livestream, 7pm
  • Friday, Homestead Happenings, 9:30am

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 9 pounds of Beef=12 patties, or is it 6?
  • Freezer Storage and Home Goods Crates
  • Flu Stew From Canned Goods
  • Prepper Pantry Plans and Challenges

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

First stop was Dollar Tree. They've finally gotten off their butts and restocked all the drink coolers. The food coolers are also in good shape. Although it's always hit or miss in there (e.g. no decongestant-only OTC meds), the health aisle is pretty full, if a little messy.

We skipped Home Depot on Saturday and went next to Aldi. The Masa that had been missing for the last two weeks was back in stock. We found everything we wanted. Staple prices were: eggs: $1.78 (-); whole milk: $2.93; heavy cream: $4.69; OJ: $3.29; butter: $3.69; bacon: $4.25; potatoes: $3.99; sugar: $3.09; flour: $2.29; and 80% lean ground beef: $3.59.

Home Depot: The store looked normal-busy to me. A 2x4x8 remains at $3.25.

I went to my regular Weigel's earlier in the week, and I think the untainted regular was still $3.639/gallon.

Frugality Tip

NONE

Operation Independence

Wood chips and garden prep - Spent $50 on seeds

Main topic of the Show: Building Community for the Intervert

  • Why are we talking about this?
  • What are the benefits of a true, strong community?
  • So what is the problem for an introvert?
  • How do you get started
    • Realistic expectations
    • Embrace the uncomfortable
    • Find your tribe/extrovert (Shawn Mills Story)
    • Establish an inner circle or “cabinet”
  • Then what?
    • Host things. Yes at your home. Yes that means letting people into your space.
    • Go to things. Make a goal to meet 3 new people, ask questions
    • Build in recovery time
    • Track connections and form close relationships with people who you align with
    • Be ruthless about doers vs vampires
  • How did it go in Tennessee?
    • Podcast
    • Meetups
    • Shawn Mills @ TSP
    • GSD Crew starts hanging out
    • LFTN Spring Workshop
    • Holler Neighbors
    • Freedom Cell Network, speaking gigs for Nicole
    • TSP and LFTn Communities unite
    • 2020 and content creation, UTG
    • SRF Happens
    • TSP, SOE, LFTN Communities Unite
    • Bear Independent, MWPP, Kentucky Sustainable Living Unite
  • Trouble shooting
    • What if no one shows up? (Do things and show progress)
    • What if I am not good enough? (No one cares)
    • This is awkward. (Yup)
    • What if someone who I trust betrays me? (You gotta cut through some chaff)
    • I dont want to be on a list
    • Gossip

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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Feb 7, 2024

Join me for a lively discussion with Julie Wentz about preserving your freedom to choose your health care.

Featured Event: Sequatchie School Trapping Class Feb 24 - Join me there. $125. Email: Sequatchieschool@gmail.com

Sponsors:

  • DiscountMylarBags.com
  • AgoristTaxAdvice.com

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Bio: Julie Wentz is the Founder/Trustee of Freedom Healthcare. Julie has an extensive background in marketing and management in big box retail management, senior living communities and technology start-ups, along with decades of event management. She received her bachelor’s at Oregon State University and spent six months in Vienna Austria at the University of Vienna obtaining her International Business degree. She was a respite Foster Parent for the west valley in Arizona and has recently moved to Tennessee to further expand Freedom Healthcare. The goal is to create the NEW healthcare system for the future of America’s real foundational health. It is time to create the New Standard of Health for humanity.

www.freedom-healthcare.us
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076849533990
Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/frhealthcare/
Gab - https://gab.com/FreedomHealthcareAZ
Truth Social - https://truthsocial.com/FreedomHealthcare
Twitter - https://twitter.com/FreedomHealthAZ
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/freedom-healthcare-us/
Telegram: https://telegram.org/FreedomHealthcare
Clout Hub https://clouthub.com/c/przbwbnd @FreedomHealthcare

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NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

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

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Feb 5, 2024

Join me at 2pm Central for a live recording of the Monday podcast. Today's topic is how to stay motivated when you just aren't feeling it. We will also cover our usual segments: Weekly livestream schedule, Tales From the Prepper Pantry, Weekly Shopping Report, Frugality Tip (if there is one), Operation Independence.

Featured Event: Paul Wheaton's Permaculture Jamboure, July 1-12, $1850 : https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-tech?f=495

Sponsor 1: InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: EmpShield.com, Coupon Code LFTN

Livestream Schedule:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@lftn/streams

Odysee: https://odysee.com/@livingfree:b

Tuesday 9:30am CT: Live with John Willis and Jack Spirko

Wednesday 2pm CT: Interview with Julie Wentz (Healthcare Freedom)

Thursday 7pm CT: SRF Livestream

Friday 9:30am CT: Homestead Happenings w

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • February Rsupply Bill $263 - more in operation independence
  • Mystery paper package from the freezer
  • 15 minute Monday: Taco Salad again
  • Audit dry/herbal goods as I move back in
  • Daily Bone Broth Update

Weekly Shopping Report

Dollar Tree. The drink coolers are still being neglected, with none of them any more than 3/4 full, and about half of them empty or nearly so. I noticed the mix of canned and bottled drinks on the shelf are becoming more unusual. There's still some Monster, but it is all coffee-flavors, and a smattering of Rip-it and Rockstar, but it's mostly stuff I don't recall that I've never seen before. Other aisles look typical. The Health aisle still has a decent mix, and there are plenty of soaps and shampoos.

Home Depot was next. a 2x4x8 remains at $3.25. They have some more 4-packs of Lithium AA cells now. If you're in need of some very light-duty tools (e.g. cordless screwdrivers, rotary brushes, a few different lights), they have more of the new Ryobi USB-charged tools in stock.

Aldi was last. We did see a few holes, but found what we wanted except for Masa, a corn flour mix. We asked again, and they get it in, but Mexicans are buying it by the case. 

Staple prices were: eggs: $1.86 (+); whole milk: $2.93; heavy cream: $4.69; OJ: $3.29; butter: $3.69; bacon: $4.25 (low-sodium was back in stock); potatoes: $3.99; sugar: $3.09; flour: $2.29; 80% lean ground beef: $3.59 (-). 

A gallon of untainted regular has stayed at $3.639.

Frugality Tip

Member Webinar: Marketing for Success with Sue Zoldak, Feb 15 at 2pm https://nicolesauce.podia.com/marketing-for-success-q-a 

Operation Independence

  • Pantry challenge and finances of homesteading and whole animals: $263 + $26 + $12 = $301

Main topic of the Show: How Do You Find Motivation?

I have watched a telegram group of people wanting to stay motivated go nuts this past few months. People get on and share successes, learn to forgive themselves for failures, and try to stay motivated.

Stay motivated - that is the key. How do you stay motivated? I get this question all the time, particularly as relates to managing a homestead and starting side hustles.

Caritalees Weekend Post

And there is the lesson - Staying motivated in business, on the homestead, on your chosen dietary path, in exercise - is the same formula every single time.

You have the good days

You have the bad days

You have the meh days

You have the temptations to waver

But has anyone ever said, after hauling their butt to the gym when they did not want to – has anyone ever said - Man I wish I hadn’t taken that spin class, or lifted those weights?

Before, and even during, you may be hating it. But when you are finished, are you ever mad you did it?

This is the thing about finding your motivation - it is the wrong question to ask. I mean sure, knowing things that get you motivated is a helpful tool. But the question you really want to know is not, how do you stay motivated, it is how to you stay dedicated or disciplined.

  1. Decide
  2. Prioritize
  3. Do what it takes every day
  4. Forgive yourself if you stumble

Ways I trick myself into doing things on bad/meh/temptation days.

  1. Avoid temptation - like an addict
  2. Trick myself into starting by saying “Ill just do x amount and then I can stop. Then I trick myself more by doing one more thing”
  3. Set a timer and commit to doing a set amount of time
  4. Play music or audio while getting at it
  5. Entice yourself with a reward at the end of whatever it is you must do: Bath, reading a novel for a time, playing with the dogs, calling a friend, spinning wool - find NON FOOD REWARDS
  6. Track progress in areas where you struggle with motivation - I document my exercise in my journal because it is important to my long term health. I worked out 30 minutes a day on average last week. Knowing that feels good.
  7. Build in accountability - if you are in an accountability group, it can be the push you need to do the thing so you can report you did the thing - this is why #my3things works

The bad news about staying motivated? No one does. The difference in perception between people who you think do and who you think dont is that those who look motivated all the time do the work even when they dont want to.

Do find your passion, do build the life you want, but now that sometimes, you just gotta go get started, even if youre having a bad day.

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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Jan 29, 2024

Today, We talk about how I make decisions on what to do, and what to leave  - and why this is an important place to make purposeful decisions.

It only takes 60 seconds to unload the dishwasher so why not just go for it if the dishes are in there. Even if you are running late those 60 seconds are not the reason. Featured Event: Earlybird Tickets are Up for the Self Reliance Festival, April 6-7

Sponsor 1: AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Sponsor 2: Emp Shield, Coupon Code LFTN

Livestream Schedule

Monday, 2PM: Should I Do It?

Tuesday 12:30 PM: Tuesday Live With John Willis and Matthew Sercely, AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Wednesday, 2PM: Interview with Brian from The Lots Project on Amazon Influencer Program

Friday, 9:30 AM: Homestead Happenings with The Tactical Redneck

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Last 3 Days of the Pantry Challenge and Tonight’s Dinner is the Problem - We are almost out of fresh greens (Thank goodness for the AP) and it is choir night so Taco Salad
  • There was some flooding in the Prepper Pantry but nothing was hurt - best to keep things off the floor in there FWIW
  • Mason Jar Storage Challenges
  • Use up vs fill up - not using as many jars of canned things as usual - I think we have just really moved more into a meat based diet
  • Canned Meats This Week

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

Sorry for the hiatus. We were stuck behind 8" of snow last week and did not get out, but we returned to our usual routine this Saturday, plus a second trip today.

Dollar Tree was first on Saturday. The drink coolers were in very bad shape, with maybe one of them fairly full, but the others empty or nearly so. There were plenty of drinks on the shelves though, so I'll chalk it up to laziness. I stopped in here again on Sunday, and perhaps one of the empty ones had been refilled, but not the others; slackers.

Home Depot was second on both days. A 2x4x8 remains at $3.25. We forgot it on Saturday, so I returned for a snow shovel today, but they just don't stock them. I did grab one of the few remaining bags of ice melt. I will order a snow shovel; rare or not, when needed, it's needed.

Aldi was third on both days. They had no Masa in stock, which Sonia uses a lot (including for the birds, who love it). I asked someone today, and she said it's a core item and should be on the next truck. We found everything else we wanted. Staple prices were: eggs: $1.66; whole milk: $2.93; heavy cream: $4.69; OJ: $3.29; butter: $3.69; bacon: $4.25*; potatoes: $3.99; sugar: $3.09; flour: $2.29; 80% lean ground beef: $4.49. Although the price of bacon had not changed, there was none of the low-sodium variety, and they added a couple boxes of the cheap stuff, which was priced at $3.99. We just got regular bacon.

Finally, I stopped for gas. A gallon of untainted regular at this particular Weigel's had dropped to $3.639.

Frugality Tip from Jed Froggy

During covid, all Ball products were hard for me to find, especially pickle crisp. Upon researching and realizing that it is just hydrated calcium chloride, I found some in stock at a home brewing supply. That supply line is obviously more robust, the container is larger, and the larger container was actually cheaper. Pickle Crisp is just pearled CaCl2 and this looks exactly the same. Despite Pickle Crisp becoming available, I have continued to shop at the brewer instead. While you’re in there, price check other food grade chemicals, and ask if you can leave your name as someone that wants waste mash.

Operation Independence

LFTN 24 is sold out - Wait List

Main topic of the Show: Should I do it?

I was up at 5 today and sat with my coffee for an hour working on the My3Things sales copy before taking the dogs for a walk, doing a 30 minute set on housekeeping, and evaluating My3Things for the day.

Along the way, I glanced over at my sink and saw last night’s dishes drying  - well really - DRY in the put away rack. I frowned at the dishwasher a few times. It was full of clean dishes.

We often spend time putting off doing things, worrying about doing things, and talking about doing things while not doing them – only to discover that they take less time to do that it was worth worrying over.

It only takes 60 seconds to unload the dishwasher so why not just go for it if the dishes are in there. Even if you are running late those 60 seconds are not the reason. And usually that extra minute will not hurt you any more than running late has already hurt you.

On the flip side, if you do fifteen 1-minute tasks instead if heading out to your appointments, then doing those things is, in fact the problem.

I often say, spending fifteen minutes in the morning deciding what is for dinner and making sure you have what you need to make that happen on time is the difference between a nourishing, home cooked meal and either eating at 9pm or getting takeout. Especially if you are lucky enough to practice homegrown cooking.

So when and how, then do you decide to do something, versus put it off for another time

The Underlying Problem: More to do than hours in the day.

>Ask why

>But why

  • Haven’t decided what is most important

Ah, now we are getting somewhere. To decide what is important, you must decide what is not important. Or said another way: If everything is important, nothing is.

Goal at home: Home that empowers me AND nourishing, home-cooked food that we grow.

Must haves

  • Systems that make it so I can find things and meals happen on time
  • Space for hyperfocus mode, my income earning endeavors, fun
  • Animals are cared for
  • We keep up with our food growing projects
  • Proper supplies, few household backlogs like Laundry Mountain
  • Not too much visual clutter
  • Food on time, most of the time, from here

Not important

  • Museum clean
  • “Going out”
  • Common entertainment like movies, etc
  • Pointless hobbies
  • Everything the same each day
  • Decore (Useful versus pretty)

That being said, a non-healthy environment does not meet my needs.

Question: When should I do it? Comes to mind.

Back to the dishwasher - mine did not get emptied until lunch time - why? Because to have clean clothing, I needed to do laundry. To have healthy food tonight - a tough night for it - I had to have my plan and supplies ready to go. To make my 8am call, I needed to do the most important things first to get the outcomes I wanted and there were only 30 minutes for household stuff after I did my book session and walked the dogs.

Laundry takes time to get done, but little interaction, so I knew I could start it, then be on that call.

Dinner has to happen at 5pm (1 hour early), so I made sure we had everything in place for taco salad night, which includes harvesting swiss chard that gets built into my day.

And Monday is pretty important here in the morning. Monday is when the discussion of who is doing what on which day happens, so we knocked that out.

By the time that was all done, there was not a minute left before my first call, so I took it, then hyperfocused on work until it was time to cook lunch - and only then was there space for the 1 minute dishwasher unload.

People often say women can multitask, but this is not how I work. I rapidly task - I fill the breaks with small things, like unloading the dishwasher, while I wait for other things that are not ready for the next input. Example: While waiting for onions to caramelize, I, in fact, finally unloaded the dishwasher. It takes 4 minutes to caramelize onions, so the dishwasher is the perfect thing to add into that tiny space.

And it is these spaces that make the difference between keeping up, and ending up way behind. Filling the empty spaces in your day makes a huge difference.

I know it sounds like a bit of torture, this filling of spaces but think about what it can give you:

  • Less to do at the end of the day
  • More forward momentum on important projects
  • A healthier outlook because when you fill tiny spaces, you make big ones for rest, rejuvenation

Now I know you expected me to dive into why you should ALWAYS do it as part of today’s show but that is not the point. Quite the opposite.

I was thinking today how these little domestic “tweener” projects are foundational to the functioning of the Holler Homestead. And this goes beyond the homestead.

In your “work mode” you also have important little maintenance things that must be done. We sit around waiting that ten minutes from calendar reminder to appointment, afraid we will miss it, when we could be sending a single email to someone, or paying bills, or sweeping the roasting shack.

But in my house, I manage to fit the 60 seconds it takes to unload the dishwasher during the 4 minutes it takes to caramelize onions

Why? Because I can tell at a glance that the onions need stirring so I know I will be successful at getting both done.

But that call? Ah the call is a different things altogether. If I wander off to do the 5 minute sweeping of the shack while waiting for the specific call time, I may not make that call. And there is a simple fix: A second notification.

Setting the calendar for the 10 minute warning AND a your need to start now alarm makes that space usable again.

It is a simple fix. It works. And it gives you back ten lost minutes to add to your afternoon focus session - a powerful gift.

So in answer to should I do it? I don’t know. It depends on you choosing actual, big picture priorities like I talk about in my book, My3Things. It depends on what you have set up to make yourself get the most important things TO YOU or FOR YOUR PROJECT done.

Asking the question is the first step - building purpose into your answer is the answer.

Here’s to a sink full of clean, drying dishes and a dinner that cooked itself while I ate lunch my friends.

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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Jan 22, 2024

Everything that has gone well for me in building a business has started with the first step: deciding to take the risk. Today we will talk about that as well as our usual Monday segments.

Featured Event: BEE KEEPING BASICS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

10 AM - 12:30 PM

THE WAR ROOM

3519 BLUE SPRINGS ROAD

STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TN 37871

It’s open to the public here’s the Facebook link for the event. 

https://www.facebook.com/share/zxnVqt7kxw8k2WTC/?mibextid=9l3rBW

Sponsor 1: John Pugliano and the Wealthsteading Podcast, InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: Homestead Apprentice, https://homesteadapprentice.com/ 

1 Million Satoshi Highlight Episode

3D Printing WIth Brad and Leslie Ferrier

https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/2020/12/04/3d-printing-with-brad-and-leslie-ferrier/ 

Submit Your Favorite Here!

https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/2023/08/14/one-million-downloads-celebration/ 

Livestream Schedule

Monday, 2pm, Take That Risk, Make It Work, Prerecorded But Live - A Test

Tuesday, 12:30pm,  Live with Nick Ferguson and John Willis

Friday, 9:30am, Homestead Happenings with The Tactical Redneck

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Pantry Challenge is Almost Through and I have Lost Four Pounds Just By Not Eating Out
  • Restocking: TP, Sauces and Spices, Medical Supplies, Onions, Cheese
  • Adopting the Sunday Freezer Meal Planning Method
  • Use It Up Curry

Weekly Shopping Report

Frugality Tip

  • Odds and Ends for Bone Broth

Operation Independence

  • Out This Week Working on #My3Things Marketing Plans and Book Edits (LFTN Spring Workshop Attendees will get a pre-release copy of the book!!)

Main topic of the Show: Take That Risk, Make It Work

I want to but what if I get too many orders and cannot fulfill them? The economy is looking really sketchy, what if people can’t afford my product? I may look stupid if I try that and it doesn't work.

What if no one cares? What if I cant do it? What if I cant make enough money to pay for amy family? What if I move and real estate crashes and I end up upside down in my mortgage?

What if we go to war? What if the economy crashes? What if I am not good enough.

What if I am not good enough?

WHAT IF IM NOT GOOD ENOUGH?

Ever single thing that has moved me ahead in life. Every business that has succeeded. Every event that has sold out. Every big name speaker I’ve booked. Every time I have attempted to grow. And every time I have not gone as far as I wished, has involved taking a risk. An action. A decision. And lots of focus and work.

Nothing has come easy but imagin how things would be different if I had gone the more steady, conservative path? 

In the late 90s, I would have become a school teacher, despite the fact I could see the schools systems are broken training grounds for generations of kids to NOT learn the skills they will need in our modern future. Impossible to change from within.

<Executive training, but first, side hustles (Mad Science)>

In the early aughts, what if I hadn’t quit my relatively low paying job at a software and training start up? What if I handn’t jumped at the chance to have that mortgaged home and rent out rooms to make ends meet? (Rental business, side hustles painting and cleaning, website development, coaching, Public Policy Career).

In 2016, what if I had stayed with my secure income, not started this podcast, not sold my roasted beans at the farmers market for too little money? (Rentals added some stability, newspaper, egg sales, facilitation, story coaching, websites, speaking engagements)

In 2017, what if I hadn’t taken my last $400 to go to Jack Spirko’s? (Kickstarter Holler Roast, membership, facilitation, processing classes, rentals)

And 2018, the leap of faith into the LFTN Spring Workshop when my land wasn’t ready? (Workshop 7 will be sold out this week if it isn’t already)

2019: HELP THE REDNECK

2020: BUY THE BEANS, UNLOOSE THE GOOSE

2021: SRF

2022: UPGRADE THE ROASTER ON SPEC

2023: GET OUT TO EVENTS, SELL THE COFFEE, LAUNCH WEBINAR CENTER

All of this has taken risk and then making it work. Some of if has been more successful than others. None of it abject failure. And we learned a few things along the way.

On risk taking:

  • Spreadsheets dont lie - go in with open eyes, know your best and worst cases. The truth usually falls in the middle
  • If you are passionate about making it happen, FOR REALSIES, your risk is lower than it looks
  • Community and Underground Communities matter the most, this is why there are networking groups of all kinds
  • Only YOUR opinion really matters when weighing if you should or should not do something
  • The Small Daily Decisions Matter Most

On Making It Work

  • Things often look different than you thought
  • Most people think they are not good enough, the ones who succeed don’t let that voice win - it is a choice
  • It is OK to stop doing things that dont work for you for any reason (EGGS)
  • Your World, Your Rules, Your Results
  • Forgiveness

The true question: What do you really want? Are you talking about the latest unstarted idea with worry an anxiety to have something to talk about, or do you really want to do it?

Do you want to have success, or a story about what could have been?

Make it a great week!

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Jan 17, 2024

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Kerry Brown, Ryan Steva, Jake Reed and Lettie Lou.

Featured Event: LFTN Spring Workshop: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/spring-workshop-2024/

Sponsor 1: The Wealthsteading Podcast

Sponsor 2: Emp Shield, Code LFTN

Show Resources:

Lettie Lou, Backwoods Consulting

Jake Reed: Arsenal of Freedom

Ryan Steva: The Homestead Consultant 

Kerry Brown: Strong Roots Resources

Make it a great week

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Jan 15, 2024

Today, we talk about addressing the things that keep you from doing what you love, from being who you are, and from building the life you choose. We also discuss an important tax code change and will do all our usual Monday segments.

Featured event, LFTN Spring workshop - sessions from folks who will come are awesome. Managing tragedy, rain water collection, starting fires, soap, bread, and so much more - the decision will be tough!

Ticket go on sale here on Jan 20 at 9am: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/spring-workshop-2024/

Sponsor 1: Agorist Tax Advice - play his segment

Sponsor 2: Holler Roast Coffee

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday Live with John Willis and Tag from Life Done Free, 12:30pm

Wednesday Live: TBD at 2pm

Friday Live: Homestead Happenings with The Tactical Redneck, 9:30AM

(Subject to our having power)

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Pantry challenge: Milk and cream gift from Dawn Gorham - loving the cream!
    • Cheese: Making cheese for the rest of the month and into January
    • Resupply System - is it cheating if i reorder what i usually do without actually using it - my fear is if I do not adhere to my system, I will screw up February.
    • Deep Dive into the Black Upright Freezer
  • Pantry Meals Last Week: Roemertopf
    • Holler Stew
    • Venison Loin, Twice
    • Creamy Rabbit
    • Tough old rooster
    • Taco salad - thank goodness for cabbage
  • Homegrown Cooking Livestream - roemertopf and silverskin

Weekly Shopping Report - cant find it and I DO know that it was mayhem this weekend as folks prepared for coldmageddon.

Frugality Tip from Margot

I went to the store and all that they had was this giant bag of carrots. So I made roasted root vegetables, with carrots, butternut squash soup with some carrots, I shredded some for the salad and I cut some up to dip (and if there is some left they will be chopped for soup). And all the tops and bottoms and peels were saved with the onion tops and skins to go into a pot next week with that ham bone to become bone broth and pea soup. So that large bag of carrots, that the girl next to me at the store turned her nose up at, is getting used to the fullest in this house . And I am saving money buy using them in multiple ways. Also I was hoping to have some left to ferment, but I don't. So don't be scared of the big bag of carrots, just get creative. 

Operation Independence

We have eggs again which is Ducky - or chickeny - as the case may be

Main topic of the Show: 

Our focus this month has been all about blossoming into 2024, despite the fact that the start of a new year is just a symbolic experience. Truly, it doesn't matter if you blossom into 2024 or blossom into October, the blossoming is the part that matters.

In the last ten days, we have taken four trips to Goodwill, 1 trip to the auction house, 4 trips to the garbage dump, and 5 trips to the store to return unused items that we purchased - usually for projects or other things. I’ve posted things to Facebook  Market place that I would just give away but you have to charge money or people jerk you around.

My cash jar is full. My home less so. And I feel like I can soar. It feels great.

And it all comes down to garbage. What are you doing with your garbage?

Attia Book:

  • Your metabolism uses garbage cells when you fast before tearing into perfectly functioning one and uses those building blocks for energy - intermittent fasting

Hone - What stand in my wa

Story: The wood pile and moving wood

  • Junk
  • Clerical project of redoing the drive shaft or whatever
  • Storage of useful things being out an about

Hone - time to do better

  • Make space for what matters

As I journey through the household purge, which is taking weeks so far, I realize that in the same way that exercise helps improve your mental health, this process of removing physical road blocks is helping me get through emotional and mental garbage I have kept around because it is comfortable. It is also not serving me.

One can only conclude that cutting the garbage from your life is as important as building the life you choose. If you leave the garbage around, it gets in the way.

Deep Dive into Garbage:

  • Physical Garbage - Clutter - Things that may be useful “one day.”
    • That time you donated the thing, then needed the thing 4 months later
    • Craigslist/flea markets as storage systems
    • Every item you have requires maintenance
    • Mold, degeneration - tools example
  • Sentimental Garbage: Story of the family table. 
    • With parents, grandparents and step parents, my sister and I stand to acquire FOUR households of stuff. FOUR. 
    • The year of cleaning out a dead parent’s home
    • Grandma’s “Stuff” 
    • It is worth more than people are offering - the glory of the donation tax write off
  • Mental Garbage
    • My3things
    • Doubts, fears, panics, sleep problems, being unkind to people - all symptoms of mental issues
    • Nighttime emotion eating story and what I did - and what I plan to do next
    • Ongoing maintenance and down time (for me)
  • Association/People Garbage
    • Annually, make your list of 20 and be ruthless
    • Family example - extended family vampire (addiction etc)
  • Project Garbage
    • This one is hardest for doers
    • What stands in your way? (For me clerical things and saying Yes)
    • Start with No every time a new opportunity comes up to fix this
    • What projects are you doing because you are supposed to? Just because you are good at it does not mean the project is serving you

Yep - it is all about the garbage. I just spoke with Aurora about her developing off grid homestead in Texas and she is ALL EXCITED about her bio digester. She is turning her scraps into cooking gas. In other words, her garbage is being eliminated and turned into positive forward momentum in a very tangible way. And the stories about it are building her content business. She told me she cant cook with it every day but that she loves that is replaces some days worth of cooking energy. She is managing her garbage well.

Are you? If not, start with one thing, add it to your 3 things, and let’s do this together. Let’s bust through the garbage to create space for opportunities.

Make it a great week!

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Jan 10, 2024

Join us at 2pm CT for a discussion with Anthony Parker about how to find the best property for your homesteading goals. Show up and ask us anything!

Featured Event: Free Monday Buy Land Webinar - sign up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tennessee_realtors  

Sponsor 1: InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: EMPShield.com (COUPON CODE LFTN)

Did you know we have a Telegram Channel? https://t.me/lftnupdates 

Resources

https://anthonyparker.exprealty.com/  

https://www.instagram.com/tennessee_realtors  

https://www.facebook.com/theparkersrealty 

https://www.youtube.com/@wildheartfarm 

Main content of the show

Anthony Parker, realtor, homesteader and land owner moved to Tennessee with his family in 2017 for a better life for his family with the dream of living off the land. After going through our own land and home buying experience and realizing that most real-estate agents don't know or understand land purchasing he decided he wanted to help others in the same process of buying land and beginning the journey to becoming more self-sufficient. Anthony and his wife are passionate about the rural communities of Tennessee and preserving farm land. We want to help others achieve their dreams of establishing their farming/homesteading goals and then finding the right piece of land to begin this journey on.

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Jan 8, 2024

Today, we talk about the economic environment and its potential impact. As well as ideas for positioning yourself to be resilient if things get tough.

LFTN Spring Workshop, April 25-27, $500, Information

Sponsor 1: Agorist Tax Advice, AgoristTaxAdvice.com/LFTN

Sponsor 2: Holler Roast Coffee, HollerRoast.com

Livestream Schedule: @LFTN on Youtube

  • Tuesday, 12:30PM, Tuesday Live with John Willis and Bear Independent
  • Wednesday, 2pm: Interview Show With Anthony Parker, Real Estate
  • Friday, 9:30AM: Homestead Happenings with The Tactical Redneck

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Menu from the pantry challenge
    • Roasted chicken over onions and potatoes
    • Two Roemertopf Roast Beefs over carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms
    • Fresh saute: Zucchini, peppers, onions, garlic
    • 1 crockpot roast beef with morels
    • Lamb bone stew left over from LFTN 23
    • Taco Salad with the rest of the lettuce (There is 1 salad left here and no more cheddar)
    • Chicken Alfredo with milk not cream over heart of palm noodles and sauted veggies
  • Holes I have noticed so far: Cheese, heavy cream, fresh veg
  • What I would do to fill those holes

Weekly Shopping Report for Jan 2

Dollar Tree was first. The food coolers are still mostly full, but the drink coolers are now around half full, mostly with "standard" fare from Coca-Cola or Pepsi, which I won't touch. The sad cooler with the compressor that can't get going has been left empty. Other stock in the store is in good shape; whatever minor thing we've come in here to get, week after week, has typically been here. Ours is out of nasal decongestant though, although they have some allergy products and multi-symptom cold medicines; many of the latter contain acetaminophen, a liver toxin, so are never on our list.

Home Depot was next. There is still no tag on the rack of 2x4x8 studs, but a check online shows it is still $3.25. The cordless tool area in the front that is rather prominently featured just before Christmas has been almost entirely cleared out, and there is a lot of empty space there now; I'll keep an eye on this on future trips.

Aldi was last. Stock levels are good. Produce isn't mounded up, but there are no empty spaces. They've had plenty of canned cat food lately. We found everything we wanted. Staple prices were: eggs: $1.65; whole milk: $2.98; heavy cream: $4.69; OJ: $3.29; butter: $3.69; bacon: $4.25; potatoes: $3.99; sugar: $3.09; flour: $1.99; 80% lean ground beef: $4.49 (+).

Despite the growing escalation of the Islam vs. Civilization conflict in the Middle East, untainted regular gasoline remains at $3.699/gallon.

I went out again later to Food City for dry cat food and another case of seafood Friskies cans, and there was plenty of pet food in stock there.

Operation Independence

Holler Roast Finances 2022 versus 2023

Main topic of the Show: If Things Turn South in 2024

Why would I do a show like this? Because it looks like the 70s on crack out there!

What is impacting the economy and culture

  1. High Inflation (look up inflation for the past two years and come up with a cumulative number of 11% conservatively and 21% by some estimates) - has your income also grown by 11- 21% 
  2. Real Estate, In migration, Out migration, and interest rates 
  3. Current rate
  4. Selling now and buying the same cost home costs more
  5. Where people are going and impacts on those markets
  6. Housing scarcity
  7. Long term population expectations
  8. Boomers moving out of the workforce, into retirement facilities
  9. Move toward subscription society AKA renting your house not owning it
  10. War in Ukraine, War in Israel, War war war
  11. Election Year
  12. Technological advancement, AI, unprepared workforce, unrealistic expectations
  13. Number of government employees versus private sector employees - 17% and rising - by one single measure
  14. Medical industrial complex
  15. Obesity, diabetes, overall physical and mental health of the population - weakening citizens
  16. Aging and undermaintained infrastructure and infrastructure spending that doest address them problem

I could go on and on, but without worrying about any conspiracy, there are many things in play that can, and probably will, have a negative impact on our economy at a rather large scale. Any one of these things is painful, yet navigable, but all of them together paint a picture that has been causing either panic or denial among our community and beyond

So why haven’t we talked much about it? (Making decisions from a place of fear is a bad idea)

What could the negative look like? (Setting aside an alien or nuclear or pathogenic attack, because, really, how do you even wrap your mind around being ready for such things, we are mimicking Japan in the 80s, and can learn from that as well as the rebasing of our monetary system and high inflationary period in the 70s and 80s).

  • Costs of things outpace income increases (This is already happening) (PANTRY CHALLENGE, FINANCE AUDIT) 
  • Jobs could become scarce (Currently, we are in a bizarre world where it is hard to find employees that are good AND hard to find a job that is good. Let’s talk about why.) Consequences of unemployment, return to a gig environment without any decent way to navigate it from a regulatory standpoint. In other words, the current environment of overregulation and overtaxation of every little thing does not play well with non-w-2 employees, but people are finding they must engage with the gig economy as a non w-2 employee to survive in a growing number of cases (GROW YOUR INCOME STABILITY).  
  • Gaining stability through home ownership or land ownership is increasingly difficult, though not impossible. Keeping hold of property in a world where it is taxed based on current market value will also be increasingly difficult. (THE WINDOW) 
  • Tangible assets and their value versus holding cash (RIGHT NOW YOU CANNOT SELL MANY TANGIBLE THINGS - THIS MAY CHANGE) 
  • Technological advancements leading to job loss, getting left behind (LEARN THE THINGS YOU ARE SCARED OF, INCLUDING AI) 
  • Necessary monetary rebasement - we’ve seen it before, it is a favorite tool of leaders, we expect to see it again. (IT IS AN ELECTION YEAR - MAY STAVE THIS OFF A BIT, OR EXPECTED PROSPERITY FROM TRANSITION MAY SPEED IT - ARE YOU READY? CRYPTO AND FROZEN ACCOUNTS STORY)
  • Election year and division, violence, hijinks (SITUATIONAL AWARENESS) 
  • Health of our population, the medical industrial complex, and more (BE HEALTHY) 
  • Underrmaintained infrastructure and failures - electrical grid, etc (DECENTRALIZE AS IT MAKES SENSE

All in all, it looks scary but we’ve gotten through worse and will again. Building the life you choose with an eye toward community, diversification and LONG TERM success is so important.

Stockpiling will only get you so far, skills, health, resilience and underground networks are the strength in struggle.This is why we do SRF, LFTN and all the other events and meetups that seem so prevalent. This is why I am going to Lenoir City on a day when I could just use a stay at home break.

It is always good to “know a guy, or be the guy that people know by knowing a thing”

So what are you building this year? What will you learn? Who will you get to know?

Mention Our Social Networks

Make it a great week!

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Jan 2, 2024

Join us for the first Tuesday Coffee with Jack Spirko, John Willis and Nicole Sauce. We talk about what we see coming economically in 2024, ways to get motivated, building your success and more.

Featured Event: Jan 13 Farmstead Friends Holiday Event, Lenoir City, TN

Sponsor 1: Paul Weaton and Permies.com - Homestead and Permaculture Bundle on sale for $35 through Wednesday Night. https://permies.com/w/bundle?f=495

Sponsor 2: AgoristTaxAdvice.com/LFTN 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

Main content of the show

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Dec 31, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from a group of folks oriented on helping community member Willow identify how to use her passion to also earn money. This is the first in a series of Activation projects that we will pursue in 2024.

This audio will also be highlighted as part of Toolman Tim’s end of year 24 hour radio program that runs from Noon on New Year’s Eve through Noon New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year everyone!!

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Dec 29, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from John and Nicole about the power of bringing positivity into your life and business.

Make it a great week!

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Dec 28, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from Toolman Tim Cook about using mindset to change your life.

ToolmanTim.co

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Dec 27, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from Caritalee about showing up for yourself every day to take control of your health.

Make it a great week!

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Dec 20, 2023

Today, we have the first in our Night Before Christmas series for 2023, beginning with Leos: The Intellectual Night Beofre Christmas.

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas

Dec 18, 2023

Today is the annual BIG REVEAL of my word of the year. Time to redouble efforts in a new direction for LFTN, for Nicole Sauce and for the community! We will also cover our usual Monday segments.

Sponsor 1: John Pugliano and the Wealthsteading Podcast, InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Last new Podcast of the year, Night Before Christmas, Motivation week

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday - not sure if we will have a livestream

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • New Freezer - Luckily no losses, Also YoLink
  • Bone Broth Rotation and what we do with the bones
  • Putting the home back together and the pantry reset

Weekly Shopping Report: None today

Frugality Tip from Margo

It's holiday baking time!!!!! But not everyone has time, or the funds to make all the cookies. Host a cookie exchange, maybe do it with a potluck. Dinner and a variety of cookies for the price of one batch and one dish. Everyone brings a batch of cookies, and goes home with a variety. Super fun and saves you time and money. 

Happy baking y'all.

~Margo

Operation Independence: Coffee Season, an Update

Main topic of the Show: Word of the Year

Today is the last new show of the year and as I wander off into a time of reflection, rejuvenation, and investment in my family relationships, it is also time to revel my word of the year.

What the word of the year is and why they are helpful

How it integrates with my3things

Past ones

  • Grow
  • Balance
  • Focus
  • Breakthrough

Quick summary of what I learned.

What I thought it would be DL

Words I considered.

HOW I GOT TO MY WORD

What I hope it will bring me

Sharper results

More of less

Steadier hand, communications, balance

Purge

The word:

When to start and wrap up,  you can, you can, you can

Make it a great week!

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Dec 12, 2023

Today, as promised, we will talk about what is changing as we move into next year, the why, as well as our usual Monday segments.

Featured Event: LFTN Spring Workshop - April 25-27, 2024

Sponsor 1: DiscountMylarBags.com

Sponsor 2: EMPShield.com Coupon Code LFTN

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday Live, 12:30PM Central, Nicole Sauce and John Willis welcome Porterhouse!

Friday Homestead Happenings, 9:30am Central

Sunday: Monetizing Sunshine - Join us for an INTERVENTION with Willow to help her monetize what she does best - spreading Sunshine. I will be joined by a mastermind panel: Toolman tim Cook, Brian Aleksivich, Kerry Brown and 

TORNADO UPDATE

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • We fit 2.5 cows in the freezer by playing freezer tetris - yolink
  • Pulled a PILE OF MEAT OUT for this week to stay on plan despite the ongoing construction chaos
  • Crockpot roast: onion, garlic, cumin, 1 jar tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Add carrots 4 hours before finish or if you fumble that ball, precook them and add them in

Weekly Shopping Report

12/11/2023

We took our usual trip on Saturday. It was a rather gloomy day, but not truly yucky, and we stayed dry. Traffic was light.
Dollar Tree was first. The coolers (food and drink) are all in decent shape, as though perhaps an effort is being made. The store has become a LOT busier over the past few weeks, and three cashiers were open. Amidst the junk, there are some good finds here. Feel free to listen to Jinne on her "Homestead Corner" YouTube channel; she often does budget Dollar Tree prepper hauls.
Home Depot was second. FYI, they will shake your own paint cans for you, and I don't think there's a charge. The tag was missing in the store, but looking online it looks like a 2x4x8 has gone up 7 cents to $3.25.
Aldi was last. We found everything we wanted, but the chocolate is dwindling again. We got the last small piece of Atlantic Salmon, but the cashier said they were expecting a truck. There were some price adjustments. Staple prices were: milk: $3.02, eggs: $1.66, heavy cream: $4.69, OJ: $3.29, butter: $2.99 (-), bacon: $4.25, potatoes: $3.99 (+), sugar: $3.09, four: $1.99, 80% ground beef: $4.19.
A gallon of untainted regular gasoline is $3.699.
I made a quick second trip to Walgreen's on Sunday to restock vitamin C; somehow our last bottle was nearly empty. FYI, they typically have BOGO deals on vitamins and supplements, or buy one at full price, and the second is half price. The C was BOGO, so we now have a couple years' worth, for around $21. There were holes here and there for certain brands or sizes of various vitamins and supplements, but overall the selection looked complete.

Frugality Tip: none this week

Operation Independence

Poverty Mindset, Project Fatigue, and the color of my floor

Main topic of the Show: 2024 Changes for LFTN

No - I am not pregnant LOL

Remember my epiphany from this year’s word: Breakthrough? Do Less

Healthier Nicole: fitness, family, food, time, Home

With that in mind and having tapped into some of the data for the podcast, your comments and interactions on social media, email requests and more, I realized that 2024 has to bring some changes so here they are:

LFTN, the podcast and show

  1. Tuesday Lives will Become a Stand Alone Podcast
  2. 3 shows a week on a schedule, Monday 2pm, Wednesday 2pm, Friday. 9:30am
  3. Tactical will join me weekly - sometimes one or the other will be solo
  4. Focus and topics: building freedom as an agorist, homesteading life and how to, community, creating success
  5. Weekly Mail and marketing/clerical help
  6. Increase Playfulness - or rather return to it, New shorts series
  7. Clarity on affiliate promotions

THE HOMESTEAD

Refocusing on the things we love most

Building the event center where Tactical lives

Acquiring more land

Collaboration with Dawn Gorham, Homegrown Cooking: Cooking from snout to tail, video based, membership, etc.

SRF and LFTN Spring Workshop (EVENT PLANNER?)

Fewer speaking engagements - why

THE BOOK - an update

Project Accelerators and Mastermind

Holler Roast Coffee - to the moon! (SELL IT?)

Membership

Membership schedule for the year - 12 webinars, not monthly

New value ads, youtube subscriptions

Rental properties (SELL IT?)

Make it a great week!

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Nov 29, 2023

Today we have an interview with AJ Harrison from Preparing4Prosperity all about propane and its many applications, safety, and more.

Featured Event: Dec 6-10, Live Free Academy Online Health Summit (1st 2 days are FREE): https://livefree.academy/op/exit-and-build-health-summit/?ref=183

AJ’s BIO

AJ's life journey began with learning bullet casting and knife making in his youth. At 17, he explored Africa on a six-month safari, a transformative experience. He later became a volunteer firefighter, dedicating two decades to community service while diversifying his career in construction and plumbing. Capitalizing on a business opportunity, AJ acquired a catering company during Covid, focusing on sustainable practices and using homegrown ingredients. He also embraced homesteading, turning a small land into a self-sufficient property. AJ shares his wide-ranging insights and experiences through his podcast, inspiring others in pursuits like homesteading, family life, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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