Episode 574: Fostering Functional Community

Today is a response to a question from a listener who wanted to know how it is that the LFTN Community is so functional, mostly spam and scam free, and able to talk about hard things in a productive way. Rather than just answer that one person, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to foster a functional community.



  • Chicken Processing will be rescheduled to July 2.
  • Tuesday Live Update

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Post vacation reset
  • Garden producing all vegetables (What that looks like)
  • FD running 24/7 and freezers being used to stage the next batch
  • Canning kitchen almost set up (why we have it outside)
  • Curing and grinding the pork to finish the four pigs
  • Chicken breast recipe – alfredo (Cook With What You Have)

Frugal Tip

  • Gas Buddy
  • Reusable bag update

Operation Independence

  • We are at 90% from Homestead food at this time of year – it feels very good.
  • Considering renting access to our processing setup

Main topic of the Show: 

    1. Decide Purpose (Communicate it)
    2. More is bad (Communicate it)
    3. Be a community of doers not takers (communicate it)
    4. Set and model clear and healthy boundaries (communicate it)
    5. Use technology (communicate it)
    6. Have an inner circle and accept help (Communicate it)
  • Erase toxic people (communicate it)
  1. Mentor people on the edge (communicate it)
  2. Discussion is good – arguments are bad (Take things offline that should be off line)

Membership Plug

Social Network Reminder

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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