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Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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Ever think about going back to the land? Well today, I am joined by Matt Hundley, musician, youtuber, and founder of the Back to the Land Festival happening right here in Tennessee in October!

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Today I am joined by Jim Gale of Food Forest Abundance to discuss self-reliance, spiritual and physical independence, and the lofty goal of getting a food forest into every suburban yard.

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Green Chili Day – Join us for canning demos, tours, food and fun on Sept 18. $25 for a day pass, $50 for overnight. Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. BYO (alcoholic) B.

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Food Forest Abundance: foodforestabundance.com

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Jim Gale is a regenerative entrepreneur and father of 4 daughters who has proven – “If you can conceive it and believe, then you can achieve it”. For the past 16 years Jim has been obsessed with finding the answer to the question “What is the IDEA whose time has come” that Victor Huge wrote about? What is the “Embarrassingly simple” solution that Bill Mollison was speaking about? He found it, he and millions more demonstrate it and his mission in life is to share it.

What about vibrations and energy in developing self reliance?

Why food forests and permaculture?

Why is this so important?

What can someone do to get started?

What is the Government’s role in the solution?

Is it hard?

How can I participate?

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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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Today is the third in the series on how to start a small coffee roasting enterprise – either home scale or micro roasting business. We will discuss how to find the people to buy your coffee, as well as how to persuade them to do so.

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Today we will talk about focusing on doing what you can as the world falls apart around you and why that is more important now, in times of duress, than it ever was before. We will also talk about what the CAC team is up to this week with Hurricane Ida’s arrival in Louisiana, and we will talk a little about why real community happens.

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CAC Activation – https://www.cacteam.com/

  • Volunteers get pre-approved or update your information
  • Seeking donations

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Beets and Tomatoes
  • Green Chilies Incoming
  • Venison Stew
  • Freeze Dryer is back in business with the cooling weather: Eggs, milk, watermelon
  • New Recipe: Cube steak. S & P, 3 mins per side, Worcestershire sauce. Reduce the resulting sauce as gravy

Operation Independence

  • Selling everything we can to offset the replacement car (Xtera straight piped, tractor, electric range, collectible ww2 air tanks, and various small stuff) — added benefit is simplicity. (Sometimes independence means making choices)
  • Putting finishing touches on an event at SOE in mid October and a workshop with Niti the first Saturday of October — more on this soon
  • GSD Update

Main topic of the Show: Building While The World Falls Apart

In the last 2 weeks, no fewer than 20 people have reached out to me with questions about relocating to Tennessee. Many of them are facing job loss due to vaccination requirements, financial problems from draconian shut downs, and the emotional wounds from having marriages, friendships and family relationships torn apart in light of what some like to just refer to as “All this bullshit.”

They are scared to stay where they are. They are scared to move somewhere new. It is hard to feel secure with capital gains tax laws being retroactively changed under the guise of taxing the rich — you know who I mean — the rich people who will never pay more tax, and landing on the shoulders of small business owners and grandma’s retirement rental.

Every time a new story comes out about the virus you fall over from being dizzy from the spin put out by “both” sides of the discussion. Ivermectin is cow medicine and has no valid human use (except it does). Unvaccinated are spreading the virus (except vaccinated are too and they are less likely to know they are infected). Meat is killing you and low fat is the only way to go, except the part where sugar is definitely linked to diabetes, which is also killing us.

Then there are the calls for mandates, the framing of people who are conservative as less than human. The violence increasing all over the country but in particular in the cities. There is the economic damage of the last few years, made worse by decades of shitty public policy, made worse by the political power mongers using this current state of discomfort to take more control, dictate how poor people will live from now on under the guise of saving the planet from climate change.

What I see among those who have awoken to the current evil that has been building for a long time is that they discuss it unendingly. Pundits have this topic covered.

We need to be better than that. We need to give our energy to creating, not tearing down. To forward momentum not backward thinking policies in fancy new marketing packaging. That is why we talk about building here rather than obsess on the shit going on.

It doesn’t mean we ignore the shit though. I mean if a wrecking ball is coming your way, you definitely want to see it and to move.

I moved from public policy to podcasting and building our LFTN community because I realized that trying to change the system that is failing everyone from inside the system is a fool’s errand. I mean, God bless those who are willing to stay and try. But the system itself has core design flaws. It is designed into the system to create dependence. We don’t need dependence. WE NEED INDEPENDENCE in order to create and thrive.

Is this time different for you or the same. Are you looking at those gas cans you have that are empty, or are they full? Did you start a pantry rotation, or are you thinking about what you ought to stock up on now that prices are climbing? Is your side hustle generating some income, or are you stuck deciding between your long term health and keeping a job that is requiring you to do things you disagree with?

So you can either be part of the problem by playing the game, or you can be part of the solution by building now, when the time is ripe to build but the will to build it weak.

Make it a great week!

Song: Burned, performed by Sauce

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

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Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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Today, I have a great interview with Mike the Polymath, a guy who is really good at lots of things. A guy who started a neat concept for providing a service lots of people would want. A guy who cares about freedom, food freedom and empowering the individual.

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Waverly Flood Assistance

Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with cleanup and recovery can call 931-888-8011 or 931-888-8012.  You can report after 8am to the volunteer staging area in the Dollar Tree Parking Lot at 515 West Main St.  Our volunteers at those numbers will match your skills with those who have needs.  Thank you for your help!

Cheese Webinar Delayed One Week!

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easypeasygardens.com

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Michael is the founder of EasyPeasy Garden Solutions LLC, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His business is geared towards designing, building and maintaining backyard vegetable gardens on a subscription basis.

Michael studied Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology and has a professional background in environmental education, tourism, organic farming and the nursery trade.

After an eccentric series of jobs and internships, Michael integrated various different knowledge bases and skill sets to start EasyPeasy Garden Solutions in 2018.

  1. How did you find your way to gardening/sustainability?
  2. What is EasyPeasy Garden Solutions?
  3.  How did the idea for EasyPeasy occur to you? What is the mission?
  4. How, specifically does a person start their own personal gardening business? Does it require any certain education, personality-type, background, or skill-set? What kind of investment is required?
  5. What are the pros/cons of being a “one-man business”
  6. What would you say to someone who has an entrepreneurial dream they have not yet attempted?
  7. What are some other ways we could “uber-ize” the food system
  8. What is in the future for you and for EasyPeasy?

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Join us for a green chili celebration! Demos, tours, camaraderie and fun.

Location: Lancaster, TN – 1 hour east of Nashville

Day Pass $25: Sept 18, from 12pm-6pm (Includes mid afternoon lunch)

Weekend Pass $50: Sept 18, 12pm – Sept 19, 10am (Includes mid afternoon lunch, evening snacks, and breakfast)

BYOB – we will have coolers

Schedule and food and beverage provided is listed below the registration form.

This event is sold out, please email me to see about the waiting list. nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Food and Beverage Provided

  • Lemonade
  • Water
  • Coffee or iced coffee

Lunch:

  • Green chili mac n cheese
  • Green chili beef stew (Keto friendly)
  • Green chili Enchilada casserole
  • Green chili salsa and chips/pork rinds
  • Green chili ice cream (Bryan’s annual custard)
  • (More as people let us know what they plan to bring)

Sunday breakfast

  • eggs
  • breakfast meat
  • Green chili salsa
  • tortillas
  • breakfast potatoes
  • coffee

Saturday Schedule

  • 12pm – arrive and socialize
  • 1pm – salsa canning demo
  • 2pm – property walk
  • 3pm – lunch
  • 4-6pm – yard games and hang out (Day pass folks head home)
  • 6-? – snacks, campfire if it makes sense, hang out, camping

Sunday

  • 8:30 – breakfast
  • 10am – end

Children with parental supervision are welcome until 6pm Saturday. Absolutely NO PETS. Tickets are nonrefundable.


Today we talk more about Holler Dollars, the Flood,  and where to move in Tennessee if you are immigrating from another state. These are all questions and comments from listeners.

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Mozzarella Webinar THIS THURSDAY

Oct 15-17 – Back to the Land Festival: https://www.backtothelandfestival.com/

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Round of animal feed
  • Venison Shoulder Roast to soup
  • Working on ordering in Green Chilies for Green Chili Day (There will be Green Chili Ice cream!) (Sign up link)

Operation Independence

  • Hip Camp
  • Car Fund

Main topic of the Show: Listener Feedback Show

Holler Dollars

From Sue:

I had two questions from an academic point of view. 1) in your example about Jenni and the garlic. That is technical not a barter situation. What you described is essentially creating another currency based in garlic. Because you’ve set a value for garlic that you’ll honor no mater what, even if you have elastic demand for garlic. For instance, say she plants an entire lawn of garlic and brings it to the pantry for 10,000 credits. Under the system you described, her garlic is as good as currency even if you can’t use her garlic.

My second question is more of a philosophical one. If the framework of the holler is not paying the labor the equivalent of at least minimum wage in the Tennessee economy, then is it really independence? Why do you need to come up with a food value for the labor that is nor based on the real market value of the labor absent the neighbors? I guess what I am asking is, how much would it cost to run the holler if your neighbors did not exist. Isn’t that the value exactly? My worry is that there are legal cases where work contracts made in sub economies where labor is valued at less than minimum wage can be considered servitude under the law and litigious.

I’m not saying either of the above will happen of course. Just playing out your scenarios from a purely argumentative point of view absent the fact that these are your friends and neighbors

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Where to Move in Tennessee?

I found you via Jack Spirko. My family and I are soon to be refugees from California. We are in pursuit of a new location to settle and build community. Tennessee is on our list to explore suitability for us. Can you recommend any areas in Tennessee worth looking into? Thanks so much,

Dan

What Coffee Maker Should I Buy?

From Gary Hey, Nicole! I hear you on multiple shows: Unloose, LFTN, TSP. I can’t recall which show it was on (probably not Unloose), but you offered advice on coffee makers I’m having trouble finding that episode, and I’m in hopes you can point me in the right direction (or just send me the makes and models :-).

Love listening to you in all those places. Keep up the great work!

Link to TSP Episode on coffee makers

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Song: The Flood by Sauce

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

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