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Offline ChangeHope

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #8100 on: August 07, 2018, 12:42:33 PM »
Hello, everyone.  For a long time, I have been thinking about taking steps to be prepared and make myself more self reliant.  A friend of mine recently introduced me to the survival podcast, and I think this is all a truly amazing resource.  I am happy to find a group of like-minded people.  I hope that you all can help me grow in my journey and that I can help you to grow in yours as well. 

As I am new and just getting started in this, I am wondering if any of you could point me in the direction of some specific podcasts that would help  me learn the ropes a bit. When you sign up on this site, it recommends several episodes that are some of the top rated episodes. I have listened to those, but where do I go from there?  With over 10 years of episodes, I am not quite sure where to begin.  Any recommendations for me?

Thanks so much, and I look forward to learning and sharing with all of you!

 
 

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« Reply #8101 on: August 07, 2018, 05:33:05 PM »
Welcome Change Hope,  I don’t keep up with the podcasts too well, but there are several here who should be able to help you find some.  Where are you living now?  What kind of place do you have?

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #8102 on: August 07, 2018, 07:13:13 PM »
Welcome.  ;D

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« Reply #8103 on: August 08, 2018, 06:36:48 AM »
Thanks for the welcomes.  Yeah, I live in Eastern NC right now.  I currently live in town, but I just purchased a 30 acre piece of property out in the country.  My goal is to move there and live a more simple lifestyle.  I want to grow and raise my own food out there and stop being so dependent upon everything else for my survival.  Right now, I am just starting to do some basic prepping.  I'm storing up water and food, but I want to do more.  I've got a ton of stuff  to do in the next few years with all the work on the land, but I enjoy every minute of it, and I know the hard work is going to be worth it.  Any advice you have for me is much appreciated!  What about you all?  What kind of setup do you have?

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #8104 on: August 08, 2018, 03:56:21 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes.  Yeah, I live in Eastern NC right now.  I currently live in town, but I just purchased a 30 acre piece of property out in the country.  My goal is to move there and live a more simple lifestyle.  I want to grow and raise my own food out there and stop being so dependent upon everything else for my survival.  Right now, I am just starting to do some basic prepping.  I'm storing up water and food, but I want to do more.  I've got a ton of stuff  to do in the next few years with all the work on the land, but I enjoy every minute of it, and I know the hard work is going to be worth it.  Any advice you have for me is much appreciated!  What about you all?  What kind of setup do you have?

GOOD water filters are smaller,lighter,and more likely to be healthy when needed,easier to store too.The best thing to start with is EDUCATION as this will better guide the rest of your desired path ti independence. I have a few files I have saved that may be of some aide to you,Download any,just as I collected them FREE. Sorry they aren't so well organized..

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5ZIZLZV4AwIMFlYMTI5OTNlUTA

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« Reply #8105 on: August 08, 2018, 05:39:33 PM »
I’m sitting in West Michigan on 27 acres.  My spouse and I work outside the home and we have one minor child and three adults out on their own.  I call what we have a hobby farm.  I cut and sell some hay and keep some bees and a small orchard.  We’ve also done beef, hogs, and chickens over the years.

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« Reply #8106 on: August 09, 2018, 06:32:24 AM »
Wow thanks for the resources, Carl.  I am looking through this now, and  this is some really great information you have gathered up.  You have allot of info on the areas I'm interested in.  I agree with you on the education part.  Instead of running out and buying a bunch of crap I don't need, I've got to learn a bit more about what I am doing first.  Knowledge is power.  Thanks again for your help!

 

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« Reply #8107 on: August 09, 2018, 09:34:54 AM »
Wow thanks for the resources, Carl.  I am looking through this now, and  this is some really great information you have gathered up.  You have allot of info on the areas I'm interested in.  I agree with you on the education part.  Instead of running out and buying a bunch of crap I don't need, I've got to learn a bit more about what I am doing first.  Knowledge is power.  Thanks again for your help!

 

Store what you eat. Eat what you store (rotation).

We live in the boonies on 31 acres. Retired. Raise all the food we can.
Can and dehydrate a lot of it. Raise a few animals