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Dec 31, 2015

In this podcast whelk to 2016 and talk about some of our major goals we have for the coming year. We publicly announce our goals as a way of achieving accountability. We encourage our listeners to also obtain public and private accountability. We announce an exciting venture or forming and growing The Prepared Homestead Membership Community in 2016. We encourage listeners to set goals, regardless of the uncertain times we live in. Think big and take massive action. The conventional wisdom of starting slow and easing your way in is dead!

Dec 30, 2015
In this two part podcast series, in response to a listener question, we discuss many ways to create financial security on your homestead. In this second part we discuss how to effectively save money, reduce costs, network, and build community … Continue reading
Dec 27, 2015
In this two part podcast series, in response to a listener question, we discuss many ways to create financial security on your homestead. In this first part we mainly talk about additional ways to generate income.
Dec 17, 2015
In today’s podcast Monica and I talk with John Moody from Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTC). Our discussion centers around food freedom and FTCs significant role in this fight to remove government interference between the small farmer and … Continue reading
Dec 15, 2015
In this podcast, Monica and I answer listener questions ranging from: fuel storage, canning, choosing home defense firearms, dehydrators and much more…
Dec 12, 2015
In this podcast, Monica and I talk about storing food. This is not a podcast about zombie apocalypse food storage but about why, and how, everyone should have a deep larder. Food security and financial security are among the top … Continue reading
Dec 5, 2015
On today’s podcast Monica and I got the opportunity to interview “Wranglerstar” about his new book “Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering The American Dream”. We also talk about their homestead and their personal journey moving from the city. Wranglerstar has become a … Continue reading
Nov 26, 2015
Some days are better than others, on a homestead a tough day can be very time consuming. Today we talk about some of the things that have happened on
Nov 19, 2015
On today’s podcast we discuss the current windstorm that impacted the Northwest. Specifically we are talking about preparedness during extended power outages. Since we are currently enduring a potential extended power outage we decided to talk about a few important … Continue reading
Nov 4, 2015
In this podcast we continue our discussion on food preservation. We cover topics such as freezing, fermenting, curing, and drying.
Nov 2, 2015
In today’s podcast we talk about food preservation. Specifically, we cover water bath and pressure canning. Monica really understands this subject well and lays out several important considerations and aspects of the skill of canning. On the, success through action … Continue reading
Sep 29, 2015
Today Sean and I discuss the importance of scheduling your day for maximum productivity and continue our overview of ‘isms’ by covering the subject of secular humanism. Our main topic answers the question “Is it worth it to raise meat … Continue reading
Sep 24, 2015
In today’s podcast we open with our Success Through Action segment covering the importance of establishing routines as a first step to effective time management. We also continue our discussion of “isms” defining and discussing fascism. Our main topic focuses on strategies you can employ to reduce feed costs and supplement feed for your animals. Continue reading
Sep 3, 2015
On today’s podcast Monica and I talk about turning “waste” into a resource. The term waste implies that there is no value in what you s typically considered garbage. We concentrate onkitchen, animal and human “waste.” The problem is the … Continue reading
Aug 27, 2015
In today’s podcast Monica and I introduce a new format. We have added a “success through action” segment that focuses on achieving success through engaging in strategies like strategic planning and goal setting. In the worldview segment we discuss the … Continue reading
Jul 10, 2015
On today’s podcast I talk with the interim director of FTCLDF John Moody. His organization concentrates on defendingthe rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms, and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods. John gives us … Continue reading
Jun 19, 2015
On today’s podcast Monica and I give a homestead update. With the busy summer months we have accomplished a lot and run into several problems. We share our lessons learned as well as our successes. We discuss: pasture expansion, paddock … Continue reading
Jun 8, 2015
In this podcast I talk about building ponds/dams. I relate our recent project of building a pond and incorporate it into a podcast on the subject. I am also not shy about our mistakes and lessons learned from our own … Continue reading
May 22, 2015
In today’s podcast I have the opportunity to talk with Mike Leister of about alternative energy solutions for rural, offgrid, and emergency power needs. He brings us his story of how and why he came to focus on energy. … Continue reading
May 20, 2015
On today’s podcast I talk about the crucial element of water on the homestead. I talk about everything from conservation, wells, developing springs to rainwater catchment. To have a resilient property you must have redundant water systems. Scripture of the … Continue reading
May 13, 2015
In today’s podcast I return to the series on home and family protection. In this part 4, I talk about some considerations outside of the home. I use some basic situations to talk about protection principles. For example, the recent … Continue reading
May 7, 2015
On today’s podcast I interview Thomas Kidd – Religious Liberty Advocate. We discuss many different legal issues to include the ongoing cultural battle surrounding same sex marriage. We talk about the likely decision and implications of that opinion. More importantly … Continue reading
Apr 29, 2015
On today’s podcast I give a homestead update. I also talk about our upcoming Introduction to Homesteading workshop on June 13th and July 18th. You can find more information here. For the update I talk about: – Rattlesnake Rendezvous speaking … Continue reading
Apr 17, 2015
In today’s podcast I interview Gregg Carter: homesteader, writer and entrepreneur. He gives us insight into the Micro/Cottage business model and shares the benefits and challenges of running a micro/cottage business. He just published a book: Micro and Cottage Businesses: … Continue reading
Apr 16, 2015
In today’s podcast I interview John Brownlee of He is a presenter at Sustainable Preparedness Seminars with expertise in many areas. Today, we focus on buying off grid/remote property. The benefits, challenges, common mistakes and some unique legal aspects … Continue reading
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