Thursday, October 11, 2012

Episode 108, Liberty Ridge--An Update

Listeners to this podcast have asked me about the status of Liberty Ridge, the "shrugging out" retreat that my wife and I are fashioning for ourselves out in the country, away from it all.

In this show I go over the "vision" we have for Liberty Ridge, why we are doing what we're doing, what our plan was, and the status against our plan.

Although we have made significant progress, and have achieved some significant milestones, the biggest part of the effort is still in front of us. Once the structures are complete and Liberty Ridge is ready for us to occupy, it will be on us to make it the enjoyable, hard-working and rewarding homestead we envision it to be.

Many people have told me that they have found these podcasts to be inspiring. They say these shows have helped them understand what is happening, and what they can do about them. Many have told me that they've taken concrete steps to "shrug out" of the co-dependency culture that surrounds us.

You could press on with your life as it is today, watching your hard work vanish in the wasteland of EBT cards, Obamaphones, and the Ponzi schemes of Medicare and Social Security. You can ride the collectivist train off the cliff if you want. Or you could stand up and say "No."

You have the power to deny your consent to the collectivism that has engulfed America. There are many ways to shrug out. Your plan could be more elaborate than ours, or much simpler. It all starts with resolve. You don't need much more than that. Choose your own path. Create an option that works for you. Take that first step, and make the commitment to change your life for the better.

Liberty is a choice. The choice is yours.

God bless you and your families.


  1. Pete, you're not alone in this. Two resources you should check out (or for all I know, you're all over them already!) are Backwoods Home magazine and The Survival Podcast. For that matter, TSP interviewed BWH's main homesteading writer, Jackie Clay, last Wednesday. I think you'll find both of these interesting and useful.
    Thanks for the podcast. -Alan

  2. Hey thanks, Ano. I am aware of both. I don't follow Jack anymore (I have trouble keeping up with my own life, and he is the Energizer Bunny of podcasters!) but listening to him a couple years ago got me started. But I may check out the interview with Clay. Thanks for the tip, and many thanks for listening!