Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Episode 163, Liberty Ridge, Two Years In

With our two-year anniversary here at Liberty Ridge just around the corner, I thought I'd talk about what "shrugging out" has been like for us and what we have learned so far.

Topics include:
  • Raised bed vegetable gardening, including crop rotation
  • Rainwater catchment for irrigation
  • Raising chickens, including adding new chickens to an existing flock
  • Canning and freezing home-grown vegetables
  • Living with a wood stove
  • Living with an old tractor
  • Maintaining the homestead
  • Rural life in general, including neighbors, services you can't take for granted, handling bad weather, and local law enforcement
One of the things I discuss is the strategy of moving to the country before the stuff hits the fan versus the "emergency bugout" strategy. There are clear advantages to moving away from the city well before SHTF, if you can do it.

As I always say, shrugging out is a "twofer"--you get the Atlas Shrugged bit--removing your consent and support for the gigantic US government and the dependency culture it has spawned, and you gain the security of bugging out before the Stuff Hits The Fan.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Episode 162, Climate Change--Fascism in Science Clothing

In this show, I talk about the politics of Climate Change, and the goal held by its proponents--nothing less than rescuing Collectivism once again from its manifest failures through the use of pseudo-science.

It's just the latest replay of the old con from the early 1900's, where advances in "science"--in that case "social science" and in today's case "climate science"--will allow an elite group of smart people to solve our problems. And exert totalitarian control over our lives. A tradeoff they believe (or pretend to believe) is necessary to ensure our survival.

The show ends with a suggested speech to be given by a future US President on the subject of climate change and what should be done about it.