This week I do a year in review of all the things that I did in 2015. I talk about 1 year now living in the tiny house. How the first winter was. How I was comfy living tiny during the long ice storm. About how much it cost to move a tiny house. Lots of rambling occurs without Couch Potato Mike to keep me in line. Enjoy
Just a short podcast this week. No frills, no co host, no news just a man on a mic. This week I give a much overdo update to the tiny house and homestead. I talk about the move to Mikes land. How much moving a tiny house can be. The issues getting electricity hooked up.
More Importantly I talk about the projects that have been done since I got here. Things are finally growing. Fall garden beds are put in. The Herb spiral is doing great.
I also talk about my rain water catchment plans. The Rocket stove build, grey water system and much more.
First of all today is a landmark episode for us. Today is episode number 30 of the Survivalpunk podcast. It has been a blast so far. Mike and I are just getting warmed. Join us today as we talk about the new Dual Homestead Project. Other topics discussed are: The Oklahoma beheading. FBI say’s no one killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. How’s Mikes journey into paleo? 20 terrifying facts food companies don’t want you to know. MPowered Luci Lantern is the gadget punk of the week. Ben Law is the permaculture minute. The wild edible of the week is passion fruit.
Dual Homestead is the new project David Nash from The Shepherd School and I are working on. We both are big DIY advocates. That might be where our similarities end though.
Have you ever wanted to drop everything and leave the rat-race? Everyone has…. Nobody does…. UNTIL NOW…. Meet David and James, two Tennessee Preppers carving out a homestead with virtually no budget, no support, and no backing down. Both are rugged individualists, Experts in their fields, But they have widely different knowledge, skills, attitudes, and goals. Can a Punk Anarchist dedicated to green living coexist with a gun toting ultra conservative? Can an overweight bookworm keep up with a crossfit disciple? Can they do the impossible without killing each other? Meet James, owner of Survivalpunk.com James came to prepping from his experience as a homeless teen , thrives on a paleo diet, is deeply involved with sustainable living, comes to the homestead to get in touch with Nature and become food self-reliant . David is a former Marine and author of several preparedness related materials, his company, Shepherd School has trained firearm instructors for the past decade. His work as a professional emergency manager showed him how fragile the system is and his goal is to prepare a defensible off grid homestead to protect his family in the event of a catastrophic societal collapse… Before they build they have to demolish the remnants of the former occupants… James wants to recycle to materials to make a mobile tiny house; Dave just wants to blow it up… How will they decide what to do, How to do it, and what compromises, hacks, and DIY tricks will they have to use to carve a farm out of the forest…
I’ve talked about going off grid recently but have not shared many details. Today I’ll talk about it a bit more and share some pictures and videos with you. I just got back from two days out at Dual Homestead with some friends. We got a ton of work done out there. A ton more needs done. I’m tired and sunburned. Seeing the progress though is a great. When I first saw the land I was staggered by all that needs done to it. We will truly be carving a life from the land. While not perfect the land had many great properties working for it. So let’s talk a bit more about the project and how you can stay up to date with Dual Homestead.
One of the earliest blog buddies I made was DB from Florida Hillbilly. Years ago when I was doing the Paracord Sandal I looked around to see if anyone else had done one. At the time the only other hit was on Florida Hillbilly’s DIY sandal post. He just used paracord as the thong on the sandal. Mine was all paracord. I left a msg saying I was working on one too. Being the great guy he is he said to drop a link to it. I’ve always been hesitant on randomly putting links to my site in comments. From that day we have been emailing back and forth. He even has an knack of wining many of my contests. I’ve seen his address so much I should drop by for a visit. DB grew up in West Virginia being a hillbilly. Hunting, fishing were a part of life for him. Looking for work he moved to Florida and has been stuck since.