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Major UPDATE: We have moved everything over to the ThriveThrough community. ThriveThrough is much more robust and offers a whole lot more than just articles. We have over 270 articles now and more on the way. I have updated all of the links in this post to their new homes.

Hello,

My name is Josiah Wallingford. I am currently interning with Jack Spirko from the survival podcast.

I would like to introduce Brink of Freedom (Now ThriveThrough). BOF is an online magazine and community for preppers, homesteaders, permaculture enthusiasts and much more. There are many articles up now so head on over and see if it is something you may enjoy.

I would recommend you start with one of these articles:

Permaculture Principles and Preparedness
Cow or Goat? Which is right for your family milk animal?
Garden Frog Pond: If you build it, they will come
Let's See Whats Growing at the Yurt
Tomato Processing Tips for the Home Grower
Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
Why We Should All Be RE-Learning How to Forage
Acorn Processing 101

Be sure to leave some comments and review the articles you enjoy.

Thank you,
Josiah Wallingford
 
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The links are working. The first one leads to a picture of a guy who is packing plenty of heat. He should have no trouble killing that chicken that moved in from the city like a plague of locusts when society crumbled. Kill that trespasser. Blow it's fkn head off. Yippy ki yay.

The way the text is set up, it appears to quote Mollison and there's a picture of him. But, upon further reading it is clear that this is not the case.
 
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The links work for me and it looks like a good place for information. The first link has a photo of a guy with an assault rifle and a chicken and it's kinda silly (intentionally, I think). I didn't read that article. The article about processing acorns was very informative. I haven't had time to read the other articles, but at a quick glance it's looks like they'll be useful.

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The links work for me also: I also get the guy with the gun and the chicken.

I sometimes listen to jack spirko's podcasts:his main theme is the recession is bad because the government is poorly run, so folks need to take care of themselves by gardening, by getting out of debt, and by not being dependant on anybody for anything that they do not absolutely have to.
 
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Hey Josiah and all you other permies, I'm glad you posted out here to permies.com. I just recently subscribed to your rss feed at brink of freedom to keep an eye out for content that will fit well on the TSP wiki. I also think that eventually the wiki could be a good resource for you authors when they are creating articles for brink of freedom. I'm hoping we can get the brink of freedom page out on the wiki beefed up a bit more so we can feature it more and hopefully generate some traffic back to your site. If anyone wants to help just head on out, create an account, and get to editing.

TSP Wiki page for Brink of Freedom
 
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Here is Jack's list. I agree with most of it. Number four is fun, but how would the roads get paved without taxes.


Tenets of Modern Survivalism


The philosophy is anchored by the tenets which are in summary...

1. Everything you do to "prepare" for emergencies, disasters or economic turmoil should be blended into your life in a way that improves your life even if nothing disastrous ever occurs.

2. Debt is financial cancer! Minimize it, pay it off early and stay away from credit cards.

3. Growing your own food is for everyone not just people that want "organic" fruit and vegetables. To produce your own food, even as little as 10% of what you use reduces your dependence on "the system". If nothing else gardening is good for your emotional and physical health and increases the value of any property.

4. Tax is theft, the best way to combat it is to understand every legal deduction you can take or create. In general I think "the system" is bad but when it comes to taxation either learn the system or hire a damn good accountant to work it for you. Every dollar you keep can be used to improve your self sufficiency, every dollar taken from you can be used to make your dependence on the government stronger.

5. Food stored is an exceptional investment. Food is increasing in cost faster than just about any investment right now and certainly faster than the rate of inflation. You simply can't lose by storing additional food that you use on a regular basis.

6. Plan for disaster in the following order of priority – Personal-Localized-Regional-State-National-Global. Despite the real possibility of a true economic melt down or catastrophic terrorist attack or some other major global disaster the most probable "disaster" for any individual is personal. Loss of a job, loss of a family member, a fire or localized weather event are the most probable threats to impact any individual. So plan and prepare for those first, then continue to build going forward.

7. Renewable energy is great if you do it in a way that saves you money (short or long term) but your solar panels are not going to save the planet. Man made global warming is a scam designed to force the U.S. into a global taxation system. If you want to promote solar, wind, hydro, etc. the best way is to develop it in a more cost effective manner. Fuel efficient vehicles are also great but the effective implementation of such vehicles requires that they be affordable, well built and incredibly engineered. The lesson is that the best way to promote "green energy" is via economics.

8. Owning land is true wealth. Individuals should strive to strive to own land in the country where taxes are low and restrictions are limited. Even if you live in the city finding, buying and improving land within 3-5 hours of your primary residence makes a lot of sense. If you can use it to get out of the city at some point so much the better.

9. In addition to food, water and other common survival stores use common sense methods of hedging against "disaster". Pragmatic things like, cash emergency funds, good insurance and secondary income streams are not just for people in "the system". These types of protection can make you life a lot less miserable when something goes wrong. Make them part of your planning.

10. Your personal philosophy is more important to you than that of any other person. You are the master of your own life and if you don't agree with another individuals views, great, define, understand and implement your own. The biggest thing you can do is understand that you are in control of your life and that what you do matters. Those two factors have the greatest impact on individual survival across every demographic you can imagine.

 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Here is Jack's list. I agree with most of it. Number four is fun, but how would the roads get paved without taxes.



We get asked this question a LOT. Who would build the roads?
The philosopher Stefan Molyneux does a pretty good job at explaining it in these two podcasts:
Who will build the roads? Part 1
Who will build the roads? Part 2
 
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BOF just posted a really cool article on various uses for hops. It's called: Hops- For More Than Just Beer

It mostly focuses on using it in baking and for natural sleep aids! Pretty cool.
 
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looks like BOF is rebuilding their site.

luckily the wayback machine still has their articles
the first one is http://web.archive.org/web/20151002223721/http://brinkoffreedom.net/homesteading/permaculture-principles-and-preparedness/ and it's good

 
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Pierre Pépé wrote:looks like BOF is rebuilding their site.

luckily the wayback machine still has their articles
the first one is http://web.archive.org/web/20151002223721/http://brinkoffreedom.net/homesteading/permaculture-principles-and-preparedness/ and it's good



The direct link to the article is:
https://community.thrivethrough.com/blogs/entry/142-permaculture-principles-and-preparedness/
 
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Major UPDATE: We have moved everything over to the ThriveThrough community. ThriveThrough is much more robust and offers a whole lot more than just articles. We have over 270 articles now and more on the way. I have updated all of the links in this post to their new homes.
 
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