Interested in permaculture and holistic nutrition? Then you need to meet Levi Meeuwenberg and Brenda Baran, who are combining their passions as they revitalize their family farm in Michigan. In this podcast, I visit with Levi to learn how went from professional freerunning to holistic agriculture. And he and Brenda need your help to restore Realeyes Homestead. Plus… the tip of the week!
Wardeh (‘Wardee’) lives in Oregon with her dear family, where they garden and raise cows, chickens, goats, and their beloved farm dog, Areli. She is passionate about traditional cooking. She blogs, writes books, and teaches online classes in traditional cooking, sourdough, cultured dairy, cheesemaking, fermentation, and more.
Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Just what is a MAG (Mutual Assistance Group) anyway? What should you consider before you seek out potential prepping friends and where should you start looking? How do you talk to people without sounding crazy and without giving away any secrets? How prepared should a candidate be before you consider them for your group? How many people should a group have? What are some ideas to help the group work together better and reduce conflict? Should a group have regular meetings, and if so, what should you do at a meeting? And, should your group accept money from members, in place of participation?
Find out all this and more on this Secrets of a Survivalist radio show. This week we talk with Charley Hogwood, Author of the book: MAGS- The People Part of Prepping – How to Plan, Build, And Organize a Mutual Assistance Group in a Survival Situation.
Charley has many years of experience in the military as a Reconnaissance Scout and Infantry Squad Leader where his job was to train and lead people of various skill levels and personalities in a multitude of missions in the field. Charley holds 35 FEMA certifications and a certificate in Emergency Management. He took his passion of preparedness to work by creating Personal Readiness Education Programs where he trains people in the ways of survival and preparedness.
Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Using sustainable living and home building practices for over 30 years, Rick Austin is a permaculture gardening, solar, and off-grid living expert. Rick’s anecdotal presentations make him a sought-after presenter and speaker. Secrets of a Survivalist gives you the best secrets from off-grid and survival experts, covering retreat construction, self-defense, growing food, and more!
Tammy Trayer, author of Mountain Woman Journals, is a freelance writer, an author, a radio show hostess, and a longtime web designer. She specializes in the outdoors environment, is an active entrepreneur, a true pioneer women, an avid hunter, an accomplished outdoorswoman, experienced homesteader, active homeschool mother and wife.
Tammy is a Christian, self-reliant Mom living off-grid and living untraditionally in Idaho with her husband and son. She and her husband Glen––whom she regards as her Mountain Man & the cowboy of her dreams––and family live untraditionally off-grid and enjoy educating their son on autism, gluten-free and dairy-free cooking, self-reliance, wilderness survival and so much more.
Tammy says she is living and enjoying her life and sharing it with others! It can be sketchy being 100% off-grid. The entire family are “embracers” of the wilderness lifestyle, and have built their own log home of their dreams in the forest of the NW Idaho forests. They practice and enjoy the “less is more” lifestyle, and find the far woods and hills more rewarding than they ever imagined!
Even with the restrictions of being totally off-grid, Tammy is able to be a contributing writer for these magazines, chronicling her homesteading and pioneer lifestyle to help others achieve their independence from the urban environment:
We had an outstanding trouble-free telephone connection during our interview—testimony to husband Glen’s prowess with equipment and tools.
Tammy admits they wouldn’t be where they are now if it were not for God’s hand in things. She says the family feels nudged by inspirational guidance to be able to:
Educate their son
Share their knowledge and lifestyle
Inspire others to be self-reliant
Tammy is indeed willing and eager to share her knowledge, skills, and talents about the family’s unconventional and non-traditional lifestyle. On the show, she discussed with Doctor Prepper her love of:
Do you know what the term” Pioneering Today” means? Want to know more about true heirloom gardening? How can busy people still cook real food from scratch? Can this lifestyle cost you less money? Get tips for getting started, as well as what foods to store in large quantities.
This week’s Secrets of a Survivalist radio show talks to Melissa K. Norris, author, speaker, and radio show host. Her books and articles are inspired by her family’s small herd of beef cattle, and forays into quilting and canning (without always reading the directions first). She practices the skills passed down for generations through her family, including their own strain of heirloom green bean seed, and teaches others how to implement the best of the pioneer lifestyle into their modern lives.
Donna Miller, first and foremost, is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer in the preparedness industry. She has been a both guest and host on Internet and broadcast radio talk shows, television interviews, and expositions. She enjoys teaching online and local preparedness classes and ladies’ retreats for people to learn more than just head-knowledge of preparedness skills.
Under the leadership of her husband Joseph, Donna and her family have been actively preparing for more 25 years. It was only a few short years ago that the discussions about “preparation” seemed far-fetched and radical. Today, it has become a mainstream topic all over the world––and people are now highly active toward learning how to be more prepared.
The Millers have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. This journey looks different for each family and they’ve enjoyed learning and growing along the way by having first-hand experience with building and living out of a year’s food supply, bartering and teaching ourselves ‘old skills’ to enrich their lives. Donna is happily married and has three adult children, and a daughter in-law. She and her husband Joseph are the founders of Millers Grain House, Your Preparation Station and are on th e board of PREPARE Magazine.
PreparednessRetreat.com is the first known weekend preparedness training just for families! Donna and Joe have been in planning for this event since late 2013. This Preparedness Retreat will include on-site and hands-on training, networking, and equipping attendees with the survival skills they need for perilous times.
Welcome to the Preparedness Retreat Center! The entire cost of the weekend of classes and training will be inclusive for all meals, accommodations and classes! Only one class is an extra charge—the Refuse to be a Victim class offers a certificate for completing the course work, and the $10.00 fee is required for the NRA certification. Details of classes, accommodation packages, and rooms and camper/parking costs are available at: alwaysreadystore.com. The prices for the Preparedness Retreat are a bargain for the value you’ll receive! Additional information available by calling (800) 361-1797 Ext 8 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trainers and presenters are some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields:
Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense is the presenter for the Refuse to be a Victim class.
Jim Kennard, CEO of Food For Everyone Foundation will be teaching the effectiveness of the Mittleider Gardening Method.
Jason Hunt from Frontier Christian University will be teaching how to build fires when extreme conditions exist.
Donna Miller will teach solar cooking and other preparedness techniques for feeding and sustaining the family.
Joseph Miller will instruct in his perspective of spiritual preparedness and discuss his vision of the future of Biblical references and issues for families.
Classes will be taught twice to assure all attendees can attend all the instructional classes.
Donna has been part of the PreparednessRadioNetwork.com since its succession to the Doctor Prepper Talk Show in June 2010. Just a few months later, Donna and her husband Joseph launched YourPreparationStation.com with the purpose and mission to provide quality products and purpose-filled training in personal and family preparation (preparedness), self-reliant living, and survival during difficult times.
The Miller family has been active in preparing for many years, and they feel they have been blessed to meet many people along the preparedness journey who inspire and encourage them. They’ve seen YPS grow into a vibrant community of friends who share the interest of preparing and frugal living. YPS helped the Miller family succeed in their effort to find others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions with their new-found friends. On YPS , the Millers share tips and resources on self-reliant living, gardening, farming, solar energy, livestock, homesteading, milling and baking with whole grains, and to living more frugally and saving money on grocery bills. In addition to being a great resource for information, YPS also provides insight into the heart and mind (knowledge) they want to share by teaching correct principles. YPS continues to expand its preparedness products and informational services. Donna and Joseph look forward to a very busy and successful future as they expand their combined efforts to share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, prepping, and family survival issues.
The Millers are always looking for others to join with them in their journey and are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, tips, skills, and lots of money-saving suggestions. Their desire is to peacefully build an encouraged and empowered, prepared and self-reliance community in the midst of chaotic times.
The Millers also own and operate MillersGrainHouse.com as the family business which provides tips, training and retreats as well as vital supplies for preparing yourself and your home for an uncertain future and gaining many important back to basics skills.
MGH has as its mission to provide training and resources for individual and family preparation. From bulk grains for storage, solar energy, to gardening and housing tools, Donna works hard to find preparation supplies that will assist you as you prepare. MGH carries a full line of whole grains, grain milling, and kitchen supplies. MGH also offers training on how to mill grains and bake with whole grains. Donna can help you with every aspect of emergency readiness, thereby helping protect and prepare families and communities.
The Millers’ philosophy on Preparation is that of being sustainable and sharing peace in the midst of chaos. They are neither survivalists nor hoarders, but rather believers in developing skills and preparing their family enables them to spread knowledge and training that they have learned in order to help others.
Enjoy your visit to the MGH website and use any information that you glean from what is offered here. Donna hopes it will minister peace and wisdom to you as you embark upon your personal preparation journey!
PrepareMagazine is a new resource for those who are interested in preparing. Preparation is a journey, and the mission of PM is to Encourage, Empower, and Enrich as its readers embark on the Preparation Journey. Available in online (digital) and rich, full-color print editions, this is the
The purpose and focus of PM is to provide expert and purpose-filled training in preparedness (preparation), self-reliant living, and survival skills for the difficult times that are certainly approaching. PM shares a positive approach to preparation and to join with expert contributors and authors who share an optimistic approach to getting ready for the uncertain future––without contributing to the spreading of fear, rather to help families get prepared for “What If…?
PM launched as one of the very first publications specifically dedicated to providing resources and expert training for Preparedness, Self-reliance, and Survival efforts.
The first issue was released as a digital version in 2012 to indicate a visible expression of Donna and Joe’s heartfelt desire to serve others in preparedness training and encouragement. They continue to offer the digital monthly publication as a free subscription.
The free digital publication grew rapidly as more people began to sense a need to prepare. Many subscribers requested a printed version, so in response to overwhelming demand, they launched a full-color, high-gloss print subscription in 2013.
Included is a user-friendly Knowledge-base and FAQ section. In addition to being a great resource for information, it also adds furtherer insight into the mission and vision of PREPARE Magazine and how readers can get involved. Soon, PM will be available in major bookstores and chains.
Donna and Joe will continue to expand services and are looking forward to the day when PM becomes an instrument to help them share their passion, creativity, and expertise in preparedness, self-reliance, community building, and family.
Here are just a few of the important resources you can expect with your FREE digital monthly publication:
Expert Emergency Preparedness Skills Training
Self-reliance and Disaster Survival Tips
Family Essential Needs Strategies
Community Connections in Your Area
Preparedness Products Resources and Reviews
And Much More…
Deut. 28:5 – “A blessing upon your grain-basket and kneading-bowl.”
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you’ll meet Amanda Rose. She authored the book “Rebuild From Depression: A Nutrient Guide” after her experience of severe postpartum depression in her first pregnancy. In the book, she argues that food nutrients are a key cause of depression and provides tools for correcting them. Notably, Amanda had a second baby after writing the book and managed to stay depression-free. I’ve invited Amanda here to talk about the best depression-fighting foods. Get to know Amanda, her family, and her work through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! Links and more at the show notes: KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/57 or sign up for Amanda’s Good Day Strategies at KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/depression.
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, my guest is Rick Wilder from Taproot Farms in Alaska. A long-time soap maker, he and his family live off-grid in Chickaloon, Alaska, and now offer high-quality bath and body care products (like goat milk soap) through Taproot Farms. We talk about the spiritual awakening and questions that led he and he his family off the beaten path to live off the land in Alaska, about his wind-powered farm, and of course, about his soaps and body care products. Go to the show notes for a 15% off coupon and giveaway opportunity! Plus… the tip of the week! Show notes are here: KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/56
Robert Griswold, proprietor of Ready Made Resources in Eastern Tennessee, shared his preparedness philosophy and demonstrated that he and his family don’t just sell preparedness products, they live the preparedness lifestyle.
Bob, his wife Roxanne, and their son operate the largest preparedness, emergency and disaster products store and business east of the Mississippi River. Bob wants all their customer to plan, prepare, and preserve––and Ready Made Resources has knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to answer any technical questions about their products, assist with customer service issues or develop a plan to help preserve your family during the uncertain future.
Ready Made Resources carries a complete line of affordable preparedness products––everything from hand-powered grain mills, well pumps and water filters to long-term food storage, camping supplies and cold-weather gear. Check out their website for more than 4,000 preparedness items in more than 300 product categories! You’ll discover for yourself why their preparedness selection is unsurpassed!
Marjory summarizes numerous interviews of Cuban citizens who experienced a total economic collapse and faced starvation after the fall of the Soviet Union. The social order reversed, where farmers and gardeners became more important than lawyers and doctors as all citizens scrambled to grow food to replace imports that stopped. Listen for keys to how Cuban’s survived as guidance for how American’s should look to prepare for when the Yankee dollar goes through its collapse. Great opportunity to learn from Cuban suffering to anticipate and minimize our own challenges from future U.S. economic collapse.
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you’ll meet Sharon Peterson, a frugal mom and wife who says, “food finds its way into jars in my kitchen”! In this podcast, we’re talking about mostly about canning but we find our way into family work ethics, our mutual love of jars, and out-of-the-ordinary pantry setups. I also picked her brain about canning meat, as she’s an expert at putting up what her husband and sons bring home (they love to hunt). Sharon is warm and fun and we had a great visit. Please join us! Plus… the tip of the week — how to get a perfectly moist turkey every time!