November 13

What Does Self-Sufficiency Mean to Me

I’ve been struggling with something to type in this space. Not because I’m ignorant which if I’m honest with myself, I am ignorant on being self-sufficient. Sure I’ve helped raise chickens for a year or two. Sure we gathered their eggs and ate their meat (and, let me tell you, I miss that immensely). We didn’t stick with it. We didn’t fully rely on it like we could have started doing. I know what I’m missing.

This blog, is after all, not just a place to advertise my podcast. I want to document my journey into self-sufficiency. I want to get back to raising chickens and culling them for meat and gathering eggs. I want to document my journey into being healthy and less lazy. So let’s document.

This past summer I half-assed trying to raise some tomatoes and peppers in buckets. I failed. I didn’t know what I was doing and I failed. I harvested one puny pepper that wasn’t even a toothful and 3 puny tomatoes. Sure they tasted great, but it was a failure. I know some of why I failed. I’m going to try again next year. I may fail again, but not as badly. I hope.

How am I going to succeed? I’m working on building up my compost. I’m using this past season’s failure and the leaves falling from my trees, I’m using vegetable matter coming out of my house (if any). It’s a static pile. I’m dumping stuff on and mixing it every so often and that’s it. A bit lazy but it works. I know it works. I’ve gotten beautiful compost from it in the past, and I will again.

I also plan on building a structure to house a hydroponics setup. I bought Hydroponics: The Kratky Method: The Cheapest And Easiest Hydroponic System For Beginners Who Want To Grow Plants Without Soil to help me get started (if you’re offended by me making money, you can feel free to leave; being self-sufficient means not being afraid of making money and I need to make money so I’d rather you stay and read and if you want the book, click the link and buy the book). I don’t know the first thing about hydroponics, but we have a book for it (and this one comes recommended by Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast, which you should be listening to if you aren’t already, Jack is the inspiration for this, at least in part).

I need to learn. I need to do. I need to be non-fragile, as Dr. Ken Berry calls it. So do you. Let’s go and get this shit done.

October 2

Weekend Musings

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. Life is busy and I hate typing from my mobile keyboard. Anyway, to get right to the musings.

There has been a lot going on in the world, especially as New South Wales in Australia has essentially turned itself into an apartheid state. By tracking and strictly regulating the activities of the unwanted (e.g. the unvaccinated), by forcing people to stay in their homes or risk being brutally assaulted by what were supposed to be the community’s protectors (police and military), by completely abandoning any semblance of being a “free, western democracy” (whatever that was supposed to mean in the first place). It’s not stopping in Australia. In Canada, the MPs have voted to suspend federal elections (not that voting really made a difference for minority viewpoints).

While the vaccine continues to get more infectious and less deadly, governments around the world – with some notable exceptions – continue to enact more dangerous laws infringing on their citizens. However, vaccine mandates are set to become more of a thing in the U.S. And the histrionics around it have yet to subside as people refuse to do their own research, instead blindly trusting news agencies and so-called experts known to have lied to them numerous times. If there was ever a time in our lives to be getting ready for, this was it. Things are going to get worse. There is still time to move toward self-sustainability. There are resources still available.

Time is running out, though.

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September 27

Early Morning Thoughts

As I sit here this morning, contemplating whether or not to go back to bed for a few hours, I find myself wondering if I will ever in my lifetime be truly self-sufficient. I don’t necessarily mean producing everything I use. That’s literally impossible. I do mean, however, not being reliant on the state for anything, nor beholden to it for anything. Truly owning property (in other words, no more property tax), not being taxed at the stores or the fuel pump, the whole 9 yards. I feel like that the koof has accelerated the awareness in more people of what the state really is all about. It has opened a lot more eyes, but it’s also caused a lot more people to double down in their defense of the state. We now clearly have two different classes of people. Those who will never give up the government no matter how bad it gets and everyone else.

I’m not sure that there is a good solution to this two-class society. Those who will defend the government will also never leave the rest of us alone. We won’t be allowed to secede from their society, despite clearly both not being wanted nor wanting to consent to their government (and it is their government, not ours). The more we push for self-sufficiency, the more we try to ignore the state, the angrier they get.

I don’t have a solution to the problem, but I do know what I do have a solution for. Next year I’m growing my tomatoes differently. Starting today I’m going to put in more effort to grow more of my own food. Keeping more of my money at the expense of more of my time is acceptable to me.

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September 14

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 0008 – Our Silent Protest

Today’s podcast is a special “silent protest” podcast. Listen in and you’ll see what I mean.

Episode 0008 – Our Silent Protest

This is a special, protest episode of The Chill Anarchist Podcast. Our President really mandated that employers essentially institute a backdoor vaccine mandate. Thomas Luongo’s article “Quietly Say “No” to Biden’s Call for Civil War” inspired today’s episode. Read the article while you “listen” to this episode, then join me in silent protest as we tell Biden “We will not comply!”
Quietly Say “No” to Biden’s Call for Civil War

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September 2

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 0007 – Privacy, Autonomy, and the State

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 0007 – Privacy, Autonomy, and the State
Today’s podcast was hard for me to research, there was so much material. Included below are the links to all of the material that I found linked in the original article. I recommend looking it all over for yourself and coming to your own conclusions.
The Internet of Bodies Ends Bodily Autonomy
FROM HUMAN BODY DIGITIZATION TO INTERNET OF BODIES TOWARD A NEW DIMENSION OF MILITARY OPERATIONS
John Hancock Has a Not-So-Secret Weapon for Tracking COVID-19
Fitness Tracking App Accidentally Exposed Military Bases
Does any country have ‘a functioning track and trace app’? – Full Fact
Quantum-dot tattoos hold vaccination record
Who is Bill Gates?
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
DARPA-created contacts would give warfighters new view of old data
Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come
Ginkgo Bioworks – Nanobots Are Finally Here
Human Brain/Cloud Interface
1/12/21: IMPERIUM – THE INTERNET OF BODIES
The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You To Know
CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher
The Internet of Bodies: Opportunities, Risks, and Governance
The War In Afghanistan Comes Home – What About The Roads?
National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – August 13, 2021
The Internet of Bodies Ends Bodily Autonomy (original article)

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August 24

Book Quote: Defending the Undefendable

“What is needed is not an arbitrary age limit which will apply to all people regardless of ability, temperment, and behavior, but rather a criteria which can take all these qualities into account. Moreover, the criteria should be consistent with the libertarian principle of self-ownership of property: namely homesteading. What is wanted is an application of the principle of homesteading, which establishes self-ownership and ownership of property, but applied now to the perplexing problem of when a child becomes an adult. Such a theory has been put forth by Professor Murray N. Rothbard. According to Rothbard, a child becomes an adult not when he reaches some arbitrary age limit, but rather when he does something to establish his ownership and control over his own person: namely, when he leaves home, and becomes able to support himself. This criteria, and only this criteria, is free of all the objections to arbitrary age limits. Moreover, not only is it consistent with the libertarian homesteading theory, it is but an application of it. For by leaving home and becoming his own means of support, the ex-child becomes an initiator, as the homesteader, and owes his improved state to his own actions.”
Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable

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August 24

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 006 – Agency, Consent, and Free Speech

In this special episode as I return to content creation I talk about the issues of Agency, Consent, and Free Speech in these ‘rona Times.

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 006 – Agency, Consent, and Free Speech

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August 24

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 005 – The British Have Arrived

“The only sacred cows are the ones served with onions and mushrooms.”
The British have come, what are you going to do?
Capitol Fence Bill

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 005 – The British Have Arrived

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August 24

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 004 – Freedom is Hard

The riot in the capital on 2021 January 06 was both amazing and horrifying. Amazing because people are finally growing the balls to stand up to the government, and horrifying for the abuses of power we’re likely to see as a result of this temper tantrum. We need to stop relying on – and trusting in – the government. Freedom is hard folks.

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 004 – Freedom is Hard

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August 24

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 003 – The Live Episode

An attempt at an anarchist newscast-type live stream, converted to podcast for posterity.

The Chill Anarchist Podcast – Episode 003 – The Live Episode

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