Just a quick mention that I was interviewed on The Survival Podcast. The podcast airs today. Jack Spirko and I discussed the importance of love and community for being prepared for emergencies or challenging times. Special thanks to Jack for having me on the show. It was great fun.
The conversation focused on the community in which I grew up. The reason is that this community had grown out of WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, and a forced relocation that happened as part of the US preparedness efforts before the US entered WWII. These challenges to this community helped to shape it into a loving community of gardeners and hunters who really pulled together to face individual and community challenges.
This love-based approach to helping each other grew largely around the kitchen table where food grown in the community was shared and laughter and stories were swapped.
The goal of this podcast is that by sharing what a community was we can provide hope for what communities can be today. And these vibrant communities provide meaning, hope, and security for their people. At the very least, there should be some entertainment value for those interested in gardening, wild food gathering, localized history, and communities banding together to weather the hard times and celebrate the good times.
To hear the show, go to www.thesurvivalpodcast.com . Hint: There is a special 180 Stove offer for listeners!
I hope you Independence Day weekend was spectacular!