A fascinating video. I learned a lot, though I wouldn't willingly want to live in a homemade covered wagon. Still, this guy is so resourceful, and smart. He's thought of just about everything that would be needed for a low-consumer life. He says that his sheep want to move around constantly, so he can't stay for more than 72 hours in one place, and that the rams love to work in pulling the wagon. I really like his solar cooker.
He wants to show the homeless that there's a better way to live, though I'm not sure that many of the homeless would be as disciplined or resourceful as him.
I wish you all the best in trying this type of life, Bodeens. Please let us know how it's working when you do it. If we do lose our homes, it would be a way to deal with it.
His series on things to buy before you never buy things again is fantastic, I truly hope he finds Christ because he has many great natural virtues (celibacy, resourcefulness, greatfulness, humility etc). I am thinking lifestyles like this won't necessarily be our choice but God's. We will form communities etc, we just need the humility to band together. One interesting aspect is his utter dependence on relationships with others. Someone could easily take advantage of him but he has a simple gun and otherwise no protection. He is just honest and works hard for others. There's a lot of important takeaways here and his lifestyle is definitely worth meditating on. His idea of preparing his community rather than himself is sublime.
Thanks Meg, I won't switch over to this unless I have to but if globalists put my family at gunpoint saying I can't live on my land God willed it and I will submit. I have to have the humility to protect my family and provide for them. When and if I have to make this switch I will post about it, especially on some of the finer details. Once I have money for a welder I'll make a few carts and go from there. Pray we all don't lose our homes lol.
Sounds perfectly sane to me.
The institutions of modern society have destroyed their own credibility with decades of lies; no one who has been paying any attention can trust Government at any level, the Legal system, Finance, Media, Medicine, Education, "Science", etc. There may be individuals within these institutions who are decent but, taken as a whole, they are thoroughly untrustworthy. Immeasurably worse is what is currently occupying the Vatican. I see little choice, for the foreseeable future, but for people to become as independent from "the system" as they are able.
I also agree with the spiritual aspect; it is ultimately better for each of us if we have to depend on God day by day instead of a man made material security.
100% agreed. I think with COVID God is telling us suffering is good. It's the hardest lesson but probably the most essential. I think of Little Li; Teresa of Avila commented on how "No wonder You have few friends", commenting on how Christ treats those He loves most.