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Retirement Visions

With just 9 more years of the working life I find that my mind is constantly focused on my visions of retirement. What will retirement look like for me when I hit the age of 65 and can lock in … Continue reading

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Becoming the Elder

Reaching a certain plateau in my 50’s is quickly leading to new thoughts on a bright future. I am noticing more grey hairs and the difficulty of maintaining a youthful appearance. Certainly the realization that I am getting too old … Continue reading

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A Whole Life

Slowly and carefully I am taking small steps towards going from a Whole 30 diet to a Whole 30 Lifestyle. I suppose you can say I am trying to create a Whole Lifestyle. With new born excitement about not just … Continue reading

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Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Food

It’s another cold Saturday morning as I sit once again wait for the doorbell to ring and my Survival Coach John to arrive. Today John will be reviewing my plans for having enough food to survive 30 days without leaving … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside

Winter has arrived here in Oregon and with it I have added a new item to my prepper collection. While living in a modern home in the City doesn’t allow for certain options like a wood burning fireplace or wood … Continue reading

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Living in a Van

I just finished read a book on my kindle called “Minimalist Living, How to live in a van and get off the grid” by Mary Soloman. So with this title in my mind you must be asking, “Billy, why are … Continue reading

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Who’s Awesome Today?

Ahhh, I slept in again and it was wonderful. Of course that means that I have very limited time to write this post this morning so I will just share a secret with you. Who ever you are and wherever … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Homelessness

“In now way do we want to contribute to society. We don’t want to work, we don’t want to be responsible. All we want is to free to remain homeless, continue to do the drugs and overconsumption of alcohol of … Continue reading

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And I Simply ask the Question, “Why?”

I have never been one who thinks on the lines of going along with the pack. I love to think about things outside the box and simply ask the question “why”. This in a sense makes me an independent thinker … Continue reading

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