Freesteading Works…Building Community

  • Freesteading Works…Building Community

    Posted by Grumpy_G on October 3, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have heard that there was a little festival last weekend; the Midwest Preparedness Festival (MFP). It was a great success. Congratulations to Spags and the rest of the crew that put it together. Anyway, there were people from all over. As they talked, several people found out that they were members of Freesteading, AND they lived in close proximity to one another. I know for a fact that people from the Wichita area, Kansas City area, NW MO area and right here in the heart of MPF country all met someone that was close by. Personally, I turned a couple of people that were new to the festival on to Freesteading, and pointed them to their state discussion pages, because there were people there that I knew lived in their area. The same conversations went on at the Back to the Land Festival in TN, 2 weekends ago.

    Does this mean all these people will end up forming circles and building communities; absolutely not. What Freesteading has done, in these cases, is helped people get past that first, very hard initial step of making face to face contact with like minded people who are in their area, and starting a conversation. If you are a Freesteader, you should be doing 2 things, if nothing else. You should be active on your state discussion board, and you should be looking for and attending the festivals that are being posted on the events calendar that are within traveling distance. for you.

    If you have a story about how Freesteading has helped you past that initial step, share it here.

    Grumpy_G replied 1 year, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • SpagsUnfiltered

    October 3, 2022 at 6:57 pm


  • Sandra

    October 4, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I was watching YouTube when I heard about The Freesteading Community, I joined because I need all the knowledge and information I can get from real people who are living the lifestyle. I joined a few community groups and posted what I wanted to find and grow, well up popped a reply to just send a member an email and we’d set up a time to get the plants I’ve been looking for over a year. Last Friday, I took a trip just down the road and got different seeds, sugarcane, peppercorn, aloe and shrimp plants. Had a wonderful time talking with folks who are living the way I hope to be. With these crops to grow am getting that much closer to living the dream myself. Being around like minded people is fantastic, they understand exactly why I want to have a garden and some chickens, unlike some in my family who just don’t get it.

    • Grumpy_G

      Community Leader
      October 4, 2022 at 1:55 pm


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