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November 6, 2021
EXIT is officially too big for one weekly call, so this Tuesday, we introduced mastermind groups. Everyone is placed in two groups of 5-8 members each, loosely organized around a topic that they're interested in. The idea is to build an overlapping network so that every group is aware of what's going on in every other group.
We've got a fitness group led by a professional powerlifting coach, two entrepreneurship groups led by successful entrepreneurs, a homesteading group led by a yeoman farmer, a self-defense group led by a SOF vet – the expertise is here. Really excited to see where these groups go.
In other news, people are mad that there’s a family buying 12 gallons of milk every week, so my wife & decided to buy a pregnant Jersey cow – such is my personal commitment to owning the libs.
We bought her from the folks who give our daughter riding lessons for (I am told) an excellent price. She is (ostensibly) a Jersey cow and will (allegedly) produce about 4 gallons of milk per day. (Not calling anybody a liar, I just don’t know anything about cows.) We’re probably not going to drink much more than one gallon a day, so I guess we’re going to make lots of friends in the neighborhood. Maybe learn how to make butter and cheese.
The going rate for raw milk is $7 or $8 a gallon, which means she’ll more than pay for herself if we can find some folks willing to “buy shares”. For that matter, if she just eats enough grass that I can sell my riding lawnmower, she’ll have paid her own way several times over, even if we never see any milk.
The economics of homesteading are changing rapidly across the board.
It used to be a matter of luxury – the luxury to buy a large plot of land close to your job, and to forgo ethically & nutritionally questionable, but unambiguously cheap & reliable & abundant factory food. Now supply chain disruptions and political machinations make the upsides of factory food increasingly uncertain, even as the downsides come into sharper focus.
More importantly though, COVID has effectively reopened the frontier – millions of acres of beautiful, well-watered land that used to be too far from the cities to be viable, now open to remote-work settlers.
We are helping EXIT members find secure, uncancelable remote employment so they can join us on this new frontier. Together, we’re learning to grow our own food, and building local, personal, reciprocal networks that the globo-corp state can’t see, and therefore can’t touch. This is just one vision of EXIT – however you want to get out, however you want to get free, we have tools and experts to help.