The overriding tenant of Freedom Trek is this:
You are in control of your own life no matter who says different.
Here are some things that I believe are crucial in order to be in control of your life.
- You should know where your food comes from and what is in it.
I have heard that some people think food comes from the grocery store. That is not correct in the slightest. I will hopefully help you understand where and how food is produced and the processes that it gets to your dinner table.
- You should always have a handle on your finances.
A person without a budget is a rudderless ship. A person that puts off paying debt is only inviting calamity. While I may be describing myself and possibly you, I am changing that and will show you how to quit having money rule your life.
- You should not be dependent on outside systems whenever possible.
While some places are impossible to be completely self-sufficient, any place does not need to be at the mercy of hoping the power stays on, water keeps running, gas prices going up, or any other man-made outside force that could make you vunerable if they break down.
- You should be ready for any emergency.
This isn’t about preparing for the end of the world as we know it . Can you survive if the power goes out tomorrow? What if it stays out for a few days? In summer? In winter? Do you have an emergency fund if you were fired next week? Is there a way to provide for yourself and pay the bills without a job? I am preparing myself so that I can say, “Yes” to all of the above questions. I will share with you the resources to help you so you can say, “Yes” as well.
This should be a great journey that I know will be filled with hurdles and tough decisions along the way. Thank you for visiting and hopefully you will join me to find what real freedom is.
-J, the freedomtrekker