A friend of mine on the Steem Blockchain asked me to answer the question, “How do I achieve financial freedom when living away from big cities?” This topic comes at a perfect time for me, as I have been transitioning away from the use of banks, and am just now reaching the point where this goal is coming to be for me.
A friend of mine was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome a few days ago. I didn’t know much about it other than the fact that is was a rare auto-immune disease, so I decided to thoroughly research the topic and share what I discovered.
I’m starting up a new video series called ‘Ask Cahlen’. I’ve been wanting to start sharing the knowledge I’ve been picking up now that I have a lot more free time, energy and desire to learn. This first episode is an introduction to the series itself.
Let me show you how I grind rice, lentils, vegetables and spices into a fine powdered mix which can be quickly cooked in camp for a delicious hot and hearty meal. It’s also light and compact in my backpack and feeds me for days… the perfect healthy vegan survival dinner!
A friend has been recommending I explore the Gila National Forest in New Mexico for awhile now, and I finally got the chance. I’m glad I did because there was so much to see! Come along as Jeremiah the Nomad Man and I explore this area for the first time on our bikes.
When I left my job and home to be nomadic in January 2018 the first place I stopped and stayed for more than a single night was in the hills around Lake Havasu Arizona. It was the first time in my life where I finally felt free, and so I hold a lot of sentimentality for this place.
After spending the night in the abandoned Delamar Mine in Nevada, I came across an old cemetery while driving out. I had been wondering just how old the mine was, and figured the headstones would help solve that mystery.
Living nomadically has its risks, so I spend a decent amount of time implementing backup plans for worst scenarios. I like to think about this topic in terms of Fractals, which are systems with patterns which repeat themselves as you examine the individual components.
As a nomad, I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting places to camp and explore. During my migration back to the Southwest United States for the Winter I came across a ruined mine in the Nevada desert while browsing freecampsites.net, and knew I had stop there for a few nights.
I’m on my way back South for the Winter. Seattle is great during the Summer, but it’s hard to resist the call of the Arizona deserts when the rains of the Pacific Northwest set in. One of my first stops was in the wilds of Nevada. A lone road stretches for miles through the middle of nowhere. I pull off into the brush to rest for the night, and do a little exploring before I retire.
In this episode of Speak Freely TV we are joined by Liz Crain the owner and operator of Leafhopper Farm, a small demonstration Permaculture Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Liz and Cahlen discuss the state of our soil and water, how it affects our health, how it got that way and what we can do about it.
Water is a daily necessity for us all, and when you’re living nomadically you often have to get creative about where you’re finding it. My favorite spot is from streams or other running water sources, but there is still the problem of microbes to deal with.
There are a lot of good camping filters which do the job, but they’re tedious… and I’m pretty lazy. Chlorine Dioxide had been used by backpackers for decades as a safe way to disinfect their water, and it’s my preferred method. At the right doses it may also alleviate various health conditions. To learn more about that, do an internet search on “MMS”.
I’ve recently adapted my Ketogenic Hot Chocolate recipe to be Vegan as well. This is done by replacing the ghee or butter with a can of coconut milk, and adding a little sunflower lecithin to aid in the mixing.
I’m loving it so far, and am still enjoying the natural health effects of being in ketosis – stable energy and a clear mind is a great way to start the day!
In this episode of Speak Freely TV we are joined by The Pholosopher a proponent and educator of many topics relating to human freedom. Pho and Cahlen discuss the fundamentals of Anarchy, the belief that government is illegitimate and immoral due to its power being wholly derived through the use of violence.
In this episode of Speak Freely TV we are joined by Scott Compton the founder of EMF Warriors. Scott and Cahlen discuss the Health Effects of EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields), including both the potential health dangers and benefits. Scott then provides a number of useful tips for assessing and improving your individual situation.
I’ve had several people in my life find out they had Cancer, and I’ve seen the devastating effects of one of the standard treatments called Chemotherapy first hand. This led me to do a fair amount of research on my own to see if science really supports this treatment and to investigate other options that are traditionally unsupported by western medicine.
I’m planning to upgrade my Rad Rover eBike with a solar charging system so that I can harness the power of the sun when riding around. I have a few ideas so far on how to set it up, but haven’t settled on anything.
I’m hoping some of you have some ideas for how to solve the issues I mention towards the end of the video.
I’ve been playing an online game called SteemNova for awhile now in an Alliance called The Sovereign which role-plays the Non-Aggression Principle. One of the benefits of the game is that you can earn the Steem cryptocurrency by being a member of the top 8 Alliances.
I recently gave my motorized bicycle to my good friend Jeremiah the Nomad Man, and picked up a Rad Rover electric bike (eBike) as my secondary vehicle. Come along as I use the bike to haul a large heavy object 8 miles back from town, while still having over 3/5ths charge in the battery after 16 miles round trip.
This was up and down steep hills so it’s pretty impressive in my book… I hope to convert this bike and trailer into my primary transport for cross country nomadic traveling. No licensing, registration, insurance or expensive maintenance, and it’s powered by the sun… Yes!
In this episode I visit Mount Saint Helens in Washington state with my traveling buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man. This volcano last erupted in 1980 and was the biggest eruption the United States has seen, at least as far back as we’ve been tracking that.
I was born only a few miles away 18 months later, so it was always something people were talking about. I’m glad I finally got to finally visit it for myself! This is the last stop before reaching the Seattle area where I’ll be staying for awhile. In the next video I’ll explain why I’m here and my plans for the future.
On this episode I visit Crater Lake in Oregon with my traveling buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man on the way back home to Washington. This lake is the crater of a volcano that erupted 7700 years ago. It’s nearly 2000 feet deep making it the deepest lake in the United States.
Definitely an amazing view, though car camping isn’t really an option in the park itself. Luckily there were plenty of places in the nearby National Forest. In the next video we’ll be visiting Mount St. Helens in Washington which erupted 2 years before and near where I was born. I’m looking forward to it!
It’s been awhile since the last update of my journey back home to Washington state with my buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man. This is a quick video update on some of our adventures since you last heard from us, which includes an earful of baby tics, the 4Runner saving the day after a tow truck broke itself trying to pull Jeremiah’s van from a sand pit, and 3 bears circling our camp as we huddled around a campfire near Yosemite.
Next video will be our visit to Crater Lake in Oregon. See you then!
Today on my long journey back home to Washington I visited the Grand Canyon for the first time with my traveling buddy, Jeremiah the Nomad Man. In the next video we’ll be attempting to repair my truck in the middle of nowhere. Should be fun!
Today I begin a long journey back to my home state of Washington to tie up some loose ends. I’m joined by my traveling buddy Jeremiah also known as The Nomad Man. I’ll be making videos along the way, so be sure to check in for updates!
While living nomadically out in the wilderness I use a Smartphone for everything I’d normally do on a computer, including hardware intensive things like Video and Image Editing. In this video I show some of the hardware and apps that make this possible.
I’ve recently managed to transition to using my smartphone as my primary computer. I haven’t touched my laptop in over a month because I’ve figured out how to do everything I need on my Android phone, including video editing and managing web servers.
In this first episode of Speak Freely TV called Jesus Revisited I speak with Nadine Menezes, a friend of mine who has recently had some interesting experiences and revelations in regards to Jesus and Christianity.
This is my new campsite on the Rio Grande near Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. I was shocked to find nobody out here… it’s like beachfront property! Infinite drinking water, swimming, and fish to eat just 5 seconds from my front door.