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.
I've completed a loop on my nomadic travels and return here again, and this time I'm confident enough to drive much deeper into the wilderness to do some exploring and really get in touch with that clarifying and energizing solitude one can find in places like this.
After spending the night in an old abandoned mine in Nevada, I came across a cemetery while driving out. I had been wondering just how old the mine was, and figured the headstones would help solve that mystery.
It appears that this mine was active in the first 2 decades of the 1900s, and there's evidence that there were entire families living up here. One of the family plots has around 8 used sites with room for more. It's also interesting to note that there are signs of people still visiting this place to pay their respects to their ancestors.
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.
For example, if my truck breaks down while I'm 20 miles into the desert, then I have my electric bike to get me to town, and if that breaks down I have a backpack with everything I need to survive a long trip on foot. At every level I maintain my ability to travel safely and comfortably.
The same goes for shelter, clothing, food and water. At this point I've got my fractal bases covered for all of those categories, and removing the worry of "what if" has made it all the more easy to relax and enjoy this wonderful lifestyle.
I decided to visit an old abandoned mine in the middle of the Nevada desert rather than rushing to Lake Havasu... I just couldn't resist seeing a piece of mostly forgotten American history.
There are mine shafts all over the place, and the remnants of stone buildings scatter the hillsides. This clearly was a bustling center of activity in the early 1900s.
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".
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I've recently adapted my ketogenic breakfast 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!
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Last time you heard from me I was thinking through some ideas on how to arrange the battery and panels on my Solar eBike. In this video I'll show you how I created an expandable battery pack!
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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.
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In this episode of Speak Freely TV we are joined by Scott Compton the founder of EMF Warriors.
Scott and Cahlen discuss the basics 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.
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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.
In short, I believe the science shows that chemo is ineffective, providing only a 2% increased chance of surviving 5 year after diagnosis. I also discovered that there are numerous therapies, some we've known about for 100 years, which have have been aggressively suppressed (violently sometimes) to maintain the status quo.
Check out this research article published in Clinical Oncology in 2004 to see the breakdown of chemotherapy effectiveness by Cancer type:
For information on alternative treatments, you can do some research of your own by investigating the following topics in relation to Cancer:
- CBD Oil
- Rick Simpson Oil
- Reiff Machine
- Nicholas Gonsalez
Most people seem to prefer trusting the established "authorities", but for me this another example of where we need to take responsibility for own health education and find out the truth rather following the standard practice.
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 roleplays 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. The Sovereign is currently ranked #9 and looking to onboard some new players and help them to grow into powerful shining beacons of peace and liberty in the universe.
You'll need a Steem account to play. If you don't have one already, you can get in touch with me ([email protected]) and I'll create one for you, or if you're willing to wait a few days you can signup here:
Once you have a Steem account, you can create your SteemNova account here:
Send me a message in game or submit an application to The Sovereign to get into the alliance. The only rule is to do no harm except in defense of yourself or your fellow Sovereign. I will help you grow your empire, and send you a Battle Fortress (the strongest ship) after you've been active for 2 weeks.
See you in-game!
Lately I've been fascinated with the subject of Common Law, and have learned a lot in just a few days of research. In this video I share a bit about what I've found so far.
Did you know that the name in all capital letters on your ID and other documents is actually a fictional entity separate from you that your parents created and gave to the government (a corporation) when you were born? Did you know that you have the right to travel in your motor vehicle without a license, registration or insurance as long as you're not engaged in commerce?
Learn about these things and more in this episode of The Wizard Report. Keep in kind that I am wrong about at least one thing I say in this video, so do your own research and take responsibility your decisions.
P.S. If you'd like to start looking into this on your own, here is a good place to start:
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!
P.S. You can buy the bike at https://www.radpowerbikes.com or in their Seattle store.
In this episode I visit Mount St. Helens in Washington state with my traveling buddy Jeremiah the Nomad Man (http://thenomadman.com).
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 (http://thenomadman.com) 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 (http://thenomadman.com).
Here's 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.
In the next video we'll be attempting to repair my truck in the middle of nowhere. Should be fun!
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On this episode of Speak Freely TV Karla Margeson discusses her experience with Lyme Disease, the failure of the medical system to diagnosis it for a decade and how she finally overcame it.
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I've recently updated my method for making my morning Ketogenic Hot Chocolate to no longer require electricity for heating the water and powering the mixer. Using a Toaks Rocket Stove I am able to heat the water using small sticks and twigs I find lying around, and I stir the drink using a stainless steel shake mixer.
With this setup I am able to fit everything in my backpack with enough to last 2 weeks in the wilderness.
Toaks Rocket Stove: http://campstove.cahlen.link
Toaks Cooking Pot: http://camppot.cahlen.link
Bulletproof Thermos: http://bpthermos.cahlen.link
Klean Kanteen Bottle: http://kkbottle.cahlen.link
Klean Kanteen Container: http://kkinsulated.cahlen.link
Shake Mixer: http://shakemixer.cahlen.link
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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of how the speed at which your heart is beating changes over a short period of time. High HRV is correlated with low stress and calm centered presence. In this video I demonstrate how I use a Bluetooth sensor to track my HRV and the practices that I use to optimize it.
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