This past weekend I had an opportunity to visit with JP from The Homestead Report. Having been a reader of JP’s blog for a several weeks – I was excited to get together with a fellow prepper and someone of like-mind. The Homestead is located down a long winding country road in Georgia well into the Boonies.
As I pulled onto the property I was great by the dog above – Bobo. JP actually has two dogs which are great tools out in the country. 4 legged alarm systems.
During my tour of the area JP took me by their garden area. Probably at least 4 times the size of my garden – I am jealous. A portion of the fenced in garden area has been covered in thick black plastic to kill off a grass infestation. I have done the same with my garden area’s as well. This past year was JP’s first harvest.
JP has a whole-house generator that runs on gas. A large supply of propane can be stored there on the property. Although not typically threatened with winter storms and mass power outages – it happens from time to time.
Pictured above is a good supply of hose to irrigate and move water around on JP’s homestead. JP says care has to be given to make certain the well on the property is not run dry.
While visiting JP I broke out some armament. We shot some .22LR and .30 Carbine. Fun!! JP maintains a decent armory as Sasquatch has been seen in the area!
Talking shop – JP and I discussed a variety of topics. Preparedness and a concern for the future was the mainstay of conversation. A like-minded belief that there is trouble awaiting this country from a variety of sources. We discussed the Occupy Wall Street “situation”, firearms, the economy, hunting, fishing, etc. Good times.
JP is a very smart man. His blog is just now taking hold and is very unique. He mixes his experience with life in the country with his very intelligent take on politics and world events. He is living a dream that many of us have by giving up the typical “normal” life of the 9-5 job and making a dramatic lifestyle change. Spending time on JP’s land was peaceful – just felt right.
I hope someday to make a similiar lifestyle change.
See JP’s blog HERE.