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Our Story Begins

The following is an account of twenty-three legends that assembled at a campground in the Beara Peninsula of County Kerry, Ireland, in the first weekend of July 2021.  This is the story of the first Béara Clann camp trip.

Our story begins on Thursday, the first of July.  Kingdom Bear and his wife, Kerry Moma Bear, arrived at the campground to claim our corner of the camp.  Kingdom Bear, an avid camper, is also a veteran of the printing industry.  He brought with him a few surprises he’d made for the group, including a Béara Clann banner and flag.  With banner and flag in place, Kingdom Bear was ready to welcome the other members they arrived.

 

Béara Clann Assemble

Friday morning, members of the Béara Clann, the Irish Unbearables, began their journey from all corners of Ireland to the campground in County Kerry.  By the afternoon, most of the group had made their appearance.

Upon arriving, the Clansfolk were warmly greeted by the Béara banner and flag marking our little settlement.  There, we found a fire pit surrounded by tents on all sides.  Next to that, a small building for shelter from rain.

Kingdom Bear and Óbéara Bear welcomed the Friday arrivals with smiles and open arms.  Everyone joined in to help each other build their tents.  After setting up and a quick trip to a nearby village to stock up on food and supplies, everyone was settled in for the evening.

It was like old friends having a reunion, though this was the first time many of us were meeting in the real physical world that exists beyond the borders of the digital realm.  Handshakes, hugs, smiles and stories being shared were in abundance.

It was time to build a fire before nightfall.  A few bears spotted a huge broken tree limb and with teamwork, removed it from the tree with bare hands.  Then they began to break it down to smaller pieces using various saws and axes.  Everyone participated in a group effort.  As one got tired, another bear stepped up and continued the sawing.  This was also a great opportunity to teach the younger generation how to chop wood.  The Paddy Glassman Bear instructed Green Bear’s sons, Strummer Bear and Pickle Bear, how to chop up some firewood.

The positive vibes continued into the evening hours, as members gathered round the fire to tell stories, crack jokes and share their various interesting theories about this realm we call Earth.

 

The Fellowship of the Clann

Saturday morning saw the arrival of several more members, completing our gathering of these Irish Beartarians.

That afternoon, several members embarked on a journey to hike to a hilltop where an ancient stone circle stands.  The group admired the elevated view while contemplating what the ancient people of this land had known to construct such a site.  After visiting this ancient place, some of the braver ones took a dip in the chilly waters of a nearby lake.

Once everyone was back at camp, the Béara Clann’s Minister of Enthusiasm, Brayvy Bear, presented each of the children in the group with a gift bag.  The amazing Kingdom Bear and Kerry Moma Bear put together these lovely gift bags that included things like crayons, coloring book, bubbles and toys.  The Béara Clann children were most pleased.

It was steadily raining that evening, so we all gathered under that nearby shelter for a dinnertime BBQ.  Spirits were high as we shared stories and crafted jokes.  There was an abundance of good cheer.

After dinner, Brayvy Bear presented all of the adults with a souvenir Béara Clann mug that he and Kingdom Bear had made for the group members.  To mark the occasion, Brayvy Bear also presented to the group a bottle of locally crafted Beara Irish Whiskey, pouring a little into each mug and proposing a toast to the Clann.

The “craic”, as the Irish call it (stories, jokes and laughs), continued into the late night hours.

 

Making Our Own

Sunday morning, the group screen printed t-shirts with the Béara Clann logo.  Each member had brought with them the shirts they wanted printed.  Kingdom Bear set up a station in the shelter area to do the printing.  As mentioned earlier, he’s a veteran of the printing industry, so he volunteered to man the screen printing station.  Brayvy Bear, always eager to help, stepped up to assist him.  The end result was beautiful, each member going home with a freshly printed Béara souvenir t-shirt.

After printing t-shirts, Poppa J Bear hosted a livestream for Instagram.  The stream included a tour of the camp site and short interviews with several of the folk.  It was a great way to capture and showcase the energy of the trip.

Next, everyone gathered in front of the shelter for a group photo.  ConspiraBee Bear, an avid photographer who had been photographing the entire weekend of events captured the group photo of us.

 

Further Exploration

Some members packed up to head home after the group photo.  The remaining members embarked on an expedition to see a famous secluded waterfall and lake not far from where we were situated.

The scenery at this location was epic, like something you would see on a postcard.  Passing through fields of sheep, you encounter the waterfall.  After a few photos were taken there, we proceeded to trek up the steep trail towards the lake.  At the lake, several in the party decided to again take a dip in the water.  The Buzz Wrecker Bear, Rua Bear, The Paddy Glassman Bear, Eire Bear and Defender Bear’s girlfriend all went for a swim, those brave souls.

Once back at camp, the men set up a friendly axe throwing competition.  Logs were stacked for a target and the each man took turns throwing the axe.  Much fun was had, so much so that axe throwing will be a featured event at all future camp trips.

 

Onward to Béara!

That night, as the rain had ended, we all gathered round the fire again.  Future plans were discussed, including another camping trip, as well as the proposed formation of the Beartarian Horticultural Society.

The common thread that tied this weekend camp trip together was teamwork and community building.  Each member of the Clann lending a hand to help another.

It was so good to see everyone get along so well, to see our children playing together in nature.  To watch the initially hesitant and wary wives and girlfriends go from polite conversation to genuine warmth and good natured joking, now eager to be a part of this wonderful group.  This is what community building is all about.

The friendships formed, friendships reinforced and memories made at this July camp trip will last a lifetime.  We, the Béara Clann of Irish Unbearables, are a young group, still growing and learning as we go, yet we show much promise of big things to come in the future!

On Monday morning, it was decided that we would all meet here again for the second weekend of August.

To be continued…

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Steven Cornett Of Natures Always Right Added To Speaker Line Up At The National Festival

Steven Cornett is a regenerative farmer and content creator equipping men and women with the skills they need to run their own farm or homestead efficiently and naturally.

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The Beartaria Times Event Management has announced that popular homesteading content creator and regenerative farmer Steven Cornett of Natures Always Right has been added the speaker line up for The Beartaria Times National Festival.

Steven Cornett is a regenerative farmer and content creator equipping men and women with the skills they need to run their own farm or homestead efficiently and naturally. He was a successful market gardener selling beyond organic produce in San Diego, California and showed the creation and running of his farm on Youtube to help others get started. 

Steven specializes in utilizing natural techniques from around the world to achieve maximum soil fertility for plant and animal health. He emphasizes that the farmer/gardener can create the inputs for his own farm or garden anywhere in the world and strives to deliver this important knowledge to his audience.

Steven now lives in Tennessee and is documenting his homesteading and new farming journey on 16 acres raising sheep, pigs, chickens, gardens, fruit trees, mushrooms, and more.

Steven will be discussing methods and principals of using God’s design to plan your homestead or farm.

If you would like to connect with Steven check out his channels.

Website: https://naturesalwaysright.com

BeartariaTimes Handle: @Browbear

Youtube: NaturesAlwaysRight

Instagram: @NaturesAlwaysRight

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National Festival Speakers Announced!

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The Beartaria Times Event Management has announced speakers for the final day of The Beartaria Times National Festival!

We are excited to see this announcement as these speakers have so much value that can be shared. We are expecting to hear more about the festival schedule, activities and musicians next week. Stay tuned for exclusive reporting!

Speaking at the first ever Beartaria Times National Festival:

Christopher Gardner


Christopher was Broward County Scholar-Athlete of the year 1993. He was awarded an American Express internship at 17 and became a Four-year Starter at MSU from 1994-97. He later completed a Practicum for Cal-Earth University in 2008 as a certified Super Adobe Tech. Christopher created the world’s first reciprocal dormer and truss. Christopher is a serial entrepreneur with a widely diverse skillset and knowledge base. He owns five businesses and continues to develop new projects and provide more value to the world.

Mr. Permie Bear


Adam Stevens, aka Mr. Permie Bear, does about everything that strikes his fancy, many of those things simultaneously. He is a former stockbroker specializing in international securities and day trader services. After his trading days were done, he began a career in banking and eventually became a commercial lender before he retired from finance as a whole. He is a graduate of the Oregon Banker’s Association Executive Development Program. Finally, he left finance to pursue a life closer to the land and things that matter, such as raising children. He is a Certified Permaculture Designer, dairyman, vegetable farmer, construction worker, consultant, seed salesman, occasional sawyer, and aspiring jack-of-every-possible-trade-under-the-sun. He is co-founder of Ozark Legacy Contracting and co-founder of Grateful Harvest Seed Company. He and his wife also operate Piney Creek Farm in the Missouri Ozarks. He dreams of creating a place where people can learn about and interact with permaculture and regenerative farming systems of all kinds and then use what they learn to create a more resilient and fulfilling life on any scale they choose. He will be speaking about creating a rich life in a world seemingly set on bland mediocrity.

Classical Learner Bear


Brett Pike, aka Classical Learner Bear, is the founder of the Classical Learner Homeschooling Company and Homeschools Connected. He is the author of the “Cubs to Bears” children’s book series and holds a bachelor’s degree in history education and a master’s degree in special education. He will be discussing the hidden lessons of public school and how parents can educate their children to grow into free and independent adults.

Anchor Bear


Anchor Bear is a multi-instrumentalist producer who has played in touring bands selling out the House of Blues and other venues throughout the Midwest, including being placed on the Vans Warped Tour in select locations. He also has recorded with top producers to gain industry insight into mixing and mastering techniques.

Anchor Bear is now running his own recording studio, Anchor Tones, where he is the head producer. He has created many tracks for the Bear community and worked with Bears on documentary compositions and voiceovers.

Bolar Bear


Bolar Bear is a Field Manager and Leader at a Fortune 500 company. He leads the business, operations, and team of 100+ Million. He has degrees, training, awards, etc., and he doesn’t consider them accomplishments that matter. He would tell you that his true accomplishments are being a Husband, Father, provider, and man of God actively pursuing his relationship with his creator. Knowing enough to know that he is a work in progress, a Truth seeker, actively seeking real-life skills, and Bear. Putting one foot in front of the other, “just trying” to walk the narrow path.

WildMedBear


Patrick Norton, aka WildMedBear, is the Owner and Lead Instructor of ARTOS Survival and a Former federal wildland firefighter and Urban and wilderness EMT. He is a Certified medical instructor, a graduate of the wilderness field instructor program, and a former instructor at the prestigious Thomas Coyne Survival School. He has led and conducted courses from Southern California survival skills and wilderness medical courses to knife-only, full-immersion, week-long field courses in the Alaskan boreal. He will discuss urban/wilderness survival, preparedness, and emergency medicine for the lay responder.

PeacemakerBear


In his personal journey, his interest in wellbeing has been a cardinal thought, from the practice and study of yoga, bodywork, breath work, Light and sound healing work, and generally a lifelong interest in self, God, and Jesus. Also, as a musician performing music styles from Kirtan and Gospel to Rock & Roll, mainly as a drummer, while playing percussion, congas, wood flutes, keyboards, and recently, dancing around with a guitar in hand.
Music and healing have taken him halfway across this Earth Realm, and in these travels, he has sat with many teachers and students, listening to wisdom thousands of years old, handed down orally and through ancient writings. This is where the first “Pearls of Wisdom” regarding breath work crossed his path. For over 30 years, teachers and ancient writings regarding breathing crossed his path, and in his ignorance, he would say, hmmm, this sounds interesting, but the ancient writings and wisdom seem a bit esoteric, and what could these ancients know about anything we are dealing with in today’s world.
There was no “Scientific” proof, just the words of the ancient gurus and healers so, he took it all with a grain of salt yet, he did walk around teaching and inspiring people about the importance of breath work while not really understanding how or why these wisdoms work. Then almost two years ago, that changed. Scientific evidence emerged, and the results of breath work have been measured, documented, and shared. Something clicked in his understanding of the healing potential of a focused effort to breathe your body into wellness. He would love to inspire all to understand the value of breath work.

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The Beartaria Times National Festival Tickets Are Now Up For Sale!

The Festival will be a 3-day event of camping, games, and seminars from experienced professionals in the areas of homesteading, homeschooling, and community building for a strong, healthy society.

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The Event host mentioned in this article has a business relationship with The Beartaria Times. 

This is a sponsored article.

We are pleased to share that The Beartaria Times National Festival Tickets are now up for sale! 

This event has been in the works for over six months by many dedicated people hoping to host a legendary event. 

The Festival will be a 3-day event of camping, games, and seminars from experienced professionals in the areas of homesteading, homeschooling, and community building for a strong, healthy society. 

Hosted by a Missouri-based event management company on 300+ acres, the Festival is already sounding like a fantastic retreat for families or individuals looking to learn and connect with others aspiring to the homesteading lifestyle. 

We have learned that infrastructure projects have begun to cater to the growing interest, including bathrooms, showers, tent rentals, a stage, and sound equipment. 

Featured speakers and musicians have not yet been announced, but we expect to hear more of these developments next week. 

The ticket sales have launched exclusively on The Beartaria Times Community App, so our community can get first access.

There is limited availability so get your tickets as soon as possible to secure your spot! 

To get tickets, you can find out more on The Beartaria Times Community App at App.BeartariaTimes.com in the official group. 

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