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The Beartaria Times Is Evolving

Up the mountains of Beartaria…



Dear Legends of Beartaria and all welcomed guests,

We are happy to share some news and developments with you.
We would like to start by thanking everyone that is making this journey with us. You have watched us grow from a simple community-driven news and media website to a social media app to a publisher of a unique community-driven magazine.

This growth and progress have come with so many challenges. How do we serve our audience with the content, products, and services they want while continuing our mission sustainably and reliably? How do we grow and optimize a community-driven news and media company?

We found early on with our website launch that our audience and community were the value we wanted to share. We discovered that sourcing our news and content from our community didn’t fail. We quickly brought our online news and media website into a social setting with the Beartaria Times social media app launch.

Our app exploded with diverse and valuable content from our community.
We read each other’s posts, we like each other’s pictures, we inquire, we educate, and we relate to and support each other in the diverse lives we live, united by moral ideals and a vision of a healthy future.

We had various challenges when trying to onboard not just thousands of people but an entire culture. But, in the age of censorship and heavy social disputes, our community got the message, and we all saw the vision for a clean, family-friendly social media app. Productive and beneficial before just entertainment scrolling was a possibility. Don’t get us wrong, our community app is entertaining. But we reconcile the entertainment with a consistent undertone of value.

Unfortunately, our website fell by the wayside. Our community has been active, getting to know each other and building their lives, families, and businesses. We realized that our community was something real. It wasn’t just online consensus or agreement in wanting to homestead and holding true to certain morals. We became friends or realized that we were friends all along.

We realized our community, the news of our community and our culture deserved to be printed and held on to for years to come. A way that we can show future generations that we lived in prosperity, not because of what was done for us, but because of how we chose to view the world, how we decided to act, and the guidance we followed.

Our magazine gave us a way that we could continue to share news and highlight those in our community that are really striving. We were able to fund editors, designers, and administrators dedicated to the cause of getting your stories and experiences out there.

Our App funds moderators, support, and strategic investments.
Our magazine funds a production team.
Our community map funds the community and the ecosystem.

On labor day weekend 2022, precisely 2 years after The Beartaria Times was Incorporated, we came together for the first-ever Beartaria Times national festival! The turnout, despite all challenges, was exceptional. Our authentic culture shined through, from handshake to hugs, from dancing to throwing logs, from speeches to fireside conversations. We had a blast!

But now, we are still left with this amazing website that, as of late, we struggle to keep up with. Balancing our app, our magazine, our communications for events, and future plans. Our initial launch pad,, has regretfully fallen short.

We want to revisit this initial goal with new tools and experiences in a unique ecosystem of services we provide.

Our community is strong and productive, and our company is healthy, debt free, growing, and profitable. Yet, we are faced every day with essential questions:
What’s the best move for our community?
What’s the best expense?
What’s the best reinvestment?

When we launched, we had close to a dozen brilliant people committed to getting it off the ground, with no promise of return besides a cool website with content we care about.

Looking at the initial donations and what we could do with the community’s generosity, we decided that funding free content from donations would not be sustainable. Instead, we had to create a business. We needed revenue streams that continually provided services that benefitted people beyond some daily articles.

We made the right decision. Now we believe that with all we have going on, we can offset the financial loss of funding the operation and management of a free content website.

However, we are ready to do things differently, and we have to. Our community is not just a few thousand followers on a social media platform. There are tens of thousands of real community members, families, businesses, hyper-local groups of friends, and even massive regional and national events!

So even though our website may seem dormant while we strive to keep up with support emails for our app or updating addresses for magazine orders. We have been working, planning, and asking some really big questions.

What do we want to do?

How do we wrap up and bring together a real, realm-wide community, a physical magazine, real-world events, and thousands of ambitious and dedicated people into a single community news website?

How do we manage thousands of submissions? Editing, content approval, site management, and everything else that goes into it productively while knowing that it isn’t even a revenue stream?

Why do we want to do it?

Well, first, we have to remember and never forget that the content we share matters, it matters to those that read it, and it matters to those that share it. An article on can launch a business, start a family, and educate the future of our nations. And it shapes the future of Beartaria.

We also, from a business standpoint, have to know that our free content shows the world what we are about, it is an open door to our community, and it puts our community, and what we are about out into the wider realm for those to get a glimpse at the wonderful life we live.. or rather, how we are trying to make life wonderful.

We haven’t got it all worked out yet, but we know what we want to do.
And we know the why.

We are happy to announce that we have been in the development stages of creating some unique back-end solutions that can unify our operations from our social media app user’s support needs, our publishing and fulfillment divisions, as well as the growing demand to be a contributor or guest writer for our website.

As of now, our magazine contributor email list is over 100 people.
This email list has been offered to those that have shown our magazine team keen interest and valuable ideas on our community app.

We believe that if we opened it up with the right systems in place, the demand for those who wish to write for our magazine or website would be in the thousands.

There is so much interest and genuine desire to help with everything we do. Unfortunately, we have more requests to help than we can manage. Literally. It’s not that we are short-staffed or short of talent. However, we are short of highly productive systems for management and oversight to utilize all the help we are offered.

So with all this, it’s time our company evolves. It’s time to grow into these big boots we made for ourselves.

In early November, we will be making some announcements about our new back-end systems for various workflow-related operations, client support needs, as well as contributor and client relations. These systems will allow a potential Editor-In-Chief to navigate communications and operations across multiple divisions, including magazine and website submissions. In addition, we will be onboarding tens of thousands of community members into this system, allowing us to grant access to website portal features for private communications and team-based project management.

This is the next big step for us. While most may just see that our website will become more active again or that our email support is better, many others will gain access to contribute to The Beartaria Times more effectively with better communication.

We want to share this with our community because we hear about your business accomplishments, goals, and strategies, and these steps we are taking are necessary to us and the development of The Beartaria Times.

We know there will be some thinking,
“Well done, BT, you are setting up a CRM and doing big boy work.”
and we may have a laugh.
But to those that get it, we are going to do something that has not been done before. We are going to become the news site we were always meant to be, a news site that has never existed before because the community has never existed before. The culture was always here, just maybe in fragments or covered in dust and despair.

Well, we see it; we live it. It’s ours to make what we want of it. And it’s ours to report on.

These developments and workflow strategies will allow us to expand our site into national, regional, or even hyper-local coverage as we build an environment that makes our teams and contributors more effective.

It was never about monetizing an audience at The Beartaria Times.
It’s about utilizing all of our good intentions for a goal bigger than ourselves. It’s about an elaborate synergy yet to be made fully manifest.

And now, we can safely say, for the next year at least, we will not need to add more paid services to further utilize our community’s good intentions, but those services have given us the backbone we need to hold the weight of a goal we carried with just faith. And now we are ready to carry that goal up the mountain.
The mountains of Beartaria.

If you would like to contribute content for our website you can now submit content for all of our categories at one central email,

Until next time, keep crushing!

This is our time.


The Beartaria Times.

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The Strength of 10 Friends Within 10 Miles



When I think about this amazing advice, it reminds me of when I was young, riding my bike to my friend’s house and connecting with all the local kids.

Something about close friends being close gives you a feeling of comfort. It is different from the kind of comfort that makes you lazy, as if you are going to have Electric Bear also mow your lawn and do your dishes.

The comfort satisfies the feeling of needing more in your life.
Most of us could use more money, time, and resources, but having those ten friends within 10 miles covers a lot of angles of support and leisure.

Planning with friends can sometimes be difficult, but when you have a friend that calls you up saying, “Hey, I’m driving by. Can I drop off something you will like?”.

It just makes it easy; it can even change the way you think.

When we are blessed with an abundant harvest or meat from the land or local hunters, there is a warm feeling of happiness and a desire to share our blessings with others.

When tasks that will take some time come up, it’s easy to call a friend and ask to hang out and throw some wood around, for example.
What may take you an hour alone could take you 20 minutes, then an additional couple hours talking gravy of course.

The guidance of 10 friends within 10 miles was the bridge from an online community to a full-blown real-life nation of legends.

From the macro community at The Beartaria Times National Festival to the micro-communities all around the world.
Having ten friends in 10 miles has been a goal and a cornerstone of our pursuit of happiness and prosperity.

It’s a great question for anyone to reflect on. Do I have ten friends within 10 miles?
You could go further: are those ten friends clean? Are they trying to live a good life?
Are they ambitious? Optimistic?

Everyone has different traits and characters, and it’s always good to have a strong balance of other characters around you. Although, it’s always worth ensuring you are in good company, and if not the best, at least not pulling you down.

Having my 10+ friends within 10 miles is fantastic; it’s like a village inside of the wider society. What is remarkable about this personal venture is when you travel and connect with a friend further away, if they have ten friends in 10 miles, you become a guest in another village; it becomes so easy to experience social networking on a rapid level naturally.

This goal and experience has been huge for me and so many others. We see its benefits daily, and we can only begin explaining the benefits and protections for potential events.

In Beartaria, we are not isolationists; we pursue independence and self-reliance but connect and support others on that path.

For the many people who don’t have ten friends in 10 miles, consider getting active on The Beartaria Times App.
The benefit of The Beartaria Times App is that we typically lock in with many values beyond common interests. A lot of us are kind of like hardened warriors of cultural warfare but now semi-retired or let our guard down and feel peace in the castle walls.
Many other members on the app may have not been around since its founding but totally get the new vision for social media. A family friendly, drama free environment that is a tool for real world benefit.

Looking to your local community is an obvious route to expanding your local network and connecting with people who might be in places of interest is super valuable.
Meeting a friend at the farm store can align you with common interests and lifestyle for example.

While we see the benefits of 10 friends within 10 miles, we hope to never to see the days when it’s not just for fun and thriving but also survival.
Those ten friends can make all the difference in our lives. Isolation can be brutal and a tactic to weaken us to other things.
I don’t want to list bug-out protocols or disasters that could happen and how ten friends would be huge for us. However, be sure, it’s always better to have a strong local community.

Ten friends in 10 miles is a part of our strength; individually and collectively, it adds strength to the full spectrum.

Our intentions,
Our minds,
Our muscles,
To act,
Our family,
Our friends
Our tribe
Our county,
Our state,
Our nation,
In fact,
Our faith,
Our creed
Our motives
We lead.

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The 10 Lights of Beartaria: A Roadmap For Success

We have found a great unity with the 10k+ legends on our community app who are living these things every day.



In a world filled with uncertainty, chaos, and rapid change, the quest for a successful future often feels like navigating uncharted waters. Yet, amidst the tumult, there is reality. The reality is that our perceptions and intentions can shape the way we view the world.

Since the beginning of The Beartaria Times, we have made the intention to empower the good, the true, and the beautiful. We go through life refining our lens of perception and our effort to empower our environments to be what we want them to be: good, beautiful, and true.

In April of 2023, we shared a simple picture of 10 directives that are a part of our everyday intention to empower a good future for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
We have found these ten simple directives to be a great reminder for us and a blueprint for crafting a life of purpose, abundance, and self-reliance.

We have found a great unity with the 10k+ legends on our community app who are living these things every day. We all have different lives and environments and must take different strategies or prioritize things differently, but these 10 points of purpose have been a cultural unifier for so many.

So, we have decided to name these 10 points of purpose,

“The 10 Lights of Beartaria.”

Make the Intention:

Success begins with intention. Clarify your goals, envision your ideal future, and commit wholeheartedly to the journey ahead. By making clear intentions and aligning your actions with your vision, you lay the foundation for meaningful progress and lasting fulfillment.

Get Out of Debt:

Debt weighs heavily on the path to prosperity. Take proactive steps to eliminate debt and regain financial freedom. By living within your means, budgeting wisely, and prioritizing debt repayment, you pave the way for greater financial stability and peace of mind.

Buy Land:

Invest in the ultimate asset—land. Owning land not only provides a sense of security and permanence but also opens doors to endless opportunities for self-sufficiency, sustainability, and growth. Whether it’s a small plot for a homestead or acres of wilderness for exploration, land ownership is a cornerstone of a successful future.

Produce Value:

Create value wherever you go. Whether through entrepreneurship, creativity, or service to others, strive to make a positive impact and leave a legacy of contribution. By focusing on producing value in all that you do, you attract abundance and opportunities into your life.

Aim for Self-Reliance:

Embrace self-reliance as a guiding principle. Cultivate the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to sustain yourself and your loved ones independently. From growing your own food to harnessing renewable energy, prioritize self-reliance as a pathway to resilience and empowerment.

Connect with Others on This Journey:

Seek out like-minded individuals who share your intention for self-reliance and fulfillment. Forge connections, exchange ideas, and build communities of support and collaboration. Together, we are stronger, and together, we can accomplish far more than we ever could alone.

Support This Journey in Others:

Extend a helping hand to those on a similar path. Share knowledge, offer assistance, and uplift others as they strive towards their goals of self-reliance and success. By fostering a culture of mutual support and encouragement, we create a ripple effect of positive change and growth.

Stack Skills, Knowledge, and Resources:

Never stop learning and growing. Continuously invest in yourself, acquire new skills, expand your knowledge base, and accumulate resources. By stacking skills, knowledge, and resources, you fortify yourself against adversity and position yourself for long-term success.

Offer Value and Look for Opportunities:

Every interaction and experience can reveal opportunities. Stay open to new possibilities, embrace innovation, and adapt to changing circumstances with resilience and optimism. By remaining proactive and resourceful, you uncover hidden opportunities and forge new pathways to success.

Enjoy the Process with Family:

Above all, cherish the journey and celebrate the moments shared with loved ones. Involve your family in the pursuit of self-reliance and enjoy the process of learning, growing, and overcoming challenges together. Treasure the simple joys of life, savor the beauty of nature, and nurture meaningful connections that enrich the tapestry of your shared experiences.

Building a successful future is not merely about achieving material wealth or external accolades—it’s about cultivating a life of purpose, resilience, and fulfillment. By making intentional choices, embracing self-reliance, fostering community, and prioritizing meaningful connections, you pave the way for a future of abundance, joy, and fulfillment.
So, dare to dream, take bold action, and embark on the journey towards your most extraordinary future—one step at a time.

If you are looking for a community on this journey, make sure to check out our community app and experience the world wide network of legends.

Onward to Beartaria!


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Beartaria Times Courses and Profit Sharing Partnership Coming Soon

Together, let’s unlock the boundless potential of our community and forge a brighter, more empowered future.



Introducing Beartaria Times Courses and Profit Sharing Partnership

Greetings, Beartarians!

As we stride forward into the realms of knowledge and community growth, we are thrilled to unveil an exciting new venture: Beartaria Times Courses! With the Beartaria spirit of self-reliance and communal support at its core, Beartaria Times Courses is set to revolutionize how we learn and share skills within our beloved community.

The Application Process:

Embarking on this journey with us is simple yet significant. Here’s a breakdown of the application process:

  1. Basic Appeal: Share your Passion with us!
    Tell us what course you envision creating for our community. Whether it’s wilderness survival techniques, homesteading hacks, or artisanal crafts, we want to hear your ideas and aspirations.
  2. Review for Approval: Discover your Status!
    Upon receiving your proposal, we’ll carefully consider its alignment with the Beartaria ethos. Once reviewed we will notify you of the status. We will choose to either accept your proposal, consider your project for the future, or find that that your project does not align with our values or goals.
  3. Lesson Plan Mock-Up: Design The Blueprint!
    For proposals that catch our attention, we’ll delve deeper into the content. Submit a lesson plan mock-up detailing the structure, topics, and objectives of your proposed course.
  4. Pilot Production: Take the Next Step!
    Once the lesson plan is approved, it’s time to bring your vision to life! Produce an introductory video showcasing the essence and quality of your course content. This step allows us to ensure that our standards of excellence are met.
  5. Rollout: Launch for Success!
    With everything in place, it’s time to roll out your course to the eager Beartaria Times community! Together, we’ll embark on a journey of learning, growth, and empowerment.

Partnering for Profit Share:

But that’s not all! In the spirit of mutual support and collaboration, we’re thrilled to announce our profit-sharing partnership. As creators, your efforts deserve recognition and reward. Therefore, Beartaria Times Courses will implement a profit-sharing model, ensuring that creators receive their fair share of the success they help generate.

Through this partnership, we affirm our commitment to fostering a thriving ecosystem where creativity, innovation, and community thrive hand in hand. Your contributions are not just valued; they are celebrated and rewarded.

Join Us in the Journey:

To get started, reach out to @ Community Support Team on the Beartaria Times app to learn how to submit an application.

As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we invite each and every one of you to participate, contribute, and benefit from Beartaria Times Courses. Together, let’s unlock the boundless potential of our community and forge a brighter, more empowered future.

Stay tuned for further updates, announcements, and opportunities to be part of the Beartaria Times Courses initiative. Together, let’s soar to new heights of knowledge, unity, and shared prosperity.


– The Beartaria Times Team

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