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The Strength of 10 Friends Within 10 Miles

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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?
Realistic?

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
Intact,
Our county,
Our state,
Our nation,
In fact,
Our faith,
Our creed
Our motives
We lead.

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Beartaria Ozark Campground Launches Community Forum! 

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We are happy to report that Beartaria Ozark Campground has launched its community forum with the announcement of The Dukes of Beartaria! 

The community forum and Dukes will help the Campground curate all the great ideas from supporters and help organize micro events and workshops. 

This is a new stage of Beartaria as it creates an environment exclusively for campground supporters and an intention-focused platform for communicating and planning. 

The Dukes will help collect ideas, submit project proposals to management for funding and support, and lead projects. 

What’s in the works? 

As of now, a few projects are underway! 

Playground

The Duke of Youth plans to lead a playground build for the children. 

This build will take place during The Beartaria Times National Festival, with plans to expand the playground each year! 

This is a great project and model, as the Campground can give supporters an opportunity to leave a mark on the Campground and be part of the dreaming and expanding each year. 

Business Mixer

The Duke of Commerce is helping to establish a business mixer at the National Festival and is looking to enhance and support a strong culture of entrepreneurship in Beartaria! 

Singles Mixer

The Dutchess of Ladies is helping plan and organize an official Singles Mixer for the National Festival, something that was unfortunately missing from previous years. 

Technical Updates

Beartaria Ozark Campground is working on a live chat, Direct message functionality and @mentions for members to enhance productivity, networking and planning.


The Campground and all of Beartaria is excited to see the amazing synergy and teamwork that will result from this! 

We are happy to see the building and establishing of the campground team and new projects coming this year!

Support!

If you are interested in supporting the Campground, please visit, BeartariaCampgrounds.com

We also have exclusive insights that some new donor rewards are expected next week! So stay tuned for updates! 

Sincerely, 

– The Beartaria Times

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Why Do We Feel So Free?

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In today’s world, the concept of freedom often gets tangled in a web of contradictory ideals. Many people equate freedom with the ability to do whatever they please, assuming that society should cater to their needs. However, true freedom is far deeper and more fulfilling, rooted in responsibility and independence rather than reliance on others.

The Essence of Freedom: Responsibility and Independence

In its most pure form, freedom emerges from taking responsibility for our lives. It’s about recognizing that our actions and decisions shape our reality and that outsourcing our responsibilities to others diminishes our sense of autonomy. When we rely heavily on others to meet our needs, we inevitably sacrifice some of our freedom.

Independence means standing on our feet and making choices based on our values and priorities. It involves taking control of our finances, our time, and our well-being. This pursuit doesn’t mean we should reject all forms of help or community support; instead, we prioritize self-sufficiency as much as possible.

Misconceptions About Freedom

Some define freedom as the ability to behave however they want while expecting the right to service. This entitlement mindset overlooks the importance of contributing to society and being accountable for one’s actions. This misplacement of obligations and entitlement sets people up for absolute disappointment. Real freedom is not about escaping responsibilities but embracing them. It’s about understanding that with freedom comes the duty to care for ourselves and our surroundings.

The Pursuit of Freedom

Feeling genuinely free is not solely about being entirely self-sustaining or independent; it’s about the journey toward that goal. For some, this might mean starting a side business to achieve greater financial independence, while for others, it could be running an 80-acre homestead. The key is in the pursuit—the ongoing effort to reclaim more control over one’s life.

This journey toward independence fosters a sense of accomplishment and liberation. Each step taken toward self-sufficiency, no matter how small, builds confidence and a deeper sense of freedom. It’s in the striving and gradual shifts toward greater autonomy that we find a genuine sense of liberation.

The Path to Independence

The first step towards true freedom is acknowledging how dependent we currently are. This acceptance is crucial, providing a clear starting point to plan and take action. From there, making effective plans to start taking ownership and responsibility is essential. This might include:

  • Assessing Finances: Create a budget, reduce debt, and increase savings to build a financial cushion.
  • Learning New Skills: Acquire skills that promote self-reliance, such as gardening, cooking, or basic home repairs.
  • Setting Goals: Define independence and set achievable goals to work towards it.
  • Building a Support Network: While independence is critical, having a community or network on the same journey for support and knowledge sharing is invaluable.

True freedom is a blend of responsibility, independence, and self-sufficiency. It’s about owning our lives and making choices that align with our values. We cultivate a profound sense of freedom by acknowledging our current dependencies and actively working towards greater self-reliance. In the end, it’s the journey towards independence that genuinely liberates us.

Sincerely,

The Beartaria Times

If you are interested in meeting others on this Journey, Join our community App at App.BeartariaTimes.com for a 7 day free trial.

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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.

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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!

Sincerly,

The Beartaria Times

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