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National Festival Speaker Line-Up Announced!

Who to expect Live in Missouri at The Beartaria Times National Festival Conference?



Beartaria Times Event Management has announced this years speaker line-up and it’s looking like a great conference!

Who to expect Live in Missouri at The Beartaria Times National Festival Conference?

Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett is a holistic health practitioner and mindset coach, covering diverse topics from law, culture and sociology to human health and spirituality.

Many people from all walks of life have found value in Tom’s relaxed and calm demeanor while getting right to the point, providing valuable, stable content that will remain applicable for life. 

In these times, Tom’s value has been truly appreciated for his consistent ability to ground people in what matters.


Bradley Stone

Bradley Stone was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At 21 he started his first business – a direct marketing firm representing the Texas Rangers. After having a ton of success with the Rangers, he created the opportunity for himself to move to California at 22 to open another direct sales office representing the LA Angels of Anaheim and the LA Dodgers. By the time Bradley was 29 he had opened 30 offices nationwide with 500 employees working with clients like the MLB, NHL, AT&T, Verizon and many others. In his 7 years in California, Bradley’s organization generated $40M in revenue. His business also led him to meet his wife, who changed the way he looked at business and life. 

In 2019 Bradley exited his direct sales company and moved back to Dallas to be close to his family and start one of his own. 

He is currently working as a small business consultant at Paychex, Inc. and owns his own consulting company. His company helps all types of businesses whether they are just starting out or preparing to sell their business in an acquisition. He advises and guides small businesses and individuals on increasing their sales, improving their techniques and strategies, and building stronger customer relationships.

Bradley currently lives in a small town outside of Dallas with his wife and 2 young children. He and his wife plan to homeschool their children in order spend as much time as possible with them as they grow. Thankfully, his business allows him to do just that.

The Juice Boss

As a wellness visionary, feel-good junkie and relentless seeker of truth, Nick has successfully forged his greatest passions to create a new category and thriving brand.
Nick takes a biohacker & shaman-like approach to diet, lifestyle and mindset. He obsesses on quality of ingredients & living a vibrant, purposeful life. Paired with his endless pursuit of knowing “what’s next” and “what delivers real results” he provides his clients with unique access to products & programs that allow the body to do what’s it’s designed to do- heal.

Inspired by an array of censored thought leaders, self-improvement gurus and ancient healers, Nick has grown to appreciate the opportunity in every challenge as he follows divine signs & intuition to guide the future of his business, family, and everything in-between.
As a dedicated practitioner of radical honesty and self-experimentation, his ideas, opinions and intentions are rarely misperceived.

Mr. Permie Bear

Adam Stevens aka Mr. Permie Bear does about everything that strikes his fancy, many of those things all at the same time. He is a former stock broker, having specialized 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. 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 the Founder of Legends Repair and Remodel 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 whatever scale makes sense to them.

Christopher Gardner

Topher Gardner is a professional sculptor of curved ferro-cement buildings and the human body. His chiral phenomenology has led him into the Permaculture world where the BioDynamic principles of Rudolf Steiner predominate.

Making deep black soil with the carbon amendment of BioChar, which is pyrolised carbon, gives the ground the correct substrate for beneficial micro-organisms. His goal is to appropriately signal the Natural World as to induce a higher quality life.

Owen Benjamin

Owen Benjamin was born to John Kares Smith and Jean Troy-Smith, both professors at State University of New York at Oswego. He attended college at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where he started performing standup comedy and also got his start in television at the student run station Plattsburgh State Television. Owen also studied history in the Czech Republic with a focus in tyrannical governments.

Owen Benjamin became known in Hollywood for various movie appearances, announcing for major award shows and having multiple main stream comedy specials. He became massively popular for never pulling punches on social media, exposing the industry for being a tool of social conditioning and shameless hypocrisy. Never letting social status or money get in the way of what needed to be said (and what many people quietly agreed with), Owen prioritized truth and comedy above all. 

Owen was one of the only established comedians to speak out against agendas to normalize child abuse with hormone altering drugs and sexual exploitation in 2016. Fighting this agenda publicly resulted in his exile from Hollywood.

Owen Benjamin doubled down on truth and refused to compromise or take the path of manipulative money & accolades (also called “lollipops & fancy pants”). As a result, his audience grew rapidly and his live streams began pulling more views than main stream news outlets, rolling out hours of hilarious content daily. Having this level of reach and influence without giving into the manipulations to push agendas or avoid topics made Owen became a major target for deplatforming from various services involved in the attempted social conditioning of the public. 

As Owen Benjamin sought to find solutions in an atmosphere that hyper-focused only on problems, he found that taking responsibility, being self sustainable, and self reliant as the right path forward. As a result, he became one of the biggest advocates for people homesteading and growing their own food wherever they are, even if it starts with a seed on a city balcony. 

Owen Benjamin began to thoroughly understand the criminal nature and mechanisms used to actively discriminate and slander both him and his audience. By not bending to the social agendas of the perverted and destructive news media, his path forward was to build his own platforms and services where he can be free to speak his mind and connect with others who want to be a part of the good, the true and the beautiful. 

Owen Benjamin is the Founder of Beartaria and related projects that has now built a life of its own and spear heads the movement to self reliance and independence through responsibility and self reliance. He lives a beautiful life with his wife Amy and his four children, Walter, Charlie, Jack and Fredrick.

This years speaker line up is looking amazing!

Tickets will only be available for 3 more weeks! Make sure to pick them up before sales close down!

Ticket sales close August 4th.

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Christopher Gardner Completes First Dome Framing Project in Missouri: Exclusive Interview



Christopher Gardner, known affectionately as Topher, has successfully completed his inaugural dome framing project in Missouri, a significant achievement in his promise to sustainable living and innovative building techniques.

Topher has been hard at work navigating U.S. labor rates and perfecting his techniques. His dedication to sustainability is evident in every aspect of the project, from material selection to construction methods aimed at minimizing environmental impact.

Topher now sets his sights on the Beartaria Ozark Campground, where discussions are underway to host multiple workshops. These workshops aim to educate attendees on his unique building style, recruit laborers for future projects, and create distinctive living spaces for campground guests.

Topher’s successful completion of the dome framing project highlights his expertise and signifies a growing interest in sustainable living and alternative building methods. His initiatives are poised to inspire others to embrace self-reliance and environmentally conscious practices.

As Topher expands his projects and workshops, the community eagerly anticipates the positive impact of his efforts. His commitment to spreading knowledge and fostering community engagement through sustainable building practices sets a precedent for future endeavors in eco-friendly construction and self-sufficient living.

Christopher Gardner’s achievement in completing the first dome framing project in Missouri is a testament to his vision and dedication. His ongoing efforts to educate, recruit, and innovate is sure to leave a lasting legacy in the realm of sustainable living and construction techniques.

We had the opportunity to congratulate Topher and ask a few questions.

Q. What is the most common question about your dome builds?

A. I often get asked how much they cost. The answer varies massively depending on how you finish and furnish your dome.

The foundation and framing is generally half the cost of a conventional building per square foot.

The purpose of the dome, how it is finished and furnished are preferential and could only be quoted on a per-project basis.
While circular or rounded furniture isn’t easy to find, you may want to build your own or have it custom-built.

Q. Is there anything you would like people to know about your Domes?

A. You get a lot fewer bugs, and domes take much less energy to cool and heat, on average 1/10th the energy to heat and cool compared to conventional buildings.

My domes are an Asymmetric Faraday cage.
This is a Japanese star dome design, or Mandala dome, invented by a Japanese mathematician who open sourced his invention.
The type of framing is not my invention, but the methodology and application are proprietary.

My systems and some of the things I’m working on can make these domes highly customizable, not just in style but in practicality. They can be made EMF resistant if you dont mind no internet service and are senstive to EMF. The design can be reinforced to be resilient to windstorms and earthquakes.

Q. What are your dreams & aspirations?

A. My dream and aspiration is for people to learn the virtues of these domes and to adopt them as a practical solution.
People used to have storm shelters below ground, which is a problem with high water tables.
I would like to see all homesteads becoming Domesteads.
I’m working on developing additional methods that make these domes resistant to Wind, earthquake, and fire.
With the correct exposure and the work we are doing here in Missouri, I really see us being able to bring domes to rural areas across America, opening a new market for people looking to add affordable and smart square footage to their properties, increasing value and security.

Q. What are your plans for Beartaria Ozark Campground?

A. Due to recent accomplishments, we have been able to source the needed resources and begin basic training for a dozen guys in this construction style. This has assisted us in working through detailed logistics, figures, and plans for domes on The Beartaria Ozark Campground.

I’m happy to share that, after a year of discussions, The Campground management team and I have established a plan to offer exclusive dome-building workshops and begin construction on the campground.

These workshops will be small groups of twelve people, all hands-on, and they will get to work with me directly throughout the process.

We plan to begin gathering the names and emails of anyone who wishes to participate in these workshops in the coming weeks.

I’m excited to work with Beartaria Ozark Campground and all the legends who are inspired to bring these amazing structures to the U.S.

Q. Is there anything else you would like to share?

A. I would like to thank everyone that has been supporting me, from the followers of my work, my podcast and now all the bears that are getting involved in Missouri to help me get these builds happening!

Thank you, Topher, for all of your work, and we look forward to following you through your mission!

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Making Pine Needle Soda: A Fantastic Foraged Beverage

Pine needle soda, a truly one-of-a-kind beverage, has been savored worldwide for its zesty taste and health benefits.



Pine needle soda, a truly one-of-a-kind beverage, has been savored worldwide for its zesty taste and health benefits. It’s not just a refreshing drink, but also a creative use of natural ingredients. Here’s a simple guide to crafting this unique soda at home.

Pine needles are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which help boost the immune system. Different species of needles can offer different flavors, but it’s important to make sure the trees you harvest from are not toxic. Avoid using needles from yew, Norfolk Island pine, or Ponderosa pine. You should do additional research to insure you are staying safe.

The recipe I followed is easy and only requires a jar, strainer, and measuring cups. Start by identifying the pine tree you would like to harvest from; I used fir, tamarack, and white pine. Again, make sure you don’t use anything unsafe. You can choose to use new sprouted tips or even mature needles, which means you can also have fresh pine soda in the winter months!
You can scale up the recipe, but for reference, use the following:

  • 2 Cups Pine needles
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2-4 Tablespoons sugar (depending on sweetness you desire)

For the above measurements, I recommend using a quart jar. Begin by rinsing the needles, not too thoroughly, because the carbonation comes from natural yeast living on the pine needles. Add the sugar and water and seal the jar. Leave to ferment so it can become bubbly soda! Make sure to “burp” the jar every couple of days to release some of the gas so it does not build up and explode the jar! In 5-7 days, you will have soda, God willing.

Serve over ice and with some citrus if you’d like. Enjoy!

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