Michael Bunker – Plain, but not simple

A deliberate life, pre-industral living, fermented foods, and REAL bacon!

You’ve heard of living off grid, right? Well Michael Bunker lives OFF off-grid!

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Michael Bunker – Plain, but not simple.

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I actually listened to the whole show again last night because Michael was so much fun and inspirational!

Michael Bunker is a plain, beyond-off-grid farmer and author of both fiction and non-fiction.

He’s a farmer, a father, and a husband, not in that particular order, but everything he does, he does deliberately, all the while living off off-grid!

We had a great talk about real food, pre-industrial food preparation and storage methods, fermented foods, and the differences in taste and quality between real bacon and that stuff sold as bacon in your local store!

Those things are fun and important, but there was also an underlying, important theme of simplicity and being deliberate about how to live life.

We – as a society – talk about how crazy life is these days. It’s a theme that’s so up front and in your face that you can no longer claim it’s ‘underlying.’ Life. Is. Crazy.

So, listen in as Galina and I talk with Michael about being more deliberate. How you can use the concept yourself to highlight and honor what’s important in your life, that of your family, and of your friends.



What’s up in this episode

    • Michael Bunker lives like an 18th century, pre-industrial farmer would, for 15 years now!
    • Before homesteading, prepping, and and much of the internet was available for help.
    • When a $5 tomato is totally worth it
    • Fermented foods
    • Soil based organisms
    • Cured meat – real cured meat vs flavored, processed meat
    • Real bacon vs store-bought bacon
    • Growing high allicin garlic
    • How living a deliberate life can show you what’s truly valuable (and important)

Books mentioned

Michael Bunker Links

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