Xavier Hawk is a homesteading volunteer firefighter/EMT who is semi retired from the not so glamorous world of business consulting. He is also a prepper who has gone from living in suburbia to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina.
Xavier has been keeping a bug out bag since the age of 14, he leads wilderness trips as a guide for Outward Bound and others, and teaches and practices primitive wilderness skills. He has recorded 8 albums of music, performed all around the country at big festivals, has had his paintings hang in a number of high end galleries, and walks the talk in community preparedness and planning.
A few years ago he moved his family from a heavily surburban area of south Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and started building up a true homestead from the ground up. He joins us today to discuss the transition from suburbia to rural self reliance with a family.
Join Us today As We Discuss…
- Expectations vs. reality after a move
- Dealing with culture shock for the kids
- The dramatic difference his move made and then vs. now
- How Xavier is working to build a prepared community around him
- Finding like minded where you live
- Hosting a CERT training
- Farming and permaculture
- The role of servant leadership as a father and husband
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Gear Shop
- Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day)
- Fortress Self Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day)
- ColonyEarth.com – Xavier’s Homesteading Site
- TheKnightHawks.com – Xavier’s Research and Rescue Site
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