Episode-365- An Interview with Cam Mather

Today on the Survival Podcast I interview Cam Mather.  Cam is a great guy and a wealth of knowledge. Living on 150 acres of forests and ponds, north of Napanee and northwest of Kingston, Ontario Canada and being as independent as he can. He has channeled his real world knowledge into a book called, “Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook

Join Cam and I today as we discuss…

  • The reasons we need to focus on energy independence today
  • What you can do to become more financially independent even on a less then median wage
  • The problems with how so many of us get our food today
  • Advice for growers in northern climates
  • The advantages of country living
  • The challenges and rewards of living off grid
  • The potential effects of peak oil and peak water
  • Some of the biggest pending threats including pandemic and food shortages
  • Advice on freedom and making it happen for yourself

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8 Responses to Episode-365- An Interview with Cam Mather

  1. i am reading Cam’s book right now. Excellent!
    Jack, you really know what you’re doing. Thanks.

  2. Love the shout out to food co-ops.

  3. Great interview! I’ve been listening for a couple months and over the course of the last few interviews I’ve noticed you’ve got your interview game pretty tight. I’d love to see you start getting into panel discussion style discussions with some dissenting opinions. Too many podcasts are just a crowd of people sitting around and agreeing with each other. Not saying I want to hear cable news style argue-fests, but a couple people with thick skin coming from two different points of view can create some really good stuff.

  4. Love hearing interviews with people living the life.

  5. Awesome interview. I do notice a lot of breathing on the mic in this from Jack’s end though, might want to address that for future interviews, as it is distracting.

  6. Great Show,

    Talk about building community. It was exciting to hear a guest from Canada who is actually located a couple hours down the road from our homestead. I plan to pick up his book now that you have introduced us through your show.

    Thanks Jack

  7. Yep great to hear a guest who lives not far from me so I can learn what’s possible in my area.

    I’m gonna have to get that book too!

  8. This was a very inspiring, as well as educational, interview. Please note that Cam Mather is also featured in the Feb/Mar issue of The Mother Earth News in an article titled \"Off The Grid\" (http://www.motherearthnews.com/February-March-2010.aspx)
    This is an excellent article due to the photowork that show they really do it an environment that some would consider hostile. Quite impressive is the energy use they can maintain off the grid. Great interview, great article.