EP 009 Zachary Bauer – An American Homestead2 min read

Zac Bauer is a veteran of the US Army, a widowed father of two boys living on an off-grid homestead in the Ozarks. We discussed Zac’s military background and how it prepared him for a future in homesteading. Zac shares with us how he’s navigating life after his wife’s recent passing.


Zac shares his background serving the US Army and how that prepared him for a life on a homestead. 

We discussed starting a homestead and what you need to prepare for when it comes to getting mentally and physically ready to take care of the land and livestock.

He also shares the struggles of being a widower and raising his two sons without his wife, Jamie.

Zac’s philosophy on navigating the new world comes down to one thing: positivity. 

Books discussed:

All the trouble in the World ~ PJ Orourke

Strategic Relocation

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By Sal B

Sal is an Army veteran having served eight years. As a graduate of The Art Institute of Houston, he focuses on designing and marketing websites through Ariel Digital. A lover of psychology and philosophy, Sal brings his unique perspective to The New Normal.

4 replies on “EP 009 Zachary Bauer – An American Homestead2 min read

Listening to your podcast with
Zach you mentioned how it Is a bad idea to homestead in a desert environment. I am currently deployed in Kuwait and I couldn’t agree more! Even on a Military base every drop of life giving water is trucked in.

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