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I just wanted to say thank you for your work. I messaged you back in November saying this, but after a few months I would like to give verbal ‘representation’ of how much your work has helped me.

For a 22-year old in college, I look around and see the changes I have made has put me leagues ahead of comparable people.

First and foremost, I am much happier and ‘content’ with where I am. Because I am actually doing something! Your work has inspired me to shift into fifth gear, and get stuff done.

I’ve fixed my health; started gaining more muscle and stamina, and overall my mental clarity has lifted itself from the fog. I wasn’t down in the dumps by any stretch, nor was I overweight (underweight actually), and my sleep schedule has been improved greatly. I have gotten back on the mountain bike, and have met some amazing people along the way.

I’ve fixed my finances. I am still part-time, but I’ve upped my work schedule as well as work responsibilities. My ‘higher-ups’ now look to me as a reliable employee that will get done what needs to get done, and it will be done well. I have also acquired new ‘positions’ in the company, as well as confirmation that I will have a high chance of being brought into upper level positions once I graduate university. This all earned me a raise as well. I, of course, have other things planned for my future as well, but this really brought me up the mental ladder.

I hope to start a small ‘business’ (not really official, under the table type deal) where I will help fix friend’s and family’s cars for them. My goal is to be the person people know they can rely on, within reason of course.

I also finally bought a ‘new’ truck – 2009 Ford Ranger – that I will be converting into a camping-mobile to travel the country with when I can. All I need to do is install A/C into it (yeah it doesn’t have any, but it will get done).

It is honestly amazing to see that when I stopped bitching and complaining, I was able to just get to it and go against everything the media has been telling me and other young people. It is sad to see many people even older than me in my personal life continue to complain and spend all their money on useless junk, keeping them in the horrible cycle. A friend of mine is wanting to get a 20k loan for a car thinking it will make them happier, even though their salary shows they can’t even afford it! I do my best to advise them not to do it, but the walls come right up and they let me know that I “don’t understand their situation”. They’re making progress, though. They want to buy backpacking gear and join us on our trips, hopefully, that can help them settle down.

Just wanted to let you know that your work is working, even for young folk such as myself. You have yourself a good one, keep on keeping on.

What stands out from other information shared on living off the grid is that Gary includes other areas like health, finance and freeing ourselves from material clutter. The result is a rewarding life in a remote area surrounded by nature that is low on stress, inducing healthy habits and without struggling financially.

I normally come across guidance on building a house off the grid but not about the lifestyle changes added in Gary’s course, it’s a bonus and one that makes a lot of sense to live a meaningful life.

The course is video recorded with worksheets and pictures to help you progress through your project and understand the systems used to replace the grid. I was impressed to notice when taking notes how much information is shared. It’s a large amount and with a lot of tips and suggestions to make sure that we avoid pitfalls. Including invaluable chapters on coming up with a plan, buying land, what tools to buy and how to secure your land from intruders.

Gary doesn’t beat around the bush and will tell you things how they are and what to avoid, especially when dealing with contractors during the building phase. A plus point is that he works without any sponsors who will shower you with emails so that you sign a construction, mortgage or insurance contract (or all of them) at the end of the course. Which is very rare those days.

I would recommend the course to anyone interested in starting a life off the grid and also to read his books. You might also get lucky and bag in a discount like I did, but if not it’s all very affordable anyway.

He also produces free podcasts and articles that I highly recommend. The guests on the podcasts are very good and like a chain reaction, you constantly learn some worthy advice, new books to read, and blogs. It’s a win-win situation not to be missed!

Hey Gary, I listened to a podcast about seven months ago that you were a guest on. You were talking about living off the grid and a simpler life. This is a subject that I’ve been curious about for a long time but always felt I was the only one, and maybe I was weird. Since then, I’ve been listening to your podcasts every week, and even though a lot of what you teach is stuff that my parents tried to teach me growing up, somehow, it never connected until I listened to you. I was very unhealthy, overweight, driving a truck over the road, and had the mindset that being a truck driver and there was nothing I could about it. In seven months, I went from being out of shape, overweight, and eating nothing but junk food to eating the primal diet and exercising every day. I’ve gone from being 5’7″ 200+lbs to 135 lbs, and I’m almost in as good of shape as I was when I was in high school and the military. I’ve quit my wasteful spending, now I’m paying down debt, and selling off things I don’t need or use. Just by listening to your podcasts, I’ve learned a great deal and have started simplifying and decluttering my life.

I look forward to your podcasts every week. Keep it up because I’m learning and applying a lot of what I learn from these.

I hired Gary for entrepreneurial consulting after following him for about a year during my husband’s losing battle with cancer. When Chris passed, I was really quite lost as to what I would do next. I had started two businesses the previous two years that were both derailed by cancer. Gary helped me talk through what was truly important to me to live a simple, happy life. This perspective was 180 degrees from what my family was telling me to do, which was to choose a safe, secure but boring career. Once the choice was made to go after my passion, he helped me create a vision for how the business would need to change to align with my talents now that Chris was no longer a part of it. Gary continues to be a sounding board and provides outstanding advice on business strategy, marketing, and execution. My life is better for choosing him as an advisor. Thank you, Gary!

Gary’s consulting is top-notch. He actually gave me a little more than my paid hour and didn’t charge me extra or rush me off the call, which is very refreshing and rare these days. I would highly recommend his consulting if you need help in anything to do with living a simpler life, such as running your own business, health/wellness, finances, and just getting off the hamster wheel of today’s life. Thanks Gary, you have saved me a ton of time and money in getting my act and life together.

Another insightful gem from Gary. This is my 4th or 5th book (The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom) that I’ve read from Gary. I’m a fan. What I love about his books is that you receive a wealth of knowledge in a much more condensed book than most. Too many books these days drag out simple concepts into hundreds of pages and I’m not one to want to invest that time or energy into that many pages without a worthy payoff. Gary’s books (including this one) are filled with real-life experience and direct to the point advice and perspective. There is no question in my mind that readers will benefit from his straightforward approach and excellent insights and advice. Take a few hours to check this out and you will definitely look at your finances through a fresh lens.

Gary Collins had a lot to say in his latest book The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom. He hammered home how the “Gridmasters” created a financial system designed to keep average people like you and me worse than broke.

The system is set up to keep us in debt and working for “The Man” for the rest of our lives. At least that’s what the Gridmasters want us to believe.

Gary believes (and provides evidence) that there is another way. A better way. A way that turns us into financially responsible people that know and understand simple, yet profound math! Yes math.

Because without taking the time to do the math (which Gary does for us in his book) you’ll never know just how much money you’re throwing away throughout your life.

He shows in great detail all of the foolish money mistakes we make and provides his thoughts on how to correct these errors. Without giving too much away, he tells and shows how average Joes and Janes waste money on eating out, credit card interest, college loans, car payments, weddings, home loan interest, and fashion.

He also does the math and shows how we’re losing big money by not investing while we’re young. And he points out how much men and women could individually be worth if they stopped spending frivolously and conservatively invested their money instead.

This book is different from your typical book about personal finance. Gary doesn’t teach us how to invest. There are plenty of other books on that topic. But he does teach us how to save money and cut back on frivolous and stupid expenses.

So if you’re looking to learn how to save money and not be wasteful, this book is right up your alley. Give it a try because I bet you’ll like it. I know I certainly did.

If you are looking for a soft and nice approach to the basic financial status quo of the current generation, you should look for another book. Gary quickly and effectively shows the wastefulness we are living in with real-life comparisons and calculations. The book is straight to the point with a buildup of calculations on the financial state of the average citizen. Gary gives examples of what the average person currently spends versus and how much more we could do with that money instead. I really enjoyed reading this (The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom) and highly recommend it.

I liked the use of basic math & English skills to clarify both simple & complex $$ subjects in this book about getting &/or staying free of debt. The author is straightforward (“Stop buying crap!”), engaging & clear. It’s superb to begin a debt discussion with poor health & dining out: you can’t be free with either one, but most won’t make the connection on their own (or read about it in any other self-help, finance book.) Also he shows how herd habits such as: carrying credit card balances, 30-yr mortgages, going into debt for college & to get married (let alone to get out!) all hinder financial freedom. This book (The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom) will move readers farther forward to $$ freedom than most books of its ilk.

This book (Going Off The Grid) is not a DIY item. It explains what to expect when going off-grid. The author found out the hard way and relates his experiences and makes suggestions. It basically informs you on everything before getting involved. Great book…led me to other aspects of off-grid living…solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. This book is a must for people who are beginners and interested in off-grid living.

I am looking to buy land, build a house and retire in a rural area – somewhere in the Northwest like Montana. I have bought several books so I can hear different perspectives and make sure I cover all my bases before making the plunge. I am also hoping to reduce the chance of mistake or at least minimize mistakes – and costs related to those mistakes.

This is my second book (Going Off The Grid) to read so far. I liked that Gary covered most of my points of interest (off grid power, water wells, security, and communications – like cell phone and internet). The author also covered quite a bit of other things that were not on the forefront of my interests, but equally as important – such as dealing with general contractors and financing.

One thing that I thought was great about the book was that the author provided examples of price ranges. Yes…we could all get everything we want if cost was not a factor. But it is good to understand what things may cost so we can determine affordability. For example, knowing how much power is generated from solar makes you start to realize that you may have to pick and choose what appliances and gadgets you will be able to run if you need to stay within a certain price range. Otherwise, you will do without until the sun comes back out!! Haha

All in all, it was a very good book, provided some great information, introduced some good resources, and gave a very good perspective of his research and experiences. I would recommend this book to anyone starting their journey to explore living off-grid.

UPDATE: Now that I have read another book, I would say this one was even better than I originally posted – if that could happen. Definitely stand by my positive review. Also, what differentiated this book from the other was this one actually provided different options with a little background on them. The other one only discussed what that family was doing and the author kept repeating that the reader should do research. I will probably be re-reading this book after I read my other books.

Gary Collins book The Simple Life Guide to Small Habits for Big Change, not only helps you to develop consistent daily habits but it directs you into becoming a better person by living a life of integrity. My favorite chapter was Keeping it Simple about how you need to figure out what is important to you in this life, not what other people tell you is important. I also appreciate Gary’s advice to “Take Action Today and Every Day.” You do not need to take a monumental action, to begin making a habit and moving forward toward change. I also love how Gary encourages you to “Find your own natural rhythm to living the Simple Life.” Also learning about the “dogma of the grid” has me intrigued about reading further into this new topic for myself. Thank you, Gary, for bringing new ideas to light for me and keeping things simple on my path.

I love Gary’s no-nonsense approach. Maybe it’s my military background, but I like his straightforward approach to everything. This is not the book for people who want to be told they are special and ride unicorns in fantasy land. This is a kick in the butt you need to change book. Like all of Gary’s work.

If you are on the fence, don’t be. If you don’t like it just email Gary and he will give you a refund.

He is honest and straightforward. A rare gem in today’s world.

Check out his Simple Life Podcast.

What everyone needs to read RIGHT NOW (The Simple Life Guide to Small Habits for Big Change): no excuses! I have read one of Gary’s previous books on finance and found that this was mostly all new information. Gary’s advice is no-nonsense, straightforward, and just what the doctor ordered for our current situation. I read lots of finance books and books on minimalism and frugal living. This is not just a new version of those rather, Gary has his own ideas, developed by years of practice and hard work. Does this read like a scholarly thesis? No. And thank goodness. Gary cuts through the crap and tells you what you need to do to get on the right path to a free-living life. Highly recommend this and I look forward to reading more! He’s even got a book on living in an RV!
Refreshing and Easy to Adapt for a Better Life. Love how Gary brings together straightforward habits that each of us can easily make part of our daily life to get BIG changes in our life. Keeping things simple is key and just as important, living in the moment. These habits can easily be added to make this happen. Gary is clear and keeps it from becoming overwhelming. I’m excited about the progress I’m making and making it work for me. I am confident that you can also make positive changes by adopting these 14 habits and truly accomplish your goals of a simple & happy life. Thanks, Gary for your continued hard work in help folks like me to live the best lift possible without all the garbage that tends to weigh us down. Grateful for this helpful tool, highly recommend, it’s (The Simple Life Guide to Small Habits) a great read!

I like people who tell it as it is, and Gary is one of those people. This book is full of REAL problems, with REAL solutions. No BS just facts. His books will be sure to get you on the right path for taking control of your life, getting healthier, and financially stable. I highly recommend his books!

Short & powerful advice…that’s the way I like it. Gary is clearly experienced in his advice and I noticed he has about four or five other books in this series. I wish someone had sat me down at 18-21 years old and told me how to simplify my life, be happy & productive, and not be in debt, but save every penny.

What I really want to thank Gary for every time I read one of his books is, for not wasting my time with publisher’s fluff and theory. I also want to thank him for sharing his experience and wisdom. It is said a teacher helps you learn, but a master helps you with what you have to unlearn. For me, this is where Gary’s advice hits me. It’s totally practical, pragmatic, and simple – not easy maybe, but simple. Just like any other truth.

I could have used these books a long, long time ago, but I’m glad I found Gary’s work even now. I share it with all the young people in my family and I encourage you to do the same if you want to spare them some “hard knocks”. Trial and error is one way to learn the path of an authentic life, but with Gary as a guide, I think you’ll get there faster. I highly recommend this “reboot”!

The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life book is just what I needed as I begin to hit the reset button on my family’s life in this exact way. Gary has a way of making a point and guiding you through change without a huge head slap of “Hey idiot you are doing it all wrong” you get with a lot of self-help-type stuff. The honest truth is he has done it, made mistakes, righted the ship, and living it out. If you want to wind down, declutter, and just ahhhhh breath then give this a read. Even if you think you already have The Simple Life read it and see if it unlocks anything new.

The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life by Gary Collins, MS is a very thought-provoking book. From the title I knew that it would cover more than just the clean out the closets and getting rid of stuff. Still, it covered so many areas of life that one may not really consider but is also weighing us down. I found that it was for me anyway.

Simplify or decluttering are not the keywords of this book. Instead it the word change. Early on this comment is written, “Your home is only a small piece of the puzzle, as there are many other things in your life you must confront and change to begin living the life YOU want.” Who doesn’t want to live the life that they believe is best for them? So of course, I read on.

There is much to glean from this book with the author’s honest, could also be said to be blunt, style of writing. He begins with startling facts about marketing, its purpose, and its goals; not necessarily in the buyer’s interest. That is only the beginning, health, finances, relationships, social media, holiday celebrations and more are brought to the reader’s attention to be scrutinized. It is pointed out that what is best for me may be different from him. I am a grandmother with over forty years of marriage behind me, he is a single man with two dogs, so it is unlikely our views on the best would be the same. However, a framework is given that can be used to change allowing me or anyone else to simplify and declutter. It is a guide that can be useful if one is willing.

I am giving it 5 stars because the book covers the many aspects of life, not just the acquiring of too much stuff. Continuing to acquire things will not make you happy but then neither will just getting rid of it. It is much deeper than that. I do wish that the spiritual had been looked at too, finding purpose there is also life-changing.

Two things really stood out to me about this book. First, Gary covers a lot of ground not seen in your typical “decluttering” book. Where most give predictable advice about throwing out unneeded items, Gary takes the reader through a comprehensive cleanup (clean-out, really) of their day-to-day lives. Getting rid of toxic people, getting your health in order, solidifying your finances, moderating your political opinions–all of these are needed to have a better, simpler life.

Second, I really enjoy Gary’s writing style. He is informal, yet informative and seems by all accounts to actually live the life he espouses. I wish more authors would write with the focus of sharing information and experience and less about book sales.

This was the first of Gary’s books I have read, but I have every intent now to pick up his The Simple Life Guide to Optimal Health and eagerly look forward to the publication of The Simple Life Guide to Financial Freedom.

This book (The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life) is helping me like no other. I’ve read multiple books on this topic with short-lived results. Gary’s book has something special that I can’t pinpoint yet. The principles are genius. By following these words of wisdom I have finally gotten over my hurdle of no progress due to time restraints. By following principles 4 (something is better than nothing) & 5 (take action each and every day) I’ve had enormous results! Little snippets of time; little “efforts” = progress! Thank you Gary!

Gary, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to call me yesterday with your insight and advice. I took a few pages of notes which were very helpful and I can’t wait to dig into your book. Most of all, you are absolutely correct that the root cause of my problem and the solution is personal discipline. I am inspired to get into a regimen of taking care of my health. Thank you again!

Hi Gary, I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your interview on C2C Monday night. You had so many interesting points you were trying to make, only to be interrupted by the (incompetent) host. I look forward to getting your books in order to hear the remainder of what you were trying to say! You have a very interesting background, which gives you a unique perspective to the topics you cover. Keep up the great work! Happy trails!

Gary, I just finished your book “The Simple Life”. I love and will read it again. I’m interested in a Class A motor home about 24′ for now. I live in Central New York and have seen all of the US except Hawaii. I too have stories to tell. Thanks for writing the book, I looking forward to reading the others. Safe travels.

Hey Gary, I’m loving the podcast so far.  Keep it up.  I’ve been working to declutter and simplify my life for several years now by reading all of your books.  I’ve lost about 35 lbs, kicked my social media habit, and have started to get rid of a lot of stuff I’ve been hoarding for years.  So far so good. Thanks for all that you do. Keep up the great work!

Hey Gary, My name is Jon and I’m an avid listener of the podcast. Great job and great information you offer. Thanks so much!

So thankful to find you, I will be purchasing your books and look forward to purchasing the journal (if you ever release it again)!   Looking forward to the 3-legged stool…..our government sucks, it’s time for us ALL to band together and exit the system.  Thank you for what you’re doing!

I recently purchased Simple Life Journal and 6 Simple Life book bundle. I started using the journal a few days ago, read all the books and listened to about 75% of your podcasts. I really enjoy what you are teaching and finding your work has come at a good time in my life. Working on cutting the monthly expenses ( I do own a home, so getting killed on mtg and taxes) and working on maybe becoming a renter before leaving Ca in a few years when my son is on his own. I especially like the 7 question checklist for impulse purchases…I may make a laminated card for my wallet. Anyway…..glad that I found your teachings.

Gary: Just want you to know out of the 30+ of your podcast episodes I have listened to the interview with Matt Ericson has to be one of the best, I’m listening to it for the third time. for me, there is gold in the information you and Matt speak about you have confirmed a shit load of suspicions I have had on a bunch of things, especially about our government. Thank you for all you talk about. Keep at it.

Hi Gary, I’m in the middle of your three-legged stool podcast, and felt compelled to reply to your email before even finishing the podcast. As cliche as this sounds you’re speaking right to me. I am a former professional ballerina, and have been teaching dance the past 19 years (well, prior to covid 😒). My entire life has been focused on health. I’m just so inspired by what you have to say and I will be purchasing your book this evening! Just wanted you to know your words, thoughts and lifestyle are inspiring me to be my best self. Thank You!

Hi Gary, I wanted to let you know my wife and I are thankful for trust we can put in you and your products. It means a lot with so many out there cutting corners or just being downright dishonest. We enjoy them for the benefits without any negative side effects. Your multi-vitamin is the only one my wife has ever been able to take that doesn’t upset her stomach.

Gary, I just wanted to reach out and give a quick thank you to you. I’ve been listening to your podcast for a couple of months now, and have also recently purchased your books. Hopefully, when they arrive I can get even more information on how to better my life and implement it in a way that works for me personally, of course.

I have watched, read, and listened to many ‘life improvement’ content, but I have never found any that actually gave me something useful. Yours, however, has done it for me. The way you talk in your podcasts is just so straight to the point and no-nonsense. There is no filler ‘junk’ in there and you don’t seem to shy away from talking about anything considered controversial. Trust me, I appreciate the hell out of that.

I want to also say that I’ve mentioned you to my friends countless times. While they have not gone on a taken a look at your books or podcast, I’ve relayed your “three-legged stool” concept to them and they really liked it. They told me how much it makes sense to them and that they want me to tell them more. I guess I’m the ‘messenger’ for them, funny how that is. Hopefully, they will do some leg-work themselves, but at least they are liking the information so far.

Just to end off, I want to say thank you just one more time. You’ve really helped me ground myself these past few months.
Hope you have a fantastic Holiday season. Keep it simple and keep ‘er moving.

Just finished listening to your podcast with Mathew Erickson, (Real King Pilled ?) I appreciate your efforts! This was riddled with gems of information and wisdom, so thank you. I have been on a similar journey of living a better, simpler life for about 5 years and although it’s been a very eye-opening experience, I would never go back to the rat race. We have discovered who in our circle is authentic and who are full of shit. We have been able to live debt-free, and build a decent self-sufficient life, which we are proud of. You once said you could get a job paying minimum wage, and be okay. This is where we are also and people think we are lying lol. People getting out of the system is the only way I think anything will change, and I don’t think folks even understand what that means. If folks understand how much they spend on food, which supports big AG, which keeps them less than healthy… I digress. Wonderful content, thank you for your time, Service, attention, and Patriotic message.

Gary, My favorite shows are when you are fired up like today. Please do not ever wonder if what you are doing is worth it, you are a blessing and rays of sunshine in a darkening time and more important you are needed greatly right now. Please continue to fight the fight and as you so rightly preach, folks must get themselves together so they cannot control us.

Hey- I hooked into your podcast a few months ago and promptly read your book on declutter. I just want to say- keep up the good fight! There are many of us out there who agree on so many of the issues you discuss. Your transparency is awesome and keep telling it like it is. It is worth it!!! You’ve been an inspiration. I write a blog to help other men/fathers like myself who have struggled. Your work is helping to refine my message about optimizing life instead of drowning in all the BS.

Hi Gary, Just a very quick note to thank you for all the time and effort you put into your podcasts and books. I’ve been exploring the possibility of having an off-grid place for many years. I appreciate your down to earth and practical approach. I grew up in Africa (Zambia) as a kid and saw firsthand a variation of off -grid living when I visited several mission stations (fortunately my family lived mostly in a major city!) Thank you for your service and also everything you do for the cause of personal freedom.

Gary, I recently found your content and have enjoyed the podcast episodes I have listened to so far. My 14yr old son and I enjoyed your RV podcast especially. He is already planning on how to accomplish the van life starting at 18, to include building out his own van. He enjoyed listening to lessons learned and things to think about. We plan on getting the book for him. Thank you again for your content. I look forward to more, and learning from you.

Gary, Thank you. I have read all your books and slowly am putting g them into practice. I appreciate your personal response. My goal was to sell or rent out my house and take off for a while. Circumstances changed that as my grandchildren needed safe daycare and now schooling. That has allowed me to focus on downsizing, paying off debt, getting physically fit and pursuing things I put off while raising my own children. Keep writing and working. Your message resounds with many people!

Dear Gary, Firstly, I want to thank you for all of the hard work that you put into the podcast and for freely sharing of your experience with all of us. The podcast is truly invaluable. To cut to the chase, I wanted to say that Episode 58 really hit home with me. So many things you mentioned about MLMs seemed to ring true from my experience with my employer and his “self-help” group. So, I’m so very grateful that you’ve taken the time and had the courage to share about the dangers of MLMs. Thank you again for all that you do, and I look forward to more and more episodes. Thank you!

I discovered your podcast while listening to Coast to Coast and have been binging for a few days. Episode after episode, I am finding myself incredibly inspired. I truly think your podcast is helping me figure that out. About to buy one of your books. In the meantime just wanted to reach out and say thanks and keep those podcast episodes coming! Thank you.

I just wanted to let you know how life-changing it has been for me to find this podcast. My wife and I started implementing these principles about a week before I found this podcast and it is so refreshing to know that others think and live this way. Keep up the good work brother!

Gary, I am truly embracing your books. I want to do this same thing. What you say seems to really make sense to me. I am so happy to be listening to your audio books. I am craving the simple life so bad. I am 66 years old and want a new simple life till the end of my life. I am a devoted follower now. Thank you and blessings to you!

Gary, first of all i’d like to thank you about the work you’re doing. I’m from Brazil and am prepparing to make a big change in my life next year in the direction to have more meaning and freedom, and your books and podcast has been a great source of info to do it the right way.
Anyway, congratulations about the work your doing.

Hi, Gary.

I bought your Optimal Health book last night and have enjoyed reading it. I was not familiar with your work until about a month ago. I was looking at the list of speakers scheduled to be at Freedom Fest and saw your name. Then I found your website, which led me to your podcast, which caused me to buy your book. I have listened to many episodes of your podcast and really appreciate your free-thinking and direct manner. Thank you for your efforts to help others and best wishes for your continued success!

Thank you for helping people by using your talents to help people by writing books to teach people how to be self-sufficient. I think your work is a blessing to many. I am glad you didn’t buy into the corruption that you faced when you were in the rat race. I really think there is so much corruption in various establishments, and a simpler life is a blessing from God and His intentions from the beginning. God Bless.

Hey Gary, I’m a huge fan, I listen to your podcast biblically. As a fellow Veteran I love your views and know I can trust the source.
Thanks again brother for all you do especially the episode about teaching our children cause as a parent it can be very hard at times to project our lessons correctly and sources like you help immensely!! Keep Ranting, you are getting your message heard.

Gary, Love your books and the Podcast, somehow stumbled across one of your books on Amazon and so glad I did, I have 4 of them so far and will get this one also, so much great guidance. I also have a Multi-Vitamin I can now trust, yours.  Hope to see you in Nashville. Mostly I just wanted to say thanks and keep doing what you are doing, it is a special gift you are giving to people out here in this great country of ours.

Hey Gary, great podcast…went to bed listening to 45 minutes of it, and finished it this morning with coffee in bed. Great start to the day! I’ve been in a similar circumstance…Nobody can tell you, or give you advice unless they have been, or are in YOUR shoes.  Like you, I have refuted social media from day one (my degrees are in Business and IT )…I only own a cheap “burner flip pone”…sometimes do not turn it on for weeks. Thanks again!

Gary, first off, thank you for a great podcast. I get a great deal of value from it as I continue to improve and simplify my life, grow our homestead and small business and take better care of our health. I really appreciate your straight-shooting approach.

Thanks again and best wishes for a great year.

Do yourself a favor and invest in this book.  Learn to STOP being a Consumerist. Change your life for yourself and your family. One person at a time we can sway the quality of society as a whole. I have enjoyed this book so much I obtained the audible version as well.  To review as I drive and continue to pick myself and my habits apart bit by bit to effectively change and reprogram myself.

Man the Vitamin C is awesome!… Like a natural healthy version of a sweet-tart! I can’t say enough good things about your products and your books. I tell everyone I can about your line of supplements, books, and blog!

Gary, great podcast! You guys are great motivators. Gary, your books are outstanding. Keep preaching the word!!

Thank you Gary, we are living the dream off-grid, RV tiny house on 12 acres… You helped us achieve our dreams. Looking forward to reading your new book. BTW, you’re looking wild and free these days, it’s a good look!

Now that’s awesome service. Thank you. It is much appreciated. I will purchase again now. My husband just learned of Gary Collins by accident and he loves all the books and information he’s gotten. It’s actually turned into a blessing. I’ve ordered him all the books now he wants to try your supplements. He’s excited to put the knowledge he’s learned to good use. God bless…

Thank you, I really enjoyed your book and have already started putting things into place. We purchased 20 acres in central south Oregon, and are looking to develop a retirement hobby farm. Looking to get out of the SF bay area soon as possible!

Thank you again!

I started listening to your podcasts and I’m so inspired!! I am a 65 year old farm operator, raising foundation Morgan Horses ( America’s original breed) and most of our food. I nearly died from Aspartame poisoning 23 years ago and began researching data on the myriad of health-related issues and deaths associated. You have inspired me to revisit a goal to write a book to educate the general public. It’s title will be Take the Die out of Diet. My husband and I eat around 90% organic food and are both very healthy. He’s 67. I wish you continued success with your enterprise; keep inspiring us!

I first came across Gary Collins on an Able James podcast in August 2020. I liked Gary’s approach to fitness and no-nonsense way of life.  I was excited to learn that Gary had his own podcast and couldn’t wait to learn more about what his show was about. Little did I know I  found, “My People!”.

We share a like-minded life philosophy and I was interested to learn more from someone who was living the life he taught.  I began to put the wheels in motion.

I lost 50 pounds by being motivated to get my health in order. I fixed up and sold my house resulting in a net gain of 37k after paying off all my debt.  Now I’m focusing on finding my life purpose so I can contribute more and help others.

I ordered the bundle of books Gary has written as a Christmas present to myself and within 90 days am debt-free and have more peace than I’ve had in 20 years.  Although I’m planning a careful escape from the rat race, (“No sudden moves.”) I can literally do anything I want now.

Thank you, Gary Collins. Keep up the good work.

Thanks to Gary and The Simple Life, I see nutrition in a different light.  I have strived to be healthy and fit for the last four years and I can honestly say that for the first time, I understand why it’s healthy to follow a Primal/Paleo lifestyle. The most compelling feature in this book is that Gary keeps everything simple and honest. I definitely see food and supplements differently!  I’m excited to start my new Primal journey to improve my CrossFit game and my overall health!

Once you start The Simple Life philosphy you’ll never go back!
Surf Town Triathlon – 8/25/2013

Swim: 500m
Bike: 15k
Run: 5k
Time: 58:42

A huge thanks to Gary! During this morning’s race I noticed a significant positive change in my endurance and overall strength…The Simple Life Guide To Optimal Health is the right method!

This book is excellent. I’m an MD and own a CrossFit facility, so I have a pretty good idea what I’m talking about. Gary Collins has distilled the “secret” to living a healthier life, into a book that is easy to read and straightforward. As a former government employee for both the FDA and Health and Human services (the organization that makes the rules of Medicare, and therefore has a huge influence on the “economics of health”), Mr. Collins is in perhaps the best position to truly understand that our government, current nutritional advice and healthcare industries are completely backwards and exploitative when it comes to our well-being.Mr. Collins’ advice runs contrary to much of what we all hear in the mainstream. This may cause one to question the validity of his information. However, I submit to you that if mainstream advice is correct, why are we simply getting fatter, more unhealthy, and more dissatisfied with our lives? Give “The Simple Life Guide To Optimal Health” a chance. If I’m wrong, you’ll be out a few bucks and be right back where you started. If I’m right… your life will be immeasurably changed for the better. You have nothing to lose, simply the decision to make if you want to go on living the way you’ve always been, or if you want to take control and live your life the way it was meant to be.

Gary Collins is a primal exercise and nutrition expert as well as a former special investigator for the US Food and Drug Administration and US Department of Health and Human Services. His book is eye-opening exposing the corruption going on behind-the-scenes of the food and drug industries than you could even imagine. Gary from “The Simple Life” blog has probably seen it all in his career with first-hand knowledge about how doctors are performing procedures on patients whether they need them or not all for the sole purpose of the financial windfall that would come from doing them.


It’s this kind of criminal action that got Gary extremely interested in the Primal/Paleo lifestyle despite the fact that he is someone who has always taken good care of his physical fitness. He now realizes that people have to take back control of their own health because the medical profession and government entities pretending to care about health may not have your best interests in mind. I highly recommend you check out his books

As a salesman on the road and eating based on convenience, I needed a drastic change. I worked with Mr. Collins one on one and followed his The Simple Life Healthy Lifestyle philosophy. I don’t say this lightly, but he has changed my life in such an amazing way words can’t quantify. In 8 short weeks I completely change my health and body appearance. If you are on the hamster wheel of bad health, I can’t recommend enough to hire Mr. Collins as a one on one health consultant. His books are the best I have ever read in the area of nutrition and health, best part the material is very easy to understand. The Simple Life model will change your life forever like it has mine!

This morning I downloaded the book Decluttering Your Life. By 2 PM I finished it. I LITERALLY COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! There were sections I needed to know. It made a tremendous difference in how I will move forward in life.


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