This community is geared towards those who are interested in sustainable living or survivalism, but are landless and quite possibly clueless about where to start. We're focusing on important self-reliance skills you can learn no matter where you are at, even if it's a tiny city apartment. Beginners are welcome to ask questions no matter how basic. We encourage people to share things they've learned with the community and make reports about how their projects and studies are going. You are also welcome to join if you are currently living a "typical" self-reliant lifestyle and have tips to share with beginners.
*NOTE THAT THIS COMMUNITY IS FOR ALL TYPES, WHETHER YOU'RE A NATURE-LOVING PAGAN HIPPIE, A GUN-TOTING LIBERTARIAN, OR AN ATHEISTIC SCIENTIST. RESPECT THAT!*
It is not a political community. It is not doom-and-gloom apocalypse hysteria. It is not part of some romantic delusion of "back-to-the-land." It's just about learning to take care of yourself when the American (or other typical Western) Way of Life fails.
Topics include: --Basic skills like small-space gardening, woodworking, herbal medicine, raising small animals, food preservation, weaving --How to avoid dependence on storebought items and commercial services (DIY) --Self Defense and physical fitness --How to get land when you don't have much money --Simple/Frugal living without undue hardship --What the future may bring, and how we'll need to adapt
You're responsible for knowing the BASIC COMMUNITY RULES: a. Take all drama offlist - this will be enforced. Polite and constructive debate is ok. Respect other people, even if you do not agree with their beliefs or values. If you have any issues, notify the moderator, crankles. b. Do not give medical advice unless you know what you're talking about. c. If you post quiz results and LJ memes, you will be banned. d. Put long articles or posts behind cut tags. e. Plugging your personal products or ebay sales is appropriate only if it follows on-topic, useful information. For instance, if you are selling your Fabulous Handmade Recycled Yarn on eBay, you'd better first post a tutorial on how you made your yarn. Let other people benefit from your knowledge! f. Check the memories before asking your question.