a reply to: HarryJoy
It's really not that easy.
A lot of what you speak of is basically what the Armish have been doing for a while. They live what some may call a backwards life but at the end of
the day their life is relatively sustainable.
You can build bikes from wood but what about the tires? You'll need metal too.
Depending on farming methods you'll either need fertilizer and pesticides or lots of land and a relatively large loss of crops rate to guarantee
Then you have medication for humans and animals. Do you condemn to death those that need insulin for instance, what about injury? A good chance exists
that whomever joins you may see their life expectancy shortened drastically.
You mention training for jobs, it takes time to learn, sometimes years. A worker needs adequate tools also, tools that wear out.
Eventually you'll need more bodies or to trade with outsiders.
What form of rule do we have, because from my experience even like minded people tend to disagree a lot.
A lot to consider.
Roman soldiers for instance, they were extremely reliable and for the most part they could be highly self sufficient, but even they wouldn't last 6
months without logistical support. They needed blacksmiths, hides to be tanned, food to be prepared, someone to understand the land and where to get
water and how. It all adds up, I'd guess at 4 men to support 1 soldier indefinitely. Because you can't have any old fool chopping down trees and
making tools, raising livestock and applying medicine.
It's not easy building a society, the smaller they are the more difficult it can be.
If you have the time try studying some tribes, their life expectancy and how they utilize everything they can. The ones who have it "easy" usually
have an abundance of resources available... Like the Australian aboriginal, they can make fire and a wealth of meat exists in the bush if you know
where to look.
Location can be everything.