posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 05:53 AM
Self sufficiency should be the ultimate goal of a survivalist, it is most probably no a realistic goal for anyone livening in the city, but a goal
worth striving for. There are many way to work towards this objective.
When I retired I moved to a rural area so we could have a buffer from the greatest threat, cities and city people. We have a garden and barn, wood
burning stove and a wood lot. I have been given free of charge emergency training and equipment ( clothes, radios, gps, first responder medical
training, survival and land navigation training and much much more ) by being a volunteer firefighter and a medic for the local sheriff's search and
rescue team. I also read and try to practice low tech skills : wood working, blacksmithing, ect... there are a great many sources for this like
backwoods home magazine, the old mother earth news and such and there are tons of books on how to do just about anything( something everybody should
try is if something is broke fix it yourself). It really blows my mind when I see how many people don't even know how to use simple hand tools, I'm
not talking rocket science here just screwdrivers and hand saws hammers and nails pliers and bailing wire, hell man who do you think you are going to
call if something breaks in the situations we all talk about here. One of the things to do is buy tools and learn to use them. They are not either
expensive or complicated. Look at garage sales or eBay. Ask friends to help, while self sufficiency is the goal it does not mean you are or should bee
a loner (see the don’t be a loner thread) independence and interdependence are not mutually exclusive. You need others to assist you now and in the
event of some of the situations we invasion here, but you need to be self reliant as others are not always available to help.