17th Century Living

This is interesting – living in the 17th century.  Some great tips on things learned (emphasis mine):

1. Know thy neighbours.
2. Share the load.
3. Fewer creature comforts.
4. Eat seasonally. Today.
5. Tasty food comes in small batches.
7. Dress for practicalities.
8. Corsets, not bras.

9. Biodiversity protects against unforeseen calamity.
10. Reliance on any one thing leaves you vulnerable.

11. No pesticides.

Good lessons on real survivalism.  Not that hide-in-the-woods-and-shoot-any-two-legged-critter-that-moves crap. As a former survivalist, I well recognize the foolishness of this approach. It may be necessary one day when the thugs come after you, but it’s not a life.

If we’re going to live, we’re going to live like others lived before us. This civilization is totally unsustainable and we will revert back to practices and methods that have been proven to work.

I don’t mind. Hard work never killed anybody. And I believe that lives would be more fulfilling and meaningful then they are today.

But let’s not forget, surviving the collapse will require a totally different response then this. The post-collapse world will permit 17th century living (probably) somewhere – but getting from pre-collapse to post-collapse will require a multifaceted response.  Reliance on any one thing leaves you vulnerable.

I think Lonewolf first introduced me to the term “crash stead”.  Exactly what is needed.  Someplace you can make it through the crash period and die-off, chaos and anarchy. These will be the 17th century “survivors” and a few other lucky souls.


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2 thoughts on “17th Century Living

  • July 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Saw this same article this morning, very good catch Admin. Well said regarding real survivalism.

  • July 5, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Yup, well said regarding real survivalism. I’m not suggesting to anyone to follow my approach when collaspe comes. I’ve become highly informed and trained to exsist in the woods,temporarily. At best, I won’t be going very far or for very long, going this way. This is no life assured, however, how else would one,(group of people)achieve isolation from society?

    I have no idea how long this transition period may take, hopefully no more than a year or two. I suppose, long after the dust settles and when people begin to trust one another, the new day will begin.

    Naturally, this will take time.

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