This is site was built by three friends (Bob, Anita and Robyn) as a trial balloon for an even larger site that will span a great number of DIY how-to’s related to self-reliance and local self-sufficiency.
Bob is a sustainable systems specialist who has spent over 2 decades researching and teaching others how to implement sustainable systems. His expertise covers a rather extensive list of topic: Agroforestry, permaculture, aquaculture, green architecture, emergency preparations, natural heating & cooling systems, water collection and purification, etc. Bob has developed training programs and has donated considerable time to training Native American communities in both North and South America. He currently lives in rural Tennessee, where blackouts are frequent, income levels are generally very low and the folk are exceedingly resourceful.
Robyn is a single mom, green homesteader, veteran researcher and blogger living in rural eastern Tennessee. She is quite experienced at starting with little to accomplish much, as has her family going back seven generations. Robyn brings a viewpoint of “Is this really practical for normal mortals?” to our efforts.
Anita is the webmaster and Internet marketing specialist. She is an instructional designer with years of development of online courses and classroom training. Anita lives perched on a mountaintop in Colorado. When she’s not busy wondering when it will start snowing, she can be found pondering if it will ever stop snowing.