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More the half the topics in this subforum have nothing to do with subforum

From politics, to science etc.

The older name might have been clearer - ie homesteading. Survivalism, self-sufficiency, how to, etc.

From someone who has been actively interested in those topics and misses the old posts. Ie how to garden, bake bread, make beer, soda pop, raise animals, etc.



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The old title was "Gardening, Farming & Homesteading"; too big

"Off Grid", too unclear, ok.

You're suggesting just "homesteading"?

I wouldn't know to post "how to make pop" here.

The other problem is people are confusing it with "Off Topic", since they both start with "off".

I've also suggested "How To..." or "DIY". I'm open to suggestions.

Perhaps a clearer explanation of forums would help somewhere, or during content creation. I mean, this is a problem in most forums here at the moment...

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

The most common term for the movement....

is "self-reliance" or "local self-reliance". Not only taking care of yourself necessarily but helping create a local network for the community to be self-reliant.

The terms also help distinguish from "off-grid", because you don't have to be off-grid to be self-reliant, and also distinguishes from the "survivalism" meme of crazy loners out in the woods.

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Maybe

Self-reliance?

Jinx..

:p

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

lol

great minds think alike :)

DIY

I like DIY...

In the interim, couldn't "off topic" topics be placed in "off topic"?

I believe in DIY, but self

I believe in DIY, but self reliance is a better term. That's my goal. DIY is many times hobby projects, not a complete lifestyle for living.

I'll start posting links when this changes - I've been collecting tons of good books that are out of copyright.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Can't wait to see what you've collected!

I sure hope they get it switched over soon....hey mods *wink wink*

What about homesteading & diy

What about homesteading & diy or just homestead which contains gardening and farming?

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.