This is a branch of Appropriate Technology. Of which I think preppers need to consider more.
What is Appropriate Tech? Well, the best definition I can find is as follows:
Appropriate technology “involves a search for technologies that have beneficial effects on income distribution, human development, environmental quality, and the distribution of political power—as well as productivity—in the context of particular communities and nations”. — Darrow and Saxenian
- Appropriate hard technology is stuff – buildings, machines, infrastructure that people with little training and resources can maintain (TEOTWAWKI stuff)
- Appropriate soft technology is people and culture – rules, culture, motivation, and interaction. (Sounds Touchy Feely but how do we get along under stress and operate a community or compound)
Anyway, this is a little soft for my tastes, but it does have some good points on tools and things. Enough to be worth dipping a toe into the hippy culture.
I joke about hippies, and feelings, but I don’t believe we can afford to be exclusive when searching for the best ways to deal with disaster. If you have a good idea, I am going to use it, even if I don’t like you (or agree with your views, or feel comfortable around you)
I think I am going to get off the computer, watch Rambo II eat a steak and shoot my mortar… ‘Merica!Soft Tech