So I got to thinking about what is homesteading. What is survivalism. And what is simple living. I believe homesteading is a 99% self-sufficient farm,where I can fix anything that may break. So what is survivalism and simple living ? And how do they cross ? Well, survivalism is living in such a way that your odds of survival is the greatest. Simple enough. But how ? You would rely on both high-tech and low-tech. You would want NBC filters, reinforced shelters, radios, mres, manuals, AND stocks of seeds, handtools, perhaps animals, etc in case things take a while to recover from whatever disaster doomed us. Then there is simple living, which I imagine is what the native americans did. You only have what you can make from natural materials, learn to hunt and gather, and grow crops, and breed animals. Things like bone knives, stone arrowheads, leather clothing, (and housing). Etc. Also you are not necessarly bound to a location. I think its really important to determine which group we fall in, as one seems to lead to another to another, and where to end it. Just some of my ponderings, if you have thought about anything similar to much conclusion you could post it here. Or maybe youd like to say which option appeals to you. Yes i know most people would prefer combinations, but I feel these are the conclusions for living a way, NOT based on ease of life.