Lind: Applying Retroculture

Family with three children (3-9) walking on muddy road, cows in background, rear view

Worth your time.

Cities are a collectivist’s natural environment.

17 responses to “Lind: Applying Retroculture

  1. Common sense….

  2. Or, do they fail to make it on their own, and decide to move back onto the farm with mommy and daddy…?

  3. these are all excellent ideas. But the current universalist Tikkun Olam will continue to stifle the Kulaks (Bundys, Hammonds, ourselves) at every opportunity. Only after the current has been liquidated will we be able to get back to a post-urban world made – and grown- by hand

  4. Been retroculture for more than a decade. Glad others are realizing the importance of this lifestyle and, make no mistake, a lifestyle it is, you don’t wake up one day and decide you are going to break and train a draft horse, nor is cooking on a woodstove an inherant trait, it’s simple once you figure out how to tend the fire, but does result in some interesting meals the first few times. The most important thing, though, for me, is having more time with my children and grandchildren, I’ll never, on my death bed, say “Gee, I wish I would have spent less time with those I love.” Start small, do what you can do and don’t give up.

  5. Virgil Kane

    Small farming is difficult and almost impossible if you have debt(if you can even find a lender for your “non-traditional” operation). Even chicken farming for the big commercial companies leaves a lot of broken dreams with millions in debt and constant upgrades.

    Organic farming is hard without labor(if you can find a 20yo that will actually work) and labor requires money or the owner supplies the labor, but somebody still has to pay the power bill. It’s not for the young family, unless they have another means of income. It’s a good opportunity for retirees, but what do they do with it when they die or just decide to actually retire? Their kids are in their own careers.

    The best hope may be just backyard farming and more folks learning to supply more of their own needs and being less dependent on the grocery store. Then if the lights go out, they are already set up to plant more and increase production.

  6. Which L. L. Bean catalog is the picture from?

  7. What a load of hooey. The Amish are an inbred clan of dogmatic theists and are under no circumstance willing to ‘help’ the English do anything include farming or creating a family farm.

    Second, I have exactly ZERO in common with Sanders supporters. Zero! They are radical Marxist redistributionists to the core. They’re the kind that think ‘your’ garden/farm/plot is free for the taking by THEM because….you have more than you ‘need’.

    This article borders on the delusional.

  8. 1. Turn off the TV, even Netflix. Watch &^%tube videos instead. When you watch a video read the comments, kind of like peer reviews. The videos can instruct you how to make, repair, and grow stuff.

    2. Pay for small items (with local, friendly merchants) with either cash or check. When you use a credit card, you know who profits, .gov knows what you are buying, and your local merchant has to pay between 1.5% and 3% to the credit card company. Pay for large items with check whenever possible.

    3. Stop watching sports ball. Period.

    4. Tell the younger ones around you to learn a trade or go to college in hard science based curriculums. Liberal arts will do nothing for them in the future.

    5. Don’t pay for movies if you have the need to watch them. (Do not rent or purchase or go to cinema.) Borrow from a friend, or get from the library. Remember there are subtle indoctrinating themes in all of them. When you do see the attempts at indoctrination, note them, point them out, discuss with the young ones.

    6. Maintain your faith.

    7. Invest in your health.

    8. Be fruitful and multiply. Breed mofos… breed.

    Easier said than done, but at least try to stick with most of these so they become routine.

  9. Agree with two posters above Virgil and Bowman. Virgil and the author of the post are dead on in knowing that food is a weapon. Stalin knew it well. The grocery stores are filled with shit food from factory farms. It is indeed mostly crap, useless nutritionally speaking. Additionally every dime you spend there is tossing a coin into the statist fountains via sales tax. In essence you are funding your own demise by eating shit food and paying for the bullets to shoot you later. I lived around the Amish for a while, interesting people. Hard working doesn’t begin to describe their lifestyle. Dawn to dusk every day except Sunday. Every day all day.

    To those of you who don’t yet own a victory garden (one in which you grow high quality un-taxed nutrition for your family), I would ask “WTF are you waiting for, a signal from the Almighty?” My grass clippings provide 1/3 of their food, our scraps from our veggie garden and canning season provide another and I buy the rest from a SMALL LOCAL FEED STORE. I do my best to buy direct from farms (the state is moving to crush that avenue in many states so talk w your farmers and learn) versus the local grocery land. My little 10×10 garden has kicked out a whole lotta produce and more importantly I’ve learned what grows well and how to grow it here. The garden will triple in size by next year but only if I work the land. You must do this because at some point you will be required to do it to survive.
    Would you rather learn now or wait til someone is shooting at you.

    The Sanders supporters are useless idiots IMHO. That said, the author is correct that there is a potential conversion moment. I’ll not waste to much time on it but if an opportunity presents, rub some salt in that gaping Clinton inflicted commie wound of theirs. Pain’s a great teacher.

    • “Additionally every dime you spend there is tossing a coin into the statist fountains via sales tax.”
      — In most States food is tax exempt.
      — I put my weeds in the compost pile. I don’t grow grass. I plant sweet potatoes, they grow all over the yard as a replacement.
      — Food scraps go to the chickens.

      At this juncture we have even stopped trash pickup. What little we have fits into one large shopping bag per week. I put that in the dumpster at work, with permission. Once you start down the path of gardening and whole food sourcing the trash associated with packaged foods drops dramatically.

      • More about sweet potatoes as lawn replacement pls?

        • Sweet potatoes are prolific. Once they start growing, they just about become a week. I made the mistake of planting a “row” one year in my garden. They spread all over the place.

          Now, I plant my sweet potatoes in a big tractor tire and they stay contained. Just have to make sure you put enough soil in the tire, or you will get potatoes that are long and skinny as they try and grow against the bottom rubber portion.

          Gardening is a perpetual learning experience. Folks who think they are just going to pick it up when SHTF are going to find themselves very hungry.

  10. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  11. wouldn’t give up my little 50 acre farm for nothing. plus i’m in an ag based community. diversity may be a strength in your investment portfolio, but it takes a lot of like minded people to keep an ag based community. many old farmers passing away and the kids can’t wait to sell it off to developers and move to the big city (woo hoo! big city!). once you give up your farm land, there isn’t any recreating it. farmland is available. some with equipment. buy it while you can. before they make it illegal to own a farm below a certain acreage size.