“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
What follows will be a practical guide to urban homesteading. In our troubled times, it would seem prudent to have a “plan B” in the event our modern conveniences should temporarily cease. Besides, by learning to “DIY”, you’ll cease to be part of the fat, pathetic, SUV driving, “American Idol” obsessed zombie hordes that plague our once independent nation. Now, We’re not some gun-toting libertarian nut-jobs and the tips we suggest will always be in the spirit of neighborly cooperation. They’ll be no holing up in bunkers here waiting for some imagined Armageddon. Rather, we’ll be casting aside the dependence we all seem to have developed in our fragile (hello Katrina), modern world. Now let’s get started.