Here's a blog entry I found on SurvivalBlog, though the original article was in Backwoods Home Magazine, one of our favorite publications and one for which I frequently write.
This fellow writes about hard-core self-reliance while still living in the big city. You think country life is easy and/or automatically lends itself to miraculous self-reliance? Read this fellow's suggestions for how to truly achieve self-reliance before taking the plunge for rural life.
A fascinating post.