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Interesting Story In the Smithsonian about a family cut off from society and how they lived. The picture of the terraced hill side is impressive.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/For-40-Years-This-Russian-Family-Was-Cut-Off-From-Human-Contact-Unaware-of-World-War-II-188843001.html

http://stranniki.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/how-to-live-substantively-in-our-times.html
 
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Handful of seeds, some tools, and a LOOM! Lots of lessons in there.
 
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Great story! It sounded to me as though they did not know much about ancestral skills and were actually pretty lucky to have survived.
 
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