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I don't know about Sweden, but in the U.S. about 50% of the population was listed as "rural" in the 1930s, while now it's only about 20%. Being a farmer isn't easy in any conditions, but you're a lot closer to self-sufficiency if you have some land, some relevant technical experience, and a market system that allows local trading.

City dwellers are hosed if the electricity goes off.

by asdf on Sat Aug 4th, 2012 at 01:02:12 AM EST

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