This site, which originally sprang to life under the site name Independence Journal is now being renamed Rural Pioneers(tm) and will be updated in coming weeks with additional content.

Initially our focus is on just a few key points:

  1. Encouraging the rural pioneer movement (one step beyond prepping for in-city dwellers)
  2. Discussion of ag uses, tax angles, developing a rural income, and other make-or-break items.
  3. Discussions centered around rural land use, regulations, and the general notes on self-sufficiency.
  4. Hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture, rural construction ideas, and more…

It is different from our and sites.  The UrbanSurvival site is focused mainly on issues such as developing news stories as related to the study of long wave (Kondratiev) economics, as well as a selection of WuJo stories and notes on practical living.

The site is more about the fine art of keeping a good bit of what you make and learning to invest in macro-trends which has paid off well, so far.

For a good, straight-forward, prepping site, my friend Gaye of is hard to beat.  And be sure to check out our shared/contributions site at and if you don’t have a copy yet, quick go read 11-Steps to a Strategic Life (see right side for ordering info).



What is Rural Pioneers? — 4 Comments

  1. Like most of your projects and ideas, George, this should prove interesting! DH and I bagged the city life 10 years ago in hopes of becoming less vulnerable to the vagaries of chain-of-supply, to obtain some peace and better quality of life, and to prepare a last-stand go-to spot for our offspring (‘no other choice’ being the only scenario that would bring them here for more than a visit ha). We’ve made progress, and endured setbacks. Such is life!
    Looking forward to hearing of the hopes and progress of others of like mind.
    Best wishes to all,

  2. George,
    I stumbled across your link on the Urban Survival page. Strange I never noticed it before today as I’m a daily reader of your other site, I must be slipping in my old age.
    This is a great idea and I look forward to your observations on the rural living. I got to say I like what I’m seeing.
    Another satisfied reader in the Texas outback of north central Texas…

  3. Congrats on this website – it sure fills a gap in my day and rural is my specialty. Hope you have many more o’seas readers. cheers Lori

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