Hi to everybody. I'm not much of a survivalist but think I should start working on it. I've been a typical baby boomer and haven't planned on getting older. So now I'm 61 and will have to depend on meager retirement pensions. The only solution I can see is live cheaper and simpler. That's survival for me. Besides, I can't depend on either social security or teacher pension. The goverment is cavalier with its promises. My wife and I did live simpler and cheaper about 25 years ago but the birth of our daughter meant we needed to be closer to schools, not having to drive 8 miles of dirt roads and cross sometimes a flooded creek nine times to reach a paved road. Looks like a good forum.