In some ways, but certainly not all. Most hunter-gatherers had a strong, if small, community that moved regularly. They considered that if a member got lost, that member was at much greater risk than if he was near the "pack". I've also read that mobile Native Tribes in North America intentionally dropped seeds of useful plants along the paths they followed, so even the idea of planting a tree by seed that they may not benefit from for years was part of their tradition.
In some ways survivalist skills can be thought of has a nomadic hunter-gather skills
A Little wrote:I told her to contrast the survivalist's attitude of "me, my, mine," with the permaculture ideas of "we, us, ours" ...
S Bengi wrote:
To me a permaculturist prepare for the top 80% most likely scenarios that one might face. They would have basic needs like water(well/rain catchment), food production (sugar-honey, vegetables, fruits, tubers, eggs/chicken/etc), electricity, heating, mortgage free house, food production, quality pots/pan/etc that will last 25yrs plus. Now for the other 20% of unlikely scenarios such as mega volcano covering 1,000sq miles with 10ft of lava, invasion by space aliens, worldwide nuclear war with accompanying nuclear winter, they tend to focus less of there energy on that.
Nicole Alderman wrote:
A big thing the survivalist mentality seems to lack is the idea that you really need to being doing the stuff NOW to get you prepared. Start to garden now. Learn skills now. Build community now. Learn to live with less now. Because if you're suddenly trying to grow a garden out of a "survival seedbank" while hiding out in the woods, when you've never gardened before, you'll probably starve.
Two in a half years ago, I wrote this thread, The reality of homesteading has dissolved my "prepper"/homesteading fantasies. I used to always think I'd just magically be able to rise to the occasion and be the hero in my own personal story and instantly know how to do all these things to survive. But then hard times came, and I realized, man, there just isn't TIME to learn and do all that stuff. It's best to learn it now, make the connections now, make the world better NOW.