Glenn Lees wrote:
Do you think that complete self-sufficiency is possible? As things like clothes, new steel/iron tools and even straw would be difficult/impossible to create on a smallholding. Certainly some form of trade would be needed, and whilst barter (and even 'scrounging') would be preferable that will be heavily dependant on the locale. Cash-based trade seems to be the only way to go, and I'm not over-keen on this.