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Extreme self-reliance, in Siberia

The hut

This article at is fascinating. It’s about about six members of a Russian family who fled into remote Siberia to avoid religious persecution. They lived there for 40 years, surviving on food that they could forage and what little they could grow.

I find this story inspiring. It shows just how adaptable ordinary people can be, and how little little we can live on.


  1. Uptown Jimmy wrote:

    But but but…

    How did they ever survive without an arsenal of military-grade weapons? And several tons of canned food? And water filtration systems, and a bug-out plan, and a super-secret highly secure and cozy retreat? And I bet they never spent a single moment obsessing excitedly about TEOTWAWKI, or about WTSHTF. I can’t take these Russian “survivors” seriously.

    Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  2. chenda wrote:

    Incredible. And there must have been others like them, who were perhaps never found or eventually left the forests.

    Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

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