Post by wombat on Feb 25, 2015 12:04:25 GMT -5
In "Land and Freedom" by Seaweed, he details something known as a Permanent Subsistence Zone. This largely translates into a habitat area where subsistence is practiced and perhaps also defended. He challenges bioregionalism as a territory with contrived physical boundaries, opting to instead favor the idea of a habitat, which has some boundary considerations, but based on local immediate relationships of people with their surroundings.
Though some may desire to be able to practice a forager's life and perhaps have the fullest capability of doing so, the boundaries of property directly conflict with most approaches. Even if we take a cue from RedWolfReturns in his essay "Now What?" and stick to purchasing land around parks and forests, a nomadic forager life can't be fully practiced without some compromises. However, to me, since we all have to make compromises in our personal approaches to rewilding, sharing a relationship with other inhabitants that may be sympathetic can establish a PSZ. Homesteads, Amish villages, vacation land owners, retired land owners, off the grid permaculturalists and many others could join in an approach to keeping land around forests away from resource exploitation. Joining with regional hikers, campers, bushcrafters, survivalists, primitive skills lovers, birdies, etc. I could see a growing social approach to challenging civilization through communicating lifeways. This, in turn, would allow for practicing foragers to go through national forests, bouncing from public lands to friendly private lands and back.
I believe some of this is practiced to some degree in some places, but I've not heard of any specific examples other than perhaps the indigenous land defenses from resource extraction, primarily in Canada. I am a bit out of the loop on this and wouldn't mind a discussion on any of what I mentioned.