If you think seasoned survivalists of today are the only ones who can offer us advice on how to weather the coming storm you are wrong. To understand this you must first consider the perilous trek from our east coast to the middle of the then unexplored nation. Cowboys were the great pioneers and they made a living on this harsh land. Along the way they created systems and tools that made self sufficiency much easier.
In this article you get an in depth look at the living quarters of the old west cowboys and how they survived. While some of their creations and methods are not efficient anymore you will find a lot of insight and answers to some of your own questions on self sufficiency.