For a website, wiki or blog forum, and as a category for organizing books—

Is there a category or meta-category that includes homesteading, prepping, survival skills, outdoorsmanship, and off-grid living?

This could either be a single word or a phrase.

Sample sentence: "I have organized my books by category. [My word] is my category for homesteading, prepping, survival skills, outdoorsmanship and off-grid living."

  • I suppose "kludge" might fit.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 17:35
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    How about boy-scouthood?. Or maybe frontiersmanship Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 17:38
  • "Nature and outdoor activities" ?
    – Graffito
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 19:27
  • I like frontiersmanship. The problem with outdoor activities is I usually associate that word with sports and recreation. Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 21:53

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Most of those refer to self-sufficiency.

Self-sufficiency (also called self-containment) is the state of not requiring any aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective autonomy.


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    But in the US "independent living" means being in "senior housing" that is a hair short of a "nursing home".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 19:05

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