In my perusing I found something that I thought would be helpful for Velociman, should he ever find himself at the bottom of that bottle of Wild Turkey, looking to establish his survivalist lifestyle. (It's my way of thanking him for the Google search out of the UK that brought someone to my sight looking for "rubber dirndls" before they clicked away to Key's site.)
In fact, the entire Low-tech Magazine site is a thin compendium for survivalists and Luddites and unemployed dreamers. Kind of like "Amish, Lite" for those with a hankering for a simpler and more self-sustained lifestyle. We're not talking about life after the Apocolypse here; just maybe life without Wii and the NFL Channel. A Good Life.
Oh, and even alternative housing options and Earthships made from car tires. Oops. Tyres. Looks like a British site. Guess you won't be finding any innovative ways there to keep the beer cold.