Monday, February 9, 2009

Chris's poll & questioneere

I know I'm asking a lot from you folks, but I designed a bit of a poll/questionere for all of 'ya. Reading everyone's polls and responses has gotten me thinking about everyone, what they do, who they are, and what they stand for. (ok so maybe I'm stuck at home on my first day of layoff and bored) It's a bit long, 33 questions in all, but I just wanted some insight on everyone that may respond. I'll repeat this on another post with all of my answers, just for comparison. Thanks to anyone that responds!


Basic Questions About You
1-What is the biggest goal of your lifestyle?

2-When did you start this lifestyle?

3-What was your main motivation?

4-Did you have any previous experience in anything you're doing now?

5-Does your spouse/signifiacant other (if you have one) share the same ideas?

6-Do your friends and family understand and support these choices? What about your kids?

7-How happy are you with your achievements so far?

8-Are you more of a gardener, homesteader, prepper, health concience, "green"' or a combination of several?

9-Has this change of lifestyle affected your personality?

10-Has it changed your view of your life before?

11-What about how you view others that don't understand it or naysay?

12-If you could convince someone to live the way you do in ONE sentance, what would you say?

Other Questions-

1-How large is your vegetable garden?

2-Do you grow any fruits, and what and how many?

3-Do you have any animals and what are they? (other than pets)

4-Do you can/dehydrate/freeze/store your own produce?

5-Do you work with mainly power tools or hand tools in your gardens and others? (wood cutting, splitting, tiller vs. broadfork etc...)

6-Do you compost?

7-Do you recycle?

8-Do you consider yourself energy consience? (conserving to save $)

9-Do you make any of your own household cleaners?

10-Do you make your own bread?

11- If in an emergency situation, are you able to not leave home for a week? How about a month? A year??

12-Are you tired of answering questions yet?

13-If you prep, what do you consider to be your most useful tool/items

14-Are you able to heat your home without gas or fuel oil?

15-Are you able to cook without gas or electricity?

16-Again, if in an emercency situation, could you live in the wild or out of a tent? ( camping,hunt/fish, cook,etc.)

17-Have you ever practiced your prep skills? (turning off main power for a day or 2) How did you do? (this can include a power outage due to weather as a test)

18-Do you have the knowledge & skills (plus tools) to hunt and fish for food?

19-If you don't prep, why not?

20-Do you or can you sew your own clothes and make your own bedding?

21-Can you field dress a deer, drink a coffee, smoke a cigarette, make a cell phone call, light a fire, AND answer all of my annoying questions at the same time? lol thanks for playing!


Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Chris ~ I just posted my answers to my blog. Thanks for doing this! It was interesting.

High Mountain Muse said...

Hi Chris,
I just found your blog, and it's really neat to see all the good folks and neighbors out there, no matter how far away. Similar goals, but different worlds. I'm in Colorado, and although we have a lot of land, we're really high in the mountains which presents it's own set of challenges. Life is never dull. Anyway, I'm glad to find your blog and look forward to an opportunity to learn from and share with other "homesteaders." Keep up the good work and word!
Gin at

ChristyACB said...

Great Blog! I got pointed here from another blog I follow and sure was glad she ad'ed you!

I've got your questions and will post my answers on my blog by tonight. Great Questions! Really makes a person think...and think hard..about where they are and where they want to be.

Your answers were pretty impressive too.

spelled with a K said...

great questions, I posted the answers on my blog.

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