Many Asatruar and white ethnic preservationists have an obsession with growing their own food, living in a forested area, moving to a non-populated region etc. They believe that its possible that our modern society will break down and collapse. Therefore they focus on "survival skills" like moving into the Ozarks and raising chickens.
There are many reasons for these feelings. Many people see themselves building thousands of houses a day yet can't afford a house of their own. Or they must cook 10,000 burgers in order to earn enough money to buy one measly burger for themselves. Something in this current economic system isn't benefitting them and it seems better in this situation to just do for yourself.
There is also a spiritual element in living close to the land. Perhaps the peasant instincts of many people beckon them to be farmers.
Nonetheless let's look at all this logically:
Even if you eat rice about every day, a 50 pound bag of rice should last you about a year. It only costs $74. Most people earn $74 in one days work! So in 30 days you should earn enough money to store away enough food to last you for the next 30 years. Now if you realistically set aside money for several years then obviously you should have a lot of commodities stored away besides only rice.
theoretically you could store up enough food to last yourself 20 years without much of a problem. This is especially true if you are earning a big salary!
Yes I believe in growing some of your own food, having contacts with local farmers markets and so on, but obsessing over being a farmer is a sure recipe to living on the bottom of society. Focus instead on productive work which has real rewards. I believe the instinct to hide away in some hole somewhere comes from feelings of non-competitiveness. Rather Hraftzer focuses on bettering ourselves to be more competitive.
When people talk excessively of living off the land, retreating to some rural setting etc. we take that to mean that they are afraid to compete in the real world, not smart enough for an education or to run their own business and so forth. We do not seek these attitudes in Hraftzer. Again, there is nothing wrong with rural retreats, growing some of your own food etc. but one should focus on success and not make exscuses for failure!