I live in the U.K. and found your site through a Google search. Of the hundreds of sites on this topic, this is one of the most interesting and well organised.
I've been into self-reliance for almost 20 years now and John Seymour is my hero.
I am so pleased to know that so many people are re-discovering traditional skills and living as our grandparents live, but with the added knowledge we have today (solar panels etc) which doesn't hurt at all.
I am LDS and in my area I deal with emergency preparedness and foods storage, wheat orders etc. I've been asked the same questions millions of times and found out that many people don't even know how to get started - there are zillions of books and websites but they are still stuck.
So, I decided to start up a blog and write a book on how to make it through hard times, as this is just the beginning of what is to come, economically speaking.
You are welcome to have a look at my book on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/146641152X) or my blog (http://backtobasicshub.blogspot.com/) I will add your link to it as it is such a superb website.