July 3rd, 2013

Long Term Survival

I have a group of people who have decided to return to their pre-industrial homeland. I've googled survival lists, living off the land, post apocalyptic rebuilding and other variations and it's given me a lot of information so much so my head is swimming with it. They need to be self sustaining so anything they take with them has to be recreatable, something that will last a very long time or fixable in that setting.
Thanks to my googling I have a good idea of what the average individual will take but what would the community as a whole need? What would the craftsmen, the doctor and other essential people insist on?