I like the idea of this project, so far as I can get my head around it
The thing is: most of the “community self-supply economy” already exists. It just isn’t user-friendly.
i.e. for basic goods, you would look to freecycle, clothing swaps, etc. For tools, you would look to Open Source Ecology) or other appropriate technology sources.
So a “personal self-supply plan” mostly requires linking up needs with resources that are already fairly well-known. i.e. a guide’s role would be mostly pointing the new member to sources of help outside edgeryders, only resorting to makerfox etc. for things that aren’t available elsewhere.
One start would be to compile such external resources, as a reference for guides. I offer to do that, if it would be useful.
[I’m normally reluctant about that kind of compilation, because
- people make duplicate lists in many places
- they go out of date quickly
but I think (1) doesn’t apply because the many resources are so scattered, and (2) doesn’t because we’ll be able to update it by looking at the advice offered by guides]