There are a couple of new forums that you may want to check out.
Sustainable Country Forums is a place to learn about and share ideas about how to live in the future that is coming, like it or not. Great people and a great vibe. http://forums.sustainablecountry.com/forums/
The other Forum is a sister site called Silent Country. It is populated by alot of the same people but here it is darker, more down and dirty. Think, The Road or The Book of Eli. http://forums.silentcountry.com/forums/forum.php