Theressa and I came up with a list of our needs and wants for our future vision. The Needs list states the things we think we require in our physical set up and in our social tribe. We'd prefer to also have the items in our Wants list, but feel much more flexible about those.
Solid water supply
Enough land to, in theory, feed at least everyone we start with / 10 people via horticulture.
10 years of taxes, hunting/fishing licenses, and other living expenses set aside
Community members into hunting/gathering - enough for a viable group
Not super hot, or some way to escape the heat.
Feel connected to our tribe -- people not spending too much time not in community (20 hour/week max?)
All tribe members committed to disconnecting from civilization
Wide age range - children to elders
All tribe members committed to practicing Nonviolent Communication-type communication, conflict-resolution.
Income-sharing and wealth-sharing.
Safey for our lifestyle, including hunting & gathering.
Available land for hunting & gathering.
Sufficient ability to heat ourselves.
Out of reach of city - 100 miles from large cities? 50 miles from smaller cities?
Tribe committed to improving land (our own & surrounding land).
Fredom of living within constraints of other needs.
Tribe members committed to healing from civilization.
Tribe members to give more to our community than they take.
All tribe members reasonably well-versed in all survival skills
Easiest climate possible for growing food & living
Communal living - shared shelters & infrastructure.
Tribe committed to raising children tribally - Continuum Concept ideas
As little contact with civilization as possible
Adjacent to national (or other public?) forest
As much acreage as possible
Healthy ecosystem for hunting & gathering
Encourage & inspire neighbors / nearby community(s) to disconnect from civilization
Encourage like-minded people to settle nearby
Tribe members to be able to grow/gather food in their preferred ways
Tribe members to be able to live in their preferred ways
Some sort of commitment from and to tribe members - for example, buy-in & guarantee of tribal membership?
Starting tribe with 6+ contributing adult tribal members / 3-5 family groups