After meeting some amazing people at the Self Reliance Festival, many want a way to stay in touch and meet like-minded folks near your home base.
We listened! We built a database of attendees and businesses that have shared their skills and locations so that you can connect.
Most of the controls you need are in the upper left corner. Mousing over will give you a tooltip telling you what they do – zoom in and out, full screen view, location search, and center on your location.
In the lower right is a filter that lets to decide which categories you’d like to see.
Be sure to explore the whole map; many businesses offer services and products that can be shipped or are available online. (FUN HINT: The Gulf of Mexico is where we put businesses that did not give a home base.)
Click + sign the upper right corner. Fill out the location entry form.
Title should be your name.
Enter the address of the pin into the search bar ON THE MAP. Or click on the map where you want your pin to be. NOTE: if you are a nomad, you may change your address as you move or set it to where you pick up your mail and note your nomadic lifestyle in your description .
Type for family and individuals should be Community Member. Please do not enter information for other people.
Description tells people what you’re looking for, what you have to offer, and how to contact you. For example:
Looking to learn about:
Things I can help you with:
Email me at:
Much the same as adding yourself to the map but instead of talking about what you want to teach or learn, let people know what your product or service is, where they may visit you (brick and mortar), and how they may contact you.
Title should be your business name.
Type should be your kind of business, farm, or ranch.
Sadly, there is no easy way to add the Internet to the map. Instead, let us resolve to agree that the Ether of the web is located in the Gulf of Mexico and people looking for online services can find you there.
We will check your location suggestion and release it as soon as possible.