John Wells moved to the Texas desert and established The Field Lab in 2007. He was sick of the rat race and wanted more control over his economic security.
In the high Texas desert outside of Terlingua, where land is cheap and building regulations are lax, a loose community of people who wish to develop self-reliance live off the land and by their wits. Read our feature about the many different kinds of Preppers. PHOTOS BY BRITTANIE SHEY