An expression I coined to describe the knowledge and skills that are inherited not only by individuals and families but by entire cultures that once lost are hard to regain, and even if they are, it will not be the same–something will inevitably be lost. This creates a problem for us when we lose freedoms even if we regain them. Examples include guns and gun safety, food production, healthy habits and home remedies, general education, and even our understanding of rights themselves such as the way Ron Paul tapped into our Heirloom Wisdom of the American Experiment & our Classical Liberal tradition. This wisdom is an essential part of our culture, our competence and our confidence. Once they are lost they may only be inadequately regained through reading and trial by error. This problem is manifesting itself now more than ever as so many of us want to recapture our American legacy of autonomy including growing and preserving food. Thank God for Lanni of www.greenerpostures.com but still, what has the world come to when the granddaughter of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers needs to take a workshop on how to make SAUERKRAUT!!