hunt harvest health

Solo Hunting: The Challenges are Real, The Rewards are Great

Solo Hunting:  The Challenges are Real, The Rewards are Great

In my near 3 decades of hunting and backcountry experiences,  I've hit a point in life where I actually prefer to hunt alone. The solitude I enjoy in the wild creates an intense appreciation for all things nature offers. Loneliness gives way to clarity,  which allows me to fully appreciate and understand the meaning of why I'm there.  It’s also true that I’m a born introvert.  I feel energized by time alone with just my thoughts. NIn my near 3 decades of hunting and backcountry experiences,  I've hit a point in life where I actually prefer to hunt alone. The solitude I enjoy in the wild creates an intense appreciation for all things nature offers. Loneliness gives way to clarity,  which allows me to fully appreciate and understand the meaning of why I'm there.  It’s also true that I’m a born introvert.  I feel energized by time alone with just my thoughts. No outside voices or influence, other than the sometimes deafening sound of creeks, storms or wildlife.o outside voices or influence, other than the sometimes deafening sound of creeks, storms or wildlife.

What Makes a Marriage Last? A List 20 Years in the Making

What Makes a Marriage Last?  A List 20 Years in the Making

Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.  I didn’t wake up to flowers, breakfast in bed, or on a beach in Costa Rica.  My morning consisted of doing dishes, folding laundry, cooking breakfast, feeding the chickens, hanging with my girls, and writing this blog.  Ryan didn’t get a day off, a good morning kiss, or breakfast at all- he had to wake at 3 am to go to work because it’s  Wednesday, a sturgeon opener,  and he has a lot of people at work counting on him. We didn’t get each other gifts, we didn’t have an elaborate plan, or a plan at all.  This is called life, and it’s not an Instagram dream.

More Than Meat?

More Than Meat?

Ever get that question “Dude why do you hunt?”  It’s an unavoidable reality in today’s world where so many have become completely disconnected with what’s actually getting crammed down their piehole. It’s fashionable today to go with the easiest answer  “I hunt for the meat.”  Yes, it’s true, I myself do hunt to feed my family. 

Hunt Harvest Health: Our Way of Life

Hunt Harvest Health:  Our Way of Life

Spreading the Word

What we've learned is that small changes matter.  If you have one pot and access to soil, you can grow a plant.  If you desire to hunt, you can find a mentor(s) to help you provide quality meat for your family.  If you cut out one bad thing and replace it with something healthier, then you are making the changes to create a better quality of life for you, your children, and the planet.   Staying healthy for the long term is our way of life, and he hope to share it with you here.