deer meat

Meat, since the dawn of man, has been an essential and vital part to our diets and existence. Meat is readily available, especially since humans are at the top of the food chain, and it is a strong source of protein, iron and a plethora of B vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. We need all of these vitamins and nutrients to survive. In today’s society, there is a wide variety of diets to avoid eating meat, or only certain types of meat, but it’s still crucial to ingest all of the nutrients listed above. While you may find protein, iron and B vitamins in other types of food, you’ll always find the most plentiful amount in meat. There are[…]

wild berries

While there are many options for foraging for your own food, berry-picking is a classic way to become a gatherer. You may not realize it, but berries frequently grow naturally and abundantly in nature. Picking wild berries is still a popular activity, and with the right resources, finding berries in the wild might be easier than you had once though. If you’re new to gathering wild berries, below are a few common questions and answers to get you started in your new hobby. Where Can I Find Wild Berries? Foraging for wild berries can be a very fun activity with plenty of tips and tricks to learn. There are many types of berries growing all around you within nature. Obviously,[…]

cabin in the woods

Today’s world is overflowing with consumerism. We are told every day, through advertising, what to eat, what to wear, and that we need cell phones and the latest gadgets. Oddly enough, this has inspired many to start living a self-sufficient lifestyle, also known as sustainability or “living off the grid”. There’s a lot to consider when making this life transition, and you may not know where to begin if you want to take a step back from the consumer way of life. There a few impactful and integral parts to living self-sufficiently, but remember that any journey begins with a single step. One of the best and most effective ways to promote sustainability is to hunt for your own food.[…]

Vegetables grown at home

The homestead movement is a modernization of the historical Homestead Acts of the mid-1800s in the United States. Now, however, this movement is global, and has become an integral part of the minimalist lifestyle. In an age when most people live every day reliant on technology and consumer goods, the homestead movement has begun to create a shift in the average lifestyle. Many people are now realizing they no longer want to live a life that is so dependent on items and goods that they cannot provide themselves. There’s a long history to homesteading, which has inspired this powerful, modern movement. The homestead movement historically dates back to the United States Homestead Acts, particularly the Homestead Act of 1862. The[…]

fresh vegetables home grown

Each season of the year has its own fruits or vegetables that thrive and taste amazing during that season. Year-round gardeners know that berries and other fruits are perfect in the summer, tomatoes and corn flourish in the fall, and winter is the best season for colorful squash. When you grow and harvest your own food, you know you’ll never go hungry during any time of the year; but what do you do when you have a surplus of fresh food? Why, you cook and bake it all! There are endless possibilities for how you can cook all of those heirloom tomatoes or what to do with all of that spinach growing in your backyard. Below are five ideas of[…]

fresh and healthy Vegetables

Have you ever browsed through the vegetable aisle at your grocery store and thought that everything available looked subpar? Did the person in front of you grab the last decent looking package of mushrooms? Have you ever considered growing vegetables in your own garden? There are many benefits to growing your own garden, besides the fact that you would only be expanding your personal knowledge and self-growth. If you no longer want to depend on other businesses for your fresh foods, consider grabbing the nearest spade and a pack of vegetable seeds! One of the most obvious reasons to grow your own vegetables is the money it will save you. Why pay for a dollar per pound of potatoes when[…]

freshly caught trout is excellent eating

Fishing has been an integral part of the culture of human beings for thousands of years. As natural hunters, we’ve relied on the ability to catch fish for the sake of our existence. Today, fishing is a fun hobby or sport, but it’s still a great way to provide your own food. Since fish tastes much better when fresh instead of frozen, eating freshly caught fish on a weekly basis is a great idea. Besides the factor of taste, fishing as a sport comes with many benefits, such as improving your health both mentally and physically. It’s also a great way to bond and socialize with others, whether it’s with new or old friends. If you’ve never fished before, perhaps[…]

deer meat from hunting

Today, we live in a world where almost anything can be purchased. Every basic human need can be provided by a business. One of the largest businesses is food, and consumerism has demanded that companies produce large, frequent amounts of one of the biggest sectors of the food market: meat. Unfortunately, commercially produced food has a lot of setbacks and unappealing qualities, and the sport of hunting is making a comeback and proving why hunting your own meat far outweighs purchasing it. Popular game, such as deer or duck, has proven to be more beneficial for the average person, and there are multiple reasons to consider when comparing hunting to purchasing. The first reason for hunting and harvesting your own[…]