Destination: Self–Reliance

To Rely on One's Own Capabilities


(self–re·li·ance  \-ri-ˈlī-ənts\)


Reliance on one’s own capabilities, judgments, and decisions in
a self-sufficient manner; independence, self-direction, resourceful.

Self-reliance is not only about how to survive the elements of Mother Nature…it’s also learning how to survive everyday situations, as well. It’s about learning how to adapt to whatever gets thrown our way. It’s about staying strong by finding inspiration in even the most mundane. Even in our careers we often face uncharted territory…where the landowners keep changing and the borders keep moving. But rather than let it overwhelm us, we can embrace a sense of new adventure right around the corner.

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Resources: Books About Tracking

I think I first became interested in tracks when as a small child my grandfather taught me how to mimic rabbit footprints in the snow. From that day forward I have always been on the lookout for tracks of all sorts…

Writing Tip: How to Write Realistic Outdoor Scenes

I consider it a compliment when readers say the ‘wilderness’ in my novels, TRACKER and PURSUIT, is as much a character as the people in my stories. How do I write realistic outdoors scenes? It’s not entirely about the imagination…

Writing Tips: Indie Publishing – An Overview

Many of you have been along for the ride these past months as I’ve shared my experience at indie publishing my novel, TRACKER. So it’s only right that I follow up and tell you what I’ve learned, now that the book is officially out there in the world…

About Indy

Being outside in nature is the most basic part of who I am. Besides gaining knowledge about wildlife, I learn lessons about who I am, and surprise myself about what I am capable of achieving. Nature continually inspires me. It is a part of all my writings, no matter the genre or subject matter.

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American Dream

“If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve or to rule: That was the American Dream.” 

— Edward Abbey