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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DIY Projects: The Fall Vegetable Garden

As the last weeks of summer heat slow the production in your vegetable garden, opportunity awaits you for a fall and winter crop of cool temperature-loving veggies…will you take advantage?

Writing Tip: Indie Publishing—The Home Stretch

By sharing my trials, tribulations, victories and insights I hope I can help others find the path to publication without as many of the bumps in the road as I’ve experienced. Others have certainly helped me avoid some pitfalls along the path – and I’d like to play it forward!

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Survival: 5 Basics for Surviving an Emergency

We can plan and pack and think we have everything we need for our adventure, but sometimes the unexpected happens: your vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere, someone gets injured on a trail far from others, a sudden unexpected storm moves in. So let’s go back to the basics and make sure these are firmly planted in our thought process…

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