I’m Dean. I’m in my early 40’s and a modern survivalist from northwestern Indiana. What is a modern survivalist? To me it means I am using today’s technology to implement systems that prepare me for the unexpected. As I prepare I am also becoming more self sufficient. For example if I install backup heat or backup power I will be prepared for a power outage due to ice or snow. I am also one step closer to not relying on the utility company. Closer to being off grid, or self-sufficient.
Since 2008 I have been on a journey toward a self sufficient lifestyle. Along the way I have realized that my life experiences from a toddler growing up on a farm til now have provided me with skills that lend toward achieving that goal. A few skills and mindsets taught to me as a child I have had to refresh and sharpen. As I have set my mind to achieve a self sufficient lifestyle, I have found others that have been searching for help with skills that I have taken for granted.
So why the Blog?
I have a deep desire to share what I know. This blog is a way for me to do that. Everything I am sharing is my opinion. It is based on years of learning, experience, and education. From time to time I may write on subjects that I have no experience with. At these times I will make it clear that it is just ideas. Topics will range from choosing land, gardening, and raising livestock to finances, firearms, and construction. I also would like to inform you that many external are affiliate links. That means that I will earn a small percentage of any sales if you were to purchase the product.