PayPal buttons on my website www.hoveysmith.com will now allow credit card purchase of Backyard Deer Hunting and pre-publication orders to be placed for X-Treme Muzzleloading.
If present unrelenting world-wide headlines of economic, political, environmental and natural disasters do nothing else they remind us that our lifestyles and even existence is a chancy thing. One unforseen disaster can wipe out all that we have worked so hard to accumulate over a lifetime and even threaten our lives and those of our families.
For many the question has become, “Could my family survive if we had to rely on our own resources for weeks, or perhaps months, before normal conditions were restored?” The various reality shows that plunge ordinary people into survival situations are popular because they offer more than entertainment – they also offer tips that might be useful in crisis situations.
“What if you had to kill and process wild animals for food? Could you do that?”
Your parents might have never done this, but your grandparents or great-grandparents almost surely did. In many families this store of vital information has been lost.
Author Wm. Hovey Smith addresses self-sufficiency in Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound in that the he takes the reader through all the steps that are necessary to convert deer, and other wild game, into family meals. The book is now available from all sources in softcover and as an E-book and is now available in a hardcover edition to provide a more durable book for homes and libraries.
Even if you have never hunted or processed your own animals, this book can provide a vital resource if worse comes to worse and you had to eat animals that died in same disaster than imperiled your family.
Books do not depend on access to electric current or the web to be useable. The information is always available for easy reference for anyone in the family without needing a password. In this always connected world, books are irreplaceable when these connections fail.
These terrible conditions may not happen to you, but if they did, wouldn’t a resource like this be nice to have in your home or community library? Information on this book and the author’s other books Crossbow Hunting and Practical Bowfishing are found on the author’s website, www.hoveysmith.com. All of them contain cleaning and cooking instructions as well as explaining how to use crossbows and bows to take game and fish. A forthcoming book (Summer, 2010) , X-Treme Muzzleloading: Fur, Fowl and Dangerous Game with Muzzleloading Rifles, Smoothbores and Pistols, is similarly comprehensive in its coverage of hunting with muzzleloading guns.
These books are available from Amazon.com, other web book sources or from the author’s website. The books information is continuously supplimented by postings on the author’s blog, http://www.hoveysmith.wordpress.com.