I grew up in North Central Illinois, in the middle of corn fields and bean fields, but still a train ride away from downtown Chicago. Moved to Southern Indiana in 2013 where I met my beautiful wife. We both grew up growing and canning food. We both are skilled at making a lot of tasty food from not much at all. We both are stronger in the homesteading skills. However, we are continuing to become more self-reliant, and would like to eventually be able to be completely off the grid. I am working on hunting skills and we are both working on firearm skills. We are currently leasing, so property is something we are working on. I look forward to exchanging information with you all and continuing to learn.