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Family Archery: Our Journey into Sustainable Hunting

Hello, SteelBak community!

Today, we’re embarking on a new adventure that aligns perfectly with our DIY and open-source philosophy: hunting for our own food. As we transition from our farrier work to focus more on our multimedia content creation, we’re also exploring ways to live more sustainably and independently. Hunting is a natural extension of this philosophy, providing us with a direct, hands-on approach to sourcing our food.

This weekend, we took the first step on this journey. We spent the afternoon researching and deciding on the perfect starter bows for the boys. Will chose the longbow version of the Glurak Black Hunter Take Down, while Luke opted for the recurve version. These bows offer the flexibility of interchangeable limbs with varying draw weights, and can be adapted for both recurve and longbow styles. And of course, our youngest, Johnny, is eager to join in as soon as possible.

As for me, I’m considering the Bear Archery Super Kodiak. I have big plans for hunting hogs and maybe even heading out west for Elk.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing our experiences as we learn the art of archery and hunting. We’ll cover everything from our training routines to our first hunting trips, and of course, the delicious meals we’ll prepare with our catches.

We’re excited to bring you along on this journey and hope it inspires some of you to explore new ways of living more sustainably and independently. Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and questions in the comments below.

Until next time, keep creating and exploring!


  1. Consider including images or videos of your hunting journey, as this can make your posts more engaging and relatable for your audience.
  2. You might want to research and include tips or resources for beginners interested in hunting. This could include safety tips, equipment recommendations, or links to helpful tutorials or guides.
  3. As you progress in your hunting journey, consider creating content around your experiences, such as “lessons learned” posts or “how-to” guides based on your own trial and error.
  4. Consider how you can tie this new content into your existing brand and content strategy. For example, you could create DIY guides for hunting equipment, share open-source resources related to hunting, or discuss the philosophy and ethics of hunting for your own food.
  5. Finally, always encourage engagement from your audience. Ask questions, invite them to share their own experiences, and respond to their comments to create a sense of community around your content.