Author Archives: Kristen Schmitt

Kristen Schmitt

About Kristen Schmitt

Kristen writes articles on hunting, wildlife, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and environmental issues and her articles have appeared in National Geographic, Modern Farmer, Deer & Deer Hunting, Food Politic, Mother Earth News, Modern Hunter, Utne Reader, Vermont’s Local Banquet, and Urban Times.Kristen and her family moved away from metropolitan Detroit and into the Green Mountains of Vermont for a realignment of priorities and a focus on family and sustainable living. A new bowhunter, Kristen recently completed a DVD entitled, “Beginner’s Guide To Archery For Women” that is now available for pre-order at http://beginnersguidetoarchery.vhx.tv/.She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

IMG_7323 (400x267)

Locavore Blog: Water Treatment Tips for Hunting in Back Country

While I’m hunting this season on my own property and a neighboring parcel, many other hunters travel to their special hunting spot. Bringing the right gear is important, but equally important is bringing enough healthy food (trail mix, energy bars, fruit, jerky) and water if you plan to spend more than a few hours in...

The Tenzing 1260 pack is light weight and easy to use for bow season.

Locavore Blog: My First Bow Season

I feel like every single blog post starts with another first for me and this one is really no different. I’m in the middle of my first bow season and enjoying it, despite the soggy weather during opening day and a few rainy mornings that have kept me indoors. I mean, if my chickens...

Picture2

Locavore Blog: Beginner’s Guide to Archery: for Women

I’m excited to share that the pre-order site for the Beginner’s Guide to Archery: For Women is live! This will be available as both a digital download and as a DVD for purchase. My personal journey from newbie to novice will hopefully inspire others to pick up a bow and arrow and find empowerment...

I hope my aim is this good on Saturday!

Locavore Blog: Bow Season in Vermont Starts SATURDAY!

Saturday morning, I’ll be in my tree stand. I wonder how well I’ll sleep on Friday night, knowing that not only is it the first day of Vermont’s deer hunting archery season, but my very first season ever as a bowhunter (or any type of hunter). I’m as prepared as physically and mentally as...

Tree stand practice in full gear!

Locavore Blog: My First Bow Season is Almost Here!

I have a friend back in Detroit who always said that he was “living the dream” and I never understood what he was talking about. Now that I’ve been in Vermont for two years with the ability to focus on family, writing, sustainable living and archery, I get it. We had a good garden,...

IMG_6854

Locavore Blog: What Gets You Outside?

Since I’ve been learning archery and preparing to bowhunt, I’ve noticed that I spend more time outside than inside these days. I’m a firm believer that anything that gets you outside more, into nature more, is healthier for you, and it appears that all of my dabbling in jogging, biking, and hiking haven’t ignited...

IMG_7017 (400x267)

Locavore Blog: Bobcats, Chickens and Deer: Oh My!

Thanks to a stream of beautiful days here in Vermont, we’ve been outside pulling in garden produce, picking berries and apples, and working on a bobcat defense fortress for our remaining chickens. If you follow me on Twitter, you’re aware that we’ve unintentionally been operating a bobcat drive-thru the past few days, which led...