Self Reliance Illustrated Issue #20 includes 3 of my articles

Self Reliance Illustrated Issue 19 In March, my first 2 articles debuted in Self Reliance Illustrated’s Issue #19.  It was quite an honor for me to be printed in this magazine.

Our family has been receiving these magazines from the day the 1st issue was printed.  At the time I could have never in a million years, as the saying goes, have imagined that I would some day see my name displayed inside.

At that time, writing was in the back of my mind as a dream that maybe someday I would attain, but God was still playing with those ideas.

Yesterday, I received my copy of Self Reliance Illustrated Issue #20 which has 3 of my articles in print.

I am extremely excited about these articles:

  • The Benefits of Salves and Tinctures
  • Goodness and Benefits of Tea
  • Homesteading and Survival with a Special Needs Child


Homesteading and Survival with a Special Needs Child holds a place near and dear to my heart and especially right now.

Our Mountain Boy is 17 1/2 right now and we just towed his 1st vehicle back to the wilderness, a 1951 Willy Jeep.


Mountain Boy Journals - 1951 Willy Jeep

It will require a little TLC, but it is a GREAT 1st vehicle, one that myself and the Mountain Man are just a touch envious of!

In addition to this excitement, he also passed and received his Idaho Learner’s Permit.  These are HUGE steps for our boy and honestly there were times early in his life that the thought crossed my mind that he may never be able to drive!  It is amazing what faith, trust and perseverance can accomplish.

Never give up on anything in life, especially  another person!  The sky is the limit and determination can open doors.

Thanks for following our adventures and I highly encourage you to subscribe to Self Reliance Illustrated, not because I am a contributing writer, but because there are many other amazing contributors providing you with priceless information issue after issue!

If you are new to our page, we are currently giving away 5 copies of Self Reliance Illustrated’s Issue #19.  Use the link below to enter!

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Blessings to you all!

Tammy Trayer ♥  †

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Tammy Trayer is an author, freelance writer, blogger at and a radio show host at Mountain Woman Radio. Tammy and her family live traditionally off-grid and have a passion to help educate others by sharing their experiences of living off the land, dealing with autism, gluten free and dairy free cooking, self-reliance, wilderness survival, traditional and primitive skills, and much more. Follow Tammy's radio show on iTunes and her website. Keep up with Tammy's informative articles and videos by subscribing to: and She and her family have also created where they will be teaching their homesteading, off-grid, traditional and wilderness survival skills to like-minded people just like you.

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