What’s Back Porch Lifestyles About?

I’ll be quick (your time is valuable)!

Back Porch Lifestyles is about Practical Sensible Preparedness with an extent of Self Reliance and Sustainable Living, while maximizing Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness!

My name is Ken Jorgustin.

I write near-daily articles of opinion and commentary on a wide variety of topics that you may enjoy, especially if you are into prepping & preparedness. 

If I had to boil down all my category topics to their highest level, the short list would probably look like this:

Self Reliance
Self Sufficiency

About me:

I am semi-retired. I have been though several rewarding careers and have learned a lot about life. I live with my dear wife, Mrs.J., and our mini-Dachshund, my best bud, ‘Sampson’.

Background in electronics / electro-mechanical, audio, technical engineering, product management. Some recent personal projects include having designed, built and installed a solar off-grid system and building a garage/barn with loft (my back still hurts). I consider myself at this point in my life to be a ‘Jack of all trades’ and can probably fix just about anything (with the right tools and parts!).

I enjoy lots of things in life. Here’s a brainstorm:

Being outdoors, the mountains, exploring, watching the wildlife. Building things, improving the homestead, fixing things. Coaxing the garden to produce. Photographing nature. Reading a good book. Grillin a thick steak. Going for a walk with the dog. Trips to new places. Shooting firearms. Watching a good movie. Putting up an antenna. Weather watching. Riding the ATV up a mountain. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, being cozy next to the fire watching a blizzard rage outside. And oh, right, I almost forgot… blogging and keeping BackPorchLifestyles.com online 😉

There’s so much more that I enjoy in life, but the page would get too long.

What I can offer you most, I believe, is a perspective of common sense when it comes to the variety of subjects I write about.

Thanks for reading this far, and I hope you’ll come back for more!

My contact information:
BackPorchLifestyles (at) hush (dot) com