SmittysRancho.com began in my mind at ShotShow 2012. The show was impressive and enlightening, as I realized that there were very few (less than 10) manufacturers of hunting or sporting clothes and accessories for women, in a sea of thousands for men.
I was impressed with the quality and feminine cut of the outdoor clothing in the Prois line.
The concealed carry handbags and purses made by GunTotenMamas are quality leather and fun and affordable fabrics.
Montana West purses and handbags add camo and bling, and many of them are concealed carry, too. Wallets and flip flops with camo and bling! Can’t go wrong!
Webers’ Wilderness Dreams line of lingerie, loungewear and swimwear included many of the sweet patterns in camouflage that I’d been admiring over the years.
KNJ produces so many colors and beautiful patterns in rifle cases, range and gun bags, and was a relief to see in the vast ocean of olive drab green surrounding us. Pink trimmed camouflage luggage caught my attention as we made our way around the 4-day-long trade show.
One tiny little kiosk with brass casing earrings caught my attention, and my interest in bullet jewelry has increased ever since.Lizzy J’s and Anjelisia’s are good quality, affordable and different!
Of the many responsibilities women have, survival of our children and loved ones is a primary consideration. Therefore, my website had to include Wise freeze-dried and dehydrated foods, Sawyer water filtration systems and Kaito weather radios.
The next question I needed to address was what to name the website. The whole family became involved at this point, and we all agreed on it’s name. My father- and mother-in-law built a little home in the hills of Ohio in the 1940s and named it Smittys Rancho. They raised 2 children, cows, chickens, dogs, cats, and most of their food. Dad Smith passed away at the age of 62, but Mom is still with us and still taking care of her property. In honor of Dad we named the website after his hand-built home.
Thanks for helping us honor them and thanks for visiting! Old fashioned values, ideals and independent living…
Now go outside and play!