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Going Off grid with the OffGridBox
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Going Off grid with the OffGridBox

How do you provide water and power for your off-grid homestead? Let’s be honest. It’s hard to live without electricity- even if you want to. A Boston-based clean-tech company explores a unique way of living off the grid with a turnkey solution. You can purify water and generate electricity straight from a small metal shipping container....

Drop My Taxes
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Drop My Taxes

Ya know, I’m not a big fan of paying for things I don’t need.  I don’t like seeing 30-40% of my income siphoned away and spent frivolously on programs I didn’t agree to, wars I would’t have fought, and entitlements I’ll never enjoy… So, I teamed up with The Tax Goddess to help folks keep...

Hostile Power – An alternative to the power bill
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Hostile Power – An alternative to the power bill

We at Hostile Hare are all about growing our own food.  It’s hard to miss that point, but did you know that the rabbits were originally purchased as part of an alternative fuels experiment?  In 2009 five female rabbits were purchased for the purpose of peletizing unorganized biomass I.E. grass clippings and other landscape debris. ...

Muscovy Ducks: 7 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs Them
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Muscovy Ducks: 7 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs Them

Living in the city can be a pain in the hind quarters when one is trying to homestead a property.  If you’re familiar with the Hostile Hare, then you know we do like rabbits as an urban livestock. They are quiet, clean, and efficient… But they don’t lay eggs!  For that we suggest quail and/or...

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Urban Worm Bag

INTRODUCING THE URBAN WORM BAG VERSION 2.0!  THE DURABLE, BREATHABLE, ATTRACTIVE HOME WORM BIN SOLUTION Create organic fertilizer inside your home or apartment using nothing more than common household waste like newsprint, cardboard, and food waste.  I’m adding rabbit poop to the list!! A combination of simplicity, breathability, and durability.     You can buy...

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?
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Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

The Reason Everybody knows that having over 10 rabbits on water bottles is a royal pain in the patootie… And for somebody that’s trying to raise animals as efficiently as possible, water bottles just ain’t going to cut it… the answer? Rabbit Nipples! That being said, not everybody has the facility with indoor plumbing necessary...

Rabbit Feed Considerations
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Rabbit Feed Considerations

Many of us that have entered the cuniculture world (meat and fur rabbits) did so because we want to know where our food comes from. We want to make sure our livestock is treated a certain way, harvested in a humane manner, and that the animals’ diet is free from substances that we would avoid...

6 Lessons From The Farm
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6 Lessons From The Farm

“I swear you’re about as worthless as tits on a boar! ” My uncle’s words still ring in my ears… “Yes sir, when God said ‘let there be brains’ you thought he said ‘trains’ and got the HELL out of the road!” Such encouraging words were usually accompanied by a rough arm around the neck...

Keeping your humanity
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Keeping your humanity

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  And a question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological theory, but what...

Testing 123
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Testing 123

This is a test. We are testing some new features we are adding to the website. Check back soon for exciting things on the horizon. More to come… 

Keeping your humanity when the SHTF
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Keeping your humanity when the SHTF

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  A question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it durring such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological...

3 Pitfalls of Starting a Rabbitry
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3 Pitfalls of Starting a Rabbitry

I don’t like starting out a conversation with the negative aspects of raising rabbits.  They truly are the perfect urban livestock.  They are quiet, clean and super efficient.  Chances are you’ve already decided that and agree with me.  Rabbits are easy to raise, as long as you do it right!  So once you’ve decided to...

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Homesteading with Kids

Are you homesteading with kids?  This week on the We Grow Ours show we are discussing homesteading and prepping from a child’s perspective.  Nick and Don have Brandon and Josh (2 of Don’s Kids) are in the studio to share their experiences. Brandon has grown up in a normal sub division and is a big part...

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Bokashi and Rabbits

Bokashi and Rabbit Composting with Morgan of Bokashi Evolution.  Are you ready for a different composting method for your rabbit manure and kitchen waste?  Then Bokashi is for YOU! This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick talks rabbits and composting with his in studio guest! Morgan joins him, and takes Dons place this week! Nick...

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Survival Gear

This week it is all about Survival Gear on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don! Tough tested by Tim Ralston of Gear Up. We visit Tim at his store and get to check out some serious gear. Timothy Ralston, is an American inventor, entrepreneur, adventurer, author, movie and television presenter, and renowned expert...

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Beekeeper Dan Punch

Beekeeper Dan Punch of The Punch Honeybee Company joins the We Grow Ours show to talk bees with Nick and Don.  The Punch Honeybee Company has set out to change the way we react to swarms, hives and the like.  Dan Punch not only rescues bees and relocates hives; he participates in public addresses and clubs to...

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Homeschool Myths Today

There are a lot more myths than truths out there, when it comes to homeschooling.  But on this week’s We Grow Ours, Nick and Don are talking to Tiffany Davis.  Tiffany dispels homeschool myths that are on the minds of those not familiar with this type of education. Dispelling Homeschool Myths Tiffany Davis is an...

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Aquaponics from Down Under

The guys are talking Aquaponics from Down Under on this week’s We Grow Ours show.  Nick and Don welcome Paul Van Der Werf to the show to chat about the aquaponics industry and commercial aquaponics. Remember if you’re in Phoenix you can catch the show on Independent Talk 1100 am KNFX every Sunday at 1:00...

DIY Self Sufficiency Projects
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DIY Self Sufficiency Projects

Self Sufficiency Projects don’t have to be expensive or terribly difficult.  If your goal is to live more self sufficient then these DIY Self Sufficiency Projects are for you.  We’ve compiled some of the best DIY projects out there for you to use in meeting your goals.  A self sufficient life takes time and effort to...

Live Show – Livestock Integration
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Live Show – Livestock Integration

Let’s talk livestock integration!  This week on the We Grow Ours show, the guys go live for their first broadcast on 1100 KFNX Phoenix.  They are reviewing an earlier show on livestock integration with rabbits, quail and aquaponics. Livestock Integration Rabbits Nick does some impressive rabbit math to show us how much meat a small...

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Nick’s Awesome Origin

We start somewhere…and this week the guy’s are talking to Nick’s dad, Jerry, a farmer and cattleman.  Following in his own father’s footsteps, Jerry is farming the family acres. Nick, Don and Jerry talk history, conventional farming’s pros and cons and a farmer’s view on GMOs.  Add in a dash of varmint control and you’ve...

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Small Livestock Integration

  Small Livestock Integration On this episode of We Grow Ours the topic is Small Livestock Integration.  Using nature as the example this way of raising livestock creates a natural self-regulating organism.  The goal is to create a system that has very little input and produces the maximum amount of food. But this integration is more...

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Shielding Yourself From The IRS

  Shielding Yourself From The IRS Well it is that time of year again…IRS Season.  On this timely episode of We Grow Ours, the guys are talking to Shauna “tax goddess”.  An expert in her field, Shauna is an author and business owner that can help you shield yourself from the IRS.  Shauna gives advice...

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Bees and Monsanto

Bees and Monsanto Today we bring you the second part of the bee series – bees and Monsanto.  Dan Punch joins Nick and Don on this podcast.  A beekeeper and rescuer, Dan knows bees; including “Africanized” bees. What’s a colony collapse?  What is Monsanto doing to the bees?  What about neonicotinoids and pesticides?  Dan shares...

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Prepping with Goats

Prepping with Goats Goats offer a prepper, with the room, so much; so today we bring you prepping with goats.  Jyl of Desert Dream Farms joins Nick and Don to talk about all that goats offer the prepper and homesteader. Jyl is schooling us on breed selection, care and goat offerings like milk, meat, soap,...

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Distill Your Own Fuel or Drink

  Distill Your Own Fuel or Drink How would you like to distill your own fuel or drink?  What if it was affordable, renewable and locally produced?  On this episode of We Grow Ours Nick and Don are talking just that.  With a little specialized equipment and know-how, you can turn these materials into alcohol fuel, and...

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Agriscaping

Agriscaping Agriscaping – we didn’t make that word up.  Agriscaping is the art of making your food producing yard look like a masterpiece your neighbor’s will love. On his 6th episode of We Grow Ours, Nick and Don are talking with Justin Rohner of iAgriscape as he shares on creating a yard that will grow a...

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Ham Radio & Freedom

  Ham Radio and Freedom On this episode of We Grow Ours the guys are talking Ham radio and The Home Grown Freedom Act. Nick and Don discuss some basics of amateur radio (HAM Radio) and why they think this is one of the most important items in your preparedness plans. Communication! Come learn a bit about it...

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Survivor Jane Prepper Talk

Survivor Jane Prepper Talk   Today we welcome Survivor Jane on the We Grow Ours podcast.  As the creator of the Survivor Jane website, a website dedicated to survival and prepping; this city-girl turned Appalachian prepper has a lot to share. Jane was featured on Doomsday Preppers Season 4 and her #preppertalk is a popular...

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Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode

 Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode July 31st our own Nick Klein was featured on Doomsday Preppers alongside our friend Don Kupper fellow co-host of We Grow Ours.  And don’t miss Mrs. Hostile Hare butchering her first rabbit! Nick’s segment is about 14 minutes in. What do you think of Nick’s score?  Leave your thoughts...

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DIY Furnace

DIY Furnace   Today we bring you the DIY Furnace.  It should be part of our prepping plans to have alternatives to conventional heating and cooling; especially in severe conditions. Here in Phoenix it still feels like Spring during the day, but temps are falling when the sun goes down.  If you’re watching the news...