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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....

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. ...

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...

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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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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...

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Tuna Can Torch

Tuna Can Torch A tuna can torch can give you 2 – 3 hours of light in an emergency  situation.  The oil in the can actually acts as the fuel to keep the torch burning. I know lots of us of tuna cans in our survival pantries, though many of us might not be a...

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Self Defense Weapons

5 Self Defense Weapons – Key chains There are 5 self defense weapons you may want to consider having.  Obviously there is an argument for handguns and tasers; and we fully support and encourage you look into those options.  Today we want to add a few in that you might not have considered for self defense. Key...

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Bleach Survival Uses

Bleach Survival Uses Bleach survival uses should not be overlooked.  Bleach is inexpensive and readily available and storing it for SHTF purposes is a great idea. Don’t put bleach in the laundry room and forget about it.  Yes it is great for whitening your clothes but it also can disinfect, remove stains and can be...

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Making A Penny Battery

  Making a Penny Battery Ready to make a penny work for you?  How about making a penny battery?  It’s true, you can’t buy much with a few pennies these days; but you CAN make a battery with them! If you aren’t keeping them in your pockets for spending you might want a few around...

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Cheap Essential Survival Items

  Prepping isn’t something most people would call “cheap”.  But there are ways to save yourself some cash and get the essentials that you need. We really liked this article by Gray Wolf Survival on the 12 essential survival items that you can get for under $12. Take a look!

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Survival Tips for SHTF

Today we bring your survival tips for when the SHTF.  These are tips from an experienced prepper who has made mistakes along the way and can help you avoid them. This goes beyond packing your bug out bag with the right gear! Check out SHFTDad’s 45 Tips

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5 Traits of Survivalists

There are at least 5 traits that make you a survivalist.  Let’s be clear that these traits have nothing to do with your stockpile of food or your weapons.  These are the traits that are going to keep you going while preparing, in an emergency, or SHTF situation.  If they don’t come naturally to you then...

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Hard Tack for Survival

Hard Tack, also called a Ship Biscuit, has been around for a long time.  It may be the very first survival food.  Sailors and soldiers carried these  when food was scarce.  These biscuits would fill a belly and never good bad.  There are museums with hard tack that goes back to the civil war!  Often...

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Edible Insects

  Edible insects are nothing new, unless you live in the United States.  Many other countries have been eating insects for thousands of years.  I have seen a few bugs in lollipops and a chocolate covered cricket but I have to admit that I have yet to take the insect plunge.  But would you consider...

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Prepper Procrastination

  Prepper procrastination isn’t uncommon; people like to put off tasks, chores and generally tedious things that we don’t feel like doing. But procrastinating on our preps can really cost us if the SHTF when we least expect it.  It is time to break the habit of prepper procrastination! “Today I examine those insidious roadblocks to...

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Reduce Your Flu Risk

    Avoid The Flu Shot? Well it is that time of the year again.  Are you ready to reduce your flu risk without the flu shot? Every time I run into Walgreens for something my bag has a sticker reminding me that the flu shot is NOW AVAILABLE.  The FDA has given a big...

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Honey Is Medicine

  Honey as a medicine isn’t something new.  Throughout history honey was used as a treatment for wounds and heal the sick.  It’s healing properties have been recorded by ancient doctors and in modern times. Whether you’re trying to be more natural in your health and wellness or you’re looking for alternatives for SHTF, honey is...

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8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

If you’re bugging out, you’ll need transportation.  There is no one perfect vehicle choice but there are certain qualities you want to consider when making a purchase or choosing which of your cars you’ll be using.  I know the first thing I’d be looking at is one with out a computer in case of EMP...

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Electricity Free Food Dehydration

From a prepper / survivalist standpoint, the more we can do without electricity the better.  Honestly if the SHTF we could be living without it. “Preserving food by drying is easy and you don’t even need to purchase an electric dehydrator.  There are several ways to dehydrate food without electricity and each method works better...

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Be Prepared for Disasters!

  Even the most prepared person can make some serious mistakes during an emergency situation.  Being prepared must also be knowing the potential mistakes that can be made, and avoid them. “As recent as four years ago, when someone mentioned disaster preparedness, the nature and scope of the disaster was typically something caused by Mother...

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Creating Your Own MREs

  As preppers we have become very familiar with MREs or Meals Ready to Eat.  Some we like, some we don’t…  But if you were making your own to your own preferences and tastes you’d not only like them more but you’re saving money. “Humans have been preserving their harvest well before modern conveniences like...

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Handling Stress with Essential Oils

  No one is stress free.  But there are healthy ways we can deal with our stress; one of them being essentials oils.  We had Angela Kupper on the We Grow Ours Podcast recently talking about how we can use essential oils in our preps.  Mama Kautz has some great information just on using them for...

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Your Bug Out Bag is Missing These!

When it comes to “bugging out” I usually say “opt out”.  I’ve worked hard to establish a homestead and I wouldn’t want to leave the bunny rabbits behind.  My bug out bag would have to include a rabbit carrying cage and a mini fodder system!!!  That being said, this article addresses some items that aren’t at...

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Make An Altoids Candle Stove

As most of you know, we at Hostile Hare are pyros and alternative fuels junkies… It’s not all about meat rabbits, cages and fodder…  This article is a great read on portible homemade fuel!!!  check it out!! “Sometimes it’s nice to have a fuel supply for cooking that doesn’t involve gathering wood. We’ve used Esbit fuel...

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Home Safety Check List

  Home Safety Checklist Checklists rock!  There is nothing quite like the feeling for crossing something off your to-do list…that is satisfaction. Your Own Homestore has created a great one for you.  This is a home safety checklist that can be printed out and used in YOUR home! Take it around the house and see...

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12 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly In An Emergency

  Everyone faces a financial emergency at some point: the car breaks down, unexpected medical bills, legal troubles etc.  It can get so dire that rent gets behind or utilities such as water and power are being threatened with disconnection.   Pretty soon, TV or radio commercials singing the virtues of payday loans start to sound...