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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 pelletizing unorganized biomass I.E. grass clippings and other landscape debris. ...

Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF
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Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

Hypotheticals 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 during such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for...

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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...

Edible Bugs?
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Edible Bugs?

Edible bugs?  Heck yeah!  On this episode of WeGrowOurs Podcast, we talk edible insects with Tiny-farms with a bit of politics with Don & Nick. So could or would you eat bugs?  Let us know in the comments!   Edible bugs?  Heck yeah!  On this episode of WeGrowOurs Podcast, we talk edible insects with Tiny-farms with a bit of politics with Don &...

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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...

DIY Furnace
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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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Survivalist Trick: Tuna Can Torch

Survivalist Trick: 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. Survivalist Trick: Tuna Can Torch  I know lots of us of tuna cans in our survival pantries, though many of us might...

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Self-Defense Weapons

5 Self-Defense Weapons – Keychains 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 to look into those options.  Today we want to add a few in that you might not have considered for self-defense. Keychains…yes keychains. Let’s face...

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Prepper Uses for Paperclips

Prepper Uses for Paperclips Prepper uses for paperclips comes down to a good prepper knowing how to use everyday items for emergency needs.  But paperclips can be pretty handy outside of their normal uses in everyday situations too. Check out Sensible Prepper’s video!   Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr,and...

Bleach Survival Uses
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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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Sustainable: Making A Penny Battery

Sustainable: 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!   Sustainable: Making A Penny Battery   If you aren’t keeping them in your pockets for...

Rookie Prepper Mistakes
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Rookie Prepper Mistakes

  Are you making any of these 7 rookie prepper mistakes? by some estimates there’s 3 million Americans who call themselves Preppers and Joel Skousen estimates that for every one of them there’s ten more who are thinking about it you know thinking that maybe they need to be Preppers if you’re one of those...

Compact Survival Kit
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Compact Survival Kit

Compact Survival Kit: “In this video, I’ll show you what I keep in my compact survival kit. This kit is designed to hold what I need for a survival situation without a lot of extra weight. You can toss this bag in another bag, in the back of your car, or a variety of other...

5 Traits of a Survivalist
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5 Traits of a Survivalist

There are at least 5 traits of 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 you’re going...

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Hard Tack for Survival

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...

Edible Insects
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Edible Insects

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...

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You Should Save Buckets: Homestead/Farm Advice

You Should Save Buckets: Homestead/Farm Advice I am a bucket hoarder.  I especially hoard those orange buckets from Home Depot; I even plant in them.  But did you know that there are some great reasons to save buckets? You Should Save Buckets: Homestead/Farm Advice…Food Storage Moms has SIX great reasons to hoard, I mean save...

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers
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SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers Just about anything can have a use in a SHTF situation.  Looking for ways to use everyday items in an emergency is essential to being fully prepared. The Sensible Prepper brings us 20 uses for wire hangers that you probably haven’t thought of. Transcript for SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers below...

Prepper Procrastination
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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! “Today I examine those insidious roadblocks to getting things done as...

Reduce Your Flu Risk
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Reduce Your Flu Risk

Well, it is that time of the year again.  Are you ready to reduce your flu risk without the flu shot? Avoid 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 thumbs up...

Honey Is Medicine
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Honey Is Medicine

Honey is medicine, this 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...

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag
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The Harbor Freight Survival Bag

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag This amazing survival bag was put together at Harbor Freight Tools.  The concept is going to one retailer to put an entire kit together and this one was done for about $200. Check out the video to get the entire breakdown. Transcript of The Harbor Freight Survival Bag below once I’m...

8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations
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8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

Tin Hat Ranch has 8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations you should be looking at and some you might not have thought of. 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...

Electricity  Free Food Dehydration
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Electricity Free Food Dehydration

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...

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong
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Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong: 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...

Creating Your Own MREs
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Creating Your Own MREs

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. Better start Creating Your Own MREs “Humans have been...

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Handling Stress with Essential Oils

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...

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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...

Make An Altoids Candle Stove
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Make An Altoids Candle Stove

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 portable homemade fuel!!!  check it out!! “Sometimes it’s nice to have a fuel supply for cooking that doesn’t involve...

Home Safety Check List
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Home Safety Check List

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...

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12 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly In An Emergency

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...