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Drop My Homestead’s Taxes
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Drop My Homestead’s 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 wouldn’t have fought, and entitlements I’ll never enjoy… So, I teamed up with The Tax Goddess to help folks keep...

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Urban Farming Worm Bag

INTRODUCING THE URBAN FARMING WORM BAG VERSION 2.0!  THE DURABLE, BREATHABLE, ATTRACTIVE HOME WORM BIN SOLUTION INTRODUCING THE URBAN FARMING 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...

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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...

Shield Yourself From The IRS
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Shield Yourself From The IRS

Shield 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 on...

Quail and Prepping
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Quail and Prepping

Quail and Prepping On this episode of We Grow Ours we talk Quail and Prepping with Scott Yarosh. We’re talking prepping styles, reasons behind prepping and food storage.  Then Scott of the Yarosh homestead shares his expert knowledge on raising quail on the backyard homestead. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr...

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Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s with We Grow Ours

Homesteading and Urban Farming FAQ’s From We Grow Ours The We Grow Ours Podcast is answering FAQ’s on Homesteading and Urban Farming this week!  As you know Nick from Hostile Hare is part of the awesome duo that is We Grow Ours.  This week they are answering questions from their listeners. This week’s FAQ’s cover...

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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Chef Tess Tasty Survival!

This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have Chef Tess on this week, and she has food! Stephanie Petersen (AKA Chef Tess) joins us in the situation room to talk about her new book, and survival meals. She has amazing recipes that make survival food taste amazing; she showed us how...

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Alcohol Can Be a Gas

Alcohol Can Be a Gas Did you know that alcohol can be a gas?  Did you know that your car could run on alcohol? On this new episode of We Grow Ours we are interviewing author David Blume Alcohol Can Be a Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century. The author is also...

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Fodder for Feeding Food

Fodder for Feeding Food Fodder for feeding didn’t happen for me overnight.  When I started out raising rabbits I took the route of every first time cuniculturist, I bought a bag of rabbit pellets and started feeding 4 ounces a day.  It was easy, affordable, and functional.  My first four does I had in a...

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Silver and Gold

  Silver & Gold Silver and gold in our current economy.  If you’re keeping tabs on this then you’re not going to want to miss this latest episode of the We Grow Ours podcast. “This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have “Roger Rage” on the show to give us a...

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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...

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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...

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden
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Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden Using coffee grounds in your garden can produce some amazing effects.  If you’re gardening, you’ll want to consider these tips; even if you aren’t a coffee drinker. Transcript for Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden below over the years we’ve added hundreds of pounds of used coffee grounds to...

Survival At The Dollar Store
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Survival At The Dollar Store

Whether you’ve just started prepping or you’ve been prepping for years, you know that it can be an expensive venture.  But there are a lot of things you can do to take the costs down.  I know preppers that only stock up on items that are on sale.  Other preppers shop with coupons religiously.  While...

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead
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Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead: Garlic is probably one of my favorite flavor “enhancers”.  I can’t think of too many dinner dishes that I leave out the garlic.  Fresh, homegrown, garlic is some of the best you’ll ever add to your dishes and it is surprisingly easy to grow. Growing Garlic on Your Homestead “I...

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading
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Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For  Homesteading It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead. “There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs.  Hybrid seeds are the result...

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...

Recycled Seed Starting Containers
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Recycled Seed Starting Containers

This article TOTALLY appeals to my cheapness!!!  It’s frugaliscious!!! Anyway, gardening can be an expensive venture if you go “No-Limit” on it, buying every doohicky and thingamabob that’s recommended by the “experts.”  If gardening is costing you more than buying healthy food, you might be doing it wrong.  Even growing food for feeding your rabbits...

Tracking Your Expenses
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Tracking Your Expenses

Tracking Your Expenses One of my favorite sayings is as follows, “You go to work all day trading your non-renewable resource ‘time’ for paper money that is barely worth the fabric on which it’s printed”…  I despise money, but I love to have it and spend it.  Our goal at Hostile Hare is to help...

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Super Garlic!

Super Garlic! Super Garlic! My first thought when I hear “garlic” is vampires and Italian food…  But apparently its much more useful than warding off the sparkly immortals and cooking fine cuisine!!!  I still might keep some around in case my creepy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escape their cages… I’m pretty...

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...

Prepping for Resilience
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Prepping for Resilience

Prepping for Resilience “Yesterday I shared a blog post that I wrote almost a year ago about how to have resilience when the world economic system seems to be failing all around us.  A year later things look even bleaker.  Many experts are saying its not a matter of if the monetary system will fail entirely but...

DIY Coke Can Solar Heating Panel
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DIY Coke Can Solar Heating Panel

From Coke Cans to Solar Heating Panel Upcycling is a way of life here, but that is only one reason I love our new Coke Can Solar Heating Panel. The best part is all that lovely heat in our old house. Before we installed the panel, we often saw winter temperatures warmer OUTSIDE than inside....

6 Survival Uses for Charcoal
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6 Survival Uses for Charcoal

6 Survival Uses for Charcoal Survival Uses for Charcoal There is charcoal and then there is activated charcoal or activated carbon. Both are the byproduct of removing water and other constituents from animal and vegetation substances. This articles’ focus, however, will be on charcoal made from hardwoods and its uses in a survival situation. Activated...