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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...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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. How to Plant Garlic “I sorted through my garlic and pulled...

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Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Backyard 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 of deliberately crossing different varieties (think labor...

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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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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 thats recomended 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...

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Track Your Expenses

  One of my favorite sayings is as follows'”You go to work all day trading your non-renewable reasorce 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 you meet your...

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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 incase my creppy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escapes their cages… I’m pretty sure they’re blood suckers… “Garlic...

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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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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 when.  We drove...

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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....

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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 charcoal can be made from...

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Prepper Apps

Is There an App for When the Lights Go Out It seems that life is now ruled by apps. You can download a meditation app that reminds you to stop, breathe, and calm down. It has soothing pictures and music to help you unwind because obviously people are too busy to remember to relax these...