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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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What is Bokashi?

On the latest episode of We Grow Ours we are talking Bokashi!  What is Bokashi?  Bokashi is an accelerated way to compost and have that black gold ready for your garden beds. We welcome Morgan of Bokashi Evolution and get all the Bokashi deatail. Come check out the podcast now! Episode 38 – Join the compost...

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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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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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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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Water Bath Canning Tutorial

Have you been meaning to start canning but afraid to take that first leap?  Water bath canning is a great way to jump into canning.  The equipment is reasonably priced and you’ll be surprised how much can be canned using method. Here is a great step-by-step tutorial by 100 Dollars a Month

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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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Hide Your House From Google Maps

Google maps is here to stay but you don’t have to allow your home to be seen by strangers online!  You can hide your house from Google. Google actually owns cars that travel the United States photography our neighborhoods with their “street view” cameras.  If your home is on a visible street then chances are...

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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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Preppers Should Be Storing Lime

  Preppers Should Be Storing Lime Are you already asking yourself why preppers should be storing lime?  It is a valid question if you are not a familiar with Agricultural and Quicklime benefits for gardening, livestock, blacksmithing/smelting and more. Preparedness Advice has a lot of good information on this very topic.  Read the article now.

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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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Heirloom Seed Providers – Avoid GMOs

  If you want to grow a healthy garden, free of Genetically Modified Organisms (aka GMOs) then your best bet it to purchase seeds.  You want to make sure that you’re buying quality heirlooms seeds from a reputable supplier. Rural Spin has a timely article on just this and a list of 31 heirloom seed...

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Homestead Management

I would venture to say that anyone that thinks homesteading is easy, isn’t doing it.  It is a lot of hands on work and is often a labor of love. Half the battle is accepting that all your work may result in failures and flops but you must keep going.  It will help to have...

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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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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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Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed

  I was at the doctor earlier this week for the annual physical.  While I waited I happened to notice that all over the office there were signs announcing the arrival for flu vaccinations.  I have never had a flu vaccination.  But the signs got me thinking that people need to know there are alternatives...

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Coconut Oil for Preppers

“Let me start out by saying that I discovered coconut oil about a year ago.  At the time, I was semi-knowledgeable about its qualities the most notable of which were that it was a heart healthy fat and that if stored properly, it had  long shelf life.  On the other hand, I also knew it...

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Urban Homesteading – The Apartment

  Homesteading doesn’t have to be about acres of land.  If you are currently or permanently an apartment dweller you’d be amazed at all you can do!  Don’t let a small space keep you from venturing into homesteading. “Since we live right smack dab in the middle of a city and are sandwiched in by...

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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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The Perfect Backyard Livestock

  We know, they’re cute and fluffy…but rabbits really are the perfect backyard livestock. Here are 6 more reasons to help convince you! 1. Raising Rabbits for Meat If you’re interested in meat production whether you have official acreage or not, there are some good reasons for considering rabbits. Starting a meat rabbitry involves very...

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