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Rabbit Starvation
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Rabbit Starvation

Rabbit Starvation, Or “Protein Poisoning,” is a rare form of acute malnutrition thought to be caused by a near complete absence of fat in the diet. I have heard some funny claims concerning rabbit meat over the years since starting my bunny business. Some of them seem near mythical! On several occasions, I’ve heard, “rabbit...

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. ...

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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...

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?
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Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

The Reason Everybody knows that having over 10 rabbits on water bottles is a royal pain in the patootie… And for somebody that’s trying to raise animals as efficiently as possible, water bottles just ain’t going to cut it… the answer? Rabbit Nipples! That being said, not everybody has the facility with indoor plumbing necessary...

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...

DIY Self Sufficiency Projects
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DIY Self Sufficiency Projects

Self Sufficiency Projects don’t have to be expensive or terribly difficult.  If your goal is to live more self sufficient then these DIY Self Sufficiency Projects are for you.  We’ve compiled some of the best DIY projects out there for you to use in meeting your goals.  A self sufficient life takes time and effort to...

Live Show – BackYard Livestock Integration
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Live Show – BackYard 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 BackYard Livestock Integration with rabbits, quail, and aquaponics. BackYard Livestock Integration Rabbits Nick does some impressive rabbit math to show us how much meat...

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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...

Prepping with Goats
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Prepping with Goats

Prepping with Goats Goats offer a prepper, with the room, so much; so today we bring you prepping with goats.  Jyl of Desert Dream Farms joins Nick and Don to talk about all that goats offer the prepper and homesteader. Jyl is schooling us on breed selection, care and goat offerings like milk, meat, soap,...

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 &...

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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Survivor Jane Prepper Talk

Today we welcome Survivor Jane Prepper Talk on the We Grow Ours podcast.  As the creator of the Survivor Jane website, a website dedicated to survival and prepping; this city-girl turned Appalachian prepper has a lot to share. Survivor Jane Prepper Talk     Jane was featured on Doomsday Preppers Season 4 and her #preppertalk...

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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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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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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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Survival Gardening

Survival Gardening Is survival gardening part of your prepping plan?  While we are advocates of creating a survival pantry those are eventually going to run out. So today we bring you tips for your one survival garden. Of course, we also think your survival homestead should include rabbits.  Check out this episode on Small Live Integration:...

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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 – 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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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...

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...

Hide Your House From Google Maps
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Hide Your House From Google Maps

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...

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...

Preppers Should Be Storing Lime
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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 familiar with Agricultural and Quicklime benefits for gardening, livestock, blacksmithing/smelting and more. Preppers Should Be Storing Lime Preparedness Advice has a lot of good information on this very topic.  Read the article now.

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