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

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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...

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...

Keeping your humanity
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Keeping your humanity

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  And a question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological theory, but what...

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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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 – 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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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,...

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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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Survivor Jane Prepper Talk

Survivor Jane Prepper Talk   Today we welcome Survivor Jane 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. Jane was featured on Doomsday Preppers Season 4 and her #preppertalk is a popular...

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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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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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Tuna Can Torch

Tuna Can Torch A 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. I know lots of us of tuna cans in our survival pantries, though many of us might not be a...

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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 – 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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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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Making A Penny Battery

  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! If you aren’t keeping them in your pockets for spending you might want a few around...

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Bugging In or Bugging Out

If you’re a prepper you’ve probably already heard the arguments for bugging in or bugging out.  Everyone has an opinion but a real comparison is what we really need.  Honestly both scenarios have their pros and cons; but you’ll have to make that decision for yourself. Check out More Than Just Surviving’s article

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Cheap Essential Survival Items

  Prepping isn’t something most people would call “cheap”.  But there are ways to save yourself some cash and get the essentials that you need. We really liked this article by Gray Wolf Survival on the 12 essential survival items that you can get for under $12. Take a look!

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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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5 Traits of Survivalists

There are at least 5 traits that make you 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...

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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 the civil war!  Often...

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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 consider...

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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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