The advent of battery power years ago let us take our devices portable, and the technology is getting better and better, and for a prepper batteries are essential. We have to find what works for us in our current preps, such as flash lights, there are many flash light options on the market, some expensive, some cheap, but the technology for lamination has taken leaps and bounds in the past 10 years or more with the advent of led bulbs. Continue reading →
Life Hacks When Technology Fails Us
Highlander “Tech Preps”
If you missed this show last week your not alone. Because of technical difficulties we all did. Tonight we give it another go. Thanks for your patients.
When Technology fails us, when the power goes out, when stuff breaks, what do we do? Who do we turn to? In this episode I will be talking about simple life hacks that you might not have even realized that can get you thru a rough patch; such as power outages, electronics failure, icy sidewalks, how to get water if the power does go out, how to cook, how to generate electricity. Continue reading →
Its rare that I get into preparedness products. Self-reliance toys if you will. Now I am not talking about silly cheap China made knives that are also wrenches that are also flints that pose as shovels and when held in the just right light resemble a compass. No, I am talking about highly effective products that are out there that you may have never heard of. Continue reading →
Technical Preps for the homestead!
Dirty Lew & Highlander “Tech Preps”
This week’s show, Highlander and I will be going over different Technical Preps for your homestead. We will be discussing different topics on how to power your homestead (Solar, Backup Generators and/or Wind), how to keep your homestead secure (Security Systems, CCTV and/or Weaponry), how to prepare and keep food safe (root cellars/freezers), weather forecasting and many other topics. Continue reading →
This week the main topic is being winter ready. Winter is coming fast this year. James and Mike have some tips to be ready for it. How to keep your home warm. How to save some money this winter. The main places you will be are either in your home or car. Both have challenges to keeping warm. We cover all aspects of being winter ready. Continue reading →
This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have David Blume on the show talking about Alcohol as a fuel! This is a really informative show has us thinking! Did you know you could run your car on Alcohol the way is now? You can even run 100% with a very small modification. David has been the guest on many national shows such as “Coast to Coast” and we are privileged to have him join our podcast! Check out his site http://www.blumedistillation.com/ for more information as well as http://www.alcoholcanbeagas.com/.
David Blume is the Executive Director of The International Institute for Continue reading →
The wood burning stove or more affectionately the wood stove was a mainstay and center of many a home, giving up dominance as a necessary appliance in the home to the likes of coal, natural gas and electricity. The woodstove gradually lost its dominance on the heating scene bit by bit with the passing years and inventions, the stove and its predecessor the fireplace became more an aesthetic decoration rather than the efficient appliance it is, being relegated to the alternative section. Continue reading →
Ethanol to Alcohol, Distill Your Own!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
Can you make your own fuel – at home? “Make Your Own Fuel! Alcohol Fuel Basics What if there were a fuel that was affordable, renewable, and produced right in your own community? If you’d lived 100 years ago, you would have known all about such a fuel. It was called alcohol, and it was a clean-burning fluid generally sold as lamp fuel. Only recently have we taken a renewed look at alcohol fuel — now more commonly known as ethanol — and its potential as a domestically sourced fuel for transportation. Continue reading →
Well-Appointed Prepper Homestead Part III
Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour”
This week on the Homestead Honey Hour I’ll be concluding by discussing the Barn and Barnyard as well as all those things that come under the category of Miscellaneous. Whether you already keep livestock on your place, are thinking of adding something new, or are just in the planning stages with getting animals – you’re bound to hear something you hadn’t thought of having on hand and will realize you really should have. Continue reading →
All About Solar Power
Host: Don & Nick “We Grow Ours”
This week on wegrowours, we talk to Chris Frye from AEI (Alternative Energy Inc,) about solar. Chris knows his stuff! If you are considering putting solar onto your home as an alternative energy source, or maybe as part of you preparedness plan, Chris is your guy. Chris has owned Alternative Energy Inc. for the last 14 years and has built a successful business not only from residential solar but commercial as well. Working around the world and with many non-profits he cares about his customers and the industry. Last week’s roofing company may be today’s solar company! We learn what to look out for when picking a company to install your solar system, we also discuss financing options that come along with the solar industry and how people may sell you a plan that could prevent you from selling your own home. Chris also talks about a commonly overlooked way to save you thousands on your solar install. Continue reading →