Category Archives: Solar

Let’s Cook with the Sun!

Let’s Cook with the Sun!
Highlander “Survival and Tech Preps

Let’s Cook with the SunThis show I will be discussing solar ovens and the uses. How can you build one yourself? And a few pre-made ones you can buy. What are the advantages and drawbacks to such a device? The need for food is unquestionable. When we do not have a stove we can turn on at the flick of a switch we have to find a way to cook. Like our ancestors did before us they found a way, luckily today we Continue reading Let’s Cook with the Sun!

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Alternative Energy!

Alternative Energy in Depth!
Brett Bauma “Makers on Acres

Alternative Energy Easy_WindmillWhat are some of the benefits of adding alternative energy to our homes and farms? What are some of the negatives?

We discuss many of the different types of alternative energy and the benefits and downfalls of each. From wind power to solar and everything in between.  We talk costs Continue reading Alternative Energy!

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Low Tech Prepping!

Low Tech Prepping
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps

Prepping for a Low Tech Life Powers-outElectricity is a great thing, until it is no more. We get so used to having light at a flick of a switch. But what happens when those lights go out? On Survival and Tech Preps we have talked about high tech vs low tech in previous shows, now I want to talk about prepping for a low tech lifestyle. Continue reading Low Tech Prepping!

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Battery Power Preps

Battery Power Preps
Highlander “Tech Preps

Power Preps ELEC_Military_Batteries_lgThe 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 Battery Power Preps

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Cheap Hot Water Anyone?

Cheap Hot Water Anyone?
James Walton “I Am Liberty

I am liberty 400x300Its 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 Cheap Hot Water Anyone?

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All About Solar Power!

All About Solar Power
Host: Don & Nick “We Grow Ours”

Solar PowerThis 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 All About Solar Power!

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