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Mad Meikles Podcast 30: Dehydrator the Forgotten Appliance - madmeikles

5/17/2018
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Dehydrator! Even the word causes people to roll their eyes. When people hear that word often they conjure up images of hippies and badly made fruit leather, but in reality the humble dehydrator can be one of the most practical and versatile tools in the frugal kitchen. In this episode Heath and Sheane deep dive into the world of the dehydrator and Heath questions whether Sheane's obsession with dehydrating in bulk is bordering on insanity. Join them on this journey but be warned the...

Duration:00:18:40

Mad Meikles Podcast 29: Off Grid Appliances - madmeikles

5/4/2018
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Choosing appliances for your off grid home doesn't mean living without. Neither does it necessarily mean breaking the bank. In this episode Heath and Sheane discuss off grid appliances and where to find the most efficient and cost effective choices. There are appliance solutions that will work for your situation. You will need to "Think it Yourself" but the solution you come up with can be practical as well as elegant. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest...

Duration:00:17:16

Mad Meikles Podcast 28: Spring Garden Preparation and Planning - madmeikles

4/24/2018
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Spring has finally sprung out here on the prairies and it is that time of the year when a young mans fancy turns to the garden. Actually come spring it doesn't matter your age or gender the earth pulls at you to come play in the dirt. In this episode Heath and Sheane discuss their plans for the garden this year and what they are doing to prepare for the new gardening year. One of the things they discuss is ensuring that you have good quality seed and stock that will grow in your area and...

Duration:00:18:01

Mad Meikles Podcast 27: New vs. Restored or Repurposed - madmeikles

4/19/2018
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Heath and Sheane discuss new vs. restored in this episode and why each has its pros and cons. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest episode is ready. Be sure to like and review us as this helps with our rankings. Do you like our podcast and blog? If so consider donating to the cause on Patreon. Even $1 a month helps to bring quality content to you our loyal listeners. You can find our page at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5577153 Even if you feel you can't...

Duration:00:22:56

Mad Meikles Podcast 26: Off Grid Living Part 2 The Straight Poop - madmeikles

4/11/2018
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Heath and Sheane continue their discussion of Sheane's off grid system by discussing waste. They discuss grey water as well as black water and how to deal with each effectively. Dealing with human waste may sound like a gross topic, but it is something that has to be dealt with in an off grid set up. Let's get the jokes out of the way such as "it's a crappy job but somebody has to do it" so we can get to the "bottom" of the issue. A really good book to read further on the subject of human...

Duration:00:30:33

Mad Meikles Podcast 25 Off Grid Living Part 1 - madmeikles

4/2/2018
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Self Sufficiency means different things to different people. For many an important step towards self sufficiency is to move off grid. In this first of two episodes, Heath and Sheane discuss Sheane's off grid system starting with the electrical and water. If you have been thinking of going off grid Sheane explains his system, which is a user designed and maintained system, and hopefully clears up any confusion you might have. Sheane also wrote a blog post about batteries and how they are...

Duration:00:31:25

Mad Meikles Podcast 24 Mushrooms and Foraging with Jake Franklin - madmeikles

3/24/2018
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Sheane is joined in this episode by Jake Franklin @110sparky to discuss spring mushroom hunting and forest foraging. Jake is an avid mushroom hunter, forager, and all around outdoorsman from Wisconsin that loves the hunt for wild eats almost as much as the find. Once you listened to this interesting conversation make sure you check out Jake's new podcast huntfishforages as it is an excellent listen. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest episode is ready. Be...

Duration:00:37:41

Mad Meikles Podcast 23 Hunting Part 2 : The Basics - madmeikles

11/17/2017
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In Part 2 of our hunting spotlight Sheane talks to Cody Jorgensen about hunting basics. From different types of hunting styles to meat handling they cover the basics. Cody is an avid hunter and quite knowledgeable on the subject. We apologize for the sound quality as the one microphone had very bad background noise, however this is still an episode you'll want to listen to. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest episode is ready. Be sure to like and review us...

Duration:00:24:56

Mad Meikles Podcast 22 Hunting Part 1: Politics and Misconceptions - madmeikles

10/26/2017
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After several months away the Mad Meikles podcast is back. In this episode Sheane talks to Cody Jorgensen about hunting and some of the challenges hunters face. Cody is an avid hunter and quite knowledgeable on the subject. We apologize for the sound quality as the one microphone had very bad background noise, however this is still an episode you'll want to listen to. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest episode is ready. Be sure to like and review us as this...

Duration:00:21:28

Mad Meikles Podcast 21 Biofuels Primer - madmeikles

5/18/2017
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In this episode the mad ones discuss biofuel production in very basic terms. Not since the Second World War has there been such an interest world wide in biofuel production as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. The US government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) has even developed a gasifier that is easy to build in an emergency and it can be downloaded here. One thing to note on this gasifier is that it isn't very efficient and produces lots of tar so very...

Duration:00:19:51

Mad Meikles Podcast 20 Grilling and BBQ - madmeikles

4/24/2017
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Spring is here and time to dust off the grill and bbq. In this episode Sheane and Heath discuss Grilling, BBQing, and Smoking. Dust off your grill, dig out your favourite recipe and get your cook on. Subscribe to the podcast below and know immediately when the latest episode is ready. Be sure to like and review us as this helps with our rankings. Do you like our podcast and blog? If so consider donating to the cause on Patreon. Even $1 a month helps to bring quality content to you our...

Duration:00:23:07

Mad Meikles Podcast 19 Knife Making and Forging - madmeikles

4/9/2017
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Heath loves to forge knives and is very passionate about doing so. In this episode The Mad Ones delve into the basics of this passion. Making a knife takes a commitment but the end results can be both very practical as well as extremely artistic. No need to fire up the forge to come on this journey but be careful that you don't get bit by the bug. We love hearing from you. If you have any questions or maybe you have suggestions for improving the show. Whatever the reason contact us via...

Duration:00:22:04

Mad Meikles Podcast 18 Urban Farming - madmeikles

2/7/2017
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Winter doldrums getting you down? High price of fresh green sucking your wallet dry? Time to start growing you own fresh greens indoors. In this episode the guys talk about growing all things green from micro-greens to Swiss chard and lettuce. Drive those doldrums away and at the same time relieve some of the pressure on your pocketbook. Raising Rabbits: The Ultimate Livestock for the Homesteader and Prepper Have you enjoyed the Mad podcasts? If you have remember to please like us on...

Duration:00:21:45

Mad Meikles Podcast 17 Rabbits - madmeikles

1/29/2017
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In this Episode the Mad ones discuss raising and butchering rabbits. Sheane also introduces his new ebook on rabbits. Rabbits are one of the most versatile animals to raise in both an urban and rural homestead and hopefully this episode will have you considering adding this gem to your barnyard. Raising Rabbits: The Ultimate Livestock for the Homesteader and Prepper Have you enjoyed the Mad podcasts? If you have remember to please like us on Facebook and Twitter and consider donating to...

Duration:00:19:03

Mad Meikles Podcast 16 Meat and Butchery Part 2 - madmeikles

1/5/2017
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This is part 2 of the Mad Meikles journey into meat and butchery. Heath and Sheabe continue to discuss how to break a hog down into primal and finished cuts. Have you enjoyed the Mad podcasts? If you have remember to please like us on Facebook and Twitter and consider donating to our equipment upgrade campaign at https://www.gofundme…-meikles-2017-operating-budget . We don't like asking you our listeners for money, but we want to update and add some equipment that will make our podcasts...

Duration:00:14:07

Mad Meikles Podcast 14 Interview with Frank Schwieger Part 2 - madmeikles

11/19/2016
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In Part 2 Sheane and Frank discuss Frank's co-generation system as well as a few other offgrid things. Frank's Youtube Channel

Duration:00:15:03

Mad Meikles Podcast 13 Interview With Frank Schwieger - madmeikles

10/9/2016
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This is Part 1 of an interview Sheane conducted with Frank Schwieger. Frank is a partner in Carbonbite Innovations a Solar Energy Company based in Red Deer Alberta. Frank is a big proponent of Solar and offgrid living and is an innovator in offgrid power systems. In part one Sheane and Frank discuss many aspects of Solar energy and how addictive it can be.

Duration:00:20:27

Mad Meikles Podcast 12 The Apple Show - madmeikles

9/23/2016
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It is Fall here in the Mountains and Foothills and that means it is Apple season. In this Episode it is all about the humble and glorious Malus. Sheane and Heath discuss the many uses as well as how it conjures up memories. Get out the napkins to wipe the drool away and sit back and enjoy. Check out some of the Apple recipes the Mad ones will be putting up over the next few days. When Drying or Pressing you apples look to the great products from the great people at Weston like we do.

Duration:00:22:04

Mad Meikles Podcast 11 - madmeikles

7/18/2016
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The Mad Meikles have a great episode for you this time. In this episode Heath and Sheane discuss the fascinating world of Aquaponics and the offshoot of it which Sheane likes to call Rabbitponics. They discuss setting up a system on the cheap and planning the system for optimum success. The above picture is of Sheane's first Aquaponics system which he built while living and working in Saudi Arabia. All the Tanks, Growbeds, and Stand are items from IKEA reinvented. We have a favour to ask...

Duration:00:27:24

Mad Meikles Podcast 10 - madmeikles

6/19/2016
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This time around The Mad Meikles discuss making Lemonade from Lemons. Creating cost effective meals from surplus. Join Heath and Sheane as they delve into the subject of using a glut of something to create a gourmet meal for a pauper's price. When Making your "Lemonade" consider the great products made by the fine people at Weston Products as we do. Weston helps you "Reconnect with Real Food"

Duration:00:27:09