Mad Meikles Podcast 21 Biofuels Primer - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 20 Grilling and BBQ - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 19 Knife Making and Forging - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 18 Urban Farming - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 17 Rabbits - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 16 Meat and Butchery Part 2 - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 14 Interview with Frank Schwieger Part 2 - madmeikles
In Part 2 Sheane and Frank discuss Frank's co-generation system as well as a few other offgrid things. Frank's Youtube Channel
Mad Meikles Podcast 13 Interview With Frank Schwieger - madmeikles
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.
Mad Meikles Podcast 12 The Apple Show - madmeikles
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.
Mad Meikles Podcast 11 - madmeikles
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...
Mad Meikles Podcast 10 - madmeikles
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"
Mad Meikles Podcast 9 - madmeikles
Welcome to the latest episode. In this episode Heath and Sheane take you into their workshops to hear the latest project they are working on. Below you'll find some pictures of the projects discussed in the episode.
Mad Meikles Podcast 8 - madmeikles
This episode of the Mad Meikles Podcast is all about sourcing material for hacking. From Auto Wreckers to the big box stores Sheane and Heath discuss the pros and cons of each.