Mad Meikles Podcast 21 Biofuels Primer

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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 20 Grilling and BBQ

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…

The Off Grid Journey to Self Sufficiency Part 3 Generation of Power

In the last installment of “The Off Grid Journey to Self Sufficiency” we discussed battery banks and how they work. In this installment we will discuss power generation. Particularly we will focus on ways to charge the battery bank we created in the last installment. There are 4 main ways to generate the power needed to keep…

Mad Meikles Podcast 19 Knife Making and Forging

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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 18 Urban Farming

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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 17 Rabbits

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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 16 Meat and Butchery Part 2

  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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 15 Meat and Butchery Part 1

This episode is the first of two episodes that Heath and Sheane will be doing on meat and butchery. They start off in this episode discussing Memphis Meats a company working on supplying meat grown 100% in the laboratory.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/memphis-meats-meat-without-slaughter-environment–2#/ They then go on to discuss sourcing meat and then finally get into how to go…

Mad Meikles Podcast 14 Interview with Frank Schwieger Part 2

In Part 2 Sheane and Frank discuss Frank’s co-generation system as well as a few other offgrid things.   Frank’s Youtube Channel   http://madmeikles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Mad-Meikles-Podcast-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSS

Mad Meikles Podcast 13 Interview With Frank Schwieger

  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…