Mushroom Cooking Sauce (Fish Sauce Alternative)

Being someone that enjoys cooking Asian cuisine, but who is also both Celiac (can’t have gluten) and allergic to all seafood it can prove a challenge. I have scoured the internet for gluten free and vegan(vegan means no fish) fish sauce and one thing I found was that they all used Shiitake mushrooms to accomplish…

Mad Meikles Podcast 23 Hunting Part 2 : The Basics

 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…

Mad Meikles Podcast 22 Hunting Part 1: Politics and Misconceptions

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…

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…