do-it-yourself, long-term food, projects

Aquaponics Project

We have started another project, a really cool one in our opinion, at Ready Outdoors.  It’s called Hydroponics. Aquaponics (pronounced: /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/) is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.    If you’ve never seen one, check out the link above.

We picked up our first base recently and will be working on putting it together for “show and tell”.  Wayne has also discovered a really great “greenhouse” for it.  He will be making a dome shape “cap” that will act as a greenhouse for the system.  

If anyone is familiar with this, we would love some input!

Emergency Kits

We’re Back!

Hello all!  I know we have been MIA for a few months.  Life at the school (HCS) was VERY hectic over the summer months but we are getting back into a regular school year again, so we are back on the blog wagon!

I finished four, two week emergency kits over the summer & they turned out great.  Three of the kits contained the following:

Solar Kit: One Boulder 15 Solar Panel, One Escape 150 Rechargeable Power Pack w/built in Inverter

Solar Flashlight with hand crank, rechargeable battery, & AC Charger

Two weeks of Mountain House food pouches for three adults that included breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Adventure Medical First Aid Kit (these kits had the Adventure First Aid 2.0 Kit)

One ColdFire Tactical Fire Extinguisher

AMK Dental Medic (only available with complete kit)

“Sanitation/Anti-virus” Kits that included two face masks, two gloves, & hand sanitizer for two adults & two children

If you were to purchase these items separately, the cost would be $1364.00 (+ 8% tax).  We are offering this complete kit* for $1100.00 (+8% tax). That is a savings of $264.00!

If you are interested in creating your own kit, we can help you customize one and save you money!  *Kit prices can vary depending on the number of people in your household, whether you want 2 or 3 meals per day per person, and the type of solar kit you wish to purchase.  We hope to hear from you soon!