• 00:55

    The Shepherd School

    in Prepping


    Ask 10 Preppers their food storage plans (how rude….) and you will get 11 answers. Today I am going to talk about my base food storage plan and why it is best for my family’s situation. I needed something that was shelf stable long term as I am not panic buying because I believe a disaster will come next week – but rather I am hedging my bets just in case. I needed something easy to store so it did not get overly confusing to my wife


    I needed something cheap – because in a fight between might need later and need diapers now – diapers win…


    I did not need to worry about:



    Food that was particularly easy to cook

    Compact size

    Food allergies

    Low water/pre-cooked


    This narrowed down my search, and once I determined my food storage strategy, I was able to spend some time finding cheaper sources of supply.


    Click here for the basal metabolic calculator (mentioned in podcast)


    You can find several articles on my www.tngun.com website discussing how to prepare the foods mentioned for long-term storage – just use the search function, or click the food and water link under “Categories”.


    David Nash
    DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School


    Author of 52 Prepper Projects and Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self Defense

  • 00:57

    The Shepherd School

    in Television



    In this episode David discusses the taping of his upcoming episode of Doomsday Preppers - He talks about the opsec and privacy issues, the projects he built for the show and offers insight into how the show taping worked.
     
    The upcoming season is supposed to be more project based than personality based and they taped David building three projects, a ferrocement dome, a steam engine, and a chlorine generator for water purification.


    David Nash
    DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School

    Author of 52 Prepper Projects and Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self Defense


    For more great shows, visit Preparedness Radio Network™.




  • 00:57

    The Shepherd School

    in Television


    In this episode David discusses the taping of his upcoming episode of Doomsday Preppers - He talks about the opsec and privacy issues, the projects he built for the show and offers insight into how the show taping worked.
     
    The upcoming season is supposed to be more project based than personality based and they taped David building three projects, a ferrocement dome, a steam engine, and a chlorine generator for water purification.


    David Nash
    DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School

    Author of 52 Prepper Projects and Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self Defense


    For more great shows, visit Preparedness Radio Network™.

  • 01:03

    The Shepherd School

    in Prepping


    I have noticed that not everyone shares the same belief systems that cause people to be "preppers" or interested in DIY or self-reliance, and that sometimes people can even think that those that want to do things themselves and take responsibility for their own life are "weird" or "strange".

    Because of this, whenever I find others  that share my belief systems and live nearby I embrace them and treasure finding those that are like minded.

    Today I get to share with you one of those people - a brilliant mind that not only shares a lot of the same hobbies as I do, but has surpassed me in many of them...

    I hope to have today's guest on more in the future as he is a leader in the Middle TN conservative movement, coordinates and teaches finanical peace classes, and has built his own CNC machine -

    But today, we are going to talk about casting metal.  We will talk about the basic premise, how to get started, why its something preppers should consider learning and give some good tips and books to learn more if you are interested.

    Of all my interviews, this one was one of the most enjoyable, and I found myself asking questions that I wanted to know...

    I would recommend that if you enjoyed the show with Joe Hildreth today, you visit his website at:
    www.myheap.com


    David Nash
    DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School
    Author of 52 Prepper Projects Find more great shows from David Nash on the PRN Website.


     

  • 01:04
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  • 01:14

    The Shepherd School

    in Family

    Preparedness is about making small sacrifices in normal times so that you do not have to make huge sacrifices in times of scarcity (at least in this hosts mind) - its not just about buying beans, bullets, and bandages - its also about learning, training, and building capability. David has spent a lot of time taking skills and concepts learned in his professional field of emergency management and relating it to his familys personal preparedness. One of those things that relates to is knowledge of critical incident stress. Critical Incident Stress, and Critical Incident Management is directly related to long-term responder performance - and un-managed stress can have debilitating effects on the individual and the group. In todays episode David talks about what it is, how to deal with it and how it relates to acute stress brought on by the Fight or Flight response. He introduces the concept of Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. This show wont make you an expert in this field, but it is a good introduction to something valuable that is rarely considered in the personal preparedness community. DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School Visit the Kickstarter page for my current book project on Ferrocement Construction for Homesteaders


  • 01:06

    Shepherd School

    in Prepping

    Today on the Shepherd School Show, David interviews Fernando Aguirre, also known to many preppers as Ferfal.
    Fernando grew up in Argentina and tells us first-hand what life was like during and after the economic collapse of the late 1990′s.
    Most preppers make educated guesses about what would happen, or what they would do in a catastrophic disaster, but Ferfal has lived through it.  In today's interview he and David talk about what happened, common survival strategies that people used, the economics of surviving disasters, the government and how it reacts, as well as many other topics.
    Fernando also gives some good tips on what he found to work in real life.
    http://ferfal.blogspot.com/
     
    David Nash, DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School

  • 01:14

    The Shepherd School

    in Family

    Preparedness is about making small sacrifices in normal times so that you do not have to make huge sacrifices in times of scarcity (at least in this hosts mind) - its not just about buying beans, bullets, and bandages - its also about learning, training, and building capability. David has spent a lot of time taking skills and concepts learned in his professional field of emergency management and relating it to his familys personal preparedness. One of those things that relates to is knowledge of critical incident stress. Critical Incident Stress, and Critical Incident Management is directly related to long-term responder performance - and un-managed stress can have debilitating effects on the individual and the group. In todays episode David talks about what it is, how to deal with it and how it relates to acute stress brought on by the Fight or Flight response. He introduces the concept of Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. This show wont make you an expert in this field, but it is a good introduction to something valuable that is rarely considered in the personal preparedness community. DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School Visit the Kickstarter page for my current book project on Ferrocement Construction for Homesteaders



  • 01:03

    The Shepherd School:

    in Prepping


    Beekeeping can be as simple or complex, as expensive or inexpensive as you make it. It just depends on what your goals, budget, and willingness to work.


    In today’s show, David talks about the basics of top bar beekeeping, a simple method of keeping bees that only requires a bare minimum of gear, and is well suited to the preparedness/self reliant lifestyle. There are some drawbacks to beekeeping this way, the most observable is that you get less honey and more wax than with "traditional" box style hives, but, as David explains, that may be a plus.


    This is a very valuable resource that preppers should not discount, as honey is invaluable both as a sweeter, a base for alcohol, and as a medicine. The wax also has hundreds of very important uses in its own right.


    David Nash Owner of the Shepherd School and author of Understanding the Use of Handguns and the upcoming 52 Projects for a Self Reliant Life

  • 01:06

    The Shepherd School

    in Family


    Today on the Shepherd School Show, David interviews Fernando Aguirre, also known to many preppers as Ferfal. Fernando grew up in Argentina and tells us first-hand what life was like during and after the economic collapse of the late 1990′s. Most preppers make educated guesses about what would happen, or what they would do in a catastrophic disaster, but Ferfal has lived through it. In todays interview he and David talk about what happened, common survival strategies that people used, the economics of surviving disasters, the government and how it reacts, as well as many other topics. Fernando also gives some good tips on what he found to work in real life. http://ferfal.blogspot.com/


    For more great shows, visit Preparedness Radio Network™.
     

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