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FerroCement Geodesic Domes

David Nash of the Shepherd School joins John Wesley Smith again to talk more about Ferrocement geodesic domes and …

The Shepherd School – Jul 23,2013

Survival Punk is a blog created by James Burnette. James takes a rational, creative approach to self-reliance, applying a punk DIY ethic to survivalism without any of the fear mongering or “tinfoil hattery” found in some other areas of the survivalist movement. The Survival Punk blog covers a huge range of his projects, both success and failures along with a healthy bit of myth busting. He also provides a ton of dirt cheap creative solutions to common prepping needs and does a great job of integrating the paleo lifestyle with the prepping lifestyle. David Nash DIY Disaster Resilience Advocate and Owner of the Shepherd School Visit the Kickstarter page for my current book project on Ferrocement Construction for Homesteaders

the shepherd school | David Nash | Survival Punk | James Burnette | Preparedness

The Shepherd School – Jul 22,2013

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

the shepherd school | David Nash | Prepper | Preparedness | Replay

Destiny Survival Radio: – Jul 16,2013

Destiny Survival Radio This week on DestinySurvival Radio John talks with David Nash of the Shepherd School. Find out what the school is all about. Theyll also discuss Davids book, Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self-Defense. Besides firearms, find out about Davids attitude toward prepping and what hes doing to get prepared. www.tngun.com Survival Gear & Supplies for Emergency Preparedness & Hard Times http://www.destinysurvival.com

Destiny Survival Radio | John Wesley Smith | David Nash | Attitude of Prepping | Preparedness

Shepherd School – Jul 16,2013

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

Shepherd School | David Nash | tngun | CISM | Critical Incident Stress Management

The Shepherd School: – Jul 10,2013

In keeping with last weeks show about the basics, this week we will talk about water purification with one of the most knowledgeable subject matter experts in the business. Glen Meador is the inventor of the Survival Still, and comes from a family that runs one of the best water distillation companies in the world. Their products supply embassies worldwide with pure water free of any contamination. Glen took his knowledge of water purification and used it to design a non-electric, no moving part water distiller that can function anywhere. I personally own one and have shot several videos using it on rocket stoves, campfires, charcoal grills, and kitchen stoves. I have purified urine, salt water, pond water, muddy water, and have even pulled pure water from sweet tea and juice just to see what would happen. We talk about the mechanics of water, types of contaminates, methods of purifications, the FEMA and Red Cross purification suggestions, and of course the survival still itself. You can learn more about the survival still at survivalstill.com or on my website http://www.tngun.com/survival-still-review/ 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

Shepherd School | David Nash | Glen Meador | Survivor Still | Preparedness

The Shepherd School – Jul 09,2013

Today David interviews innovator Dr. Tom Cannon who holds holds 21 different patents – from things such as the fiber optic connectors on the Patriot Missile system, to a bubble level device to help you perfect your golf swing – but today we talk about his ThriftyVac invention. Thirftyvac is a device for non-electric vacuum sealing of food using ordinary zip-lock type bags. The second I saw his video I knew I would back his project because it solves problems I have experienced and therefore makes my life easier. Dr. Cannons invention is currently being funded through Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter is a way for innovators to receive funds from consumers instead of venture capitalists – this way products either fail or succeed based upon what people want rather than how good a salesman you are. The kickstarter project for the Thirftyvac is already successful, enough has been raised to ensure his product will be produced. I am not having him on the show to help him, as much as to give you the opportunity to back the project and get the device plus other rewards sooner and at a lower cost than it will be available to the general public. His project will close on July 10th at 10:56am CDT, after that you will have to wait for it to be sold commercially. I approached Dr. Cannon because I believe that a non-electric vacuum sealer using regular ziplock bags is something the prepper community could use. I have not received anything in return for my endorsement. kickstarter/projects/1066541019/thriftyvac youtube

The Shepherd School | David Nash | Shepherd School | Dr Thomas Cannon | Preparedness

The Shepherd School: – Jul 04,2013

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

The Shepherd School | David Nash | Beekeeping | Bees | Preparedness

The Shepherd School – Jul 02,2013

In keeping with last weeks show about the basics, this week we will talk about water purification with one of the most knowledgeable subject matter experts in the business. Glen Meador is the inventor of the Survival Still, and comes from a family that runs one of the best water distillation companies in the world. Their products supply embassies worldwide with pure water free of any contamination. Glen took his knowledge of water purification and used it to design a non-electric, no moving part water distiller that can function anywhere. I personally own one and have shot several videos using it on rocket stoves, campfires, charcoal grills, and kitchen stoves. I have purified urine, salt water, pond water, muddy water, and have even pulled pure water from sweet tea and juice just to see what would happen. We talk about the mechanics of water, types of contaminates, methods of purifications, the FEMA and Red Cross purification suggestions, and of course the survival still itself. You can learn more about the survival still at survivalstill.com or on my website http://www.tngun.com/survival-still-review/ 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

Glen Meador | David Nash | Survivor Still | Water | Preparedness

Shepherd School: – Jun 27,2013

In todays show David is interviewing Tom Givens of Rangemaster. Before coming to Rangemaster full-time in 1996, Tom completed a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work. Tom has over thirty-five years experience in firearms instruction. He has trained security officers; law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level; and foreign government agents. He is a well known professional in the firearm industry. In this episode we discuss firearm training – including what skills the new shooter needs to focus on, handgun selection, firearm statistics, holster selection, and what the typical handgun permit student looks like demographically. We spend a little time talking about balancing a persons Constitutional right to own guns with the responsibility to train. Tom is very knowledgeable, and trains constantly – which allows tonights show to pass on some very valuable insights into the world of defensive pistol craft. I would invite you to visit the Rangemaster.com website to learn about their classes, as well as their Annual Tactical Conference. And as always, please visit the Shepherd School website at www.tngun.com

Shepherd School | David Nash | Tom Givens | Rangemaster | Firearms

The Shepherd School – Jun 25,2013

Today, I get a real treat, we are interview Dr. Prepper himself – James Talmage Stevens. As I have said several times, his book “Making the Best of Basics” was one of the very first prepper books I ever read, and his philosophy of being adaptable and learning and storing the basics rather than chase the newest prepper tech has done much to form me into the prepper I am today. We share many of the same philosophies when it comes to the industry and personal preparedness, and I was very honored when he asked me to write the first ever gun chapter in his newest revision of “Making the Best of Basics” We dont talk much about his book on the show, but if you have not read it I highly suggest you do so – its worth it… You can get it here. 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

the shepherd school | Doctor Prepper | David Nash | Making the Best of Basics | prepper

The Shepherd School – Jun 24,2013

Lately we have been doing some shows that blend sustainable living and mortgage free DIY home building with a view toward preparedness and disaster resilience. In todays show David interviews one of the leading innovators in Cordwood masonry, Mr Rob Roy. Rob Roy runs the Earthwood Building School at www.cordwoodmasonry.com. Here is an explanation on Cordwood from his website. “Cordwood masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (called “log-ends”) laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, and are easy and fun to build.” 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

Shepherd School | David Nash | DIY Home Building | Rob Roy | Preparedness

The Shepherd School – Jun 20,2013

Lately we have been doing some shows that blend sustainable living and mortgage free DIY home building with a view toward preparedness and disaster resilience. In todays show David interviews one of the leading innovators in Cordwood masonry, Mr Rob Roy. Rob Roy runs the Earthwood Building School at www.cordwoodmasonry.com. Here is an explanation on Cordwood from his website. “Cordwood masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (called “log-ends”) laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, and are easy and fun to build.” 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

Shepherd School | David Nash | DIY Home Building | Rob Roy | Preparedness

The Shepherd School – Jun 18,2013

The Shepherd School, Hosted by David Nash In todays show David is interviewing Tom Givens of Rangemaster. Before coming to Rangemaster full-time in 1996, Tom completed a 25-year career in law enforcement and specialized security work. Tom has over thirty-five years experience in firearms instruction. He has trained security officers; law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level; and foreign government agents. He is a well known professional in the firearm industry. In this episode we discuss firearm training – including what skills the new shooter needs to focus on, handgun selection, firearm statistics, holster selection, and what the typical handgun permit student looks like demographically. We spend a little time talking about balancing a persons Constitutional right to own guns with the responsibility to train. Tom is very knowledgeable, and trains constantly – which allows tonights show to pass on some very valuable insights into the world of defensive pistol craft. I would invite you to visit the Rangemaster.com website to learn about their classes, as well as their Annual Tactical Conference. And as always, please visit the Shepherd School website at www.tngun.com

the shepherd school | david nash | Tom Givens | preparedness | prepper

The Shepherd School – Jun 14,2013

In this episode (7) David discusses what you can do in a small piece of land – Its much better to start where you are then wait for the perfect situation. Next David walks through the steps to making Mozzarella cheese. This simple 30 minute recipe is one of his first projects, and it gave him the confidence to tackle much larger tasks. Lastly, Dave shares his personal precepts for preparedness – 27 simple guidelines that helps David stay on the right track when it comes to living a self reliant lifestyle. – 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

the shepherd school | david nash | land | preparedness | prepper

The Shepherd School – Jun 11,2013

Lately we have been doing some shows that blend sustainable living and mortgage free DIY home building with a view toward preparedness and disaster resilience. In todays show David interviews one of the leading innovators in Cordwood masonry, Mr Rob Roy. Rob Roy runs the Earthwood Building School at www.cordwoodmasonry.com. Here is an explanation on Cordwood from his website. “Cordwood masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (called “log-ends”) laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, and are easy and fun to build.” 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

the shepherd school | rob roy | david nash | preparedness | Earthwood Building School

The Shepherd School – Jun 04,2013

For todays show David interviews Lamar Alexander (of prepper fame, not the former Tennessee Governor.) of Simple Solar Homesteading and author of many books on tiny house living as it relates to being more self-sufficent. When life threw Lamar some lemons, he made more than lemonade, he refined the recipe and then decided to share it with others. What Lamar did, was design and build a small off grid cabin for under $2000.00. He lives there full time, and has learned to thrive off of a simple (but not spartan) lifestyle. Mr. Alexander is quick to point out that he lives a full life, and does not want for anything, has as much free time as he desires, and by developing multiple streams of self-reliant income coupled with a simple lifestyle has managed to save enough to live on for an indefinite period. I really admire Lamar and his work, and have bought some of his books on sustainable living. You can learn more about him and his designs at his website www.simplesolarhomesteading.com/ 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

the shepherd school | homesteading | solar power | david nash | lamar alexander

Destiny Survival Radio – Jun 03,2013

Destiny Survival Radio This week on DestinySurvival Radio John talks with David Nash of the Shepherd School. Find out what the school is all about. Theyll also discuss Davids book, Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self-Defense. Besides firearms, find out about Davids attitude toward prepping and what hes doing to get prepared. www.tngun.com Survival Gear & Supplies for Emergency Preparedness & Hard Times http://www.destinysurvival.com

Destiny Survival Radio | john wesley smith | david nash | preparedness | prepper

The Shepherd School – May 31,2013

In todays Shepherd School episode, David interviews Scott Hunt (a.k.a. Engineer775) Founder of Practical Preppers. Scott is one of my favorite You-Tubers, but he is much more than that. He has a masters degree in mechanical engineering, and over a decade of experience in cattle operations as well as well as all manner of infrastructure creation geared toward sustainable living and disaster preparedness.In this episode Scott and I talk about water, and why the traditional 1 gallon per person per day is nowhere near enough, how to get water, why skills are every bit as important as stuff, his new practical prepper pharmacy interest, and, something that was a great treat for me – he talks about gasification, something that I have a real interest in.I highly encourage you to visit both his YouTube channel at youtube.com/engineer775, as well as his website practicalpreppers.com. Additionally you can always visit the Shepherd School site at www.tngun.com to see the latest DIY and prepper related information.-David NashOwner of the Shepherd School and author of Understanding the Use of Handguns and the upcoming 52 Projects for a Self Reliant Life

the shepherd school | scott hunt | prepper | preparedness | survival

The Shepherd School – May 21,2013

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 todays 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

The Shepherd School | David Nash | beekeeping | bees | prepper

The Shepherd School – May 20,2013

Rabbits are a prepper meat source that should not be overlooked, they are simple to raise, have a high meat to feed ratio, and are a very healthy white meat. As an “urban homesteader”, David has kept rabbits in backyard hutches for several years, and is very thankful for the meat his rabbits provide. His rabbit videos on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/tngun, are some of his most popular videos, with the video on how to bottle feed baby rabbits being extremely popular with animal activists, and his butchering and dispatching videos drawing their extreme ire. If you are looking for a cheap, sustainable, and possibly covert means of producing your own meat in small areas, then you should consider rabbit. Besides this podcast, here are links to a few of Davids rabbit videos on YouTube. Bottle Feeding Baby Rabbits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2uhtRhQ4mw Neck Wringer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2MwgnYIIn8 Butchering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHTjr4syyXA Rabbit Manure Methane Experiment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ChSoXiKrbQ

The Shepherd School | rabbits | food | preparedness | prepper

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