Dave’s Homestead is the website of the Shepherd School.

David Nash started the Shepherd School in 2003 as a firearm training company. At that time we focused on handgun permit and armed security classes.

As our experience grew the focus changed, the school began to see firearms as a smaller piece in the self-reliance picture. As David and the Shepherd School began focusing on personal preparedness and individual responsibility we quickly realized that the normal focus in this field was on gathering “stuff”. The problem is that property can be lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged. Skills, mindset, and mental flexibility can never be taken from you. Therefore we choose to focus on helping the public gain those skills.

Under the refocused Dave’s Homestead website we decided to dedicate ourselves to showing how creativity, knowledge, and a base dedication to self-reliance makes life easier.

We have DIY projects, Tips, Recipes, Videos, and lots of Articles and free downloads.


Additionally, the Shepherd School still provides training and consulting in the areas of:

  • Firearms
  • Security
  • Urban Homesteading
  • Emergency Kits
  • Self-Reliance
  • Personal Protection
  • Personal Preparedness

The key tools we use to provide our services are:

  • The Dave’s Homestead website, that focuses on DIY articles, videos, and free downloads
  • YouTube Channel
  • Classes and workshops
  • Informational DVDs
  • Speaking engagements
  • Media Interviews
  • Books and articles

If you want to know more about David, or the work we do, feel free to contact us.  We are available to come speak at your group function, teach custom classes, or demonstrate some of the techniques found on our videos.  We want to help you help yourself.



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