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Kids Potato Fan Recipe
Potato Fan

Potato Fan

I have seen this recipe on multiple websites under a variety of names. This Potato Fan recipe is a great recipe for kids, both because it is a simple recipe that most kids can do with a minimum of supervision, but also because it is something kids will eat. I know I have a toddler that loves them.

From my research into this recipe, I have come to the conclusion that the proper name is probably Hasselback potatoes, since this recipe has most likely originated at A Swedish inn named the Hasselbacken.

Since this nothing more than a fancy baked potato, the best potatoes to use are Russet or Idaho potatoes. I have tried others, but I always get the best result from baking varieties.

Once you get the basic variety down, feel free to add any additional like herbs, crusts, or cheese toppings during the baking process.

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The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving
The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

In step-by-step, illustrated detail, John Hoffman shows you the The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving.

If you want to learn how to use dumpster diving for food, clothing, appliances, furniture, books and other treasures then you should read this book

Discover how to dress for dumpster diving success, work your neighborhood dumpsters, dive a restaurant, use a "bag blade" and "dive stick", handle run-ins with the authorities, convert your trash to cash, and much more!

While you are learning all these professional secrets, you will be entertained by outrageous anecdotes from a life-long master diver.

Frankly, while there is some interesting and possibly useful ideas presented in this book, I am skeptical of its use for preppers.

To me, most of the content of The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving is common sense or easily learned tradecraft.

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 About the Shepherd School:

Shepherd School

Shepherd School

The Shepherd School started in 2003 as a firearm training school. but as my training and experience grew, my mission evolved.  I still certify and mentor new firearm instructors as an NRA Training counselor, but I focus more on advocating for self reliance.

I believe that Americans need to spend more time learning how to take care of themselves and take personal responsibility for their lives.

I teach the benefits of the acquisition of knowledge and skill rather than gear.  To do this I leverage as many resources as I can.  I write books, I have hosted a podcast, and I have even allowed Doomsday Preppers to come and film some of my projects.

Since I believe proper techniques are more valuable than fancy equipment I focus on DIY Prepper Projects.  On this site alone I have over one thousand different articles that show how I make things to enhance my families preparedness.

I do the things I do for my family and myself, but I share it in the hopes that it is useful to you.

Please feel free to participate in this blog by commenting and using our contact form.

This site is different because I don’t write about things I haven’t experienced.

While I may not always have the best way of doing things, and sometimes my DIY preparedness projects don’t work perfectly or are outright failures, every post is something I have done – not something that I have only read about.

I believe in actions over words.  I show what can be done, not what I think can be done.  I know that I can’t know everything, and that I have weakness – but I don’t let that stop me in my daily struggle to becoming more resilient.

I view prepping as a lifestyle, but I don’t hide in a bunker waiting for TEOTWAWKI or a SHTF situation.

Through my preparedness projects I have met smart and interesting people, gained skills, and created a resilient lifestyle all while having fun.

At the end of a hard day building something, I can take pride in new skills, take ownership in equipment that I understand because I built it, and create capabilities that I could not afford otherwise.

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