Shepherd School – Home of DIY preparedness Projects

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Sunshine to Dollars
Sunshine to Dollars
Sunshine to Dollars

Sunshine to Dollars

Sunshine to Dollars is a very cool book, it has a great balance of theory with how to advice. I haven't followed any of the plans in the book my self, but I have used all the concepts to enhance existing projects, and to design new ones.

I really like the concepts in this book, particularly the idea that it is more efficient to use the heat energy of the sun directly - rather than turn the energy into power to be used to create heat later...

The author, Harris, is well known in the preparedness and sustainable living worlds.  He is a frequent presenter and speaker and has written a lot of books of use toward off grid living.  Solar power happens to be his best topic, but I have also enjoyed his work with ethanol fuel production, and plan to give workshops on homestead fuel production at Dual Homestead as soon as I can qualify for a license.

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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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