David Nash started the Shepherd School in 2003 as a firearm training company.  At that time, David focused the defensive use of firearms and mainly provided handgun permit and armed security courses.

The more he taught and learned the more his understanding grew.  As a result of this, the school began to see firearms as a piece of the self-reliance picture and not the cornerstone.

Therefore, David and the Shepherd School began focusing on personal preparedness and individual responsibility.

Almost all of the typical “prepper” sites deal with stockpiling goods and acquiring property.

While a certain amount of things are needed to survive there is a problem with this approach.  The problem with depending on material goods for personal safety is that property can be lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged.  Intangibles like skills, mindset, and mental flexibility can never be taken from you.  Because of this, the site evolved to teach a wider variety of skills.

Under the refocused website, Dave’s Homestead, the Shepherd School decided to expand and refocus.

As a result of this change we have dedicated ourselves to showing how creativity, knowledge, and a base dedication to self-reliance makes life easier.

Therefore, on this site, David Nash shows DIY projects, Tips, Recipes, and Videos.  This site provides tons of free content.

Additionally, through the Shepherd School David Nash 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 Nash, or the work we do here at the Shepherd School, feel free to contact us.  He is available to come speak at your group function, teach custom classes, or demonstrate some of the techniques found on our videos.  Our goal is to help you help yourself.


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  1. I watched your video on pressure cooking chili and just wondering how much water to put in the cooker, do I cover the jars? This is my first time ever and have had this p.cooker for 2 yrs not even opened. Thank you

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