At Dave’s Homestead (also on Facebook and Twitter) you will find articles on how do do things. I work hard to be your home for DIY prepper projects. I am a regular guy with a regular 40+ hour a week job. I don’t have the money to build a multi-million dollar prepper bunker stocked with pallets of free-dried emergency food.
That doesn’t mean I can’t prepare for disaster just as well those with more money. It means I have to be smarter, more efficient, and work harder for the same results.
Luckily, while my career choices haven’t made me a fortune they have allowed me to become rich in information. I turn that information into DIY prepper projects that anyone can do.
I use my experiences as an emergency management experience, firearm instructor, criminal justice adjunct instructor, my time working and teaching inside prisons, as well as a lifetime of personal preparedness advocacy to create my prepper projects and share knowledge.
As a DIY prepper, I am not perfect. People that do things tend to make mistakes. I learn from my mistakes and willingly wade through internet trolls and haters to save you from making those same mistakes.
I have a lot of guest posts from people that also want to share ideas with the readers of Dave’s Homestead. I don’t do a lot of vetting of the articles – if it is categorized as a guest post I did not write it. Otherwise the information comes from my own first hand experience.
If I wrote it, I did it – I did not read about it once and regurgitate it as fact. I got up and spent some time and energy trying it out.
I videotape almost everything I do on this site (unless my camera is down – I am hard on technology). If it works I show it, if it doesn’t I show it. I make mistakes. I sometimes have an out of focus video, or my thumb is over the phone camera.
I don’t have a team of production assistants, most times my wife is mad at me and won’t even hold my camera.
In short I am a real person trying to do things for the betterment of the prepper community and the world. I believe in what I do.
I hope that my work documenting DIY prepper projects and information is helpful to you.
Please use the contact Dave page. I want to hear from you
Dave’s Homestead is not a place to go to find pinterest perfection. You won’t find pretty techniques here – actually experts tend to cringe at my duct taped solutions. What I look for are things that work with a moderate level of skill and resource input.
I want things that real people can do without spending years gaining special skills. For that I am willing to give up a degree of reliability, longevity, and ease of use. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You can have things that are cheap, that work, or are easy – and you can pick any two.