Detailed Class Information
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Following are detailed descriptions of many of the classes we have tentatively scheduled for you at Prepper Camp 2021. (We are adding more classes and more details- so please bear with us, as not all classes are listed yet, more will be added as the event gets closer, and some are subject to change.)
(Actual Class Schedules: will be posted two weeks prior to the event. So make sure to sign up for Updates!)
2021 Keynote Address (Saturday Evening) –
Tom DeWeese – The Wrenching Transformation of America. The Battle for American Freedom – How to Fight Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, The Great Reset, and the Green New Deal, all Coming Soon to Your Community.
Tom DeWeese is the Founder and President of the American Policy Center – one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.
Tom DeWeese was one of the first to voice concern over the radical agenda of the environmental movement and to question its motives. Since 1992 he has been sounding the alarm against the UN’s Agenda 21 and its policy of Sustainable Development as a threat to private property rights, free markets and American sovereignty and independence.
For over 45 years Tom DeWeese has been a businessman, grassroots activist, writer and publisher. As such, he has always advocated a firm belief in man’s need to keep moving forward while protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
Tom will discuss Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, and the Green New Deal which are all the same “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of Human society,” as the UN originally described Agenda 21 in 1992. Today, that blueprint has been updated to the Great Reset that will devastate the three pillars of freedom, including free enterprise, private property ownership, and individual choice. All of these plans are imposed through the false labels of climate change and sustainable development.
Tom will then show how these policies are imposed at the local level through a coordinated attack by well organized, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). And Tom will show how to build a team in your own community to stand up to, and expose those NGOs, and effectively organize and protect your three pillars of freedom.
Scheduled Classes (in alphabetical order):
Aquaponics for Homesteaders and Preppers
This class on Aquaponics will discuss one of the most natural God given processes on Earth. Anyone that has ever looked at the ecology of a river or stream with fish in it, have been a witness to Aquaponics.
In this class we will cover the individual elements, while expanding on the how of duplicating what occurs in nature, and engineering it to suit our specific needs. We’ll work on some practical application and design elements to get you started on this great adventure. After 15 minutes of questions at the end of the presentation, you can get more info from booth in the vendor area where I’ll have a fully functioning Aquaponics set-up; complete with fish and plants.
This class will cover the following:
· The Colony and Its Organization (Queen, Drones, Workers, Laying Workers, Bee Development, Brood);
· Beekeeping Clothing and Equipment
· Starting with Bees (Package Bees, Nucleus Colonies, Buying Established Colonies, Collecting Swarms, Apiary Location and requirements.
· Handling Bees Colony Management, Importance of Smoke, Early Spring, Swarm, Summer, Fall and Winter Management.
· Identify and Treat a Some Basic Hive Pests, and Their Management.
Honey Production and Processing
Blacksmithing can be an invaluable element to your homesteading or preparedness planning. The skills used will require a dedicated place to practice, good instruction and a set of tools. In this class we discuss some of the many options available to the beginner blacksmith . In my previous class Blacksmithing on the Cheap we focused on constructing a forge by scrapping and a scrounging the necessary parts. This class will focus more on sourcing parts from the local hardware store and laying a foundation for good technique.
Bug Out Bags – Create One that is Realistic, Light, Smart, and Fight Ready.
Let’s face it. People have too much stuff in their bug out bags. Most people’s bags are too big, too heavy, and can make you a target in a critical situation.
Jan Emore has a smart way to create your bug out bag, so that is half “minimalist” survival bag, and half basic ballistics bag. Times are a changin’, and your bug out bag may need a change too.
Come find out how to build a bug out bag that is lightweight as well as hunt/fight ready.
Nobody likes powdered milk- do they? But you almost have to have powdered milk, if you are going to be able to store that kind of protein for the long term.
But Grannie Pam can show you how you can use powdered milk from food storage to make a tasty 30 minute Mozzarella cheese plus a Ricotta cheese at the same time-(made from the left over whey)!
Grannie Pam is an expert in food preparation, food storage, canning, lacto-fermentation for the production of sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles, dehydration, cheese making, and working with sourdough. She is the author of “Grannie Pam’s Favorite Recipes” and “Grannie Pam’s Prepping With Big Flavors”.
Colloidal Silver -The Virus Killer – for Emergency Preparedness
Colloidal Silver is one of the most invaluable items to have on hand in an emergency situation. It can be extremely useful for medical first aid, as Colloidal Silver heals the skin better than anything else can. Great to have on hand for cuts, punctures, burns, infections, etc. Colloidal Silver can be taken internally as a natural antibiotic, helping the body fight infections, and is crucial to have on hand in the case of a biological attack. Colloidal Silver, when made correctly, can be applied directly in the eyes, ears, sinuses, and even lungs. In addition, Colloidal Silver can be used to disinfect water and preserve food.
Jonathan Glauser is the creator of Mountain Well-Being and is a leading expert in the field of colloidal minerals and natural health products. He’s been manufacturing the finest quality Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Gold, and Colloidal Copper for 15 years. Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about Colloidal Silver. All questions will be answered. Jonathan will also cover other key nutritional supplements that are essential for optimal health, such as Organic Sulfur (MSM), Iodine, Dimethylglycine (DMG), Superfoods such as Moringa and Blue-Green Algae, as well as touch on Colloidal Gold and Colloidal Copper uses. This is a very informative class for those that care about natural health.
Dehydrating For Food Preservation
Learn what, where and how to dehydrate and why dehydrating foods is one of the simplest, easiest, and best ways to store food. A 5 lb bag of corn can be reduced down to a sandwich bag. Dehydrating takes very little space, and doesn’t require heavy glass jars that can fall and break off your shelf. Find out all you need to know about dehydrating, and how to get the right equipment to do it.
Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking
Ronald “Pork Chop” Mangum
During class Ron will go over seasoning cast iron, learning how to cook over an open fire, or in a traditional oven, as well as handouts on the charcoal temperatures and recipes that I have used in the past.
Ron will open the class up for instructional conversation with a hands on approach as well as teaching how to stack and or the uses of the lids of the Dutch ovens.
Ron will also go through the process of seasoning some cast iron as well as cleaning and maintaining the cast iron, with a small dip in to the history of cast iron and why it is still the best cooking surface today.
Emergency and Short-Term Power Planning
Are you ready to be without electricity for a few days? Or Weeks? Are you ready for possible Rolling blackouts? Small Power Planning is focused on helping the reader develop emergency and Short-term power solutions to help get through power loss. From unforeseen events from Hurricanes and Storms, Snow storms, Rolling Blackouts, having an emergency plan for providing power for the conveniences to the necessities will help you have some level of protection. Electricity provides us comforts, necessities and safety in our lives. This book helps the reader to understand sizing and planning for various alternative power sources, focusing on Generator and Solar power solutions. We cover selecting a generator based on your needs, solar generators, and solar solutions for the home and portable power. Our book also covers RV and Camper solutions for off-grid boondocking which are also covered by most of our Small Power Solutions we cover in the book.
Entrepreneurship for Survival – Starting a Business to Survive the Cultural Revolution
In 2021 and beyond, those who can adapt to the cultural revolution will be those who survive and even thrive under the criminal regime that has taken over the country and infected the corporations. (Working for either of these monsters is quite frankly professional and personal suicide in my opinion.)
I want to show you how to set up a CANCEL proof business that can start as a side business and eventually become your ticket to freedom in this age of censorship and oppression.
In this class we will discuss:
Why Entrepreneurship is a survival imperative
Being a solopreneur
Where your paychecks should come from
Building your community and customer base
Several quick businesses to start in a hurry that you can build on overtime.
Fermenting to Preserve Foods
Welcome to the age-old ways of preserving food by fermenting! Throughout history, food was preserved with brines and seasonings, not only to extend the life of the food but to enhance its health-giving benefits. Fermented foods are packed with nutrients and probiotics that our bodies can easily digest, which is critical in any survival situation. Fermentation includes breads, fruits, drinks, meats, and vegetables. Learn how this tasty method should be a part of your prepper plan for food preservation. Suzanne will share the nutrition benefits and safe methods of fermentation preservation, how to enhance your garden harvests with spices and seasonings for taste and storage, and help you get started using this amazing method to preserve any fresh vegetable or fruit for your own health and survival well-being.
Get Off the Grid- Starting Now.
When you Get Off Grid- It is not just about getting off the power grid- It is about getting off the currency grid, the work grid, the commute grid, and the food grid.
Getting off the Grid is not about saving the planet – It’s about saving yourself. It’s about saving your own economic freedom, freedom from stress, freedom from debt, freedom from slavery, freedom from banks and bosses, freedom from the poisonous in industrial food system, freedom from the health care system, and the freedom of your own long term security.
Ultimately getting off the grid, creates happiness.
You can get off the grid, starting now- by doing simple things that will save you lots of money. And you don’t need to spend $40,000 on solar panels to do it.
Find out how Rick Austin and Survivor Jane got off the grid- and how you can too. Starting Right Now!
Gold & Silver Class
(More info to come.)
Ham Radio -Practical Radio Preps- Communications – Stuff You Need to Know
Become a communications asset!
Join me as we talk about the basics of communications and how you can stay informed and connected with family, friends, neighbors, and others across your state or across the country, no matter what the circumstances.
We’ll discuss licensing, radio equipment including low cost shortwave receivers, improvised and homemade antennas, radio direction finding, communications procedures, and how to practice your radio skills.
And if you are not sure what to do with your new radio, we’ll go through programming examples for some common models and how you can get on the air to practice, along with how to build your own Comms Go Bag.
Healing Garden – Grow Your Own Medicine
We prepare for everything. Water. Food. Shelter. Protection. But we take our health for granted. Staying healthy during a time of crisis is important for survival. How will you care for your family when there is no ambulance or even a doctor available to treat them?
Growing your own medicines will help! Suzanne will discuss the importance of having a medicinal garden and how to care for it. Whether it’s a splinter in a finger or a serious health condition, plants can make a difference in our health and wellbeing. Learn simple remedies for different ailments and how to have a readily available supply of these remedies for when you need them.
(*Class for gardening and education purposes only. No medical advice will be given.)
Our Home Defense Course will delve into just what it takes to keep your most valuable assets safe. These assets are your spouse, kids, and friends. Property can be replaced through your insurance policies, but a life and mental anguish is something which can never be fully recovered from.
We all have watched the news and seen how violent crimes are on the rise, especially since politicians are cutting the budgets of our local Law Enforcement Officers and allowing convicted violent criminals to be released from prisons.
These same politicians understand the threat and live inside homes surrounded by fences, protected by strong men and women who carry firearms that you could never be allowed to own, and have the most expensive Security Systems available.
- Here are the topics we will discuss:
- The Criminal’s Profile
- The Sheep Dog
- Perimeter Security
- Emergency Kits
- Inside of your Home
- Outside of your Home
- Have a Plan
- Firearms & Equipment
Firearms are not your only choice for Home Defense. But they are the most effective. Bad Guys typically stop their attack once they have been shot multiple times.
Homestead Security – When you only have a few people.
This class is designed for families or crew/tribe of ten or less members. This course gives a detailed description on how to create a security plan for your modern homestead or crew/tribe. Topics covered: Who does what and when they do it; Dealing with neighbors; Your communications plan; How to collect information; Dealing with unruly people; Bugout procedures; Developing Emergency procedures.
How to Create a Defensive Mindset
TME Training – Johnny Sexton
We will cover fight or flight response & the physiological effects of hostile encounters, as well as establishing baselines for specific environments, cover & concealments, planning, rehearsal, and family protection. You will also learn to build your situational awareness using Cooper’s Colors & the OODA loop. This class is excellent for families to take together.
How to Encourage Prepping Among Family and Friends
Ryan and Colin Buford
“Project-Based Preparedness: How to Encourage Prepping Among Family and Friends”
The prepper mindset varies from person to person – sometimes within the same household. Being the only prepper in the house doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Including family and friends on your path toward preparedness can be as rewarding as it is effective. But only if you know how to introduce the subject without getting shut down.
Join Ryan and Colin Buford as they provide real solutions for one of the hardest questions preppers have to face: How do I get my spouse/family/friends to buy in when it comes to prepping? By approaching preparedness from a project-based mindset, you’ll learn skills and techniques designed to include, inform, and instruct. In this seminar you’ll learn:
* What project-based prepping is
* Specific prepping projects
* Why timing is critical
* How to teach by example
* Methods of inclusion
How to Reload Ammunition
Have you ever heard wondered about ammunition reloading?
Have you been curious about doing it yourself, but are intimidated by the unknown?
Have you gotten bogged down in all of the different equipment and processes?
Nik Davrados (Redeye Reloading) will tell you about the basic process and benefits of hand-loading your own ammunition, as well the best equipment selection to perform the basic process.
By the end of the class we will help everyone answer two important questions; is handloading for me, and can I do this? The former depends on you, but the latter is an overwhelming YES.
Knife Defense 101 / Using a Knife for Self Defense.
The edged weapons are some of the most commonly found and used weapons in the world.
Every household in the US has an edged weapon in it, however besides using it to make a sandwich, most people have no understanding of how to truly use the knife as a weapon for self- defense or counter-offense.
In this class we will explore the true science of edged weapons in an easy to understand, easy to use and easy to retain way.
We will focus on:
Stabbing vs slashing
Movements of avoidance and entry
Lewis & Clark Salt Meat Preservation
John MacEntrye Allen
The 1803 Corps of Discovery was amazing in many ways. When you read the journal in an edited commentary, the editor sometimes misses the importance of salt. The journal does not emphasize it, because people back then knew why salt was necessary. Without it, the expedition would have failed. As it happened, the Lewis & Clark expedition almost starved while crossing the Rocky Mountains, simply because they ran out of salt. When they wintered at the mouth of the Columbia River, their chief occupations were to store up meat jerky, and to make salt from seawater. Without salt, they would not have made it back over the Rockies to their cache of supplies (including salt) at Great Falls, Montana. In this class, we will discuss how the Corps of Discovery used salt to make meat last several days. We will also demonstrate how a modern hunter can preserve meat the way Lewis & Clark did, when refrigeration is not immediately available. Lastly, we will discuss good alternatives to salt for preserving meat.
Making Soap 101
Few people realize that the 3rd highest cause of cancer is said to be related to chemicals normally found in hygiene related products we use today in our homes, on ourselves and on our families. Learn to make your own products including something as simple and humble as your own soap, knowing exactly what is in there before using it? And in a true “you’re on your own” long term situation, think about how important soap would be (or the lack of it).
In this class you’ll learn how simple it is to make your own soap. You’ll learn about the basic ingredients, how and why they work together, options for additives and the process itself. I’ll also dispel the myths surrounding how “dangerous” lye really is, it’s importance and how to safely handle it or even produce your own if needed. After this class, you may never buy soap again! Yeah, really!
Meals in a Jar (Or Bag) – Great Tasting Food – Premade Meals Ready to Go – Made from Your Food Storage
One of the biggest problems for any prepper (after they survive the End of the World as We Know It) is going to be food fatigue. No one wants to go from a life of flavorful food, to eating just beans and rice the rest of their lives. Learn how to make premade meals that take up less space, have a longer shelf life, and cost a lot less to make than MREs.
And good tasting meals can be a huge morale booster for your family and survival group. Learn how Grannie Pam takes bland food stores, and with just a little of this, and a pinch of that- turns them into a flavorful and healthy meal that people are happy to eat, in any situation. And everything you need for each meal is already put together in one jar (or sealed storage bag).
Grannie Pam is an expert in food preparation, food storage, canning, lacto-fermentation for the production of sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles, dehydration, cheese making, and working with sourdough. She is the author of “Grannie Pam’s Favorite Recipes” and “Grannie Pam’s Prepping With Big Flavors”.
NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) Survival
Back by popular demand, Dave the NBC Guy returns to Prepper Camp with his NBC presentation telling you about the effects of a Nuclear blast, how far out they travel, fallout: how it travels, what it will affect and how to protect yourself from it.
He talks about how to build a Faraday Gage for EMP protection and more importantly, what to put in it!
To bunker or not to bunker, that is the question and Dave gives you his view on bunkers.
He talks about the best protection in a chemical attack, the number one killer in any NBC attack, the best protection from a biological agent or a pandemic including Anthrax, Ebloa, the Zika Virus and the flu.
Dave also talks about the current state of affairs in the world and tells you what the most likely type of attack and when would the best time for the attack to happen.
Dave tells you about easy, practical steps everyone can take to protect themselves and their family. He will also answer questions you may have so don’t miss this presentation and ask the questions you have always had about Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare.
Observation Posts, Lookouts, Scouting, & Target Detection
Gabby (Kerry) Alzner
Learn how to detect an enemy, and the signs that bad guys may be lurking around.
As a Sniper in Special Forces this was one of our main missions when conducting counter-terrorism mission or hostage rescues.
This class will teach you how to scan and identify various targets, as well as indicators that something is strange, or not natural in the area. The class will cover how to spot and identify items, and how to make a sector sketch, to note the items found, to alert the rest of your team.
Think of someone on a lookout position (OP) as they scan their area of responsibility, they spot something that’s not quite right. They make a note, plot it on the area sketch and notify others. Or if they are looking at a possible target/Bad-guy compound they can spot their security positions.
Although not required, students should bring binoculars and or spotting scopes for a more enhanced learning experience.
Pandemic and Biological Warfare Survival
Due to current events Dave, The NBC Guy, was asked to talk about pandemics and biological warfare and how to survive them. In this special presentation, he talks about Ebola, Zika, anthrax, the plague, the coronavirus and the common flu.
Dave will cover all the things to look for during an outbreak in your area and in a worldwide pandemic, including how these things spread. He tells you what preps you will need to have on hand now and what the immediate actions are that you need to take as things unfold.
Dave will discuss triggers that each person should consider when implementing their bug in plan. He talks about how to isolate your family from the rest of the world and about how long you should do it for different sicknesses.
Dave will tell you the number one cause of death in a biological warfare attack and it’s not the sickness itself!
He goes over how to turn your master bedroom into a quarantine facility and how to care for any family members that may get sick. Don’t miss this presentation on biological warfare and how to protect yourself and your family in this truly unthinkable event.
Patrol Movement & Formations- How to Travel and React to Threats as a Team
Gabby (Kerry) Alzner
In this class you will learn standard battle field movements and formations such as the Fire Team and the Squad Size Wedge, which are used when patrolling cross country. You will learn how to safely and properly travel as a team, as well as traveling over watch, and bounding overwatch. These are the foundation for the basic battle drills known as Immediate Action Drills (IADs). The IADs teach members of the patrol how to re-act as a team, when contact with an enemy force is encountered, including how to react to being ambushed, or if you spot the enemy first. What actions do you take?
Basic Fire & Maneuver tactics will be taught from Fire Team movement, Buddy Teams and individual movements.
Prepper’s Approach to Garage Sales
John MacEntrye Allen
There must be a wee bit of Scottish Heritage in all of us, because when we go to garage sales we look for bargains in general. But when Preppers go to a garage sale, we look for a specific kind of bargain. A good example is knife sharpeners. What is a good bargain for $25… a NIB Work Sharp or a NIB Lansky? The Scot says, “That Work Sharp retails for $80.” But the Prepper purchases the Lansky, and won’t even turn his head for a tool that requires electricity.
The things that a Prepper looks for fall into several categories: Cord and Battery Free Tools, Household and Construction Consumables, Low Technology Gizmos, Food That Lasts Forever, Reference Books, and more. Learn about many more categories, and see interesting examples that have come from both garage sales and pawn shops. Bring your own stories!
Prepper’s Guide to Physical Security
This class covers how to establish your Physical Security plan should the rule of law or the structure of society breaks down.
If you are already a part of an established Tribe, starting a Tribe or have plans to join a Tribe; you will need a Physical Security plan. The term Physical Security is intentionally used; there are many disciplines in the security world. A Physical Security plan covers, your guard force, how you will screen pedestrians, vehicles, and supplies.
Your Physical Security plan must cover establishing and protecting the perimeter of your community, and the establishment/enforcement community rules of conduct (Law). Physical Security also covers Life Safety. Life Safety addresses your emergency procedures for Fire, Medical Emergencies, Severe Weather, and Emergency Evacuations.
Your Physical Security plan will govern the day to day life within your community for your Tribe. Writing your Physical Security plan now, allows you to give thought to how you will structure your Tribe’s society. When developing a guard force, you must write guard order, use of force policy, and the rules of engagement.
You will also need procedures for how reconnaissance teams leave and return to your community. Everybody tells you that you need a security plan.
If you do not know how to write/establish a Physical Security plan; you need to attend this class.
As preppers, we all know the importance of a well-stocked homestead, but as we know emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Have you ever considered, having to “Bug Out,” perhaps with very little?
Join Earth School’s founder Richard Cleveland as he discusses the realities of Primitive Survival and how it relates to prepping.
Privacy & Security
Learn a practical skill-set in staying anonymous online and maintaining total privacy against even a well-resourced adversary with global influence. This class is NEW with lots of updates.
Topics: How to disappear on the internet, how to purchase items anonymously, how to keep companies from tracking you, how to be totally anonymous with a cell phone (burner phone), how to create and use aliases online and in everyday life, use disinformation to protect your identity. This class is not just for James Bond! When we lose our privacy, we lose our freedom.
Psychological Warfare Class (Friday & Saturday only)
Many people underestimate the power of psychology when it comes to survival. Sure we understand that in a tough situation mindset is everything. By now we have all heard the phase “survival mindset,” but what does that mean exactly and how do you really create it or use it? The answers to this are overlooked just like the answers to the various aspects of survival. Beyond a wilderness survival situation that pits a person versus nature there is also a situation in both a wilderness and urban survival scenario that could put man versus man. This statement normally brings to mind the idea of physical confrontation. How do you physically defend and combat people that want what you have or that want to hurt you? People are always surprised when I inform them that dealing with confrontation is more about the psychological than the physical. The idea that our lives are physical manifestations of our emotional and mental states and therefore how we interact with the world is determined through these aspects, is commonly over looked. As a Psychological Warfare Sergeant in the US Army I saw how powerful Psychological Warfare could be effective in the buildup or destruction of a community. This was especially evident during and after a war which is the epitome of survival situation. People are looking for food, shelter, water, security, and cause. Each one of these aspects is not just a physical need, but a mental and emotional one as well. Understanding the root cause of these needs gives leverage and to some degree, control. Those who understand how to use this leverage in essence learn to fight without fighting.
In my classes I help people understand the many dynamics of human emotional and mental defaults and characteristics. Students gain an emotional intelligence that gives them the ability to deal with the angry, needy, desperate, and violent that will be encounters during a short or long term disaster. In addition the goal is to help people understand how not to allow their own weaknesses to trap/be used against them by emotionally intelligent influencers that may seek to take advantage of them. I also show how to identify the psychological aspects of those who are trying to take advantage and those who can be potential allies if you understand who they are and how they operate. Psychological warfare is a powerful tool that is underrated in its importance to help people maintain control, order and safety during a disaster or high risk situation. Those throughout history who knew how to use it wisely found themselves as leaders of countries and sometimes destroyers of communities. The war around you is easier to control if you understand the mindset of the players within it. This is the foundation of Psyop.
as well as escapees.
Restoring Cast Iron Cookware
If you have cast iron cook wear that is crusty, dirty, sticky, or rusty and don’t know how to fix it, attend the class. By the end, you’ll be able to make your pan look and function like brand new.
During the class you will learn:
1- Brief history and properties of cast iron cookware.
2- The differences between new and vintage cast-iron.
3- What to look for, and where to look for, vintage cast-iron.
4- How to restore damaged, carbon encrusted, and rusty cast-iron cookware.
5- How to properly season and maintain cast-iron cookware.
6- Cooking with cast iron.
Restoring old cast-iron takes some time, but it is well worth it.
Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest
(This class will now be combined with the Secret Greenhouse Presentation.)
Rick Austin- The Survivalist Gardener
Imagine a food garden that you only have to plant once in your life-time, that takes up very little space, that will provide food for you and your family for the next 30 years; that can grow five times more food per square foot than traditional or commercial gardening; and where you never have to weed, never have to use fertilizers and never have to use pesticide– ever.
And the whole garden is disguised to look like overgrown underbrush, so that anyone passing by would not even dream that you had food growing there!
It’s the essential prepper food source that can provide you with all the fruit, vegetables, nuts and berries, that you and your family can consume in a year.
Secret Greenhouse of Survival- How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse
(This class will now be combined with the Secret Garden of Survival Presentation.)
Rick Austin- The Survivalist Gardener
Imagine a greenhouse that heats your home in the winter; and heats your water; that grows five times more food per sq. ft. than a hoop house; that provides food for you and your family all year long; where your food grows in 3 dimensions; where you never have to use fertilizer; where you never have to use pesticide, and where you can grow exotic foods, i.e. citrus or coffee trees in New England); that allows you to start seedlings in the spring; that hides your solar electric system; and that can house your small animals or incubate chickens and ducks.
All disguised to look like a porch on your home, so that desperate and hungry passersby would have no idea that you have food growing there.
Secret Livestock of Survival- How to Raise the 10 Best Choices for Retreat and Homestead Livestock
Rick Austin- The Survivalist Gardener
Protein should be a big portion of your diet in a homestead or retreat situation. Many traditional farm animals are not a good choice for the small homestead or for the prepper trying to remain undetected. (Hint- Roosters crowing are a dead giveaway to your location.) Find out what animals are the least amount of work for you, and give you the highest return on your investment of money, time and resources. And find out which livestock animals are the most discreet- so they won’t give away your location!
Stop the Bleeding! – Emergency Bleeding Control
TME Training – Johnny Sexton
The leading cause of death in trauma, is bleeding. You need to stop the bleeding first or no other first aid will help. In this class you will learn to recognize and manage major hemorrhages. We will cover safety, consent, direct pressure, tourniquets, pressure dressings, wound packing, shock, and building a trauma kit. The instructor will provide all training materials.
Sunday Sunrise Service – 8:00 am
Meet in the Main Tent by the Water Front, On Sunday Morning at 8:00.
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE)
SERE is a training program that prepares U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians, and private military contractors to survive and “return with honor” in survival scenarios. The curriculum includes survival skills, evading capture, application of the military code of conduct, and techniques for escape from captivity. A typical scenario involves exiting a vehicle, such as an aircraft or ship. Egress is followed by running from enemy forces, toward some pre-planned recovery point. Upon capture, many kinds of interrogation methods may be used to extract useful information from the captive. Both physical and psychological effects are employed. Finding the right moment to make your break is critical to fighting another day. All aspects of SERE may not be used, but a holistic approach provides the best solution.
While prescribed for a military environment, SERE principles can be applied to other circumstances as well, including emergencies resulting from a failure of civility. Surviving in the woods alone using knowledge of bushcraft is different from protecting your neighborhood group from an attacking gang. And if those same gang members are pursuing you for your scarce resources, you are in no less danger than from al Qaeda warriors. You may not be subject to a legal code, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain obligations you have to those nearest to you. And finally, if you are so unfortunate as to be taken by really bad people, then your life may depend on getting away from them as quickly as possible. Join us for a unique discussion forum. Perhaps you’ll discover a new formula for your preparedness planning.
Survival Groups and Mutual Assistance Groups (MAGS)
Forrest Garvin, PrepperNet
Your most important prep is being in a survival group! The only people that argue against this are not in a group. This class will cover: why your “expert” is not in a group, why you need a group, how to find a group, where to find people, what to look for in others, how to talk to others about groups, how groups will change you, how to prepare yourself for a group, how many should you have in your group, how to find an quick bug out location, what due diligence should you do, roles and responsibility in a group. My survival group has been together for 18 years and I will share information that others have never shared.
Survivor Jane’s Preparedness Basics
With all the tacticool gear, freeze dried and pre-packaged foods, prepping books, and prepper how-to’s, it’s easy to get caught up in all the commercialism of preparing. Preparing is not about money and how much you can spend, it’s about knowledge.
In this class you will learn the fundamental preparedness basics, by focusing on the essential basics human needs for survival, in Survivor Jane’s easy to understand and at times witty conversational tone. She will also share with you her money saving tips, and alternatives to traditional preparedness equipment and necessities.
Tanning Hides the Old Fashioned Way- Brain Tanning
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Trapping Game and Predators
The most upsetting thing for someone going through the trouble, time and effort, to raise their own food, is when you go to pick your bounty, and you find that some varmint has already beaten you to it!
So groundhogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, squirrels and the like, need to be kept in check.
Then there is the beaver that can take a fruit tree that took you years to grow, down in one night !!! They can also flood fields, and block culverts that can washout roads.
And fox, coyote, bobcats, and other predators, can devastate your chickens, ducks, rabbits, and goats in a matter of minutes.
When the SHTF you do not need the added work or loss of your hard earned resources.
And a trapped animal’s meat, fur and leather is an added benefit.
This is a practical trapping class, with hands-on demonstrations, on the ground, by the Back Bayou Tent.
Trauma Tools Workshop
This is a hands-on presentation of the primary life-saving tools used by military members and professional first responders in the field. These purpose-built devices will provide you with the ability to stabilize serious bleeding and breathing injuries before trained responders arrive on the scene. Without oxygen, a bleeding/breathing victim has about ten minutes to live. Since the average EMS response time is seven minutes, he has at best a 30% survival rate under normal conditions. Therefore, every step you take immediately could dramatically increase someone’s chances to live. The main point is that you don’t have time to wait for someone else to respond and take action. If you choose to accept it, that responsibility falls on you.
During the workshop, we will discuss the importance of blood to the human body and the impact of serious bleeding on bodily functions. Then we will consider types of bleeding and the methods of addressing each. Several tourniquet options will be demonstrated. We will consider other applications as well, including pressure dressings, chest seals, and clotting agents. Finally, we will discuss breathing trauma and how to effectively address conditions arising from obstructions and disruptions. Your take away from this workshop will be an increased understanding of your role as a first responder. And combined with complete trauma kits, as well as the components found at the GetReady! booth, you will be confident in your basic lifesaving ability.
Urban Survival – No Matter What.
This class focuses on steps you can take to protect yourself in an urban environment in today’s society and a disaster scenario. If society maintains its balance, there are still steps you can take to secure your castle. You need defensible space, a plan for when things go wrong, and, yes, proper insurance coverage. Around your home, you have private and public spaces. Can you manage the traffic? When threats, either human-made or natural, are imminent, you have to weigh the decision to stay or go carefully. Knowing you have covered all of your bases before this happens can make this decision much more manageable.
In the event of a collapse, it is essential that you understand how to be a gray man and blend in. You don’t want others to know you are thriving while they are starving. Finding food and water in an urban environment post-collapse takes careful thought now to know what to do then. Your defensive strategies should be covert, and often your best decision may be to blend into a mob rather than fight the tide. You will need strength in numbers. A family of four can’t defend itself in an urban landscape. After attending this class, you will understand how to survive in an urban environment today and tomorrow.
Using a Stick for Combat -101
There are two basic weapons that have been around since the dawn of time and they are the Stick and the rock.
Rocks are cool but once you throw them away they can’t aid you anymore.
Sticks or stick like objects are things that you will commonly carry or be able to find in most environments.
Using a stick properly is something that is not as easy as you think. It takes an understanding of range, targeting and full body movement.
Whether a broom, umbrella, cane or hiking stick, once you learn effective combat with this tool you will be able to improvise a weapon in a multitude of scenarios.
We will cover common strikes, avoidances, basic footwork and counter strikes that will give you a clear upper hand when using a using any type of staff like object for defense.
There is no experience needed to take this class and all fitness levels are welcomed as the movements will be efficient. Don’t miss out on Stick combat 101 – Basic Tools for Winning Non-projectile engagements.
Utilizing Fibers For Homesteading and Survival
Fiber, such as wool, is a resource that people pay little attention to in today’s time. Natural fiber items are even less understood and almost considered an oddity with the number of synthetic products now in circulation. Having the ability and skill to make your own clothing could make or break a family or group during tough time. Gloves, hats, shirts, sweaters, underwear everyday things that we take for granted could have a huge impact on our lives and make an individual quite vulnerable.
This class will discuss the sources in which fibers come from, be it animal, plant or even insect. This will cover many of the main types of sources and the multiple uses for them in the prepper and homesteading lifestyle.
You will get to see first-hand the type of equipment that are ideal. As well as getting to see and handle some of the fibers up-close. I will also present and show how these fibers can be used and handled in its final process. You will leave with simple set of plans to build your own drop spindle. We will also discuss the how to begin in your new fiber adventure.
This class will allow you to walk away with a whole new view on this great resource.
What Happens After BANG!
What happens (really) after you have used deadly force to defend yourself and your family? …After you have exercised your right to self-defense, what happens next? What can go wrong, and how can you protect yourself, after you have pulled the trigger?
- The structure of the Judicial system and how it works.
- The structure of the Judicial system and how it works…in reality.
- The act of self-defense, and it’s pitfalls. (It isn’t what you think it is)
- The cops and their role, how it affects you, and what you should do.
- Incompetence in cops, investigators, and district attorneys
- District attorneys and their political agenda and what that means to you.
- What happens to you physically, psychologically, and emotionally if you inflict deadly force or death in your self-defense.
- Examples of self defense gone wrong. (Short Ray Krone video)
- Train, Educate, and Reflect on options, (Run Hide, Fight)
- Question and answer (10-15 minutes)
- Conclusion. How to protect yourself
Wild Edible Plants/Survival Resources (Wild Edible Survival)
Nature provides everything we need, to not just survive, but THRIVE!
Join Earth School’s founder Richard Cleveland as he guides you through the wild space around Prepper Camp pointing out, identifying and discussing the many uses of plants that surround us everyday.
Wine Making – Made Simple
Learn how to make this is old family recipe, that has easy to follow instructions, using simple equipment and common ingredients. Using this process, you can have wine in about 45 days.
Even if you don’t drink alcohol, wine is a great barter item. It is also an inexpensive way to produce alcohol for medicine and disinfecting.
Learn from Jan’s wine making experience so you don’t have to make the mistakes that she did. Come to this class and you will become a successful winemaker, using a simplified process, that is easy, convenient, quick, cheap, and productive.
Your Body Is A Weapon – Everybody’s Self Defense Class
Your body is your number one weapon. There are numerous circumstances where your body may be your last line of defense, and you need to be ready to protect yourself. This class focuses on every age group, any sex, and any fitness level. We begin with the background basics of fitness, concentrating on improving that readiness level. Advancing to the next stage should always be the goal. During the class, we will discuss proper nutrition for maintaining an adequate preparedness level. Pain is an excuse for many individuals, so we will explore methods for reducing pain and inflammation that can hold an individual back.
Then we will explore how appearance and situational awareness can make or break you in a self-defense situation. It is essential to know your limits due to your age and prior fitness levels. You need to be able to assess your opponents’ abilities based upon their age and appearance. Knowing how to handle adrenal stress and getting practice at controlling the body’s response is another critical aspect we will explore. Then we will learn some useful tips on how to escape and evade an abduction. Plus, explore the basics of wielding and defending against a bladed weapon attack. Finally, we get into some hands-on practice focusing on learning a few moves very well rather than many movements, not so well.
The instructor, Sara Hathaway, grew up a country girl, shooting rifles and bowhunting. She began training martial arts in 2002 in a form called Kuk Sool Won. A fellow student introduced her to the sport of Taekwondo. Her training continued in the disciplines of Kuk Sool Won, Kukkiwon style Taekwondo and Moo Duk Kwon style Taekwondo. In 2007 Sara earned her black belt from Master Instructor John Jonghan Yi. As an individual concerned about disaster preparedness and self-defense, she realized Taekwondo was much more than a sport, and in 2010 she began training with Chief Master Dan Lovas at The Auburn Martial Arts Center. Sara trained off and on at the studio during the next few years and obtained her third-degree blackbelt in Taekwondo. During this time, she also participated in close quarters combat training with a private instructor, Doug Huffman. Sara has become one of six women ever to pass Dan Lovas’s jujitsu test and trained Sport-jujitsu as well. Currently, Sara is training in MMA at Precision Jujitsu, concentrating that training on street fighting rather than cage fighting.
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