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Rick Austin- The Survivalist Gardener- Author- Secret Garden of Survival; Secret Greenhouse of Survival; Secret Livestock of Survival; Get Off Grid- Starting Now; and Politically Correct TV Show Host

Rick Austin is known as the Survivalist Gardener, and is a preparedness, homesteading and off grid living expert. He is the author of Secret Garden of Survival-How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest which is now the #1 Best Selling book in Garden Design.

 Rick is also the author of the Secret Greenhouse of Survival, How to Build the Ultimate Homestead and Prepper Greenhouse;  Secret Livestock of Survival – How to Raise the Very Best Choices for Retreat and Homestead Livestock; and Get Off Grid- Starting Now.

 Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, Doomsday Preppers, Germany’s Galileo TV, PBS, Amazon Prime Video’s This Beast That Is The Global Economy, the documentary film Beyond Off Grid, as well as in Newsweek, American Survival Guide, Prepper & Shooter Magazine and in Mother Earth News (three times).

 You can also hear Rick on his radio show Secrets of a Survivalist where each week he talks with the world’s best survival experts that share their own secrets of survival.


Survivor Jane – Founder- , #preppertalk.  Survivor Jane’s Prepping Priorities Class

Jane is a former city-girl turned prepper. She is the creator and editor of the #1 disaster survival and preparedness website for women:  

Her mission, as a public speaker, writer and social media persona is to help educate others on how to prepare by sharing her personal experiences and research in easy to understand language on different topics of disaster survival and preparedness.

As an additional outreach, Jane created the internationally used hashtag #PrepperTalk which has resulted in the Largest Prepper Community on Twitter bringing preparedness-minded people from all over the world together to share their ideas, suggestions and information on preparedness with one another.

She is the author of the books: What Could Possibly Go Wrong??? How to Go From Completely Clueless to Totally Prepared;  Where There is No Cosmetic Counter and the 1st revision: Survivor Jane’s Guide to: Emergency/Survival Hygiene: A Prepper’s Cookbook for Making Personal Survival Hygiene Products. Since infection and germs are the #1 cause of death in a disaster situation, in her opinion, hygiene is one of the most overlooked areas in preparedness.

Jane has also appeared on the hit television series, National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppersreceiving one of the highest scores given in the series history and, was featured in the Special Newsweek Edition: Off-Grid along side such notables as “Survivorman” Les Stroud.


As a writer Jane has contributed to National Geographic Channel’s BlogTV, Prepper and Shooter Magazine, as well as Prepare Magazine and many other periodicals.

When she is not writing, you will find Jane on her homestead-practicing what she preaches –  because for Survivor Jane, “Preparedness is a life-style … not a hobby”.

Tighe Kuykendall, NK4I; Ham Radio -Practical Radio Preps- Communications – Stuff You Need to Know;

Tighe Kuykendall is a lifelong learner and adventurer.  Growing up in Western NC he enjoyed camping and the outdoors.  He served in the US Army from 1990-97 where he learned basic radio skills and had the opportunity to live in foreign countries.  Tighe was first licensed as an Amateur Radio operator in 2001 and received his Amateur Extra class license in 2007 while living near Charleston SC where he was active with local radio groups.  He has been involved in many radio adventures from ARRL Field Day, being a special event station for the 13 Colonies Special Event, to portable operations from campgrounds or the top of mountains.  Today, Tighe lives with his wife and son on their homestead in East Tennessee where he enjoys sharing his experiences with others in hopes that he can help someone have their own adventure.

Sara F. Hathaway – Author and Podcaster, The Changing Earth Series.  Self Defense Class. Urban Survival Class.

Sara is a country girl, born and raised in Rochester, Michigan. She grew up gardening, canning, fishing, shooting and bow hunting. After moving to the foothills of California, she expanded her survival knowledge, developing skills in wild foraging, martial arts, and upcoming planetary changes. Her knowledge culminated into a fictional series titled, The Changing Earth Series.

To present the facts behind the fiction, she started The Changing Earth Podcast and has hosted over five years of shows, featuring survival professionals from around the globe. Interweaving preparedness into every facet of her life, during the day she is an insurance professional, preparing people for catastrophe and on her down time she continues to prepare others by teaching through her podcast.

Self-defense is a primary focus of Sara’s and many days you will find her in the gym, training mixed martial arts and instructing others to protect themselves by any means necessary. She and her husband and reside in north eastern Texas with their two boys.

Sara delights in passing down the knowledge she has gained to help others prepare for what is next.

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Ronald “Pork Chop” Mangum- Ice Road Truckers Star- Founding Member Bushcraft Survival Preppers- Dutch Oven and Camp Cooking Class

Ron has been prepping his entire life. He has also been a scout master, a cub master, for the Boy Scouts of America. Ron is proficient in First Aid, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness First Aid, and Bush Rafting.

Ron has learned the tips and tricks of cooking with Dutch Ovens and cast iron on a wood fire, throughout his life in the wilderness. He will pass his tips on to you throughout the day, as well as during his class, at Prepper Camp.



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Hakim Isler –  Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid Star, Decorated Combat War Veteran, 4th Degree Ninja Black Belt-   Psychological Warfare, Using a Knife for Self Defense, Machete Combat Techniques,  The (Walking) Stick Combat 101

Hakim Isler is the nation’s premier, professional African-American survivalist.  He is most notably recognized for his appearances on Discovery Channel’s Naked & Afraid, Naked & Afraid XL and FOX’s Kicking & Screaming.  A man of many skills, Hakim is a decorated combat war veteran, Ninja fourth degree black belt, certified close-protection specialist and professional self-defense & combat weapons instructor.  A business owner, published author, motivational speaker, TV host/personality and inventor – holding several patents and trademarks – Hakim is constantly pushing the limits of achievement…

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Elite Guard LLC.

“Live to serve and through service experience true living.”  

Richard Cleveland- Primitive Wilderness Survival Skills; Wild Edible Survival

Richard Cleveland is the founder and director of Earth School, based near Asheville, NC. He is a former Lead Instructor at Tom Brown’s world famous Wilderness Survival School in New Jersey. Richard has also trained and studied extensively with Charles Worsham, a gifted Tracker and teacher of life. Other teachers he has studied with include, nationally renowned Cherokee herbalist David Winston, flintknapping experts Dr. Errett Callahan and Jack Cresson, as well as bowmakers Jim Hamm and Scott Silsby.

Richard teaches programs throughout the United States and has also led programs in Australia. He has taught survival and self-reliance skills to Navy Seals and civilians alike. His Survival School has been featured on cable TV shows, local news channels and various publications. During the past 29 years Richard has taught nature awareness and survival skills to thousands of people of all ages. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing guide, writer, public speaker and a self-trained Naturalist.

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Jordan Smith –Host of Prepperbroadcasting Network’s  “A Family Affair” –   Utilizing Fiber for Homesteading and Survival

Jordan is a mother, a craftsman and all around country living individual.   She grew up in the foothills of Arkansas and learned to crochet at a very early age.  She has always had the passion and drive to become as self-sufficient as possible and teach those skills to her children and others.   

Joel Ryals, Fortress K9;  The Trained Protection Dog – A Prepper’s Best Friend – And Best Security Asset

Major Joel Ryals is a veteran of the United States Army, serving over twelve years, on active duty, and three additional years in the National Guard and Reserves. He served as a Law Enforcement Commander and as the Training Officer for the Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC), Alaska. He deployed to Colombia, serving in the MIL Group at the Embassy in Bogota (2009). Serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2008) as the Police Operations Advisor and Executive Officer, his team conducted over 240+ combat missions through the streets of Baghdad. Serving in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2003), he conducted 200+ combat missions, patrolling and perimeter security, special Forces escorts, detainee Operations and Quick Reaction Force Commander. His military experience has given him years of expertise in training for high threat situations.

For over 18 years Joel has trained, raised and bred working line German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. He strives to create and train the best dog available with a focus on physical health, mental capability, and solid, reliable nerves so that your Protection dog is ready to face any threat you may encounter. Joel is the owner/operator of Fortress K9 Kennels LLC and K9 Academy Online.;; Instagram @fortressk9, @fortressk9.puppies, @k9academyonline, @fortresssurvival; Facebook @fortressk9dogs, @fortressk9.puppies, @k9academyonline


David Jones –  Pandemic and Biological Warfare Survival; NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) Warfare Survival, Protective Masks for Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Attacks

A 24-year veteran of the U.S. Army and retired Army Chemical Officer, David Jones taught nuclear biological and chemical warfare defense to military personnel all over the world.

Being recognized as a weapon of mass destruction expert, six months after 9/11 occurred David was recalled to active duty. He spent the next 22 months in the Middle East traveling to 16 different countries conducting vulnerability assessments on US interests in the area.

David is now an emergency management specialist working for the Federal Government and has worked with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, NASA and US Air Force Global Strike Command where he was the only civilian on a nuclear weapons accident response team.

David has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Security Management and has numerous awards from the military and civilian organizations. His most amazing accomplishment to date was that he became a father for the first time at age 50.



Rodney Parker; Gold and Silver Class

Rodney Parker is retired from 45 years of starting, growing and selling business related to products and services mostly for oil, natural gas and coal energy companies. Through the years, he has found that as times change, so do the ways industry changes and because of that, the demand changes for different products and services.  Staying ahead of new technology and being the first to offer this to customers was very successful.

His first business was at age 11, delivering newspapers. He gained an interest in coins customers paid him with for the service and product. The last business evolved as industrial changes came about to clean the emissions from engines, boilers and burners with catalyst being a large part of that business. He found that because they contained platinum, palladium and rhodium there was good profit in precious metals from used catalyst.  From this, an appreciation for gold and silver was acquired, not only for collecting but also for financial security and income.  Working the past 5 years in the gold and silver business has given him a greater knowledge of these precious metals.

Kerry Alzner – Observation Posts, Lookouts, Scouting, & Target Detection; Patrol Movement & Formations- How to Travel and React to Threats as a Team

Kerry “Gabby” Alzner is a retired Special Forces NCO, Private Military Contractor (PMC), Survival and Firearms instructor, Counter-terrorist SME, Security and Personnel Protection Operator. Mr. Alzner spent over 25 years in the Army, Retired in 2004 and became a PMC. He has multiple trips conducting Training, security and military operations around the world.


Suzanne Upton

Suzanne Upton- Simple Homestead Living- Fermentation toPreserve Foods; The Healing Garden – Grow Your Own Medicine

Suzanne Upton is a North Carolina native homesteader and herbalist.  She grew up in a large family with acres of gardens, harvesting and preserving food as naturally as possible.  She began canning with her mother at seven years old and learned sustainability from ‘mountain folk’ grandparents.  Being among the first generation in her family to be born in a hospital, she grew up with Granny-women who found ways to heal from the plants and remedies of Appalachia. 

 Her homestead now is a happy little mix of chickens, goats, vegetable beds, cold frames, herbs gardens and fruit orchards designed make the most of a sustainable lifestyle.  Over the years she began a serious education into herbalism and nutrition, including foraging wild foods and medicines, fermenting, winemaking, finding nutrition in wild foods, as well as homemade vinegars and herbal remedies. 

 Suzanne’s focus is on healthy, sustainable prepping and wild food survival.  She believes prepping is more than just stocking instant foods in a pantry.  Being able to quickly replace nutritional food in a time of disaster is key.   And making sure that food is healthy, delicious and plentiful as well as frugal is so important in any stressful situation.  She readily passes on her foraging, harvesting and preserving abilities, teaching others about how to find foods, using healthy preservation techniques and maintaining health with diet and herbal remedies.

There is so much more to see and learn at her homesteading and video website, 

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Micheal McKinley- Aquaponics 4 All; Aquaponics Made Easy

 Michael has been doing Aquaponics since 2006.  He has lived in WNC since the early 70s.  Raised in a rural setting, he learned early on how difficult it can be to tend crops in the customary manor.  In many cases, it would leave you bone weary by the end of each day.  Most of us know about Hydroponics from back in the day.  Now with Aquaponics, the same system can become sustainable with just a few tweaks and a little ingenuity.  This year the class will cover the basics of Aquaponic theory with an emphasis on system design.  Sustainability is the key to making Aquaponics a viable option to feed you and your family.  Propagation of plants, breeding fish and crayfish, designing building and maintaining systems while using all available resources to achieve this will be discussed.  At his vendor booth Michael will have a fully operational Aquaponics Demonstration System to give you hands on experience with many of the current styles  of Aquaponics.  Bring a thumb drive to get a free download of his presentation to take home and begin the journey.

Neal Morris

Neal Morris – Restoring Cast Iron Cookware

Neal Morris is a lifelong avid outdoors man who enjoys fishing, camping and backpacking and has spent years honing his personal survival skills.

Neal grew up learning to cook with cast-iron in the family home, as well as in the wild over an open fire. His extensive cast iron collection Includes pieces from the late 1800’s to present that have been restored to like new condition.

“It’s the thrill of the hunt, and the excitement of bringing a crusty and rusty piece of decades old cast iron back to life.”

Neal spent 6 years in the US Marine Corps and has been an Operating Room Nurse for the last 24 years.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Brand Ambassador – Wild Abundance; Tanning Hides the Old Fashioned Way – Brain Tanning

Mary Elizabeth is a compassionate prepper dedicated to communicating and building community through hands on learning experiences. As a student of the Wild Abundance online hide tanning course, Mary Elizabeth has reclaimed ancestral skills that she is grateful to be sharing at Prepper Camp. She is a brand ambassador and community advocate on behalf of Wild Abundance and welcomes you to take the one hour Introduction to Brain Tanning class at Prepper Camp 2021. Stop by her booth space to feel buckskin and check out the other services and classes that Wild Abundance has to offer, and of course to join her as a student of the online Hide Tanning Course.

David J Dietrich – GetReady! Emergency Planning Center. Trauma Tools Workshop; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Class

David Dietrich is a retired United States Air Force officer.  He was a military pilot, intelligence officer, and strategic planner.  David is a life-long prepper and survivalist.

David was a Boy Scout and an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over fifteen years.  He taught wilderness survival, first aid, fire and emergency preparedness.

David has taken military Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training.  He is a certified first aid instructor for Basic, CPR, AED, and Wilderness First Aid.

David also presents seminars and courses on trauma treatment, water treatment, bartering, emergency kits, land navigation, food planning, foraging, and scavenging.

David provides his services and products through GetReady! Emergency Planning Center.  His business focuses on first aid, water treatment, food, and survival gear.

GetReady! is located at 11 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia, in Langley Square Shopping Center. Their website is

Ryan and Colin Buford – Father and Son Prepping Hosts: Tactical Torture then Next Generation Show.  How to Encourage Prepping Among Family and Friends

Our show is based on relating general prepping knowledge to everyday scenarios as ways to explain the importance of “old” survival skills and how they apply today. At the end of each show, the last 10-15 minutes, we dedicate time to a “Pint Sized Prepper Project” where we use the show as a springboard to embody the topic with a hands-on project, like building a lantern or a kit or a rocket stove or whatever.

Greg New

Greg New – Us Army Veteran, Master BeeKeeper;  Beekeeping

Greg has worked on and off of farms since he was in the 7th grade. He has studied small scale farming sustainable agriculture most of his adult life. He joined the US Army at age 21 and served for 25 years. The last 17 years were in 3rd and 5th Special Forces group. He and his wife settled in Tennessee in 2007. They have been keeping bees since 2013 and are certified master beekeepers in Tennessee. They produced just over 40 gallons of honey last season (2019) with 12 hives. They expanded their apiary to 19 hives through splitting techniques and plan to expand again in spring 2020 to a total 30. They currently operate two bee yards of 4 and 15 hives respectively. Spring 2020 they will occupy their third bee yard and equally distribute the hives. They currently grow spray free blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, and mulberries, apples and pears for personal use and barter. Homesteading/prepper skills include pressure and hot bath canning, dehydrating, making various homemade wines, elderberry syrup, and handcrafted skincare products and herbal salves (; They have also raised and kept chickens in tractors and free range and hogs. They have worked for 12 years at developing an informal barter and retail network for their products and for the purposes of security and community. They attend and are active members of a local church. Future plans expanding bee operation into queen rearing and bee package sales, adding raspberries and shitake mushrooms. 

Nicolle Wallace: NRA Pistol Instructor, NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor; The Female Shooter

Nicolle grew up as an Army BRAT and was fortunate to be able to live and travel to many places all over the world. She loves the military and has always felt a strong desire to serve in ways she believes makes the world a better place. She joined the Air Force out of high school and became an avionics technician on helicopters and then B-52s. She separated from the AF after her daughter was born but continued to serve as a military spouse until they retired in 2013.

Nicolle became a CrossFit instructor while living in Okinawa in 2008, and discovered her love for teaching. It is a wonderful thing to help someone step out of their comfort zone and realize that they are fully capable of doing amazing things they never imagined they could do. Fast forward a few years and Nicolle met Dave who introduced her to handguns and all the fun that can be had in the firearms field. Nicolle holds her NRA pistol instructor certification and is a NC Concealed Carry Handgun instructor. She loves to work with new shooters and help them become both confident and competent with their firearms.

John MacEntyre Allen – Director, New Garden Park ; Lewis & Clark Salt Meat Preservation; A Prepper’s Approach to Garage Sales 

MacEntyre works at New Garden Park, a 27 acre Park, an Urban Farm, a Church and an Abbey complete with Missions of all sorts as well as Monks. The Farm uses Regenerative Gardening and Permaculture techniques to produce a lot on a very small footprint. The fields are prepared using a restored 1952 Farmall Super A tractor, and protected from deer with a solar powered electric fence. A new Rabbitry has been established with 5 breeders, and is well on the way to producing 250 rabbits each year. The Park Shop is heated and cooled with Geothermal. All of this activity requires that MacEntyre spend a lot of time teaching skills and showing young people how to get things done with scant resources. In his career, he has been a construction worker, a commercial fisherman, a sailor on a square topsail schooner, mate on an offshore equipment handling tugboat, and a chemical engineer with Raytheon. He makes gear for hammock hangers and backpackers.Come have fun and learn technical things with MacEntyre!

Jan Emore – Professional Leather Worker, Prepper and Homesteader; Bug Out Bags – Create One that is Realistic, Light, Smart, and Fight Ready., Wine Making – Made Simple.

Jan Emore has over 30 years of professional leather working experience including custom saddles, and Indian Motorcyles. She has also worked with many military, federal, and private operators customizing the way they carry their every-day carry rigs to help them operate smoothly and safety in the field.

Ken Hardy

Ken Hardy – US Law Shield; What Happens After Bang!

Ken had an 11-year career with two agencies in southwest Ohio as a road patrol officer. Ken’s last agency was in the 6th largest metropolitan area in Ohio, spending just under 10 years there. In his last year, Ken was assigned to a special detail that required him to provide security and detention of incarcerated prisoners standing trial. This courtroom experience, in conjunction with his street experience, gave Ken a unique insight into the US Judicial system, it’s imperfections and the slippery slope that a US Citizen who rightfully defends themselves can end up in jeopardy and facing loss of liberty. After his LEO career, Ken went into business and during that career, worked with action committees in an unrelated industry, but was active in action groups attempts to influence legislation that would be beneficial to the industry. Ken has worked closely with attorneys throughout his career through activism with young men who are facing child custody issues.

Ken now works with US Law Shield, an organization that provides legal representation to members who have been involved in a self-defense act.

Andrew Pitts – Beginning Blacksmithing

Andrew Pitts is a blacksmith, jeweler and owner of The Grumpy Smith LLC. After a ten year career in locksmithing he left the trade and went back to school.  He graduated from the Haywood Community College Professional Crafts program in 2013. Having left school with an A.A.S in Professional Crafts – Jewelry and a Certificate of Blacksmithing he set about plying his new trade in North Carolina until becoming ill and needing to close and move to Virginia. Now having recovered significantly he has started working again as owner of the Grumpy Smith LLC. 

Andrew Pitts has a cost effective way to build a forge which overcomes the obstacle of cost, when trying to do the job of a blacksmith. Andrew shows us a more primitive way to build tools with his class-  “Beginning Blacksmithing”  

Drawing on the problem solving skills developed over a decade of work as a locksmith, he employs the art of metalworking to address the needs of clients. Living in the mountains has given Andrew an increased responsibility to provide for family and friends in time of need. Teaching and passing on what he has learned is one way he hopes to help others. 


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James WaltonIntrepid Commander of The Prepper Broadcasting Network; Entrepreneurship for Survival – Starting a Business to Survive the Cultural Revolution

James Walton owns and runs the Prepper Broadcasting Network, that  broadcasts podcast shows 7 days a week with 4 live hosts. He is the host of the I AM Liberty Show, a full time freelance writer in the prepper/survival niche and the author of Come Unity; Community, a guide to creating cohesive prepared communities.
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David Stutts – Director of Training for Wolf-fire Firearms and Survival – Home Defense

David is the Owner and Director of Training for Wolf-fire Firearms and Survival.   His multiple tours in the US Army & US Air Force afforded him the opportunity to learn both marksman skills as well as Survival skills working as an Instructor with the ERT(Military SWAT), SERE(Survival, Evade, Resistance, and Escape) Instructors, and CSAR(Combat Search and Rescue) Teams while stationed overseas.

David’s classes have expanded from simple pistols and rifle classes to more advanced full-on Tactical Response Courses as well as conducting monthly Survival and Preparedness classes..  One of his most popular courses is the SHTF Weekend Course where students are educated in various emergency survival skills and are required to live out of their Bug-out-Bags for the weekend.  It has been a real revelation for most of his students.

His mission and motivation as an Instructor is to help as many folks as possible to be prepared for many of the potential natural and man-made disasters we could face one day.

Here is a list of his current Certifications:

Certified NRA Instructor

Certified NRA Pistol Instructor

Certified NRA Rifle Instructor
Certified NRA Range Safety Officer
Certified NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor
Registered US Carry Firearms Instructor
Member of The Concealed Carry Association of North Carolina
Certified Expert with the Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun (US Army & US Air Force)
Veteran of more than three tours of duty in the US military
Rifle and Pistol Instructor (US Air Force)
Survival Instructor (US Air Force)

Melvin Case – Wild Life Damage Control Agent; Trapping Game and Predators

Melvin Case has been a Wildlife Damage Control Agent for N.C. Wildlife since 2007. He will discuss how to protect your harvest and your livestock from wildlife and predators, and will show you how to harvest meat, fur and leather from wild resources.

Forrest Garvin- Prepper Net- Privacy & Security; Survival Groups and Mutual Assistance Groups (MAGS)

Forrest Garvin is a former US Air Force NCO who served with the 317 MAC and JSOC SOLLII out of Pope Air Force Base. After leaving the military, Garvin worked in the technology field for the Strategic Technology Group for NationsBank/Bank of America and then went on to create several technology startups. Garvin is a survival instructor, NRA instructor, general license HAM operator, Krav Maga apprentice instructor, speaker, inventor, educator, radio/podcast host, and author. Garvin has been a prepper since Y2K. Garvin also owns the Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy in Charlotte, NC. His survival academy offers courses in self-defense, homesteading, firearms, family preparedness and survival skills. In addition, he consults with preppers and survival groups around the USA. Garvin was the founder of the Carolina Preppers Network, which now is PrepperNet. PrepperNet has 28,000+ members nationwide.

PrepperNet is an organization of like-minded individuals who believe in personal responsibility, individual freedoms, and preparing for disasters of all origins. This group is aimed at individuals that have an interest in gaining knowledge, acquiring new skills and networking with like-minded individuals that are preppers and survivalists.


Rick “Native” Wells – Prepping For Everyday; Not Doomsday

Native (the other Rick) has served in the Army for over 20 Years. He has served in a variety of Duty positions to include First Sergeant, Chief Instructor, Master Combatives Trainer and other key leadership roles. Native has multiple deployments to various locations around the world. He has taken real world experiences from living overseas, and adapting them to his everyday life. Native has been Prepping, Overlanding and bushcrafting before he knew what those terms were. To Native, prepping was conducting PCC and PCI’s before missions, overlanding was packing a Humvee for a 10 day “trip” and bushcrafting was using lessons learned from boy scouts and SERE courses. Native is also classically trained in sarcasm and in keeping students entertained. Native can attribute the majority of his knowledge in preparedness to Prepper Net founder, Forrest Garvin. Native hopes to one day retire from the Army and become a successful prepper like Forrest Garvin.


 Grannie Pam- Author- Meals in Jars; Cheesemaking; Dehydrating

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”.  

Jonathan Glauser – Mountain Well-Being- Colloidal Silver

Jonathan Glauser, the creator of Mountain Well-Being, is a leading expert in the field of colloidal solutions and natural health.  He’s been passionate about healthy living for most of his life and strongly believes that well-being is a direct result of proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.  Jonathan is skilled in organic and aquaponic gardening and grows the majority of his own food.  Living as sustainably as possible, he is a steward of the Earth and loves spending his free time outside surrounded by nature.  He keeps physically active by biking, paddling, hiking and skiing.  

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Nik Davrados – – Reloading Ammunition,

Years ago, Nik Davrados got this wild idea to start buying up reloading supplies from individuals, estate sales, closing gun shops and manufacturers. He then started selling this vast collection using social media. An instant message here, a text message there and he was up and rolling. The more Nik sold, the more he built relationships and started what became the RedEye family and As the business grew he pulled more and more people to help him. Fast forward to today and here we are; Years later, bringing you the best that reloading has to offer! Redeye currently has over 500+ die sets in stock, 25 presses and an array of components new and pulled.

Now he has taken his years of experience as a classroom teacher and created RER Educational Services and where he offers the NRA certified course for basic metallic loading. In development now are course for advanced reloading, long range and casting.

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Keynote Speaker- for Prepper Camp 2021:

Tom DeWeese –President & Founder – American Policy Center

Tom DeWeese is 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.

A native of Ohio, he’s been a candidate for the Ohio Legislature, served as editor of two newspapers, and has owned several businesses since the age of 23. In 1989 Tom led the only privately-funded election-observation team to the Panamanian elections. In 2006 Tom was invited to Cambridge University to debate the issue of the United Nations before the Cambridge Union, a 200 year old debating society. Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report.

For 40 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.

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