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Following are detailed descriptions of many of the classes we have tentatively scheduled for you at Prepper Camp 2019.  

(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!)

 

2019 Keynote Address (Saturday Evening) - Agenda: Grinding America Down

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Keynote Speaker:  Curtis Bowers - Filmaker - Agenda: Grinding America Down 

Ever wonder how America has gone from a moral Christian/Judeo society in the 1960s to the “anything goes”, morally corrupt, liberally controlled society that has brainwashed our children into thinking that Socialism and Communism is actually a “good thing”?

Curtis Bowers produced the Grand Prize winning documentary film, AGENDA: Grinding America Down, as well as the sequel, AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit.

These films expose the history of the liberal, deep state, communist party agenda, to fundamentally change America to a communist country from within.  The people behind this Agenda had a very detailed, 50 year plan, to destroy America, and they have achieved almost all of their goals from the 1960’s to today. Come to our Key Note Address to find out how we can save this country from the liberal socialist Globalist agenda.   www.AgendaDocumentary.com

 Curtis Bowers' DVDs will be available after the Keynote Address.


 

Scheduled Classes (in alphabetical order): 

 10 Biggest Mistakes Made in Prepping - Preparedness Basics 

Survivor Jane

 Survivor Jane will share what basic preparedness is all about and how to begin preparing by focusing on the essential basic needs of survival and sharing money saving tips to get there. 

Find out how you can replace toilet paper forever with a simple garden sprayer, how you can vacuum seal food using a brake bleeder, as well as how to make your own personal health and hygiene products -including make-up- from simple food storage items.


Active Shooter- Trauma and Triage for the Wounded

Skinny Medic

Learn the first and the last things to do when treating severe trauma from gun shots and explosive devices in an active shooter situation- from someone who actually treats medical emergencies in these real life situations. Learn what you should do, what you should always carry with you, and how to make improvised life saving dressings from materials available to stop severe bleeding and chest wounds. 

 Skinny Medic on YouTube is a full time paramedic.  He has been in 911 EMS for 14 years. He posts videos that can help you in a wilderness situation, or in a situation, where you have little to no medical help.  He is funny, informative and a wealth of information and experience.  If you are concerned about what you would do when the normal medical infrastructure breaks down, you need to take this class.  As Skinny Medic says: "You never know when you will be the first responder".

Anti Kidnapping and Hostage Survival 

Billy Jensen

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have an  astoundingly fast reaction time? Having a plan before things go south, and then sticking to it, will inevitably increase your chances of survival. Would you like to know how to set yourself up for success before encountering the worst?

In this class, you will learn how to make your decisions in advance of the problem so that you have best possible advantage in a bad situation. Learn how to think, decide, act on your own behalf, and avoid becoming a kidnapping target. We will cover where to go, how to dress, what to carry, how to position yourself, how to conduct  countersurveillance, and how to identify the baseline of the community around you.

 

Area Study & Assessment

Samuel Culper

We need good information in order to make plans, and our plans should be based on well-sourced and accurate local information. The Area Study is the bedrock of preparedness because it informs us of the conditions, the fault lines, vulnerabilities, active and potential threats, and the who, what, and where that matters during an emergency. Once we find out what specifically can go wrong locally, we can begin preparing for those conditions or events.

This course teaches students to examine a local area like an intelligence analyst would, and the instructor will provide you with a list of local considerations. Additionally, you will learn where to find information of intelligence value and how to compile it into a helpful and easy to read Area Study. You will finish this course with enough instruction and information to begin creating your own Area Study. Intelligence reduces uncertainty about the future, and the Area Study is the best place to start.  

 

 

 Canning Basics- Water Bath and Pressure Canning 

Suzanne Upton

In this class we will be going over the basics of canning, including:

·         Why the skill of canning is so important to learn;  Water bath canners- how and when to use them;   Pressure canners- how and when to use them; Canning jars and lids: different sizes and uses; Tools and other canning equipment you'll need; How to can meats and meals in a jar; Canning outdoors or over a fire; Canning safety and how to avoid food poisoning; Proper storage of home canned foods; and favorite recipes for home canned goods.

 

    

Cheese Making

Grannie Pam

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 for Emergency Preparedness  

Jonathan Glauser

Class Description:  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.


 

Concealed Carry and Defensive Shooting

David Stutts

Learn Defensive Shooting- Not Target Practicing!

Target practicing will never teach you how to shoot defensively in a life or death situation. Most violent attacks start within 10 feet or so of the victim. There is not enough time to pull out your concealed carry handgun, and line up your sights (like you would during target practice), to stop an assailant.  The only way to save your life, and the lives of your loved ones, is to learn defensive shooting.

David Stutts can teach you how to draw (from holster, purse or jacket) and make two center mass shots in less than two seconds, without "aiming" or lining up your gun sights.  With proper training you can be comfortable with your ability to use a handgun proficiently in this way if necessary.

Find out how to fine tune your fundamentals of drawing and firing quickly and accurately.  So that you can then transfer that knowledge and skill to live fire on the range.

Learn to shoot in various defensive scenarios such as carjacking, house clearing, home invasions and assault situations. 

Many people have concealed carry permits. A surprisingly large percentage do not actually carry because they are not comfortable with their ability to draw, fire and make sure the bad guy comes in second in a gunfight or assault.  This class will help you learn what you need to know.

 

 

 

DC Power Alternatives – “Lights On” for Preppers

Jeff Yago

America’s electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. But not everyone can afford a large scale and expensive solar photo voltaic system. Sometimes simpler is better. Surprisingly, before electric utilities were selling AC power to consumers through transmission lines, farms and homesteads ran on DC and battery power.

Today, DC power options are even cheaper and more efficient than ever before.  Mr. Yago will review solutions from his new book, “Lights On”,  including simple low-cost ways to power lights, appliances, A/V equipment, radios, medical devices, water pumps, charge cell phones, and have refrigeration for months after the grid and your generator have failed or run out of fuel.

 

 

Defending Your Home/ Fortifying Your Home

Kerry Alzner

Learn how to defend your home and property, what your legal rights are, and when you can, and cannot use deadly force to do so. Learn the techniques of fortifying your home or office to prevent break ins. Learn about what weapons (lethal and non-lethal) work best and which ones will not.

 Your Instructor is a NRA certified Law Enforcement Firearms instructor and retired Military Special Forces, He has taught Secret Service and State Department personnel and families how to protect themselves overseas.

 

 

Dehydrating Basics & Beyond

Grannie Pam

 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

David Jones ( from Pappy's Gunsmithin')

Learn the ins and outs, the dos and don’ts;  and even the best kind of wood to use, when you are primitive camp cooking and Dutch Oven cooking.

David Jones owns Pappy’s Gunsmithin’ and Backwoods Livin’ which was established in the Smoky Mountains west of Asheville to prepare folks not to just survive, but to thrive in hard times. It doesn't matter whether these hard times come from personal financial hardship, governmental economic turmoil, man-made, or natural disaster; we need to make sure our families are prepared. We are here to help you accomplish your goals by presenting classes, and providing information on, and supplies for homesteading, sustainable living, personal protection, and emergency preparedness. 

 


 

Escape From Restraints

Billy Jensen

Disasters are becoming more commonplace. They are breeding grounds for secondary crimes of opportunity, like: kidnapping, robbery, murder, and extortion. Do not allow yourself to become a victim. Take active measures to learn all you need to know to protect yourself and your  loved ones.

In this class, you will learn some basic tools and techniques to help you escape from material restraints such as duct tape, handcuffs, rope, and zip ties. We will arm you with the knowledge base and skill sets required to rescue yourself and others, if the unthinkable ever does happen. You will learn how to handle the psychological impact of
capture and captivity and how to choose response (thinking) over reaction (instinct).


 

Fermenting to Preserve Foods

Suzanne Upton

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.

 

 

 

Frugal Homesteader- Homestead Infrastructure Made Simpler 

(How to Avoid Fantastic Mistakes That Most Homesteaders Make.)

John Moody

Many people think that homesteading is both hard and expensive.  It doesn't have to be – if you are doing it right.  

Learn how to homestead light and right, by learning from other people's mistakes and missteps, along with gleaning a bit of wisdom from an experienced and highly successful homesteading family.  

From infrastructure and side hustles, to equipment and animals, we will cover a wide range of topics to help you become a more self-sufficient homesteader, without stressing yourself, or your bank account, in the process.

Practical things you can do on the homestead to save time and money. 

 


 

Get Off the Grid- Starting Now.

Rick Austin
 
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!


 

 

Getting Home After a Large Scale Event

Matt Sirni

Any family who actively works toward becoming more prepared for unexpected emergencies has developed their "Get Home Bag". But, have you developed a plan? The Get Home Bag contains the tools you need to get home. Together, we will look at the "How" to get home. We will discuss route choices and planning, being a grey man, shelter considerations, meeting places, maps, and much more!

 

 

 

Getting Your Mind Right - To Soar Above Your Circumstances

Benjamin 'Raven' Pressley

Benjamin Raven Pressley like many of you has been through some life challenges but during those times rather than letting circumstances get him down he learned to be stronger through the situation. Whether your challenge is a grid down situation, economical collapse or more commonly a divorce, estranged grown child, money problems, clinical depression, fear, worry or whatever one may go through in life it is so important to keep one’s mind in the right place. Like the eagle does not find the wind but he tilts his wings to make it lift him higher, you too can learn to soar above your circumstances. Learn how to come out of depression, worry and anxiety without drugs or alcohol. Learn how the mind works and how to control your thoughts. Learn how to make fear your servant and not your master and so much more.

This is not just some pep talk or another positive thinking seminar, Raven will share techniques and attitudes that literally saved his life on many occasions; techniques and attitudes that will work for anyone and they are not that hard to learn.


 

Gold & Silver- What You Need to Know

Keith Iton

From gold bars to Troy ounces to junk silver.  There are things you need to know about buying and trading in physical bullion, and there are tips you need to know as a prepper.  If you are eager to learn about the world of precious metals, stop by the Gold  & Silver class at Prepper Camp. 


 

 

Growing Elderberries- For Food, Medicine and More!

John Moody

Imagine a plant that provides food, medicine, and more.  A plant that has a 10,000 year history of use across most of the world.  That everyone from Hippocrates to the native Americans praised for its immense value.

Learn about the elder - how to forage or grow it, along with the many surprising ways you can use the plant around your property and in your life. 

  

Homestead Herbals, Keeping Your Family Healthy in Times of Turmoil

Suzanne Upton

When the grid goes down, obtaining medicines will be critical for so many people.  From first aid in the field, to maintenance drugs for health and disease, it is important to know how to address these issues when those medicines are no longer available.  Having alternatives at hand will be critical.  Learn herbs that can be prepared and used in situational first aid, as well as plants that can benefit our health and wellbeing.  Every homestead can have its own medicinal garden to care for many of these health needs.

 Learn how to plan herbal remedies for different ailments.  From planting and foraging, sowing and harvesting the herb leaf, root and bark, to preparing a herbal remedy when needed.  We'll discuss salves for burns and wounds, tinctures for sleep and mental clarity, as well as teas for allergies, colds/flu and general wellbeing.  We will discuss growing, harvesting, and preparing  remedies to keep your family happy, healthy and thriving now and in the future.  

 

 

 

How to Build a Medical Kit  

Skinny Medic

If you are a prepper, and you want to know what is vital to have in your medical kits (car, backpack, home, etc.)- you need to take this class.  Find out what you need (and what you don't need) to have on hand.

Skinny Medic on YouTube is a full time paramedic.  He has been in 911 EMS for 12 years. He posts videos that can help you in a wilderness situation, or in a situation, where you have little to no medical help.  He is funny, informative and a wealth of information and experience.  As Skinny Medic says: "You never know when you will be the first responder".  

 

 

 

How to Create Your Own Podcast – Starting a Home Based Business

James Walton

Have you ever thought about creating your own prepper or homesteading podcast?

Podcasting is the perfect starting gate to build an audience and followers for a home based business. Because podcasting is the perfect medium to reach out to others who share a passion for what you do. Businesses all over the nation are using podcasts to generate sales.

This can also be a very rewarding undertaking and James has proof. On Jame’s Prepper Broadcasting Network, they have very passionate hosts who started podcasting and are now releasing books and building audiences. Do you want to learn how to start your own podcast? What about your own prepper small business?

We will discuss a ton of important podcasting options, including:

Gear needed to podcast

Hosting Services

To Website or not to Website

Framing a Show

Making some money!

BONUS: If you really want to take this on and become a podcaster, James has a special opportunity for you on the Prepper Broadcasting Network.

 

 

How to Reload Ammunition

Phil Rabalais and Nik Davrados

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?

Phil Rabalais (Matter of Facts Podcast) and 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. (Phil is often joined at the reloading bench by his daughter, who started basic reloading -under his guidance- at age 3!) 

 

 

 


Impeachment, Treason and Sedition

Omer Causey

Omer Causey's presentation at Prepper Camp 2019 covers two topics: (1) the legal and political realities raised by the Democrats' efforts to impeach President Trump; and (2) the President's counterattack against the criminal actions of the Democrats behind the now infamous "insurance policy" plotted by hostile elements within the Obama administration. "Treason" or politics as usual, or something in between? Can anyone be convicted of any crime?


 

 

Intelligence Gathering

Samuel Culper

In this course, we build on what we covered in SHTF Intelligence and get into the weeds of intelligence gathering. You will learn methods for grid-up and grid-down scenarios, and build up your knowledge of how to implement intelligence during an SHTF situation. We'll focus on four primary disciplines -- open source, signals, imagery, and human sources -- and you will understand how to develop these disciplines for your own local preparedness. 

Ultimately, we need timely and accurate information because it drives better decision-making. If you expect to have real-time information during an emergency, you'll need to understand where that information is and the tools and resources you'll need to gather it. Critical and potentially life-saving information will exist. The question is: will you have the knowledge to figure out how to get it? We'll get you started on solving that problem in our time allotted.

 

 

 

Knife and Tomahawk Fighting & Throwing

Dan Meadows

 This class will dicsuss and demonstrate the use of Edged (KNIFE) Weapons and the Tomahawks as tools for self-defense, while in the wilderness of the unknown, or in a grid-down or world without the rule of law settings. 

Not everyone carries firearms. We all know this!  But many in grid-down or SHTF settings will (most probably) have knifes, hatchets or tomahawks or machetes in their BI/BO Gear Ensemble.

The Knife Throwing and Tomahawk Throwing will be staged as a hands-on setting.

 

 

Map and Compass Basics

Matt Sirni

Come learn a new skill and whole new way to enjoy the outdoors utilizing your map and compass. Learn terminology, map reading, base plate compasses, and orienteering. A fun day learning a new skill! This class is for the entire family! 30 minutes of teaching followed by a fun exercise in the woods. This class is great for new comers or refreshing an old skill.

 

Meals in a Jar (Or Bag) -  Great Tasting Food - Premade Meals Ready to Go - Made from Your Food Storage

Grannie Pam

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". 

  

  

Military Logistics Applied To Prepping and Homesteading 

Tim Glance- Old Grouch

This class comes from a military logistician with 23 years experience who will teach you how to use basic military logistics principles and his lessons learned to help you plan for your own needs.

Topics covered will include how to forecast your need for supplies, how to plan for alternative sources of supplies and goods, how to make logical decisions about what you need and what you don't, some common things people miss in planning and how to better avoid that problem, how to get the most from your limited budget, and why buying local in your prepping and your everyday life is one of the most important things you can do to help your community be more resilient from a logistical standpoint.

 

 

 

Non Power Tools for Preparedness -- Tools Without Power

David Stutts

What happens when there is no more power for your power tools? How do you survive, fix your shelter, repair equipment, construct buildings and barriers, and harvest wood for cooking, heating, and purifying water, when your usual power tools no longer work?

We take for granted many of the tasks we accomplish in today’s world, such as heating our homes, cooking our meals, making repairs, and lighting our homes at night.  Our grandparents, and the people preceding them, did not always have access to electricity to power heat pumps, stoves, lights, and tools, yet they managed to survive. You can too.

During this class, we will discuss numerous tools which were used (and which you should own and know how to use), for repairs, construction and maintaining fire, in a world without electric power.
 


 

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense:

A practical guide to survival in an NBC environment.

David Jones

In this class you will learn the effects of a Nuclear blast, how far they travel, as well as fallout: how it travels, what it will effect and how to protect yourself from it. You will also learn how to build a Faraday Gage and more importantly, what to put in it!

To bunker or not to bunker that is the question.

Learn the best protection in a chemical attack, the number one killer in any NBC attack, the best protection from a biological agent or pandemics including Anthrax, Ebloa, the Zika Virus and the flu.

This class will give you practical steps everyone can take to protect themselves and their family.



 

Poncho Raft (How to Escape Using One)

Kerry Alzner

 If you’re bugging out or trying to get home after the lights go out. What will you do when you have to cross a deep river or a lake too long to walk around or bridges are blocked? Well if you have a poncho or a tarp or really big trash bags I can teach you how to cross these water hazards.

You'll need some string, (6-8 ft) a poncho or tarp and your Get Home Bag "GHB" or Bug Out Bag "BOB". 

The willingness to get wet will add to the fun. However this course can be taught without you going for a swim, but where is the fun in that? Learn how to turn your backpack into a raft.

 

 

 

Practical Every Day Carry; More Than Just a Gun. 

Jan & Tim Emore

 What’s in Your Wallet? (You’ll be surprised about what should be in there!)

This class will show you practical and easily carried tools and implements that you can carry on your person every day, and that can help you out of a bad situation, and maybe even save your life.

Whether you are a seasoned prepper, or a soccer mom, there are ideas in this class that you may never have thought of before.

 

 

 

Preppers Afloat! How to Bug Out by Boat

Chad Carvey

A well-prepped sailboat (or in some situations a power boat) can be a self-contained, off-grid, “go anywhere in the world”, safer option than almost any other.  

The presenter of this class has lived-aboard full-time with his wife for 14 years, and is currently starting a 10 year sailing circumnavigation voyage.

The class will cover types of vessels, costs, food, water-makers and other systems, piracy/defense, and responses to various SHTF scenarios.  Bring any and all questions you might have about prepping afloat! 

 

 

 Primitive and Improvised Weapons

Benjamin 'Raven' Pressley

Benjamin Raven Pressley is a primitive, survival and wilderness living skills instructor who has applied his skills in the field and tested many aspects of survival with only what nature has to provide.

In this teaching session he will discuss, present and demonstrate many weapons that could be used for hunting, many that have been used for thousands of years and still effective in a survival situation even if all gear were lost.

The weapons he will cover will be weapons like the ice age spear thrower, the atlatl. He will discuss slings, bolas, throwing sticks and more. He will also delve into some improvised weaponry from common items.

 


 

Primitive Wilderness Survival Skills

 Richard Cleveland

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

Forrest Garvin

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. 

 

 

 

Protecting The Tribe

(Bug In Location/Bug Out Location, Threat Assessments, Preparedness, and Action Plans) 

Dan Meadows

This class shares the need to objectively observe, review and assess your "Bug Out or Bug In" occupied locations, as well as your travel and approach for ingress or egress movements to and from those set locations.  This class teaches the attendees on how to; create their own threat assessments, how to determine what their needs are, how to fortify their tribal compounds, how to prepare for potential threats, who or what those threats might be (Human Elements, Man-Made, Disaster Related, Nature, Other), and how to put together an action plan through realistic tasks development, constructive efforts, and through specific needs assessments.  Protecting the Tribe is an ever changing and evolving process on how to protect everyone in your tribe!

Further Thoughts:  Many people fail to realize that their family element, group of even extended communities are like that of a tribe.  There are leaders, doers and followers in this tribal element.  Few think about what they need to do, whether it is to "Bug In or to Bug Out." Even fewer think about what it takes to realistically observe, review and assess their own occupied locations or positions. The thought here is to teach them what to look for, what to do, and how to deal with anything that might threaten their very existence.

 

 

 

Psychological Warfare Class

Hakim Isler

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.

 

 

 

Restoring Cast Iron Cookware

Neal Morris

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. 

 

 

 

Retreat Water and Energy Systems 

Scott Hunt- Engineer 775; Practical Preppers

Learn the ins and outs of retreat water systems, from Rain Water Collection, to Spring Boxes, to Solar Water Pump systems.  Learn what works best for your situation, and how you can maximize your water assets to make you more sustainable and to save you money.

When considering alternative power solutions you need to look at all the generator options, including solar, natural gas, propane, gasoline and Diesel. How do you determine generator sizing?  What are the best uses for solar power, what are the costs, benefits, and long term issues when using solar power vs. other off grid options? What do you use for energy storage, how do you convert battery power to Alternating Current to run household items, and those you will need in a grid down situation?  How to your protect it from EMPs and other issues? Find out all this and more, at this seminar

Scott Hunt is a sustainable living design engineer.  He specializes in off-grid water and energy systems.  His expertise in mechanical engineering combined with good old-fashioned know-how gleaned from experience “on the farm and in the woods” has enabled him to draw closer to that goal of a fully sustainable lifestyle. 

If he isn't installing a prepper system for a client, speaking at a conference, consulting via the phone, then you will find him in his shop tinkering on the next cool project.  


 

Rope Bridges: How to Safely Cross Bodies of Water and Deep Gorges

Kerry Alzner

A rope bridge is used to cross fast moving rivers, deep gorges with personnel and equipment. It is used by Special Forces and Rangers to get people and equipment across rivers. If built correctly you can cross deep gorges, rivers, even between buildings. There are several types of rope bridges. The course to be taught will use 1 rope for a small party or people crossing hazardous areas (rivers) safely. This type of rope bridge can be used to rescue people in flooded areas.
 

 

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!

 

Security Operations for Your Group 

(Implementing Security Operations Teams into your MAG/TRIBE)

Dan Meadows

This class will teach you how to create a complete security operation and security operations teams.  Starting with how to: create a security operation (administrative and field command) selecting key security team leaders and members, recognizing your chain of command, training your security teams, how to set up a weapons and tactics training program, rules of engagement, BI/BO location security, patrol and static guard duty operations, general and standing orders creation and implementation processes, radio communications, guerilla warfare, special operations, red team groups.

Further Thoughts:  Many years ago, while in the military, as well as in law enforcement, I trained operations teams on how to infiltrate opposing forces operations groups.  Red Teams if you will.  I have also run (as an Operations Director) for over a 2000 + person (security operations) for FEMA / FPS Security during disasters like; Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Ike, Wilma, the floods in Iowa in 2008-2009 and have placed teams on the ground recently for Hurricanes Florence and to Mexico Beach Florida this past hurricane season.  I co-wrote a book on disaster response for military, security and law enforcement back in 2007.  With all due respect, I have commanded, directed and operated teams in both CONUS and OCONUS operations since 1976.  This is a good discussion / lecture on putting together security operations for your MAG/TRIBE!

 

 

Seed Saving and Starting Seeds: Your Own Personal Seed Bank

How to assure you know what you are growing in, and eating from, your garden.

Survivor Jane

Have you ever wondered how all those rows and rows of vegetables and herbs are grown at your local garden nursery? Did you know that with little to no effort you too could grow beautiful vegetables and herbs from seeds, saved from your last harvest? Learn different methods of saving seeds to create your very own seed bank, along with DIY tips and tricks to eliminate the need to purchase unnecessary equipment for starting your seedlings.

 

 

 

Selecting the Correct Firearms for Your Defense 

David Stutts 

There are many thoughts regarding the selection of the proper firearms for Defensive Purposes.  Many are of the largest caliber, with the most bullets is the only way to go.  Others are in the “small and Concealable” camp.  During our Class, we will be discussing a multitude of advantages and disadvantages of the most popular types of firearms. 

We will be covering Handguns, Rifle, Shotguns, as well as the different types of ammunition available on the market today and the variety of accessories that are designed to enhance your proficiency with your chosen firearms.   Firearms were designed for specific purposes in mind, and while many can be adapted to multiple uses, not all have that same utility.

During our seminar, we will also cover the importance of proper firearms training.  Without proper instruction, you are doing nothing but enforcing bad habits, and punching holes in a piece of paper downrange.


 

 

SHTF Intelligence

Samuel Culper

This is the preparedness community's flagship intelligence course. Anyone can make decisions. In an SHTF scenario, you will need to make informed decisions. In this course, you will learn about how to maintain situational awareness during an emergency so that you can make better decisions. We'll cover some real-time intelligence gathering methods, and then perform some basic analysis so we can understand the relevance of the incoming information. 

 

This is a great course for beginners. Through case studies and step-by-step instruction, you will better understand the incredible value of having real-time information during an emergency. And you'll also learn how to apply these skills to improve your own level of preparedness at home and/or your bug out location.

 

 

 

 Simple and Quick Shelters

Tim Glance

Disasters don't often come with a warning. And sometimes in a survival situation, weather can change fast.  Having shelter can often mean the difference between life and death.  Learn how to make simple and quick shelters that in a pinch could provide you with life saving protection from the cold, the rain, and creepy crawlers when you are on the go.  


 

 

Sunday Service - God’s Calling - Reliance on the Land

Lena Van Wyk

Lena Van Wyk will preach on God's calling of his people (both in Scripture and in current times) into reliance on the land and on His provision, resisting the large, consolidated, and turbulent systems of food distribution. She will trace this theme from Genesis to Revelation, and show how the Gospel and land-based communities are deeply intertwined.

 

 

 

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. 

 
 
 
 

The Truth about EMPs - What Will Really Survive?

Jeff Yago

Mr. Yago has just completed his latest book which makes EMP understandable for everyone without having to be a nuclear physicist.   He has spent years researching all available information, interviewed retired scientists involved in actual 1960’s nuclear bomb testing,  and has worked with other engineers to test everyday electronic devices and solar hardware in full-size EMP test chambers.  What actually survived, and did not survive, in many cases is not what you are being told on the internet!

 

 

Undercover Soccer Mom (and Dad) – How to See a Crisis BEFORE It Happens

Billy Jensen

Have you ever wondered exactly what you would do if a true crisis unfolded around you and your children?

This course is designed to arm citizens with the knowledge base and skill set to identify a crisis before it happens, and then respond to real and active threats, to protect your most valuable treasures - your loved ones. In this class you will learn how to spot signs of an impending crisis, how to take action, how to protect yourself, protect your children, whether to run, hide, or fight, how to evacuate, and then dealing with authorities in the process.

 Being a Covert Protector is our way of saying that you can be far more than you appear to be. The world may underestimate you, but you will be a force to be reckoned with in any emergency situation. 

 

 

Wild Edible Plants/Survival Resources  (Wild Edible Survival)

Richard Cleveland

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 - Simplified

 Jan & Tim Emore

 

We have taken our old family recipie and simplified the method and materials, for easy to make homestead wine. We took out all the complications but left the kick in!

This is a simple recipe that can be embellished as experience is gained and ingredients broadened. Follow the seasons with different wine flavors from natural ingredients. Of course, this can also be made organically.

 

 

 

 

Worm Composting Made Super Easy

John Moody

Did you ever want to make fantastic compost for your plants, the best compost of all, worm compost, but through it would be just another thing to add to your already too busy schedule?  Or don't want to spend a bunch of money or small scale worm systems with uneven results?

Learn how to make large amounts of worm compost with minimal expense and effort, from simple bin design and set up to worm bin management made ultra-easy.  Come find out why composting worms are John's favorite farm animal.

 

 

 

 

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