Self Reliance Expo
I love going to trade shows, vendor expos, training seminars, etc... If you are lucky enough to live close enough to spend a weekend in Denver, you can go to the Self Reliance Expo on Apr. 8 and 9 at the National Western Complex.
The first Self Reliance Expo was last fall in Salt Lake City, and from what I hear, it was a raging success. The Expo features nearly 200 vendors of self reliance and survival-related gear, books, foods, pretty much everything you might need. It also has a wide variety of great seminars throughout the day from some of the experts in the industry. They even had a bread baking competition and a cooking contest from the different storage food companies
I think this is an important event to go to if you are able. Not only to support and meet the vendors you know, but also to see what else is out there that you didn't know you needed. It's also a great way to introduce your family and friends to preparedness in a way that they would see as safe and non-threatening. Although I can't make it to Denver, I'm supporting the Expo by donating a free ad for the next month.
If you go, visit the website and sign up for the newsletter to get a $2 discount coupon for your admission. Also, please look for my sponsors (I know The Berkey Guy will be there) and tell them you read about them on If It Hits The Fan.
If you're like me, and are stuck on the East Coast, unable to go, visit the website and tell Ron how much you would appreciate him bringing the Self Reliance Expo to our side of the country. I know I'd go!