There’s a way to do all three. It’s Prepper Camp, and it will move your family forward on the journey to preparedness. It’s coming up soon–September 12-14, 2014, at Orchard Lake Campground in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Rick Austin spoke with me about it for this week’s DestinySurvival Radio.
Not just some guy putting on a show
Not just any prepper event
Rick and a few friends wanted to put on an event for preppers that focused less on vendors and more about learning things hands on. Thus, Prepper Camp, a three day event where you and your family can camp out, cook over a fire, put bug out supplies to use, and practice bushcraft skills. The idea has been well received by both those who want to come and speakers who want to share their knowledge.
Incidentally, you don’t have to camp out to attend Prepper Camp. There are plenty of hotels in the area for accommodations.
The schedule is intense. There will be seven classes every hour throughout the day. Thirty or more speakers will give presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest to preppers at all levels. Find out about archery, making cheese, using storage food, solar cooking, water, the survival mindset, and more.
Classes will be repeated each day, so if you mmiss one you wanted to attend one day, try it on the next day. And if you can’t get to everything, come back next year.
Evenings will include other family activities, such as music and games. Of course, because this is being held on a campground, there are other activities available to participate in.
What about cost? Tickets are only $29.95 per adult for all classes, for the entire three days. That’s an amazing price. There’s a separate, discount price for children and students. Of course, you’re on your own for food, lodging and other expenses.
What will you take away from Prepper Camp? Rick wants it to be a learning experience. It may not be the largest prepper event; but he and the others involved are hoping it will be the best.
Not just any speakers
- Rick Austin–Secret garden of survival & secret greenhouse of survival
- Survivor Jane–Hygiene & back to basics
- Eugene Runkis–Primitive fishing skills
- Charley Hogwood–mutual assistance groups
- Rich Davis–Financial matters
- Donna Miller–Making nut butters & using grains
- Skinny Medic–First aid & what to put in your med kit
- Paul Munsen–Solar cooking
- Samm Simpson–GMO food issues
- Tony Haney–12 knots for survival
- Melissa Williams–Dutch oven cooking
- Brian Adams–Bushcraft skills
- Richard Cleveland–Wilderness survival
Other prepper experts will be there, too, including Grannie Pam, Jennifer Elswick, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, Dale Stewart, Scott Hunt, and more.
Not a typical Doomsday Prepper episode
Not the end of the story
Unfortunately for me, this is another event I won’t be able to attend, but I wanted to be sure you knew about it. If you’re able to go, I’d love to hear about your experience. Or if you have anything else to say about what you’ve read here or heard on this week’s DestinySurvival Radio, feel free to leave a comment below.
Update: Prepper Camp is the subject of an article in The Atlantic online, which you can view here.