Following up on last year’s very successful Emergency Preparedness Expo, a new preparedness based company Free Food 2 Go is sponsoring a preparedness event the first weekend this April. The expo will play host to a wide range of well know presenters in a variety of preparedness subjects as well as an expo hall for vendors, all at the UVU campus. This is the second year for this particular event which saw 1,500 attendees in 2011. This year the expectation is 2,500 to 3,500 attendees.
Free Food 2 Go, the expo’s overall sponsor appear to be a vaguely MLM/Co-op plan for food storage. As the sponsor, they will obviously have plenty of information prominently featured. However, if MLM sales pitches turn you off remember that while featured, they are just one of many vendors at the event. With the number of vendors and experts on hand this should prove to be a great chance to get hands-on with many of the suppliers and products discussed here on UtahPreppers.com and in other preparedness circles.
One item of note is that LDS AVOW members make up a large portion of the presenters. This means that they will undoubtedly be subject matter experts on their given subject. However, this also means that many of these presentations maybe targeted more towards the extreme prepper/survivalist rather than the casual prepper or someone just starting to get involved in prepping. Don’t let this put you off though, this expo is bound to provide a wealth of information for preppers at any level.
Here are some of the presentation topics that caught my eye:
- Wilderness Survival
- Cold Weather Survival
- Cooking With Food Storage
- Home Schooling
Entrance is $12 if you pre-register, and between the vendor booths and sessions, it seems like a good deal. Here at UtahPreppers.com we welcome any chance to learn more about prepping and to meet other preppers so we hope we’ll see you there!