Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SELF RELIANCE EXPO 2013 - An ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER

After watching an interesting and very enthralling tv show from last year called INDEPENDENCE USA, staring Frank Belcastro and his family, my wife and I saw a commercial for the 2013 Self Reliance Expo and we said we gotta go. Low and behold Mr. Frank Belcastro himself would be there speaking in person. So my family & I proceeded to drive a 9 hour round trip to Arlington Tx for all the knowledge we might gain.  My wife who is 7 months pregnant was gungho and ready to go, that was all the support I needed to make the treacherous drive and to enjoy 8 hours of this interesting expo. Below is a link to our description of INDEPENDENCE USA.  Family based, disaster preparedness and the journey to Self Reliance.

 




As we arrived at the Self Reliance Expo on April 26th, we knew were in the right place.  Outside the convention center sat a HUGE BUNKER, SOLAR PANELS & two very unique WIND TURBINES.  My wife and I looked at each other and said "the drive was worth it." The Self Reliance Expo was was filled with speakers ranging in talents from sprouting seeds, emergency medicine, homemade solar panels & of course Frank Belcastro. Here is a list of the speakers & their topics.

Prepare Where You Stand with Ron Douglas

Unlimited Energy, Making Life Easier in a Disaster with Steven Harris

Cooking With The Sun with Sun Oven's Paul Munson

Franks New Independence with Frank Belcastro

Cheese Making at Home with Homestead General Store

Lessons from Cyprus: Where Is Your Money Safe? with Michael Weiner

Essential Oils Are Perfect For Emergency Situations with Jared Winger, doTERRA

Dr. Joel Wallach with GCN Radio

DIY Solar Panels with Dan and Don Adams

Violence in Houses of Worship with Jimmy Meeks

Sprouting with Connie Nielsen

Surviving Urban Disaster with Richard Duarte

Suturing Hands-on Lab with Dr. Bones and Nurse Am y

Don't Let Rain Go Down the Drain: Rain Water Harvesting with Tom Spargo

 

We were lucky enough to get interviews with the founder of this wonderful event, Ron Douglas (  President of the National Self Reliance Organization ) Here it is Below.

 

RON DOUGLAS INTERVIEW - SELF RELIANCE EXPO 2013 ( FOUNDER OF THE EVENT ) 

 

There were many unique products we saw thru out the day some we got interviews with some we did not.  One of our favorite products was the life straw, unfortunately we couldnt get an interview with a vendor but it basically filters out 99.9% of contaminates including .  You can drink out of puddles, pond water or any other contaminated source and it will filter up to 250 gallons of water.  Once the filtering capacity has been reached, you will cease to be able to suck water thru it.  THE LIFE STRAW

 

 In the mix there was an exciting Prepackaged Gasifier that will allow you power your generator of of nothing else but wood.  Wood chips, mulch or even diced up pallets where you can find almost everywhere for free!!  

SELF RELIANCE EXPO 2013 LEAFGENERATOR ( PREPACKAGED GASIFIER ) 

There was a supplier of bulletproof bug out bags, backpacks and children's bags called I PACK LIFE.  This is a great alternative to a full set of body armor it is inconspicuous and gives you great mobility.

 

SELF RELIANCE EXPO 2013 - I PACK LIFE ( BULLET PROOF BUG OUT BAG & KIDS BAGS ) 

For all those hiking enthusiasts, survivalists and doomsday preppers we found and tried the new Berkey Go Bottle, all the great purification of the regular time tested Berkey filters in a convenient sports bottle.  Filtration you can count on anywhere.

BERKEY GO BOTTLE VIDEO - 2013 SELF RELIANCE EXPO 



Last but not least we were able to find 4EVERRECAP - a new product that allows you to can all your produce, soup, salsas ect and continuously use the lids again and again.  Now you say, I've seen that before by a company that starts with a T.  Well the big difference in the two is that 4EVERRECAP has silicone seals as apposed to the other rubber ones out there, which gives them a longer life without drying out, cracking or warping. Can Away!!  We bought a box of 24


Well Thanks for Joining us on our Journey to the wonderful world of SELF RELIANCE.  Soon we will be posting our trip that we took to the completely off grid home called EARTHSHIP in Taos New Mexico.  As we work on building our own off grid home, with goats, chickens and fruit trees. 

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