Camp Independence 2014 Report

 

Camp Independence 2014 Report

    Long before the term “survivalist” was in the dictionary, long before the word “prepper” was heard of and long before there were any preparedness expos, Live Free USA was conducting survival and preparedness education seminars at Tippecanoe River State Park in northern Indiana. At first we didn’t call the events anything, but it was often referred to as “Tippi”. It has been “camp Independence” for a long-time and has hosted hundreds of classes, workshops and field events. The event has helped sustain the movement and developed a whole generation of new advocates and instructors. Two thousand and fourteen marks the 46th year of this event. In addition to guest instructors there were programs presented by first, second and third generation Live Free Certified Survival Instructors and officers. Representatives from 5 states and seven Live Free chapters networked and exchanged ideas. Once again we had great food provided by a local Amish group. The day was packed with classes on everything from archery, camouflage and first aid to radiation detection, chemical hazards and evacuation packs. Many participants took advantage of the low-cost cabins available on site and came in on Friday night and/or stayed over Saturday night

   The great fund raising raffle featured several thousand dollars worth of donated survival and preparedness related items. Ticket sales created funding for more of Live Free’s self-reliance education programs. Camp Independence 2015 is already in the planning stages. Those wishing to make a presentation are encouraged to contact Jim Jones at survovorjj@aol.com so

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