Archive for Events and Expos

Live Free to Exhibit at Grayslake IL, Survival Expo

Live Free USA to Exhibit and Present at

The Grayslake Illinois Survival Expo.

Saturday March 17th from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM and

Sunday March 18th from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM at the

Lake County IL. Fairgrounds 19822   W. Peterson Rd. Grayslake IL

   Live Free will have a full booth selling discount survival books and Live Free logo items.  James C. Jones the organizations president will be presenting “The Ten Principles of Survival” on both Saturday and Sunday. Representatives from the North Chicago Area Chapter and other affiliated groups will be on hand.  There will also be plenty of free survival information handouts at the booth. We look forward to meeting our members and supports there.

Camp Liberty Report

Camp Liberty Report

Although we had planned Camp Liberty at Goodenow Woods in Will County IL as an “autumn camp” event, mother nature decided to bring us winter with a few snowflakes and wind-chills in the low thirties.  This may have discouraged a few participants, but the stalwarts carried on. It was actually not a s bad as predicted and we were able to explore the area and try a few survival items.  This is a very nice campground, recently upgraded and easy to get to.  We decided to definitely schedule Camp Liberty there next year again, but a few week earlier in October.


Plenty of parking and great, clean campsites. The weather forecast was far worse than the actual conditions, but it probably scared off some would be participants.  Live Free members were the only ones in the whole park.

Camp Independence Rescheduled

We have had several of our key instructors and speakers drop out due to personal or family illnesses and we were also short on volunteers to help with other tasks at this time of the year so we are forced to reschedule Camp Independence until May 20th 2018 at the same Camp ToPeNeBee near Michigan City IN.    Spring is a better time for this event and we can be assured of more speakers and better classes.  2018 is also the 50th Anniversary of Live Free USA's  founding, so this will be double celebration and renewal of America's original survival education organization.   

Please watch this site and our American Survivor newsletter for details on the event.

Registration deposits will be refunded soon.


SATURDAY MAY 6 th, 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM

The 2017 Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo at the Porter County Fairgrounds in Valparaiso is under new management! The expo will be well advertised and attendees should expect to find a full hall of great preparedness and survival related exhibitors.

There will be plenty of workshops, speakers and preparedness products available. Live Free USA will have a large booth and will be making a presentation.

Full details and schedules are available on the Great Lakes Preparedness Website at

The show is $5 per person - children under 18 can attend with a ticket holder. GLEPE is a must-attend for anybody looking for ways to keep their home and family safe, as well as for those new to preparedness to hardcore prepping enthusiasts alike. Click Here to purchase your ticket!

Vendors may secure booths through the website or by contacting them by e-mail at, or 1-810-225-9801 EXT 106.

Go to "Events" on this website for directions

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