2015 NW Indiana Prepares!

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Date(s) - 08/29/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Banquets at St. George


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FREE to attend!
Fun and informative for the whole family.

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The 2015 NW Indiana Prepares expo will be held on Saturday, August 29th, at the beautiful Banquets at St. George, located one mile south of Rte. 30 and one block east of Rte. 41, in Schererville, Indiana.

Everything you need & want to know to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, pandemics and other emergency issues that could affect our daily lives in the Midwest.  This family friendly event is meant for everyone, from those with little experience to the most experienced ‘preppers’, and everyone in between.

A great variety of preparedness and sustainable living vendors and presentations are planned.  There will be hands-on skill building opportunities, exhibits and the Ace Catering Chef will offer specially prepared meals for purchase.

Click here for a description of presentations and vendors.

The Heartland Blood Mobile will be onsite from 9:00 Am to 2:00 Pm!
Please reserve your donation time on Heartlands secure web page.

Every 3 seconds someone needs blood. Your donation helps our community stay prepared.  Click here to make your blood donation appointment.

Scheduled Presentations:

9:00 Am:       Welcome
9:15 Am:       Ten Principles of Survival
10:00 Am:    Revere’s Riders Story part 1
10:30 Am:    Water Purification – Myths & Truths
11:15 Am:     Aquaponics/Hydroponics at home
Noon:             Revere’s Riders Story part 2
12:30 Pm:     Herbs ‘Gods’ Pharmacy
1:15 Pm:        Sun Oven Cooking Essentials
2:00 Pm:       Revere’s Riders Story part 3
2:30 Pm:       Emergency Communications
3:15 Pm:       Backyard Farming Forum

Hands-On Skill Building

Natural Products:  Make personal and household cleaning products using natural ingredients and essential oils.

Medicine Cabinet Makeover:  Healthy alternative to some of the chemicals in so many of our every day pharmaceuticals!

Knot Tying:  A good knot can save lives when you’re dealing with a survival situation, performing first aid, and when working over heights or water.  But, you have to know how to tie it.  Learn the right knot for the job.  Limited seating. No charge to attend

Blended Salads:  The benefits of consuming this uncommon dish are numerous. Jodi Barnett of Harvested Health reveals how to make this green elixir of health.  Come taste for yourself!  The Blended Salads class size is limited to 10 each session.  A $5.00 fee covers the cost of the food you will eat!

Please  click here to visit Jodi’s website.   Pre-pay directly with Jodi to confirm your place in the blended salad class.  Designate 10:15 am or 2:45 Pm class time by making note during the checkout process.


Trauma Wound Care:
Cowboy Care Trauma Wound Care. Whether the emergency room is open or closed you may be the first to respond. Learn what to do when seconds count and help is minutes or maybe days away.

Survival Stuff Show and Tell:
Jim Jones Shows a variety of survival and emergency preparedness equipment.  Learn what works and what doesn’t.

Colloidal Silver:
Michael Clark local Michigan producer of Colloidal Silver will share with us the healing properties of Colloidal Silver.  Studies have shown Colloidal Silver can be a effective natural alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics.  Learn what distinguishes a good Colloidal Silver product and how and when to use it.  Colloidal Silver has been noted to be effective in treating a wide range of health issue from minor skin issues to more difficult to treat conditions.

Money Secrets from Wes Templeton:
Financial experts have been predicting that the US economy will fail soon.  Very soon.  How do we prepare for that?  What’s actually in your wallet?  Learn what is and what is NOT money.  Where did your money come from?

Shotgun Basics For Home Defense:
Ray Duensing shares the basics of this most versatile and powerful weapon.  Some topics include: Reloading, Improvised Shotgun Loads, Home and Self-Defense with the shotgun, Accessories and much more.

Ongoing Activities:

American Museum of Military Vehicles:
The AMMV will display an array of vehicles from their collection in the parking lot on the west side of the building.

Bring in your gold for cash!
Find out what your unwanted jewelry is worth when turned in for cash.  Also available for sale will be 1 oz silver coins!

Firearm Training Simulator:
The GunsSaveLife booth will include a firearm training simulator.  Test your skills hunting big game one time and water fowl the next!

Ham Radio Demonstration:
Weather Permitting.

Para-Cord items:
A selection of materials will be available for you to create your own survival bracelet or other items using para-cord.

Sun Oven Cooking:
Learn how to harness the power of the sun to cook, dehydrate, purify water and be better prepared for emergencies.

Heartland Blood Mobile: 9:00 Am to 2:00 Pm
Please reserve your preferred time to donate blood on Heartlands secure web page.  Every 3 seconds someone needs blood.

Your donation helps our community stay prepared.
Click here to make your blood donation appointment.