PrepperFest Expo Seminar Presenters


PrepperFest Expo is currently establishing its lineup of presenters for the Fall 2014 PrepperFest Expo. Please check back on a regular basis to see who we have that will be assisting us in educating our attendees on all the important areas involving self-reliance.                                                                                                                                                   

IMG_2548Prepperfest Expo is committed to expanding  your self-reliance knowledge by offering you an all-star cadre of Self-Reliance, Constitution Rights, and Healthy Living speakers for your enjoyment. Listed below are just a few of the dozens of instructors who offered seminars on a wide variety of self-reliance topics at our Spring 2014 PrepperFest Expo. A majority are returning for the Fall 2014 PrepperFest Expo

March 2014 PrepperFest Expo Presenters:


wildcraftMarjory Wildcraft is a regular guest on many national radio and television shows; most recently, she was featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers”.  An author of several books, she is best known for her video series “Grow Your Own Groceries” which helps you create an organic food producing paradise in your backyard. “Grow Your Own Groceries” has produced over 300,000 copies used by homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.



Joel Skousen, famed author of ‘Strategic Location’ and ‘The Secure Home,’ is our nation’s foremost authority on identifying the optimal “Bug Out” location and how to build a defensible structure that will increase your families safety and security in a period of social unrest.





Rick Austin - Survivalist Gardener avatarRick Austin is the author of the ’Secret Garden of Survival-How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest.’  What are you, your family, and your livestock going to eat when your long term food stores run out?  How will you replenish a year’s food storage, and then feed yourself each and every year after that? And how do you keep others from stealing it? Come find out how to create your own Secret Garden of Survival- a ‘Camouflaged Food-Forest’ that …provides food for 30 years …takes very little space…grows 5x more food per square foot than other gardens… and that you never have to weed…never have to use fertilizers…and never have to use pesticide– ever.  All disguised to look like overgrown underbrush!


Survivor Jane-PreppersSurvivor Jane is a former city-girl turned prepper. She is the creator and editor of the disaster survival and preparedness website  It has become her mission to help educate others on how to better prepare themselves by sharing her experiences and research in easy to understand “girl-talk” on topics of disaster survival and preparedness. As an additional outreach, Jane created the hashtag #PrepperTalk on Twitter which has turned into the Largest Prepper Community on Twitter; bringing preparedness-minded people from all over the world together to share their ideas, suggestions and information on preparedness.  She is also the author of the newly released book “Where There is No Cosmetic Counter”, a first of its kind book on Emergency and Survival Hygiene – which in her opinion is one of the most overlooked preparedness needs.



David Blume, author of Alcohol Can Be A Gas, is the nation’s foremost authority on fuel alcohol distillation, and he wrote the definitive bible on the subject. David will be enrolling attendees in LEGALLY distilling ethanol for fuel, a very popular class for those seeking energy independence and self-reliance. David will be personally autographing his books at the Expo.



srconfStewart Rhodes is the founder of Oath Keepers, which reaches out to both currently serving and veteran military and peace officers to remind them of their oaths, to teach them more about the Constitution they swore to defend, and to inspire them to defend it. Oath Keepers motto is, “Not on our watch!” Stewart is a highly sought after public speaker who along with Sheriff Richard Mack are leading the charge to preserve our constitutional rights which are under increasing attack from the federal government.



Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy, Wilderness medical treatment instructors with Doom & Bloom.  Joe and Amy Alton are the authors of the #1 Amazon Bestseller “The Survival Medicine Handbook”.  See their articles in Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, and other great magazines. For over 400 articles on medical preparedness, go to their website at:



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Family Preparedness Handbook.’  James Talmage Stevens, A.K.A. Doctor Prepper, is the author of ‘Making the Best of the Basics – The Family Preparedness Handbook.’  He has sold over 900,000 copies to date and this book is widely considered the best single self-reliance book ever written.  James also founded, a leading site for prepper radio show podcast downloads with dozens of instructor’s radio shows available for download, including all of ‘The Prepper Patch’ radio shows.  James has taught classes for several decades all over the United States and is highly regarded for his sage advice.



Sheriff Richard Mack, Founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (C.S.P.O.A.), Sheriff Mack and his close friend Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers are reaching out to civil servants at every level of government and enrolling them in reaffirming their oath they took to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  Sheriff Mack is a hero to so many for his tireless efforts to preserve our constitutional rights.



KENNARD, JIM IMAGEJim Kennard became a student of Dr. Jacob Mittleider and his gardening system in 1978.  After 20 years of studying with and assisting Dr. Mittleider on several projects, Jacob turned all of his materials over to Jim in 1998 with the challenge to advance the knowledge of family self-reliance through vegetable gardening. Jim then established the non-profit ‘Food For Everyone Foundation’ to expand the reach of the Mittleider growing system, including establishing a website and free online gardening groups, digitizing Mittleider’s body of work, conducting humanitarian training projects around the world, and giving free 1/2-day group gardening seminars in America.  Jim’s latest project is the Preparedness U in Kidder, Missouri, with gardens and year-round greenhouses, to be a full-time educational and training institute for teaching and demonstrating the Mittleider high efficiency sustainable gardening methods, along with other important preparedness subjects.


krauserShane Krauser is the director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education and a widely sought after Constitutional Rights speaker. He is an adjunct professor of constitutional and criminal law, a certified NRA firearms instructor, a former prosecutor, and a partner with the law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner. He is also the author of ‘Your Nation to Save’ and is a radio talk show host on KFNX 1100 AM on Monday-Friday from 1-3 PM in Arizona. Shane will passionately speak about the raging war on our Constitutional Rights and what we can do to preserve and protect them.


lindenRachel Linden, Founder of GMO Free AZ, is an energetic advocate for exposing the dangers of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) which have been linked to dozens of rapidly growing healthcare concerns. Rachel will peel back the veil on how EX Monsanto execs including Clarence Thomas are planted in every major judicial and governmental agency; working tirelessly to thwart all attempts to label GMO foods in America. GMO’s in our food is a growing crisis. Rachel will explain how they are harming us and share how to avoid GMO’s and eat healthy. A MUST course for everyone attending the Expo.


ROB HANUS APPROVED IMAGERob Hanus is the author of several books, including, ‘The Preparedness Capability Checklist’ and ‘Surviving EMP,’ which present an intelligent look at becoming better prepared and being armed with the right information. Rob is also founder and host of the Preparedness Podcast, where he teaches well organized reasons for preparedness and provides great information on a wide variety of preparedness topics, including current events and issues potentially facing all of us. His popular, experienced-based podcasts are great resources for becoming better prepared. Rob also manages the Prepper News Watch, highlighting news and articles relevant to preppers. Check for more information.


 katesSteve Kates hosts ‘A Call To Rights.’ Steve is a KFNX radio talk show host, and an ardent advocate for protecting and preserving our Constitutional Rights. Steve is a certified firearms instructor.








Stephanie Peterson, aka ‘Chef Tess Bakeresse’ is the resident chef on virtually every major network TV affiliate in Phoenix, AZ.  Tess is a wonderfully bubbly instructor that makes learning her cooking secrets truly an enjoyable experience. She will be teaching a bread making class and her popular ‘meals in a jar’ concept where she teaches students how to pre-measure all the ingredients for a meal into a mason jar. When the need arises, just pour into a pot, add water, heat and serve. 



Alan Korwin, internationally recognized author of over a dozen books on gun rights and gun ownership. Alan is a fierce defender of gun rights, recently winning a litigation battle with the City of Phoenix by overturning the removal of his popular ‘Guns Save Lives’ ads which are now posted at city bus stops throughout the greater Phoenix, AZ area.





Jeff Smith’s extensive background in the military and his passion for self-reliance instruction make him a highly respected prepper educator. Jeff offers over 50 courses with his Desert Ops Training school with classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced self-reliance instruction.  Jeff is working with Tony Tangalos to launch The Prepper Games in the summer of 2014, where Preppers can compete for exciting prizes and everyone receives an extraordinary self-reliance education.


Tim Howard, Common Sense Preparedness,,


Book Lecture TourCharles H. Coppes has been a licensed securities and precious metals broker with national firms and currently serves as president of IDP Consulting Group, LLC.  His firm can assist clients with pension fund rollovers, commercial storage and physical delivery of precious metals.  He is also the author of ‘America’s Financial Reckoning Day’ that provides an intriguing background of monetary history, central banking, macroeconomics and geopolitics that is shaping our world today along with helpful advice for contrarian investors.  His ‘Monetary & World Affairs Briefing’ is an insightful PowerPoint presentation to gain situational awareness and avoid the matrix of the normalcy bias to better protect yourself and your loved ones in times of economic or political crisis.  Chuck is a frequent guest on national and local radio programs and resides in the high country of northern Arizona.  For more information you can visit his websites: