Who's in or near Colorado Springs? If you're in the vicinity, I'd love to meet you!
I've been invited to speak at the Self-Reliance Expo held next weekend (May 18-19) in Colorado Springs, CO. I'll be part of a panel called "The Women of Prepping" consisting of myself, Lisa Bedford, Jackie Clay, Kellene Bishop, and Nurse Amy.
The way the panel was mentioned on Facebook is as follows:
Look at the Preparedness industry (or any of its sister genres, Survivalism, homesteading, back-to basics, pioneer living, etc) either today or in the past and you will find it filled with men leading the charge to our salvation. However, it is the women keeping traditions alive. They provide the stability to this industry’s foundation and pave the way to the future by teaching their skills to others and forging new ways to keep us Self-Reliant. These are “The Women of Prepping”!
At the panel discussion (which will be on Saturday 11am - 1 pm MT), we'll all be discussing our various specialties. Jackie Clay will speak on canning and gardening, Kellene Bishop will discuss self-defence, Amy Alton will focus on medical issues, Lisa Bedford will highlight finances, and I'll be talking about homeschooling and home businesses. Clearly there's a lot of cross-over knowledge among us, but these are the specialties on which we've been asked to focus.
The direction of the panel discussion will actually come from audience members via questions they submit in advance. Again, this is taken from the Facebook announcement:
This is not only an opportunity for you to meet these great women in person, but you will have the ability to help shape the direction of the panel discussions. We will be accepting your questions from May 7th – May 14th for these women via email. If your question is selected for the panel, not only will you be participating in helping other learn, but also you will receive a Berkey Sports bottle signed by all the women of prepping.
How do you participate? Send your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the following format:
Whom you are addressing question
If your question is selected and read for the panel you will be contact via email to get your address for mailing your Berkey Sport bottle.
So if you have particular questions concerning homeschooling or a home business you'd like me to address, by all means submit it to the email address above!
I was also offered a chance to give another (solo) discussion with a topic of my choice, and so on both Friday and Saturday I'll be discussing country living in a talk entitled "Going Country -- Moving Rural for Self-Reliance." My talks will be on Friday 2-2:45 pm, and Saturday 4-4:45 pm.
I'm tremendously honored to be attending this function and look forward to meeting some of the luminaries in the industry whom I've admired for years. I'm also hoping to meet some of you!