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Old 02-02-2010, 08:43 AM
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Back during the days of printing of American Survival Guide there used to be
preparedness Expos. Been to them in Atlanta and Charlotte.
I have attended several in 1998 and 1999. Wow, talk about meeting fine people and seeing gear you never knew existed. I wonder why that stopped? Must have had 200 vendors from Emergency essentials to the Militia of Montana.

Had some great guest speakers that were subject matter experts.
Made some life long friends and learned allot.
There are more preppers today than before 2000. Just look at all the sites and member numbers.

Someone needs to do another expo.

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If they have one anywhere near my area (LA county, California) I'll be there!


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I remember the large Preparedness Expos in the 1990's in Denver.
They were very interesting and could spend almost all day there. There was Bo Gritz and many other speakers and many vendors and tables selling about everything from books, hats, gear etc.

I did not think they did those anymore but in some parts of the country seems they still do.
Looks like the next one is in Atlanta in a month or so as shown in the link below.

Here is what I found and maybe there is one coming to your part of the country > http://preparednessexpo.com/
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All hail American Survival Guide

A name that will live in glory forever and forever, amen.
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This is probably one of the best, I wish it was closer me.

http://www.dirttime.com/
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In the old days, the expos were a great way to find new products and such. Today with the internet, we have that covered for the most part. That could be part of the reason they've died off somewhat.
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I thought they had died off after Y2K. Went to some before that. They were fun and interesting.
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They were great event, attended a couple of them here in Denver. My only gripe was when ASG folded and took a lot of people's money with them. I was a long time subscriber, had prepaid for almost 6 yrs subscription. Then they changed names, folded and disappeared. Tried to contact someone to get some money back and nothing.
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Is this the same guys?
http://www.modernsurvival.net/
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Until they got nuetered by the left.
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Would love for something like that to come to Buffalo.
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I met Randy Weaver in 1999 at one in California. Interesting guy, didn't come off as bitter and definately not a whacko.

With the technology that has come out in the last 10 years, an Emergency Preparedness Expo would be very interesting.
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I met Randy Weaver in 1999 at one in California. Interesting guy, didn't come off as bitter and definately not a whacko.

With the technology that has come out in the last 10 years, an Emergency Preparedness Expo would be very interesting.
Its my dream to get a picture with him.

But as much as I respect him, and would love to talk with him, I would rather he found peace with God.
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If they have one anywhere near my area (LA county, California) I'll be there!


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Are you kidding me? Half the stuff at any Preparedness Expo would be banned in California! Heck they banned one of the best water filters out on the market today for sale to that state.
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Is this the same guys?
http://www.modernsurvival.net/
from what i heard...its suposed to be the same guys...
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All hail American Survival Guide

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ahh ASG I remember that mag. Still have some somewhere.
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All hail American Survival Guide

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I still have every magazine ever delivered to my home. The best rag ever. Not too many supporters and a brake-up of partners caused it's fail as a magazine. He had to go via internet to survive for himself.

All the more reason to to support:WWW.SURVIVALISTBOARDS.COM
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Is this the same guys?
http://www.modernsurvival.net/
The answer is yes, but it will never compare to the original rag.
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Until they got nuetered by the left.
It was a falling out between partners and ones wife who owned part of the business. Her husbands death was her greed for more money from the magazine and it's partners.
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It was a falling out between partners and ones wife who owned part of the business. Her husbands death was her greed for more money from the magazine and it's partners.
They still got neutered before they went out of business at the same time they made it illegal to hire a mercenary from the ads in Soldier of Fortune.
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