Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Conference Update: Speaking Roster Finalized; Five Days of Early Bird Pricing Left

FINAL Speaking Roster For 2014 SDS Preparedness Conference

Great news!  We have finalized the speaker's list for the upcoming conference.  I'm very pleased with the caliber of speakers we've been able to secure, as well as the diversity of topics to be covered.

The conference will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Cabela's located at 15570 IH-35 in Buda, Texas.  We'll start with registration beginning at 9:30 AM and begin with speakers at 10 AM.  We'll conclude at 5 PM.

For those of you who wish to have dinner with some of the other attendees, we'll be meeting at the Logan's Steakhouse in front of Cabela's at 6 PM on Friday, January 3.  Let me know if you'd like to attend so I can make reservations for us.

Here's this year's speakers list:

Rosina Newton of the Natural Gardener fame and a horticultural expert in her own right kicks off the 2014 conference.  You can see her in action in this KLRU clip.  She'll be speaking on the basics of backyard gardening - growing herbs and vegetables in a suburban setting.

Karl Rehn will share some ideas on developing a personal training curriculum to be your own first responder.  Karl's work at TEEX and at his own company, KR Training, has been instrumental in training countless shooters and first responders.

Brian Brown just returned from the Philippines serving a stint with Team Rubicon and their disaster recovery efforts.  A leader with Travis County Search and Rescue, Brian will be talking about bug out bags and strategies.

John Daub will expand on his writings in the area of establishing minimum standards.  While his writings have been primarily in the areas of firearms training, the concepts here can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines.

Leslie Buck is the founder and chief instructor of Tactical Arts Academy.  If you've ever wondered how you can defend yourself using ordinary items, he will provide you with some guidance on improvised weapons and tactics.

Linda Wall is The Redneck Hippie and an avid garden consultant as well.  She'll be speaking on "The Basics of Canning" to fill us in on how to get started in our food preservation efforts. 

In addition, staff from Cabela's will be doing a presentation on the latest survival gear on the market.  And we'll conclude with a panel discussion featuring the speakers from the conference discussing current issues important to the prepper community.

Please note early bird pricing ends this Saturday, November 30!  It's $40 per person or $70 for two (and yes, you can partner up with a friend to take advantage of the better pricing....you don't have to be on a date).  On December 1, pricing goes up to $60 per person.

You can register three ways:

  1. PayPal me at paultmartin@austin.rr.com.
  2. Sign up at KR Training.  After you've signed up, you'll still need to pay via the KR Training payment pagePlease note that your sign up is incomplete without payment and will not entitle you to early bird pricing beyond November 30.
  3. Mail me a check at 8905 Marybank Drive, Austin, TX 78750. 

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