As of Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 a.m. — Gates open
8 a.m. — Vendors open
8:30 a.m. — Welcome by Lower Valley Assembly President R.J. Blahut, opening prayer and flag salute
9 a.m. — Intro to Preparedness and Self Suffiency, Community Security, and Wound Care Basics.
10:20 a.m. — Intro to Emergency Communications, Building a Self-Sufficient Retreat and Homestead and Home Food Storage.
11:40 a.m. — Hillary did not win, so should we all just quit prepping now, Herbal Medicine and Home Food Storage continued.
12:40 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. — Wound Care and Suture Techniques
2 p.m. — Heirloom Seeds and Food Independence, SHTF Intelligence
3:30 p.m. — Keynote speakers Reps. Matt Shea and David Taylor.
4 p.m. — Strategies and Tools for Unarmed Defense
5 p.m. — Defensive Landscaping, Disaster Hygiene and Medicine, and Concealed Carry Options.
6 p.m. — Event ends
WHITSTRAN So-called doomsday preppers are expected to return to the area May 6 to put on the 2017 Northwest Preparedness Expo.
The event will provide area residents and visitors with a series of home food storage, defensive landscaping and concealed-carry weapons options lectures.
Republican Reps. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley and David of Moxee are on the list of keynote speakers. Both are part of the state of Liberty movement, an effort to divide the state in two at the Cascade Crest, with the eastside forming the 51st state of “Liberty.”
Dr. David Pruett, from Portland, Ore.’s West Hills area, is also expected to teach basic wound care.
Other lecturer’s include AmRRON founder John Jacob Schmidt, author Patrice Lewis, Kaery Concealed founder Kaery Dudenhofer, Sean Mitzel of theprepearedhomestead.org and Ranger Rick CPEM III.
The Lower Valley Assembly is putting on the prepper program, the third in five months. In December, the organization sponsored the Prepper’s Potluck. And in February, the organization sponsored a program on preparing for a possible catastrophic event.
The Northwest Preparedness Expo 2017 — taking place at 22202 N. Hinzerling Road — is touted a place to learn “why it is important to be prepared.”
The program promises to cover the “five S’s” of preparedness — safety, sustenance, shelter, skills and supplies.
Vendors will be present in addition to the guest speakers, organizers said.
“Sit in on one of the classes offered and learn about alternative energy sources, herbal medicine, canning, home defense, communication in an emergency situation and many other topics,” an announcement said.