Hello fellow preparedness friends. It seems May is the month to put on emergency preparedness expos. There are three that I am aware of. Below is information about the Mt. Hood Preparedness Expo the first Friday and Saturday of May.
On April 25 and May 1st, I will have two more posts about upcoming Expos, so keep a watch out for those. I am going to do my best to attend as many as I can. I know I will be at the Mt. Hood Expo, there is a big one in downtown Portland in the middle of the month. If you would like to meet up and chat just shoot me an email at preparePDX@nullgmail.com
The following information comes from Mt. Hood Preparedness website:
Mt Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo
Friday May 2, 2014 11:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30 AM to 6 PM
Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Burns May 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.
“Dr. Burns received his BS and MS degrees from Stanford and PhD from the University of Colorado. Scott is a Professor of Geology at Portland State University where he specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary Geology and terroir. He has also taught at the university level in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. An author or co-author of two books, over 80 articles, and over 200 published abstracts…”
This FREE two-day event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will feature presentations and hands-on demonstrations for things like:
- creating a personal plan for emergency evacuation
- basic first aid
- water purification
- cooking without electricity
- emergency communications
- food storage
- protecting your personal documents
- creating a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit
- financial planning and emergency funds
- raising chickens, making soap, canning and other preparedness skills
- gardening, and MUCH MORE.