THE SELF-RELIANCE FESTIVAL
October 1 & 2
Master new things. It’s up to you. Take control of your future.
LOCATION: 4631 Highway 70 E, Camden, TN 38320
GATES OPEN AT: 8:00 AM
Join us for presentations, demonstrations, vendor exhibits, community, and fun activities!
The Self-Reliance Festival at Special Operations Equipment gives you a close-up view of both strategic and tactical skills. The many thoroughly practical demonstrations include emergency medical training, aquaponics, defense dogs, canning, blacksmithing, spinning, and permaculture design.
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
What a great lineup for October!
Take Heart and Get Going
We don’t know exactly what’s coming, but that’s no excuse for spinning in place. Pull up your work boots and start doing.
The practical facts, feasible yields, and how-to when you grow plants in nutrient-rich water.
Former executive detached from the system to pursue a modern off-grid freesteading lifestyle
Dependence or DIY? Your Choice
No one knows how to make a serious topic both deep and engrossing the way John Willis does.
Surviving the Coming Collapse
Strategies to navigate, and markers to look for during this turbulent time of lawlessness.
Turning Content into Currency
Toolman Tim Cook
Building a successful content creation lifestyle.
Raise All of Your Meat for Free
How to transform waste streams into pork, chicken, eggs, and compost
Be True to Yourself
60-year-old homesteading/prepping grandmother, essentially alone, navigates the ups, downs, and sometimes funny happenings of an older woman who just won’t quit.
Independent Defense Dog Training
A Protection Dog can make you, your family, and your home safer. See Joel and his dogs in action. Demos throughout the weekend.
John Willis, Billy Bond, Toolman Tim Cook
Bridging the Personality Gap
How to understand, adapt, and relate to others to strengthen your network whether times get tough, or even if they don’t.
Creating Real Freedom and Self-Reliance through the Freedom Cell Network
Being a part of the Freedom Cell Network is a powerful shortcut to creating more freedom in your life.
Raising Rabbits Sustainably
Take advantage of the abundance of meat possible with a herd of rabbits.
In the Zone
Understand the theory of “Flow,” in which skill and challenge are balanced, decisions become instantaneous, and the perception of time shifts.
Unloose the Goose Reunion
Nicole Sauce, Jack Spirko, Xavier Hawk, John Bush, Niti Bali
Use Natural Law to ensure pliability when the centralized economy finally washes away. 10 Pillars of the Food Church.
Principles of a Proper Human Diet
Dr. Ken Berry
More information and advice than a single presentation. Watch for details and location on the SOE campus.
How to get through it and what to do next.
What a great group of demonstrations!
The Self-Reliance Festival is a great place to highlight a skill! Some are scheduled in the garage and some go on all weekend.
Dealing with Emergency When There Is No Doctor
Do you have what it really takes to deal with a medical or traumatic emergency? Equipment and training on what is necessary when no conventional medical care is available.
Focus on traditional blacksmithing: hand tools, hooks, key fobs, and the application of such blacksmithing skills as taper, isolating material, creating shapes, and partnered striking.
In many situations, just having a gun is not enough. Adding a Protection Dog to your defense makes you, your family, and your home safer. Joel will demonstrate his dogs’ capability.
Homeschooling: Teach Mental Freedom
Learn the simple tools to educate your children, no matter your education or experience.
Distilling for Fuel
See how making a mash and extracting in a small still creates high-proof ethanol that can run small engines.
Weaving on a 4 Harness Loom
Eileen Wirsig with Stephanie Hostetter and members of the Murray Art Guild
Weave a Scarf in Twill with Wool and Silk. Give weaving a try. Learn to spin yarn. Demonstrations continue all weekend.
The Overlooked but Critical Prep: Fitness
Learn the most efficient strategies to become physically fit enough to survive in a SHTF scenario.
Building the Future with Hemp
Imani Mamalution and River Richardson
Build natural, healthy homes with hemp hurd.
Build a Vortex Tea Brewer
Join me in building a vertical uplift vortex tea brewer for making the best living inoculants and perfect foliar feeding of your valuable crops and trees.
First-timer? Bring a ball of yarn and needles or grab a Knit Kit ($) with the basic supplies for a simple project.
Already a knitter? Bring your work in progress!
Canning for Beginners
Safe canning practices for people with no prior canning experience.
I’d Just Shoot ’em Means You Will Die
Weapons-based grappling with blueguns and training knives.
Avoiding the Tax Man Legally
Quick and dirty explanation about how anyone with a business can save money on their taxes if they just plan ahead.
Demonstrations of a portable sawmill throughout the weekend.
Construction Skills for the Homestead
Learn the basic skills and tools that make homestead building and maintenance easier, which jobs you can tackle yourself, and which to contract out.
Out of the Orchard
Anni Powell and Toby
Live music Saturday night! This duo from PA use tight harmonies and acoustic instrumentation in a deep catalog that spans early rock ‘n roll, folk, alternative, pop, and up-to-the-moment hits.
Singer, lyricist, rapper and truth-seeking podcaster
Performing live Saturday night!