LOCATION: 4631 Highway 70 E, Camden, TN 38320
GATES OPEN AT: 8:00 AM
Join us for presentations, demonstrations, vendor exhibits, community, and music!
The Self-Reliance Festival at Special Operations Equipment gives you a close-up view of both strategic and tactical skills. Thoroughly practical demonstrations include emergency medical training, defense dogs, blacksmithing, aquaponics, and permaculture design.
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
Returning to speak!
Dr. Ken Berry
Author of Lies My Doctor Told Me
Natural Buildings: Wofati Homes and Truly Passive Greenhouses
The use of passive, sustainable, and efficient building techniques
CEO and Well Prepared for Anything
Learn from a successful businessman how to found, build, and effectively run a company devoted to service of God, country, and freedom.
Navigating the Fall of Empires
Delve into critical moments of empires that have shaped the world. What practical lessons should we learn from ancient civilizations?
John Willis tells it as he sees it – as he has learned to excel in a sometimes-hostile environment.
Bring your homestead dream to life with considered use of technological assistance. Lessons learned from 15 years of homesteading.
The 3 Pillars of Radiation Safety
Dealing with radiation
Food Preservation Methods
Angela and Garren Allard
A demonstration about food preservation methods from beginner techniques to the advanced.
Modern Off-Grid Living
Learn what it takes to live completely free from the grid – without sacrificing size or comfort. Tag from Life Done Free will take you through the advantages and struggles.
Defending Against the 3 Most Likely Attacks
How can you use defense animals to meet the three most likely attacks?
Backyard Soil Building
Composting overview and methods
Area Intelligence: How to do an Area Study
How to do a local threat assessment and Area Study for emergency preparedness and community security planning
Create Home Safety
Best ways to secure your home – and how to make protection happen.
Do You Have What It Takes to be Medically Prepared?
Are you ready to act when an injury or illness strikes? Come, what skills and equipment are needed to be prepared.
Off-Grid Comms for the Homestead
Develop a self-reliant communication plan that will enhance your everyday life in the present and reinforce your resilience for the future.
Distilling for Fuel
Turn simple ingredients into fuel for farm equipment.
Grid-adjacent Solar for the DIY-er
Using low-cost, used, or blemished components to build a complete off-grid system, with or without grid “backup.”
Charcoal/Biochar Production and Use
How to make charcoal and inoculate for Biochar production, and kiln manufacture
Understanding and Managing Back Pain on Your Own
Informative look at back pain, risk factors contributing to it, how to reduce it and managing it once it’s too late.
HAM Radio for Regional Communications
Brian and Susan Dudley
Practical info on how to establish regional communication through the use of Ham Radio. Hands-on demonstrations with radio, antennas, and procedures throughout the weekend.
Confessions of an Ambulance Driver
Long nights and hours on the ambulance, and the lessons I have learned and teach my students.
Don’t Be a Bitch! You Need Strength Training
Remove the barriers and excuses that hold you back from your health and fitness goals.
Learn to Actually Use Bitcoin / Lightning for Transactions
Why we should use Bitcoin/Lightning for peer-to-peer transactions. With demonstration and help to get you set up.
Why You Need a Mutual Assistance Group, and How to Start One
There aren’t any “lone wolf” survivors of what’s coming for us!
Blacksmithing | Mead and Cider Making
Fantastic demonstrations of traditional blacksmithing and beverages by a proficient craftsman.
Gregg will perform on Saturday night.
Special Operations Equipment
SOE hosts Self-Reliance Festival in and around their factory.
Bergen County Harley-Davidson
Living Free in Tennessee
The podcast that entertains, educates, and empowers you to live the life you choose.
Hack My homestead
Homestead infrastructure design, supply, and installation
Leading the way in EMP & lightning protection
Holler Roast Coffee
Holler Roast Coffee provides much of the event management for Self-Reliance Festival and runs a couple of giant urns of brew.
The Liberty Lab
We design and develop highly professional websites, apps, and online tools for conservative, libertarian, limited government, and free-market organizations and communities.
Bearings, Belts & Chain, Inc.
Premier resource for ball bearing and power transmission parts for more than 20 years.