13th Annual Crisis Preparation and Sustainable Living Expo Coming in February

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The 13th Annual SE Texas/SW Louisiana Crisis Preparation and Sustainable Living Expo will be held February 9-10, 2024. The hours are 10 a.m until 5 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free of charge at located at Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Dr. in Little Cypress.

Class topics may include:

  • Basic Prepping- What do I need to get started without expensive mistakes
  • Evaluating Medical Crisis
  • Security of Home and Property
  • Prepping for pandemics, nuclear conflict, HEMP’s, chemical or biological attacks
  • Natural Disaster preparation and clean up
  • Evaluating Weather Conditions- NOAA
  • Canning fresh vegetables and meat
  • Sanitation and Survival
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Simple Solar plans and uses
  • Herbs as medicine and food
  • Beekeeping
  • Dehydrating veggies without expensive equipment

A number of vendors will also be there, including:

  • National and local vendors
  • Ham Radio Operation
  • Aftershock Preparedness.com
  • Home Grain Mills
  • Rocket Stoves
  • Military Surplus Items
  • Crisis Cooking-Dutch Oven Demo
  • Water Filter systems
  • Gardening Plants for sale
  • Essential Oils
  • Bee products
  • Long Term Storage Food
  • Prepping Gear/fire starters
  • On-site food
  • Livestock exhibits
  • Chosen Weeds Farm (selling goat’s milk soap and demonstrating soap-making)

Local celebrity forager, Merriwether Vorderbruggen, of Foraging Texas, will be at the Expo, live and in-person, as both a vendor and a speaker, for one day only, on Saturday, February 10th.Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. is often (somewhat) jokingly described as a scientist raised by wolves. Having a M.S. in medicinal chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, he brings science into the world of wild edible and medicinal plants. On the science side he has fourteen patents and numerous articles in research journals from his career as an industrial chemist. But his true love is plants and the miracles they contain.

Since 2008 his website has been one of the top wild edible/medicinal plant sites on the internet. He’s written countless foraging articles for a wide variety of magazines; taught hundreds of foraging walkabouts; appeared on radio, TV, and podcasts galore; wrote the book on foraging; and was co-creator of the Wazoo Survival Gear foraging bandana.

In 2016 he turned his herbal chemistry skills to consumer goods to help develop the Workman’s Friend line of skin care products. In 2020 he made the biggest leap of his life to become the medicine man for Medicine Man Plant Co. where he can finally bring forth the ancient plants that can still help with modern issues.

For more info, call (409) 330-3623 or visit their website.

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