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Kansas City area Preparedness Expo

Well here it is the Kansas City area is getting an EXPO!!

JULY 20th

From 9am to 4pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds 200 E Madison, Gardner, KS.

Our Preparedness Expo is free to the public and designed to help area families be informed and prepared for any situation. We have vendors with a myriad of goods and services that range from long term food and water storage, military surplus and outdoor gear to legal services. In addition to the vendor showcase, we will have lectures all day long. These lectures will be presented by some of the premier subject matter experts that we could find. All lectures are FREE to the public and do not require preregistration! We will be giving away a variety of prizes of varying levels and values. Please stay tuned for a full schedule and prize list!

We view preparing as insurance. You don't drive without insurance; you don't rent or own without insurance, you don't live without life or health insurance. So why would you exist without survival insurance?


Due to Kansas law (Anti-militia. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 48-203.) , we do not allow any militia related material to be posted on our venues nor do we allow open recruitment at our Expos. This is not to offend anyone's opinions or views on militias. This is to ensure that we follow the law.


Registration Information:

Sponsor Rates are as follows:

$50 Prior to June 20, 2013

$60 After June 20, 2013


Sponsorship packages include:

Up to 4 tables, advertisements on our Facebook page, name placement in our fliers and advertisements, and advertisement in our Newsletters. We also encourage Sponsors to share their statuses on the Facebook page as well.


Vendor Rates are as Follows:

$10 per table and $5 for electrical access prior to June 20, 2013

$15 per table and $10 for electrical access after to June 20, 2013


Make Checks or Money Orders payable to: Mark Rinke. Please email us for address information. You can send cash if you wish. Only cash and money orders will be accepted at the door.


If you have any questions, you can send them to us at:  [masked], or you can call:[masked] or[masked]-6270.


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  • Jennifer T.

    I saw a posting for the expo in 2014 is this still happening?

    June 15, 2014

    • Mark R R.

      Yes but moved back to late sept early October

      June 24, 2014

  • Sunshine

    good meet up

    July 23, 2013

  • Jerry

    Had a great time.

    July 21, 2013

  • sHERRIE o.

    Nice overall event today. All the vendors were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to more.

    July 20, 2013

  • Everett

    This was a great event. We done to all involved. Can't wait to see what is next. Keep up the good work.

    July 20, 2013

  • Paul J.

    Nice setup and good first start...look forward to the growth!! Great classes, I actually learned some things so that was awesome!....Even won a raffle!!

    July 20, 2013

  • Jamie B. C.

    my first event with this group and it was awesome. i brought my mother and she had a great time as well. i won a pocket knife and she won an lds starter kit (which she gave to me). the classes were also great.

    thanks and good job to all involved.

    July 20, 2013

  • Ray W.

    This was awesome! Great people. Great info shared in the classes.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Brian M.

    A little sparse in displays and vendors. Ran well though.

    July 20, 2013

  • Stephanie S.

    I am brand new to the group and would love to attend this event. However, I do not drive and am seeking someone who lives close to mid-town KC willing to give me a ride. I am very close to 39th and 71hwy. I would be glad to chip in $20 for gas. You can phone me at 816/[masked]

    July 18, 2013

  • Rebecca L. R.

    We would like to send out a hearty THANK YOU to our many great sponsors. Be sure to check out their tables at the Expo this Saturday.

    They include:



    Kansas Prepper

    LaVerne Hawkins with THRIVE & doTERRA-
    Email LaVerne at [masked]


    Stan Adell with LegalShield/Adell Associates

    Survival Prep

    Michael Dann with KS Personal Safety and Firearms Training-

    Hayes Tooling and

    She's A / Sassy

    Hope for America Coalition "In name Only"

    Carol Harrell and Karyn Muck "In name Only"

    July 18, 2013

  • Kay

    Need security ideas ,for bug out location ,need to find ,recording device that is as invisible as it can be ,also run on battery's or solar ,any ideas would be greatly appreacheated

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Guy

      Sounds like you need a trail cam, usually used to photograph game. Battery powered camcorder you mount on a tree or fence post etc.

      July 17, 2013

  • rick p.

    just got ok to take off work am definitely looking forward to this

    July 16, 2013

  • Mark R R.

    Next up, we've finalized our line-up of classes! All classes are FREE to those who wish to attend!

    9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Phillip Cockrell with Trekker Outdoors

    10:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Jenny Spags with Spags Trading Post

    11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Mike Dann with KS Personal Safety and Firearms Training

    12:45 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Representative Bill Sutton

    1:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. Ray Williams with WELL Distributors

    2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Ramona Rafferty Gardening 101 3:15 p.m.- 4:? p.m. Bobby Spags with Spags Trading Post

    July 8, 2013

  • Mark R R.

    Here we have our PRIZE LIST for the Expo!!! We are SO excited to be able to announce these finally!!! DOOR PRIZES- FREE to enter

    3 LDS Starter Kits
    2 custom holsters donated by Rich Melton with Cover 6 Gear
    2 day class passes donated by Blackthorn-USA
    Discount with THRIVE Life donated by LaVerne Hawkins- $50 of your $100 order- or $50 off any order over $100

    DRAWING PRIZES- $5 a ticket

    Marlin 30-30 rifle
    Maxpedition bag donated by Mission Survivor
    Complete set of Pathfinder Survival Pocket Guides donated by Trekker Outdoors
    Katydyn water filter

    July 7, 2013

  • rick p.

    what lectures are going on at expo

    July 6, 2013

    • Rebecca L. R.

      We'll upload the schedule tomorrow. It is currently being finalized, due to a last minute change.

      1 · July 6, 2013

  • Jerry

    Gary, I doubt there is a podcast; however, you might check the KMBZ site.

    July 4, 2013

  • Jerry

    Three cheers to Mark Rinke and Landmine Billy for their Prepper Discussion on KMBZ two evenings ago. Great advertising for the expo.

    July 4, 2013

    • Gary Y.

      is there a podcast of this? if so, where? thanks

      July 4, 2013

  • kelly m.

    Looking foreward to it.

    July 2, 2013

  • Jerry

    I would really like to do this; but, I had wrist surgery a week ago and cannot do anything so soon. Jerry Moore

    June 23, 2013

  • David R.

    Would anyone like to get together for a couple hours and go over firebuilding next weekend?

    June 23, 2013

  • Sunshine

    Hi all I want to go to meetings and I like to meet new people. If you want to chat Let me know. I want to find farm grown food for sale. If you have some that would be great. I am caning-I need to get some stuff in bulk. Thank you Batya

    June 22, 2013

  • Gary Y.

    hope you send out e-mail reminders!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Jerry

    Three cheers for all these great sponsors and for those yet unknown.

    2 · May 16, 2013

  • Rebecca L. R.

    Just to catch everyone up who may not regularly view our Facebook page (, our current sponsors for the Expo are as follows: WELL Distributors, Kansas Prepper Expo, Hope for America Coalition, Trekker Outdoors, THRIVE/doTERRA, Carolarrell and Karyn Muck "In Name Only", Mission Survivor, and Adell Associates/Legal Shield. We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to our Sponsors. You are greatly furthering the cause in the prepping community.

    May 16, 2013

    • Rebecca L. R.

      I apologize for the typo- I am mobile- I intended to type Carol Harrell rather than Carolarrell. My sincerest apologies to you, Carol!

      May 16, 2013

  • Rebecca L. R.

    We would like to proudly announce Adell Associates/Legal Shield as our newest sponsor! Thank you for your support!

    May 16, 2013

  • Stan A.

    We look forward to attending and being a sponsor to share our identity theft and legal service plans, including 24/7 Emergency access.

    May 15, 2013

  • Mark R R.

    We are very glad to have a local group of patriots joining us as a sponsor The Hope For America Coalition!

    May 14, 2013

  • Mark R R.

    We have a new company sponsor a BIG thanks to Mission Survivor located at 19933 West 162nd Street Olathe, KS They sell almost everything for your prepping needs.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • jim b.

    List of vendors at this time

    May 11, 2013

    • Rebecca L. R.

      If you are looking to be a vendor, we are willing to tell you if there is a competitor currently paid to be a vendor, but the actual vendor list is not public at this time. When we have a finalized list, we will make that available, as we get closer to the expo. In the meantime, we are more than happy to share our paid sponsors. If that last interests you, please let me know. Thanks for your interest!!!!

      May 12, 2013

  • Jo

    I'm really looking forward to this!!

    April 29, 2013

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