Episode 163 S4-39
Self-Reliance & Simple Life Experience
Battle for the South Ch 39
Five years ago Kiki's self-reliance passion was ignited when she attended the Self-Reliance Expo. When she first attended she was skeptical about the individuals she would encounter at such an event. She had been C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) trained in the past and she understood that there were many potential threats impacting the region that she lived in. Kiki wanted to become prepared for any contingency she may be facing. The expo was a great opportunity to get this education. After enjoying such a wonderful experience, she wanted to provide it to others.
Last year, Kiki purchased the Self-Reliance Expo and since then, she has been on a mission to resonate the self-reliance and simple life message to the masses. However, on-line purchasing opportunities and the end of sale-a-thons pushed Kiki to develop another image for the Self-Reliance Expo. This vision included endless educational opportunities for attendees to gain exposure to a wide variety of skill based information that they could take home and put into immediate action. Kiki wanted people to walk away with a quality experience not a shopping opportunity. Thus, the name was changed to the Self-Reliance & Simple Life Experience.
At the conventions multiple stages occupy the room, separated by the four pillars of self-reliance: Preparedness, Survival, Sustainability, and Simple Life. The stages get a ton of use throughout the day from speakers discussing a wide variety of topics. For example:
Health & Wellness
Child Safety - how to prevent abduction
How to Conquer Your Fear
Communication and HAM Certification
Tiny Home Construction
Being prepared is essential to overcoming obstacles in life. Individuals who understand the power of self-reliance can provide a layer of protection to their communities. The more individuals with open eyes, contributing to the success of their communities, the larger this layer of protection becomes. Who are you taking care of? What's your plan to keep them safe no matter what life has to throw at you? It is imperative that you have a conversation and determine what your family game plan is.
Featured Quote From Today's Chapter:
"Each day was a blessing and one that Erika had no intention of wasting."