FAQ Vendors sometimes ask.

FAQ Vendors sometimes ask.


Why should I attend as a vendor?

NW Indiana Prepares 2020 will offer expert speakers, hands-on skill-building opportunities, and vendors with preparedness and sustainable living products and services.

At least two presentation areas will be scheduled simultaneously. One indoors and one outdoors under a very large shelter. This family-friendly event will be free to attend and open to the public.

Approved vendors will be provided with a 12 X 12 outdoor space adjacent to the outdoor shelter for only $20. Those providing a presentation, hands-on experience, or demonstration will receive a 50% discount on their vendor space! The ‘approval’ ensures that all vendors have targeted our preparedness audience and that there are no duplicated products.

All 12 X 12 spaces are outdoors. Vendors will provide their own table, chairs, and if you wish a pop-up shelter, to create your booth. A limited number of spaces have availability to electric for an additional $10.00.

Click here for the Vendor Application.

What is your expected attendance?

People frequently ask us when NW Indiana Prepares will be held again. There is much local interest. Estimated attendance at our NW Indiana Prepares event the first year was 200+ and the 2nd year it was well over 300 to maybe 400 preparedness-minded attendees. Upon request, a pdf of a past year’s schedule of events can be sent to you to give you an idea of the program we plan to duplicate.

How will you get people in the door?

We have very active and targeted social media accounts and a large mailing list, including the Live Free, USA membership list and their bi-monthly publication. We do local advertising including radio interviews and publishing event details in newspapers both in print and online. Admission for the public is FREE which we’ve found to increase and encourage attendance.

What experience do you have putting on shows?

While the NW Indiana Prepares Expo has not been held annually it is also not brand new. We’ve had two NW Indiana Prepares events in past years. The years in-between our time and efforts have been concentrated into the planning of our national organizations (Live Free, USA) annual ‘Camp Independence’ event. Camp Independence has been held for 45+ years! It will be held again this May at the Tippecanoe River State Park.  Details for that event are here:

Preparedness experts, demonstrations and emergency skills scheduled for the expo!

NW Indiana Prepares has begun scheduling preparedness experts, demonstrations and emergency skills for the expo on Sept. 5th.  To date we have the following presentations confirmed:  (Watch for additions and updates)

Animal trapping and snaring
Aquaponics / Hydroponics at home
Backyard Farming: Rabbits and Chickens
Bug-out / Get-home bags
Colloidal Silver Usage

Emergency Communications
Friction Fires
Herbs ‘Gods’ Pharmacy
Shotgun Basics For Home Defense:

We continue to seek vendors, preparedness experts, demonstrations and more to fill the day with educational opportunities for the community.  Please respond here with topics that you’d most like to learn about or see demonstrated on September 5th.  If you are interested in being a vendor or speaker please click the contact tab for additional information.

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