SAND POINT, Idaho – When preparedness fans and business owners learned that the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane, Wash. was cancelled in October, many wondered if lagging public interest was the cause.
The answer, of course, is “yes” and “no.” For some of the promoters, it was about a desire to focus on other projects. Nick and Lisa Meissner, who helped launch the expos in 2013 are now focused on other endeavors such as training families how to live off-grid through their Off-Grid Bootcamp.
The question for many was whether the other promotors of the Sustainable Preparedness Expo would renew the events in 2018.
Unfortunately, as the new year dawned, the answer was posted on the expo website (below) by Loren and Jennifer Munson. With a large banner headline, the Munson’s made it clear the expos were cancelled “indefinitely” and the they were honest about the reason – a lack of money.
The Sustainable Preparedness Expos have been cancelled indefinitely.
We have appreciated the opportunity to bring preparedness education and products to many people throughout the Northwest over the last two years. However, after much thought and prayer, we have had to make a difficult decision. Due to the significant financial risk and lack of financial feasibility we will no longer be having Sustainable Preparedness Expos.
Being true to their desire to help others, the Munsons used their message to redirect self-reliance fans to educational websites on the subject: SustainablePreparedness.com, OffGridBootCamp.com and CountryLivingUniversity.com.
But did they cancel because they personally lacked funding, or was the market for expos dried up? We may never. Neither couple has responded to a request for information made by PBN through their social media accounts.
In the meantime, those interested in self-reliance topics can visit the Meissner webpages. They manage the Sustainable Preparedness website, and the Off Grid Boot Camp website. On it they help readers reclaim their “noble independence in an unstable world” by blogging about homesteading issues and teaching steps to live off-grid.