Mountain Prepper Expo in Sevierville Saturday

The Mountain Prepper and Gun Show, touted as “the largest Prepper Show east of the Mississippi River,” will be held on May 17 and 18 at the Sevierville Convention Center, 202 Gists Creek Road in Sevierville. It is hosted by Mountain Expos of Tennessee. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free.

The Mountain Prepper Home, Gun & Outdoor Expo will feature speakers and vendors, classes and exhibits from around the United States focused on emergency preparedness, self-reliance and healthy living.

“Critical items such as long-term food storage, water treatment, guns, ammo, emergency medical supplies, alternative power, security and much more will all be under one roof during this event,” said Bill Vernon, a Mountain Prepper Expo organizer.

Guest speakers scheduled to lead various classes include:

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Dr. Joseph Alton and Amy Alton) keynote medical speakers

James Talmage Stevens (a.k.a. Dr. Prepper) a pioneer in the preparedness industry

Paul M. Munsen president of Sun Oven International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high quality solar cooking devices

Bob Gaskin a firearms and survival instructor with Black Dog Survival School

Lucinda Bailey (a.k.a. The Seed Lady) a Texas Master Gardener specializing in heirloom seed, food independence, and crisis gardening

Jim Kennard founder of the non-profit Food For Everyone Foundation

Lucas Cameron an East Tennessee farmer specializing in alternative energy and tech preps who has also appeared on the popular television series, “Doomsday Preppers”

Mike Nocks owner and founder of the White Harvest Seed Company

Charley Hogwood Chief Instructor and Executive Director for P.R.E.P. (Personal Readiness Education Programs) LLC

David Mays Prepping personality who appeared in season three of “Doomsday Preppers”

Dr. Cynthia J. Koelker (a.k.a. Doc Cindy) author of “Armageddon Medicine” and board-certified family physician specializing in Survival Medicine

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