Couldn't agree more! This show is awesome. My buddy dragged me to this, as he is way in to tactical gear and storing food and supplies in case of a disaster, or zombies, or whatever. I always made fun of him until I went to this deal. Awesome gear, gadgets, and a ton of valid information I never thought of, and surprisingly - it's not a bunch of tin foil hat wearing weirdos. The World War I and II planes were amazing to see hanging from the rafters on display too. Cool stuff.
Best Place to Prepare for the End of the World As We Know It - 2012
Arizona Survivalist Show
If you have ever had even a passing interest in preparing for the End Of The World As We Know It (EOTWAWKI) then you'll probably want to check out this Mesa convention. Held in the hangars of the Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Museum, this "prepper" convention has all your bases covered. Here you can pick up the very latest in personal post-apocalyptic protection, a good example of which is the Crovel, a combination of a multi-tool and a sharpened shovel suited for hacking down a tree or hacking off someone's head.