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Buckle Up: Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo Takes Over Glendale Civic Center

Time to stock up on everything you need to prep the bunker at this years' Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo.

There's plenty of evidence that the world as we know it is doomed (in a variety of ways -- we've been keeping tabs), and while local survivalists and preppers are likely one step ahead of the rest of us, there's still time to jump on the bandwagon and get used to the taste of freeze-dried vegetables.

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On March 30, preppers and survivalists will take over the Glendale Civic Center with vendor tents stocked with home-canned products, water-filtration equipment, storage containers, military surplus, gardening seeds, solar kits, medical equipment, propane cooking equipment, and shelters. Vendor seminars kick off at 9:30 a.m. with info on survival skills and training.

According to the event's coordinators, the expo was created to bring survivalists and preppers together to compare notes, introduce businesses that provide relevant equipment, and likely plan for when everything hits the fan and the rest of us are still on the couch.

"The way we look at it, the more citizens of Arizona that are preparred for a major event, then the better off we as a 'whole' will be," write the expo's founders. "There is strength in numbers, and when we can get more folks to stock up on basic food staples, water, medical supplies, and firearms, then we at least have a fighting chance to protect this great state."

The Glendale Civic Center is at 5750 West Glenn Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for kids 6-12. For more info and local business participants, check out the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo website.

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Claire Lawton
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