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Homesteading & Prepping Summit, scheduled for April 27-28, 2024, in Elkton, Florida

A homesteading & prepping summit in Elkton FL

An event for those interested in self-reliance and survival skills. It will be held at the St Johns County Fairgrounds. This two-day event is designed to allow attendees to learn from a community of experts in various fields related to homesteading and prepping.

Event Details

  • Dates: April 27th & 28th, 2024.
  • Location: St Johns County Fairgrounds, Elkton, Florida.
  • Ticket Price: $35 for ages 7 & up, with free entry for ages 6 & under accompanied by a ticketed adult.
  • Note: Tickets must be purchased online and will not be sold at the gate. Only a limited number of tickets are available​​​​.

The summit will feature a range of speakers, each an expert in their respective field:

  • Sean Tario – Focuses on developing strategic alliances within business and economic development, emphasizing building local, decentralized, and open-source systems.
  • Joe Lorusso – Experienced in homesteading for 15 years across different states, including rehabilitating an old coffee farm in Hawaii.
  • Tony Torre is a bail bondsman with extensive experience in surveillance and fugitive recovery, skilled in teaching difficult concepts in simple ways.
  • Lisa Preston – Grew up in a rural setting, with a background in outdoor living and conventional living.
  • Mark Manning – Focused on Aquarian Age Consciousness, sharing values learned from his grandparents of Spanish descent.
  • David Jones is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Army specializing in nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare defense.
  • April Iser is a 15th-generation Floridian, homeschooling mom, firearms enthusiast, and patriot​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.


The event will host various vendors, including:

  • Purefire Tactical: Offering dual system, ferrocerium and magnesium fire starters.
  • James Ranch: Specializing in vacuum-packed beef and pork.
  • Ancient Miracle LLC: Promoting Korean Natural Farming methods for livestock and crops.
  • Iser Defense: Focused on educating citizens on firearm safety, care, and handling​​.

Classes Offered

Attendees can participate in various classes to enhance their skills and knowledge:

  • Smart Investing
  • Machete Defense
  • Prepper Pantry
  • Digital Privacy Bootcamp
  • The Total Survivor Philosophy
  • Winning the Money Game
  • Aquarian Age Consciousness
  • A Practical Guide to Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Defense
  • Intro to Korean Natural Farming
  • Keys, Kubotans, & Self-Defense Keychains​​​​​​​​​​​​.

The Homesteading & Prepping Summit offers a comprehensive experience for those interested in learning and improving their self-reliance and preparedness skills.

Need A Place To Stay? (Not Camping?)

And NO…..I’m not affiliated with any of these hotels. This is not a money grab. Hope to see you there!

  1. Quality Inn Elkton – St. Augustine South
    • Address: 2625 State Road 207, Elkton, FL 32033
    • Phone: (904) 829-3435
    • Website: Quality Inn
    • Rating: 6.6/10 (Good experience)​​​​.
  2. Gorgeous Cottage w/ Pool on Horse Property in St. Augustine
    • Location: Elkton, Florida
    • Rating: 9.6/10 (Exceptional)​​.
    • Note: As this seems to be a private rental property, specific contact details were not available.
  3. Days Inn by Wyndham St. Augustine I-95/Outlet Mall
    • Address: 2560 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092, United States
    • Phone: +1 904 824 4341
    • Rating: 7.2/10 (Good)​​​​​​.
  4. Red Roof Inn PLUS+ St. Augustine
    • Address: 2445 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092
    • Phone: (937) 328-4288
    • Rating: 7.0/10 (Good, older hotel)​​​​.
  5. Best Western Plus St. Augustine I-95
    • Address: 2465 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092
    • Phone: 1 (800) 568-8520
    • Rating: 8.0/10 (Very Good, clean and fast)​​​​.
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