Interest in Prepperfest continues to grow

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- There are gun cases, special ice boxes and medical supplies, everything somebody needs all under one roof at WestWorld. There are 160 exhibitors, educational seminars, all sorts of healthy living and off the grid, self-reliant solutions and this year Prepperfest 2014 isn't about the end of the world.  

“What's not here is doom and gloom stuff, we don't have the underground bunkers, the gas masks, all that dooms day stuff, it's all about every day,” said Tony Tangalos who organized Prepperfest.

He said it’s stuff more designed for natural events, like how to get by if the power goes out or having enough to eat and drink if getting stuck at home.

“People are going to learn about healthy living, self-reliance and the ability to heal themselves naturally,” said Tangalos.

Each year, Prepperfest gets bigger and bigger, having to move to larger venues in order to keep up with the demand.

“It's been a little bit of a nitch thing, we're trying to help grow that in our own little way and it is growing and we're excited about that,” said Tangalos.

Prepperfest is now two days, both Saturday and Sunday at WestWorld. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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