2017 Paul T. Martin Preparedness Conference

2017 Paul T. Martin Preparedness Conference
Saturday, January 7, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Cabela’s, 15570 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610

The Fifth Annual Preparedness Conference builds upon the successes of previous conferences and offers more presentations on advanced and timely topics. 

Admission fee is $60.  To register, click on the KR Training registration page

For this event, payment in full in advance is required at time of registration.

Refunds for cancellation are available up to January 1, 2017. Once you’ve completed the registration form, you must then click on the “Pay for Classes” link.  Until you have paid for the event, you do not have a reservation.

We highly recommend you consider bringing your own lunch.  Please note we will not have access to a microwave or other means to warm food.  Cabela’s does have a cafeteria with a range of food choices.

Take Exit 220 on Interstate 35.  Cabela’s is located on the west side of the interstate.  The conference room is located on the second level in the rear of the building. 
We will have tables at this year’s conference, so please feel free to bring notepads and electronic devices.  There are a limited number of electrical outlets for recharging.  Cabela’s does not offer wifi

Area Hotels
For those coming in from out of town, there are two hotels within a very short distance of Cabela’s:


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Registration
9:15 AM – 9:25 AM Welcome and Announcements
9:25 AM – 10:25 AM Omar Hamada, M.D. of The Hamade Group on The Basics of Prepper Medicine.  Dr. Hamada is an emergency room physician and U.S. Army veteran who oversaw 30 Special Forces medics during his military service.  He will discuss how to create a medical plan for the grid down environment, including supplies you should have on hand, managing prescription medications during supply shortages, and medical skills you and your family need to learn.
10:25 AM – 11:10 AM Paul Martin on Interacting with Emergency Responders. Paul will discuss challenges in being the true "first responder", managing the incident, others at the scene, and interacting with uniformed responders. The talk will include lessons learned from Paul's recent experience as well as information from other sources.
11:10 AM – 12:05 PM Lunch (We strongly recommend that you BYO.) During lunch, Karl Rehn of KR Training will do a presentation outlining the future of KR Training and its next evolution into a provider of full spectrum self-defense, tactical medicine and preparedness training.
12:05 PM – 1:05 PM   Omar Hamada, M.D.  on Creating An Overall Home Preparedness Strategy.  As a military veteran with combat experience and missionary experience in the Middle East, a father and husband, Dr. Hamada will share his experiences on how to best create a home preparedness strategy that includes self-defense, medical skills training, sanitation and hygiene management, and preparedness issues pertaining to children.
1:05 PM – 1:15 PM Break
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM  Tarek Saab, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Precious Metals, on Basics of Gold And Silver Investing For Preppers.  Tarek is the Chief Operating Officer of Texas Precious Metals and a co-founder of the company. In 2006 he was a finalist on NBC's television show, The Apprentice
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Mike Legatt, Ph.D., C.P.T., CEO and Founder of ResilientGrid, Inc., on Human Resiliency When The Lights Go Out. Mike has spent the past 10 years as ERCOT's Principal Human Factors Engineer and will share his thoughts on what preppers need to know about the grid, what to expect, and what to do if the lights go out.
2:45 PM – 2:55 PM Break
2:55 PM – 3:30 PM Kelli Kochan on Strategies for Getting the Reluctant Spouse Into Prepping.  Kelli is a research associate for animal breeding and genetics at Texas A&M.  She will share her story on how she went from reluctant spouse to prepper and offer tips on getting hesitant spouses on board.       
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Mat Unruh on Active Shooter Response.  Mat works with Texas Law Shield.  He will be presenting on what people need to know in an active shooter situation to keep themselves and families safe.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Paul Martin on Is 2017 The Year Of The Prepper?  Preparedness continues to become less controversial and more mainstream.  Is this the year that prepping breaks out and becomes “the” thing to do?  What do we need to be doing to help facilitate that?