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Preppers Class

Are you a Prepper?

Reading these words you may first think of a camouflage-wearing backwoods survivalist cleaning his gun by the campfire while waiting for the world to end. Preppers are not waiting for the world to end, but they do share one common belief. Preppers feel we are becoming less skilled to take care of ourselves, while becoming more dependent on centralized government services and highly complex technologies to do this for us. What once would have been a minor disruption in a less interconnected society, can now impact millions of people. Damage to the utility infrastructure from hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, ice storms, floods, or forest fires can affect entire states and take weeks to repair while you sit in the dark.

Preppers do not expect emergency assistance from well-meaning but unresponsive government agencies, and know without making advance preparations they will be sleeping on the floor of a civic center along with everyone else. Preppers know this government cannot possibly take care of everyone after a major catastrophe strikes. While the politicians fought for weeks, New Orleans residents found this out the hard way after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and there are hundreds of other examples. Being a prepper means you have made advance preparations to lessen the risk to your family when, not if, an emergency strikes. Most preppers have converted a closet or corner of their basement into a large food pantry, which they keep well stocked. They will also keep several gallons of bottled water on hand, and they not only own a flashlight and battery-powered AM radio, but unlike many households these actually work and include extra batteries!

It is our goal to help you achieve the next level of preparedness which involves finding ways to keep your critical electrical devices operating when the grid goes down. We stock a wide selection of battery-powered refrigerators, light fixtures, well pumps, chargers, and even waterless composting toilets. We also carry a full line of inverters and solar modules that will power your critical electrical loads and electronic devices indefinitely.

Want to live totally off-grid, power a remote cabin, or just want your home's lights and refrigerator to stay on during the next ice storm? DTI Solar offers one-day classes designed specifically to help preppers achieve this next level of emergency preparedness.

CLICK HERE to register for one of our many weekend prepper only classes - (See schedule below)

Our preppers-only classes are held the last Saturday of each month. You may want to attend more than one class as different off-grid topics will be addressed using hands-on demonstrations, along with video presentations in a state-of-the-art classroom. These classes are limited to the first 10 people to register. Classes start promptly at 9:00 AM, and end at Noon, with snacks and drinks provided. The cost of the class is for one person and one guest. We reserve the right to reschedule any class having fewer than 6 people to register. Register and come with your like-minded friends.
Note - Hotel accommodations are available in the area. You may also want to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello while you are here, which is located less than 25 miles away.
Prepper Classes are held on the last Saturday of scheduled months.

Saturday, March 28
Saturday, April 25
Saturday, May 30
Saturday, June 27
SAturday, July 25
Saturday, August 29