What is the Appleseed Project and Shoot?
This is a project sponsored by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) to pass on the skills and history of our country’s first Riflemen.
On the home page of their website (http://appleseedinfo.org/) it states:
“Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans, all of whom are their “progeny.””
At each event you will not only learn marksmanship skills that are great for the novice or the experienced shooter, you will also learn about the skills, tenacity, fortitude and choices made by participants in the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19th, 1775.
I thoroughly enjoyed the local event this past weekend in my area, as well as sharpened my skills and highly recommend this for any self-reliance, preparedness or survival seeker. I don’t care if you are a professional sharp shooter; I bet you can learn something new at one of these events.
All Appleseed events are 2 (two) days and are free for Active Military, Reserve, National Guard, and Peace Officers.
Women $10.00 and youths under 21 are $5.00
Both Days are $70.00, one day is $45.00 plus any requested Range Fees from the shooting facility.
Although walk-ons are welcome, be sure to pre-register as the Appleseed Project sponsors and RWVA will use the pre-registration count to determine how many “crew members” will be on hand for instruction. You can register online or by mail (USPS).
If you live in New Mexico here is a list of upcoming shoots:
Edgewood, NM - Sep 10-11
Raton, NM - Sep 17-18
Rio Rancho, NM - Sep 17-18
Albuquerque, NM - Oct 15-16
Roswell, NM - Oct 15-16
Rio Rancho, NM - Dec 10-11
To find out when an event is in your area go to: http://appleseedinfo.org/search-states.html and then select your state. Don’t forget to look at the requirements and suggestions on what to bring besides your desire to learn (From the Home page select Boot Camps, What to Bring).
Since September is National Preparedness Month remember to check for local events in your newspapers and the like. Many Boy Scout Troupes sponsor neighborhood Preparedness fairs.
Here are a few internet/nationally advertized upcoming Expos & Fairs:
The National Self Reliance Organization (http://www.thensro.com/) has two upcoming Self-Reliance Expos (http://www.selfrelianceexpo.com/):
September 16-17, 2011
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216
Times: Friday Sept 16 : 10AM-8PM and Saturday Sept 17 : 9AM-6PM
October 7-8, 2011
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State St.
Sandy, UT 84070 (Salt Lake City)
Both events cost: $9 at the door; $2 discount for buying online; Kids 12 and under are free; $2 discount for seniors.
September 24, 2011 9AM LDS Church (http://www.lds.org/) is sponsoring a Preparedness Fair (http://www.zvents.com/z/broomfield-co/preparedness-fair--events--201109445)
13370 N. Lowell Blvd.