Sunday, April 19, 2015

Emergency Alerts. Did you know ?

EMERGENCY ALERTS

WEA Screen image of disaster text from the government displaying on a smart phone screen.
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View "WEA PSA (:30)" on Youtube.
You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are - at home, at school, or at work.
Public safety officials use reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems. 
  1. Why are Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) important to me?
    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
  2. What are WEA messages?
    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.
  3. What types of alerts will I receive?
    • Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in your area
    • AMBER Alerts
    • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
  4. What does a WEA message look like?
    WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.
  5. How will I know the difference between WEA and a regular text message?
    WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
  6. What types of WEA messages will the National Weather Service send?
    • Tsunami Warnings
    • Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings
    • Hurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings
  7. What are AMBER Alerts?
    AMBER Alerts are urgent bulletins issued in the most serious child-abduction cases. The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry.
  8. Who will send WEAs to issue AMBER Alerts?
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in coordination with State and Local public safety officials, sends out AMBER Wireless Emergency Alerts through IPAWS.
  9. What should I do when I receive a WEA message?
    Follow any action advised by the message. Seek more details from local media or authorities.
  10. Will I receive a WEA message if I'm visiting an area where I don't live, or outside the area where my phone is registered?
    Yes, if you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program. (More than 100 carriers, including all of the largest carriers, do.)
  11. What if I travel into a threat area after a WEA message is already sent?
    If you travel into a threat area after an alert is first sent, your WEA-capable device will receive the message when you enter the area.
  12. When will I start receiving WEA messages?
    It depends. WEA capabilities were available beginning in April 2012, but many mobile devices, especially older ones, are not WEA-capable. When you buy a new mobile device, it probably will be able to receive WEA messages.
  13. Is this the same service public safety agencies have asked the public to register for?
    No, but they are complementary. Local agencies may have asked you to sign up to receive telephone calls, text messages, or emails. Those messages often include specific details about a critical event. WEAs are very short messages designed to get your attention in a critical situation. They may not give all the details you receive from other notification services.
  14. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages?
    No. This service is offered for free by wireless carriers. WEA messages will not count towards texting limits on your wireless plan.
  15. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me?
    No. Just like emergency weather alerts you see on local TV, WEAs are broadcast from area cell towers to mobile devices in the area. Every WEA-capable phone within range receives the message, just like TV that shows the emergency weather alert if it is turned on. But, the TV stations, like WEA, don't know exactly who is tuned in.
  16. Will a WEA message interrupt my phone conversations?
    No, the alert will be delayed until you finish your call.
  17. How often will I receive WEA messages?
    You may get very few WEA messages, or you may receive frequent messages when conditions change during an emergency. The number of messages depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property in your area.
  18. If, during an emergency, I can't make or receive calls or text messages due to network congestion, will I still be able to receive a WEA message?
    Yes, WEA messages are not affected by network congestion.
  19. What if I don't want to receive WEA messages?
    You can opt-out of receiving WEA messages for imminent threats and AMBER alerts, but not for Presidential messages. To opt out, adjust settings on your mobile device.
  20. How will I receive alerts if I don't have a WEA-capable device?
    WEA is only one of the ways you receive emergency alerts. Other sources include NOAA Weather Radio, news broadcasts, the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV programs, outdoor sirens, and other alerting methods offered by local and state public safety agencies.
Source: Ready.gov

Introducing Renovo Filters (3 stage filter removes bacteria, protozoa, metals and chemicals)

New Product - Renovo Trio - 3 Stage Water Filter & Purifier Straw - Hollow Fiber (UF) Membrane with Activated Carbon (Charcoal) Filter and Sediment Pre-Filter 
  • Unique 3 stage filtration removes bacteria (salmonella, e-coli, cholera), protozoa (giardia, cryptosporidium), metals (lead, mercury, cadmium), chemicals (oil, chlorine, pesticides)
  • Industry leading ultra-filtration hollow fiber membrane filters down to 0.05 microns
  • Highly versatile design works as a straw filter, screwed to the top of a bottle (generic soda or water bottle), or in-line with a hydration reservoir (CamelBak)
  • Long filter life of 1,000 liters or more with the ability to change individual filter elements for indefinite use
  • Lightweight and compact: 7 x 1.4 inches and 3.5 ounce





BUY: $32.50

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Berkey Filters are back in stock !! Buy Berkey Light or Travel Berkey get a Lifestraw Free


We have Berkey Filters (Light and Travel in Stock). 

Special Offer:
With any purchase of Berkey Light or Travel Berkey you get a Lifestraw Free (retails $22) 

Berkey Light



The Berkey Light™ water filter is designed for use during travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies. The Berkey Light Water Purifier is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, emergency water filtration or people who want more of a water aesthetic in their home. Comes with an optional LED light base, this light unit can be charged with an optional solar panel, needing no electricity. The Berkey Light is bright enough to read by, ideal for emergency situations or power outages.

BUY: $256.66 - $357.77 
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Travel Berkey



The compact Travel Berkey® system is the perfect system for use during travel and any outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.The smallest of the Berkey family, this system is ideal for a single person, people who travel and very popular with RV'ers. The convenient and economic Travel Berkey is a two filter capacity system. This unit can not be shipped to Iowa residents. All stainless Berkey units can be stacked one can inside the other for convenient mobility.

BUY: $246 
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With any purchase get a Lifestraw FREE 


Make a purchase of Light or Travel Berkey, we will simply ship you a Lifestraw.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

We are on the brink of discovering alien life, NASA scientist predicts


Who else believes we are not alone in the universe ?


Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.
"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said April 7 during a panel discussion that focused on the space agency's efforts to search for habitable worlds and alien life. 
Read more here...



Introducing Eversafe - MRE's 12 Case with Heaters 38% Off

EverSafe MRE Meals 12 Case 

We continue to look for products that add value to our customers in their prepping and outdoor needs. MRE's stand for Meals Ready to Eat. While many MRE products are tied to military situations, emergency situation and need for ready meals can arise anytime anywhere and to anyone. 

We are introducing a new product today. EverSafe MRE's at lowest prices anywhere on the internet. 

MSRP: $110.00BUY: $68.20



 

Packing and Packaging : 12 Meals to a Case - 6 different menus per case
Calories per meal : 1,000 to 1,250 Cal

Calories per 12 Case : 
12,000 to 15,000 Cal

Shelf Life : 36 months at 80F degrees from date of pack
Menu Components : Menu suggestions Only Final menus may vary depending of product availability and what Wornick Foods is manufacturing

Each Meals Includes :
1 Entree
1 Beverage
1 Snack/Spread
1 Dining Packet
1 Flameless Heater
1 Waterpoof outer
1 Nutritional Insert

EverSafe MRE Meal Kit 12 Case Ready To Eat ( MRE Type )
A 12 Case of EverSafe MRE Meal Kit will provide the nutrients and caloric value of a 4 to 6 days of complete meals to one person and can be eaten at any place, at any time.

MRE stands for "Meals Ready to Eat" . All the contents are fully cooked and can be eaten hot or cold. Each EverSafe MRE Meals 12 Case has an average of 12,000-15,000 calories, which replicates the calorie count required 4 to 6 days of complete meals. There is no need to add water to an MRE. Simply open the pouch and enjoy!

Here are some reviews. 

"I purchased 2 sample packs and received spaghetti with meat sauce and penne with veg sausage in tomato sauce. The penne was spicy but good. The spaghetti was excellent."

"Bought a case to have as emergency supplies for the home. Recently manufactured and with a substantial shelf life, I was pleased with the product that arrived. 6 different meals across 12 packets. ... this is the first MRE we've tried, but I wouldn't hesitate to get more."

" these are great meals and actually better than those freeze dried frozen types. At less than $6.00USD per meal it is fun eating one rather than going to McD's or others at the same cost. Great for picnics or just sharing. That heater really works!"

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Spring Sales .Yoders Bacon, Grandma's Milk,Cheese, Butter, Bega Cheese up to 38% off

Yoder's Canned Meat
  • Fully Cooked, Low Fat, Long Shelf Life
  • Bacon
  • Meat Variety Pack
  • Chicken
  • Hamburger Ground Beef
  • Pork Sausage
  • Taco Seasoned Beef
  • Pork Meat Case

MSRP: $202.99, BUY: $164.42

http://www.safecastle.com/yoders.aspx

Red Feather Butter 30% off 



http://www.safecastle.com/red-feathe...ed-butter.aspx

[B]MSRP: $195.00 , BUY: 152.00[/B]

Bega Cheese 36, 7oz cans 



Grandma Country 35% off 



MSRP: $165.00, BUY: 107.25

http://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country.aspx

Friday, April 03, 2015

International Space Station captures images of super-typhoon Maysak – video

Video shot from the International Space Station shows super-typhoon Maysak as it heads through the western Pacific en route to the Philippines. The island nation is on high alert with the typhoon, initially rated category 5, expected to make landfall on the weekend. British-based Tropical Storm Risk said Maysak would probably weaken to a category 2 typhoon, with maximum winds of up to 109mph, when it hits land

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Free Samples to First 250 members who sign up for Numanna , Non GMO, No Glutten

First 250 get a free samples of freeze dried storage Numanna food. 

Simply enter your name, email and address and we will ship it to you for free. 



Check out all available varieties here.... 
http://www.safecastle.com/numanna-foods.aspx

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Introducing The "Swiss Knife" of belts, Built for rescue & outdoors!

Made in France, Distributed exclusively by Safecastle in US. We announced the promotion last year but could not sell any we lost our shipment on its way. We have them back in stock and ready to ship.

The TYBELT is a sport belt for pants that can be worn with jeans, work or hiking pants. The TYBELT is a flexible strap, easy to adjust and ultra durable. Since it is a trouser belt, it is always ready to use! This is a real rescue PPE (personal protective equipment) it can be used open or closed, in mountaineering and climbing, but also in other situations, such as attachment, sling, tourniquet, rope, and tow strap just to name just a few possibilities!

See the multipurpose use of TYBELT



Tybelt Premium


The TYBELT is a sport belt for pants that can be worn with jeans, work or hiking pants. The TYBELT is a flexible strap, easy to adjust and ultra durable. Since it is a trouser belt, it is always ready to use! This is a real rescue PPE (personal protective equipment) it can be used open or closed, in mountaineering and climbing, but also in other situations, such as attachment , sling, tourniquet, rope, and tow strap just to name just a few possibilities!

Sizes:
Medium
Large
XL

Color:
Orange
Khakhi

Buy: $62.00


http://www.safecastle.com/tybelt.aspx

Tybelt Black



The TYBELT is a sport belt for pants that can be worn with jeans, work or hiking pants. The TYBELT is a flexible strap, easy to adjust and ultra durable. Since it is a trouser belt, it is always ready to use! This is a real rescue PPE (personal protective equipment) it can be used open or closed, in mountaineering and climbing, but also in other situations, such as attachment , sling, tourniquet, rope, and tow strap just to name just a few possibilities!

Sizes:

Medium
Large

Buy: $62.00


http://www.safecastle.com/Tybelt-black-edition.aspx

Tybelt Pro



The TYBELT is a sport belt for pants that can be worn with jeans, work or hiking pants. The TYBELT is a flexible strap, easy to adjust and ultra durable. Since it is a trouser belt, it is always ready to use! This is a real rescue PPE (personal protective equipment) it can be used open or closed, in mountaineering and climbing, but also in other situations, such as attachment , sling, tourniquet, rope, and tow strap just to name just a few possibilities!

Sizes:
Medium
Large

Color:
Orange
Khakhi

Buy: $62.00


http://www.safecastle.com/Tybelt-Pro.aspx

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Prepare My Life Planner up to 35% Off, Step-by-step emergency preparedness plan


Do you know what to do with important documents (passport, birth certificates, contact information , maps, insurance etc.) in an emergency ? Here is an excellent solution, very important for preppers. 

Prepare MyLife PlannerStep-By-Step Emergency Planner



Step-by-step emergency preparedness plan that also houses your important documents for easy grab & go urgency. Includes tabs, forms, folders, pages, pockets, and pouches to keep everything organized. Also includes CD, pen, and calculator in a secure zip-up binder. 

The Prepare My Life Planner guides you through an easy step-by-step preparedness plan that will

  • Empower family members how to react in an emergency
  • Assist you in making critical emergency preparations
  • Organize and store your vital records and important documents

Each section of the binder has a detailed list of items to include and contains the necessary tabs, forms, folders, pages, pockets, and pouches needed to keep everything organized and easy to find. Emergency contact information, cash, keys, maps, destination planning, family pictures, computer files, birth certificates, insurance documents, titles and deeds, wills and trusts, investments, burial arrangements, and much more all housed in one convenient and secure binder. A complete preparedness plan that is not only easy to follow but also one that you won’t want to be without!

MSRP: $150.50Buy: 109.99 
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"What I love about the Planner is that it is a central location for my emergency information as well as my important documents. I love how organized I feel and how easy it is to find what I need. I must be an impatient person by nature because when I need something I like it to be readily at my fingertips (like our social security cards, immunizations, birth certificates, insurance information, etc.). I also love how secure and portable it is. It comes in a zip up binder with lock and key and can easily be taken on the go in the event of an emergency."

Monday, March 16, 2015

15 Ancient House Designs That You Can Build Really Cheap (Potentially For Free)

Want to learn how to build a cheap house? Look no further. Let me ask you; how would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me.
You’re not alone, in fact today most people in “civilized” parts of the world don’t own their homes but are indebted to banks or rent from a landlord. But it has not always been this way, as Henry David Thoreau so truthfully writes in his book Walden:
In the savage (Native American) state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than half the families own a shelter. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole. The rest pay an annual tax or this outside garnment of all, become indispensible summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live.


Read more here..

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Save 35% on NukAlert Radiation Detector - Lowest Price Gauranteed

NukAlert Radiation Detector

More than just a radiation detector, the NukAlert™ is a patented personal radiation meter, monitor and alarm. Small enough to attach to a key chain, the device operates non-stop, 24/7 and will promptly warn you of the presence of unseen, but acutely dangerous levels of radiation.

Used nationwide by federal, state and local first responders, law enforcement and the Dept. of Defense, the device is the ideal solution for increasing individual security and awareness of radiological threats. It will be very reassuring to know, with confidence, when you and your family are out of the worst danger.

Member Prices below, please login as Member to see pricing. 



MSRP: $199.99 BUY: $129.99



Features: 
  • Meets the following DoD EMP immunity standards (MIL-STD 461D, MIL-STD RS105)
  • Tested & Verified by Naval Air Warfare Center
  • Always "ON" 24/7, Includes long-life 10+ year battery
  • Detection Range: 100 mR/hr to 5,000 R/hr,
  • Metering: 100 mR/hr to 50 R/hr, in 10 calibrated ranges
  • Proportional Increasing Chirp Rate: 50 R/hr to 5,000 R/hr
  • Gamma and X-rays from 20 keV to above 2 MeV
  • Sensitivity incl. higher emergency radiation levels
  • Alarm "chirp" corresponds to chart on back of device
  • Introduced before Health Physics Society - 1/03
  • Performance verified by Nat'l Radiological Laboratory
  • Each unit individually radiation accuracy tested
  • Patented technology
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The world is facing a growing threat of nuclear war

russia nuclear danger warning sign
Within the next few weeks, after years of stalling and evasion, Iran may at last agree to curb its nuclear programme.
In exchange for relief from sanctions it will accept, in principle, that it should allow intrusive inspections and limit how much uranium will cascade through its centrifuges.
After 2025 Iran will gradually be allowed to expand its efforts. It insists these are peaceful, but the world is convinced they are designed to produce a nuclear weapon.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-world-is-facing-a-growing-threat-of-nuclear-war-2015-3#ixzz3U74ZUfxS

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Special PreSale event | UnCooked Freeze Dried Beef Patties | Only 20 Cases available

We had the patties in stock last year in early 2014 and we had published a similar chart from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Have a look at the updated chart below, in just 1 year prices have gone really high and this trend will continue.

There's really only one way to take immediate productive action to protect your household from inflation, and that is to lock-in today's prices by purchasing foods that store indefinitely.

Consumer Price Index for Beef (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) tells the story:



We have some good news though....

Freeze Dried Uncooked Hamburger Patties.. 

Note: This is a PreSale promotion. Will ship within a week. 

 

We only have 20 cases so hurry !! 
  • Each Case has 6 #10 cans
  • 15-16 Patties per Can
  • U.S. Gov't/Military Surplus
  • 25+ year shelf life
  • These Freeze Dried/Uncooked hamburger patties are a whopping 1/2in thick. All cans were sealed in an oxygen/moisture free environment.

These Beef Patties are current production over-runs, Manufactured in 2014, from a large military defense contractor. We just purchased a large lot of these direct from a Defense Reutilization Office (DRO) Source.

$399.99 


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You can also by a can.

Freeze Dried Uncooked Hamburger Patties..

  • 15-16 Patties per Can
  • U.S. Gov't/Military Surplus
  • 25+ year shelf life
  • These Freeze Dried/Uncooked hamburger patties are a whopping 1/2in thick. All cans were sealed in an oxygen/moisture free environment.

These Beef Patties are current production over-runs, Manufactured in 2014, from a large military defense contractor. We just purchased a large lot of these direct from a Defense Reutilization Office (DRO) Source.

$66.75 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Upto 40% on Mountain House Pouch Cases for Preparedness, Outdoors and more

Pouch Cases for your next adventure 



These prices are lowest anywhere.. 

Apple Crisp



"didn't expect this to taste so darn good"

MSRP: $54.94
BUY: $38.35 (30% off) 



Raspberry Crumble



"pleasantly surprised. "

MSRP: $62.00
BUY: $42.19 (32% off)



Lasagna



"Much better than expected for freeze-dried eggs."

MSRP: $50.00
BUY: $34.30 (31% off)



Check out all pouch offerings here... 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mountain House Educates Consumers: When Long-Term Emergency Food Isn’t

Third party study finds wide range of oxygen levels in popular brands

Albany, Ore. – February 16, 2015 – Mountain House, the best-selling brand of camping, backpacking, and 
emergency preparedness meals, released results today of a recent study designed to inform consumers how 
popular brands of emergency meals manage oxygen levels, a critical element in long term emergency food.  
This information is increasingly important as consumers continue to move from tried-and-true #10 cans to 
flexible pouches. The study, conducted by Fres-co System USA, Inc., tested the oxygen levels found in Mountain 
House pouches as well as those of six other brands.
Low oxygen levels with little or no variation from pouch to pouch are key indicators of both good process 
control and packaging integrity (other key indicators include: moisture, heat, and light). Oxygen degrades 
shelf life in foods by oxidizing fats and oils. This oxidation causes rancidity and unpalatable off-flavors. 
The presence of oxygen also depletes food of valuable vitamins A, C, D and E.


























“Prolonged exposure to oxygen will cause most foods to become rancid within six months to two years, 
depending on ambient levels,” said Drew Huebsch, R&D manager for Mountain House.  “For truly long term 
storage of food – measured in decades – our research indicates that oxygen levels should be below 3 percent.  
United States Military specifications go even further, requiring oxygen levels to be below 2 percent.”

Four of the tested brands sell pouches of long term food with a claimed shelf life of fifteen to twenty-five years: 
National Geographic, Legacy Premium, Food Supply Depot, and Wise Company food storage.  Three additional 
brands sell camping and backpacking meals often used in emergency “bug out” situations, with a claimed shelf 
life of five to twelve years: Backpacker’s Pantry, AlpineAire, and Mountain House.
The study measured the oxygen levels inside 30 pouches from each brand. Only Mountain House pouches 
maintained an oxygen level of less than 3 percent in all cases, with an average oxygen level of 1.42 percent. 
This bests the U.S. military specification of less than 2 percent oxygen. All other brands had average oxygen 
levels above 3 percent. Food Supply Depot fared the least favorable with near atmospheric average levels of 
oxygen at 17.76 percent.
The study also tested for variation of oxygen levels from pouch to pouch, a measure of reliability and process 
control.  Mountain House again came out on top with a standard deviation of 0.3. The closest competitor, 
Backpacker’s Pantry, had a standard deviation of 2.4, or more than 8.1 times that of Mountain House. 
At the bottom of the list was Wise Company’s survival food at 8.4, representing a variability of 28.2 times 
greater than Mountain House.“We’ve been making Mountain House for nearly 50 years,” says Reiner Bohlen, 
Marketing Manager at Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc., the parent company of Mountain House. “You don’t become 
the gold standard in outdoor meals and emergency food storage unless you make products consumers know 
they can trust to taste great, no matter what. We commissioned this study to see where we stand in the market 
and help determine where we could possibly make improvements. We want to make sure we continue to deliver 
on our promises.”
Brands were chosen based on brand awareness in either the outdoor adventure or emergency preparedness 
segments.  All foods tested consisted of dehydrated and/or freeze dried foods that are prepared by just adding 
water.

About Mountain HouseBased in Albany, Ore., Mountain House has been the first choice of backpackers, hikers, 
campers and emergency preparation experts for nearly 50 years. Why? Great taste, ease of use and reliability, 
no matter how extreme the environment. As a result, Mountain House commands more than 70 percent of the 
outdoor freeze dried meal market according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Their line of meals in pouches 
have a proven shelf life of 12+ years. Foods in their #10 cans have a proven shelf life of 25+ years.