Sunday, December 26, 2010

L.A. Dry Run Shows Urban Nuke Attack a Survivable Event

Check out this USA Today article about a recent security exercise in L.A. County. It's particularly interesting that at the end of the article, we find this (emphasis mine):

... The 9/11 Commission reported in 2004 that al-Qaeda has been trying to "acquire or make" nuclear weapons for a decade. The International Atomic Energy Agency has logged 421 reports of lost or stolen nuclear materials from member states. The U.S. has lost at least 11 nuclear weapons, according to Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Given these reports, Rick Nelson, an intelligence expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, holds a different view. "I think in my lifetime I'll see the detonation of a nuclear device. I do," he says.


And here's a well-illustrated animation of how/where to seek shelter ...


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Have a Blessed Christmas

Enjoy the season and your loved ones. Even though this gentleman does an amazing job of it, don't "spread yourself too thin."



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Friday, December 10, 2010

John Williams: Watch for Dollar Panic in the Next Year

Click the player image below and jump to Business News Network to watch a Dec. 8 interview with Economist John Williams. Hyperinflation, depression, and collapse are in his forecast for the next year or so. He says to watch for panicked selling of the dollar as the final warning.





















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Iranian Missiles That Can Reach US to be Positioned in Venezuela

Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources, according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010.

Read entire article.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Act FAST if You Don't Want to Wait a LONG Time for your Food Order

May 1, 2011 Update:  MH is nearly caught up with the scads of backorders that had piled up months ago for their cans (and more recently pouches too). Safecastle is in fact taking delivery of several hundred cases of cans this week and will making them available for sale in the USA this week. They will go fast, but we expect to see continual improvement and growing availability of MH cans going forward. (Canadian MH varieties should be coming available again in a few weeks.)


March 3, 2011 Update:  The remaining 8% of the MH dealer network has been asked today to stop taking orders for MH cans. The factory is several months behind in filling the orders that are already in hand. So we have removed all MH can listings from our store until further notice. MH pouches may have to go soon as well since those are now flying out the door as well. 

My warning to our friends and customers that this was in process first went out about six months ago. It was clear that a panic level of buying was setting in across the emergency food industry. Consumers who are new to preparedness are stampeding the emergency food marketplace. I'm not sure we've even dealt with the worst of it yet. 

Those of you who have taken heed of the signs, good for you. Those who have procrastinated--I'm sorry. At this point we can continue to help you out with our many other food brands. They too are dealing with demand surges--some are still dealing better than others. But this is going to mean that those other foods are now going to be inundated with the overflow from what has primarily been swamping MH.

Feb. 23, 2011 Update: Contrary to rumors, the huge demand surge on Mountain House foods (as well as all other food storage brands) is NOT due to government orders. This is about consumer demand, almost reaching panic levels. As of today, the MH manufacturer is still dealing with inventory and growing backlog issues.

A majority of the MH dealer network has been suspended to try to manage order throughput (Safecastle remains an active dealer.) Similarly, several of the MH food varieties have now been temporarily discontinued to allow for the factory to focus on the more popular varieties.

Some can-case orders are at this point taking as long as two months to fully deliver to the customer from the factory as they are shipping and depleting food varieties as fast as they can produce them. The queues keep getting longer. Do not wait.
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Original post-Dec. 2, 2010:  I have been sounding the alarm for a while now. We have seen this developing over the last several weeks and months, folks. At this point, the entire emergency storage food industry is in chaos with a level of surging demand that suppliers' capacity cannot handle.

Many of the most popular foods, across all the brands, quickly disappear out of stock, even shortly after being restocked in warehouses. Most are quickly returning as that happens, but those out-of-stock periods are getting longer and longer. Factory capacities are being overwhelmed, and indications frankly are that we have seen nothing yet.

The demand surge continues to trend upward. Fast.

Companies in the industry are scrambling to continue to deliver as best as possible. But it's beginning to hurt ... at least if you are buyer who needs to stock up today.

Tomorrow it's going to be much more painful.

Effective Immediately, Mountain House Dealers Have Weekly Maximum Can-Case Quotas

Anyway--this post is specifically about an action that Oregon Freeze Dry has taken with it's dealers, effective immediately. Bottom line--we have a weekly maximum order quota on can cases. Those quotas are very tight for us and in no time at all, our customers are going to be dealing with very long wait times for their MH can-case orders to process and deliver. (Pouches are not yet affected.)

The best way to share what we are facing is to provide you with the actual text of the letter, which Melanie has agreed I can provide here (afterward, I will explain what we can do starting right now, if you need to place an order):

Dear Customer:

We regret to inform you Oregon Freeze Dry cannot satisfy all #10 can orders and meet our commitments to other market segments. Sales of #10 cans have continued to surge at a significant level. OFD is allocating as much of our Production Capacity as possible to this market segment, but it isn’t nearly enough.

We’re sure you’ve noticed your lead times have pushed further and further out, and it just isn’t realistic to continue to do this. Therefore it has become necessary to go to an allocation program for our long-time, largest customers/distributors.

As one of those long-time, largest customers, an allocation amount of 90 cases per week has been reserved for Safecastle effective at once, with shipments beginning December 27, 2010.

Between now and December 27, 2010 we will be focusing on filling only current open orders. Then beginning December 27th, we will only be shipping to those dealers that have been given an allocation amount. Any order placed today through December 27th, will be placed in the allocation folder and shipments will not begin until December 27th and only in the amount of your weekly allocation amount. Your weekly allocation cannot be carried over to the following week. If we do not have an open order for your account, your allocation amount will be used elsewhere.

In addition I wanted to let you know what other decision we have made as a direct result of your inventory situation. 1) We have removed all cans from our own website and 2) we stopped accepting new dealer accounts. Both of these actions were done several weeks ago.

We expect this situation to be necessary for several months, although we cannot foresee the future so this isn’t a guarantee. We will re-evaluate in January/February and let you know if we have an update.

Sincerely,
Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc.
Melanie Cornutt
Sales Manager, Retail

So the good news is that Safecastle will be able to continue as a MH dealer in good standing, submitting can case orders totaling up to 90 cases every week, beginning Dec. 27. Also good -- there are no price increases at this point.

What this means to you, effective immediately ...

In the meantime, we are taking MH can-case orders and placing them in a queue to be submitted Dec. 27. If and when we exceed 90 cases, those overage orders will need to be submitted to MH the following week. We anticipate that our order queue and all other dealers' who retain ordering privileges will quickly fill out weekly quotas that will extend further and further into next year.

Folks--I know many of you are well-prepared. That is great. Those of you who are not--this is your big heads-up. Time is now obviously of the essence. I sincerely believe this is only the beginning of a food crisis that is going to balloon into a day-to-day 2011 emergency across the USA.
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20 Stats That Prove Global Wealth is Being Funneled Into the Hands of the Elite

It won't brighten your day, but it will shed some light on "why" things are going as they are today:

http://www.businessinsider.com/statistics-about-inequality-2010-11#
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Monday, November 22, 2010

SteriPEN Named one of All-TIME Greatest 100 Gadgets!

The TIME technology editor in October of this year selected the SteriPEN as one the 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to the present!

The SteriPEN sterilizes a 16-oz. cup of water in less than a minute with ultraviolet light that eliminates over 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and protozoa that cause waterborne illness. It's portable, packable and powered by AA batteries or there is even a hand-crank model now too.

At Safecastle: http://store.prepared.pro/steripen.aspx
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Food Shortages, Price Hikes are Coming

Friendly advisory: At Safecastle, we work closely with a half-dozen food suppliers to get you the best fresh storage foods on the market. Today's collective inventory situation at those suppliers is unprecedented in my experience. That is, every one of them is experiencing significant backorder/out-of-stock issues on many of their storage foods.

Two main reasons--One, skyrocketing demand for storage food as the headlines wake more and more folks from their slumber ... and two, sourcing shortages for many of the basic food staples needed to keep the production lines moving at full capacity.

And as most of you know, you put these two factors together and the product is price inflation.

We're seeing it here friends. It's happening right now. There is no longer any time to wait if you are putting off laying in your food stocks for what is dead ahead. I just topped off my own personal larder to the roof. Many of my family and friends are doing the same.

New Foods Listed and an Old Favorite is Back!: Canned ghee (clarified butter) is back. When it is available, it doesn't last long, so if you have been waiting for it, act fast.

Got kids? Canned Mac & Cheese is a life-saver, with a long shelf life. It's new!

Canned Pilot Bread Crackers--canned for long shelf life, ready to eat.

Other new foods--canned breakfast cereals, LuRPs, potatoes, egg noodles, and soups to name a few.

And in addition to our long-time favorite brands, we just launched a whole new food line in our store, "American Family Supply," #10 can cases of basic dry foods.

Check out all the newest listings here (two pages).


We still have much to be thankful for as we approach the holiday we especially take the time to express our gratitude to God.

Stock up, stay safe.
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Monday, November 08, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Sen. Lindsey Graham "Sees Confrontation with China, War with Iran"

US Senator sees 'confrontation' with China, war with Iran

by Michel Comte Michel Comte – 53 mins ago

HALIFAX, Canada (AFP) – The United States faces a possible war with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions and a "period of confrontation" with China over its currency, a top US lawmaker warned Saturday.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said his fellow conservatives, fresh from their historic elections romp this week, support "bold" action to deal with Iran.

If President Barack Obama "decides to be tough with Iran beyond sanctions, I think he is going to feel a lot of Republican support for the idea that we cannot let Iran develop a nuclear weapon," he told the Halifax International Security Forum.

"The last thing America wants is another military conflict, but the last thing the world needs is a nuclear-armed Iran... Containment is off the table."
The South Carolina Republican saw the United States going to war with the Islamic republic "not to just neutralize their nuclear program, but to sink their navy, destroy their air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard, in other words neuter that regime."

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Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101106/pl_afp/canadanatodefensesummitusiranchina
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Time for Some Direct Democracy

David Deming today posted a blog entitled "America is Gone" at "AmericanThinker.com. He captures much of the current emotion running beneath the rhetorical political strata.

Beyond that, I for one have begun to wonder how long we can continue to go through our election cycles, banging our heads against the wall. Invariably, no matter who is elected, our current political system in the end delivers results aimed to serve only the most powerful constituencies--the wealthy political contributors and the corporate lobbies who buy our elected "representatives."

This is not what our Founding Fathers envisioned. In fact, they did foresee a need for future Constitutional Conventions in order to rein in oppressive government, under Article V of the Constitution. That is long overdue.

Whatever the mechanism for enacting needed change to our system, I believe we have come to a point where elected federal representative government is obsolete. International corporate/political conglomeration and the ownership and sponsorship systems inherent in major media technologies have quite effectively superceded our quaint ideas about what our elected representatives in Washington are chosen to do. Quite clearly--it is not today to listen to and actually represent their lowly voting constituents.

Nor does it or will it change by transfusing different names, faces, or parties into the same outdated superstructure of our massive federal government.

To me, it seems the time is now for a major revision in how we govern ourselves. That is--through a move toward a greater Constitutional Democracy (as opposed to a Constitutional Republic).

Amazing technologies are at our fingertips today that would readily allow for an overhaul in how we think about governance. That is, let us each assume more direct responsibility to decide issues of great import related to our nation.

I know--it can't be done, right? It's too big of a job in a nation as broad and powerful as America. Citizens can't be expected to be smart enough or aware enough of all the ins and outs of each and every issue that requires legislation (never mind our elected reps don't themselves have the time to read the legislation they vote for or against on our behalf).

Well I don't buy that argument. It CAN be done. WE are America.

Such a system, based on most of the current US Constitution and the Bill of Rights can be phased in. And as a part of that, we need to make sure that voters are qualified to exercise that most sacred of social duties--voting. Why not require that voters pass minimal tests of knowledge to qualify as a US citizen who is permitted to vote in this new direct democracy? A knowledge of the principles of the Constitution, some basic US history, and perhaps even some quick demonstration of an awareness of each particular legislation's pertinent issues would allow for a well-informed popular vote to be taken on major laws brought before us to decide upon.

Those who could care not enough to jump through the hoops should not be counted anyway since their votes otherwise would be ill-informed at best and would not serve the interest of our nation or themselves.

Of course, one of the premises here would have to be that, at least on a federal level, there need not be anywhere near as many laws as what are currently in place. Let our representative state governments return to the role they were intended to have at the time of our nation's forming (while enacting stringent anti-lobbying safeguards). And return the federal government to a position of serving us in limited fashion, rather than them demanding we do more and more to serve them.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Currency War--the Start of a 21st Century Geopolitical Struggle for Resources

Assignment for today, class:

This is a VERY interesting look at the near-term future. Read it (don't skim through it) and think as you go (do you agree or disagree with the writer on each of his his assertions?).

Then listen the the podcast interview with the author linked at the end of the article.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

"How to Respond to Terrorism Threats and Warnings"

A good reminder from our friends at STRATFOR ... click the link below to view the entire report.

Excerpt:

If people live their lives in a constant state of fear, those who seek to terrorize them have won. Terror attacks are a tactic used by a variety of militant groups for a variety of ends. As the name implies, terrorism is intended to produce a psychological impact that far outweighs the actual physical damage caused by the attack itself. Denying would-be terrorists this multiplication effect, as the British largely did after the July 2005 subway bombings, prevents them from accomplishing their greater goals. Terror can be countered when people assume the proper mindset and then take basic security measures and practice relaxed awareness. These elements work together to dispel paranoia and to prevent the fear of terrorism from robbing people of the joy of life.

How to Respond to Terrorism Threats and Warnings is republished with permission of STRATFOR.
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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Martenson: "Prediction-Things Will Unravel Faster than You Think"

Chris Martenson is a well-known economic researcher and futurist. Most know him as the creator of the video seminar, The Crash Course. (That is NOT Martenson in the image here.)

Read his article posted today at the "Business Insider."

Snippet:
By my analysis, we are not yet on the final path to recovery, and there are one or more financial 'breaks' coming in the future. Underlying structural weaknesses have not been resolved, and the kick-the-can-down-the-road plan is going to encounter a hard wall in the not-too-distant future. When the next moment of discontinuity finally arrives, events will unfold much more rapidly than most people expect.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-martenson-things-will-unravel-faster-than-you-think-2010-10#ixzz11JBBzdlZ
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Investment-Grade Food Storage Sale

Through September, we are running our final Mountain House cans sale of 2010.

That means:
  • The maximum-allowed discount of 25% off all MH cans.
  • It means free shipping.
  • And it means buyers club members earn up to $1000 and more in free survival gear and supplies with qualifying purchases.
Mountain House freeze dried food is the clear #1 storage food in the world. It boasts a proven shelf life of over 25 years in the #10 cans. It is the kind of food we are all used to eating and it is delicious. 25% off is BIG savings. Shipping is FREE.

This time around, club members have the potential of not only securing the best fresh storage food in the world at the maximum allowed discount pricing, but they also can earn over $1000 in free gear and supplies with qualifying purchases.

This is investment-grade food. You lock-in today's food prices for as long as you hold the food. It will be there for you whenever you need it, and chances are very strong that it will be worth a lot more then than what you paid for it originally.

Check out all the details here.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Military Study Warns of Potentially Drastic Oil Crisis

How about an unusually candid (OK--actually it was leaked) look at official Western views of "Peak Oil" and how all we know could become unraveled in just a few years due to oil shortages?

This is a Der Spiegel summary-analysis of a German military study draft. Be sure to read both pages at this link, as the second page is where the expectations of a global chain reaction are laid out.
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Saturday, September 04, 2010

What Are We Most Afraid Of?

I've seen this question pop up once or twice in preparedness-focused discussion forums. I don't believe I've seen the most bald-faced truth in reply though.

The world is widely recognized to be in a progressive state of relentless ruination today, not in any small part due to ongoing political and corporate manipulation. Few could argue that point today (at least without holding tongue firmly in cheek), though causes are still, I suppose, for some open to debate.

Regardless, when it comes right down to it, the worst possible eventuality is that nothing happens to jolt the train from its tracks and to ultimately reverse course and get us back to a world where common sense is king.

This is what keeps many of us awake at night.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Economists from Across Spectrum Now Calling it Great Depression II

The time for quibbling over semantics and political gamesmanship appears to have passed. Now many of the biggest names in economics (Laffer, Krugman, Griffiths) are calling it as they see it--the Second Great Depression.

We're in this for the long haul, folks. Can't even hope for much positive change in the forseeable future at this point. Read the article linked and excerpted below. Then if you have the wherewithal to get yourself fully squared away for the worst case you can imagine economically--do it and move quickly.

The collapse is only months away they are saying ...

"Top Economists: The Second Great Depression Has Arrived"

by Terrence Aym

... (Fred) Harrison concurs and believes that the situation has become so serious that whole nations could fail and something unseen in the West for hundreds of years could appear again: wholesale starvation of peoples in some Western countries.

Back in 2008, Spectator Business reported that "Harrison's predictions earned him the epithet 'Prophet of Doom' until his forecasts proved correct. He is now described as 'the canary in the housing mine…(his) prediction is chilling: Nostradamus...could scarcely have been more accurate."
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blurring the Lines of Common Identity

Just some quick stream of consciousness comments today ...

Think about all the crap that has taken us to where we are today. The last 20 years or so (I know--it can go back farther than that), some very significant transitions have been taking place that are rapidly at this point taking the world into a new era.

If you had to boil it all down to one idea behind all the changes, it would be that all the dividing lines and borders and stratifying layers that both divide and unify people historically are being dissolved away.

Geographic borders, economic classes, national identities, and many other groups that self identify according to religious affiliation, ethnic background, sexual orientation, etc.--these are the targets for destruction for those moving the world in a direction that apparently ends with that dreaded one-world governance (of course managed and maintained by a core group of enlightened, privileged individuals).

The old truism "divide and conquer" has been updated to the more sophisticated "homogenize and pacify."

There's still work to be done in these last stages of the effort whereby finally some push-back is being encountered from some groups who are reluctant to go quietly into the night. Of course, that would be expected and there are options for taking care of those who can't come to terms with things "as they must now be."

I've never been a one-world-government alarmist. At least not in a vocal sense. But there's no denying what we have before us now.

Seems the choice left us is to melt and blend or to exert and exit the stew pot while we still have meat on our bones.
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Friday, August 06, 2010

Economy Heading for a Systemic Collapse into Hyperinflationary Great Depression

The Market Oracle posted an absolute MUST READ yesterday--an interview with Shadowstats Economist John Williams. See the entire piece here.

Excerpt:

TER: How do we get through this, John?

JW: If there's no solution for the system—and I don't see one; I think it just has to run its course—there still is good news. We as individuals have ways of protecting ourselves, our families, our friends, our businesses—whatever is important to us. To do that we have to preserve the value of our wealth and assets in order to ride out the storm. As terrible as it will be, it will end. A time will come when things become self-righting and the people who have been able to survive will be able to do some extraordinary things.

TER: And what do you advocate in terms of individuals preserving wealth and assets?

JW: Hold some gold, silver, precious metals. I'm talking physical possession. Preferably coins because coins, sovereign coins, are recognized as such. They don't have liquidity issues. Having some assets outside the U.S., and certainly some assets outside the U.S. dollar, is a good thing. I like the Australian dollar, the Canadian dollar, the Swiss franc in particular. They won't suffer the same hyperinflation in Australia, Canada and Switzerland as we do in the U.S., so those currencies will tend to act as ways of preserving wealth. Over time real estate is a traditional store of wealth, but it's not portable and sometimes it's not liquid.

If I'm right about what's going to unfold, a significant shift in government is possible; suppose the government moved so far to the left where maybe private ownership of property was not allowed. Having a lot of assets in real estate under those circumstances might not be so good. I think generally real estate is a good bet but you also have to consider the risks. Use common sense. Think through different things that could happen.

Most importantly, build up a store of supplies, more than you would normally consume over a couple of months, particularly food and water, canned goods. Having those goods can save your life in a number of ways. You'd have food to eat, and if you have extra you can use it to barter. I met a guy who'd been through hyperinflation and found for purposes of the barter system those airline-size bottles of high-quality scotch proved quite valuable. Buy things that you would otherwise consume and rotate your inventory. Don't go out buying all sorts of things you'll never use. Keep what makes sense to you and your circumstances. Make sure you have things that are stable. Not too perishable.
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Surviving a Power Grid Crash

America's power supply is primed for an end-of-days blackout--particularly from geomagnetic storms. This evening, earth is expected to be struck broadside by two waves of solar plasma that exploded off the surface of the sun directly toward us a couple of days ago.

It may be that all we'll get is a beautiful northern-latitude light show out of the deal. But experts are concerned that this may signal the beginning of a cyclical solar period of storms, one of which could end up frying major parts of our overtaxed, interconnected electrical grid.

Last year, National Geographic Adventure ran a great series of articles on how to survive almost anything. One such scenario they looked at was grid system failure.

Have a look. It features comments by our friend Cody Lundin ...

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/survival/power-grid/1
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Feel the Future" Storage Food Discounts & Freebies - thru August

We are feeling the future here and it is not giving us any warm fuzzies. In fact, things are not looking promising at all for economic recovery or an improving employment situation. Some widely-respected voices around the globe are now warning of the risk of sudden collapse. At Safecastle too, we see reason for concern on a number of levels--not only economic. We have never before "raised our alert level" like this. Hopefully, the imminent danger will fizzle out and more time will be ours to continue to firm up our perimeter a bit more. If we are wrong about raising the flag--well then, praise God!

At Times Like This


As always--preparedness is about being ready for whatever is coming. We're doing our utmost right now to help you make sure you and yours are squared away. We have quickly put together some discounts and incentive packages that are the very best we can offer at this point.

Yes, discounts PLUS freebies!

For details, see: Feel the Future

Current Offers:

(These apply in the U.S., other than the specific Canadian offers in #5 below.)

1. The mega-comprehensive Get It Done food package. 84 cases of food. 20% discount, free shipping for members and non-members alike. Members get a free 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator (value $275) and a can of Grandmas Country non-hybrid emergency storage seeds (value $50.00) as well. (You will also get all of the gifts listed in #3 below.) Save $2250 on the food alone!

2. We are offering a rare discount on all Mountain House pouches in our store. Non-club-members get 5% off and free shipping. Members get their additional 20% discount on top of that. Pouch case purchases do not qualify for the volume incentive gifts in #4 below.

3. Use your club-member 20% discount and purchase 28 full cases or more in any combination of Future Essentials, Yoders, and Grandma Werlings products (excludes half cases and sampler packs) -- THEN receive a Safecastle gift certificate for $300 to use on any subsequent transaction in our store (plus your qualifying gifts below in #4). Need we keep saying it?--Free shipping.
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4. Now through August 2010, we are offering volume incentive gifts for buyers club members who purchase any type of listed storage foods in cans. Yes--normal buyers club discounts apply. As always, MH cans are not eligible for member discounts due to manufacturer dealer rules. However those MH can purchases do certainly count toward the incentive levels below. (Note--Purchases are not cumulative. These gifts are awarded and based on single transactions, unless otherwise arranged with Safecastle beforehand.)

Any buyers club member canned-food purchase (includes Mountain House cans, Yoders, Future Essentials, Werlings, Honeyville Grains, Grandmas Country milk, and Bega cheese) totaling at least ...

$500+ earns a free Fenix Flashlight while supplies last. Earliest qualifying purchases get the best available models. (Comparable gifts will be substituted and listed here when necessary.)

$1500+ earns a Fenix flashlight and a QuikClot pouch plus an "Adventure Medical" Pocket Survival kit or Medical kit worth at least $37 and as much as $110.

$2500+ gets the items listed above PLUS a Katadyn water filter or filter bottle valued between $56 and $110 and a can of emergency storage vegetable seeds from Grandma's Country (value $50).

$3500+ earns all of the above plus a Safecastle gift certificate in the amount of $175.00.


Eligible purchases that count toward these gifts include:

Mountain House freeze dried #10 can cases (6 cans per case):
Rice & Chicken
Spaghetti
Chicken ala King
Hearty Stew w/ Beef
Vegetable Stew with Beef
Beef Stroganoff
Chili Mac
Lasagna w/ Meat Sauce
Noodles and Chicken
Long Grain & Wild Rice
Sweet & Sour Pork w/ Rice
Breakfast Skillet
Pasta Primavera
Oriental Style Spicy Chicken
BBQ Beef
Chicken Teriyaki
Seafood Chowder
Chicken Stew
Mac and Cheese
Diced Chicken, cooked
Diced Beef, cooked
Ground Beef, cooked
Creamed Beef
Precooked Scrambled Eggs w/ Ham
Precooked Eggs w/ Bacon
Granola w/ Blueberries & Milk
Garden Green Peas
Green Beans
Instant White Rice
Corn
Pilot Crackers
Cottage Cheese
Blueberry Cheesecake
Raspberry Crumble
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Bananas
Honeyville Grains #10 Can Cases
Freeze Dried Vegetable Combo
Powdered Whole Eggs
Flavored TVP Combo
Mountain Mills Instant Milk Substitute
Grandma's Country #10 Can Cases
Powdered 100% Real Milk
Powdered 100% Real Chocolate Milk
Yoders Canned Product Cases
All-Purpose White Flour
Bacon
Canned Beef
Canned Hot Dogs
Granulated Brown Sugar
Hamburger/ Ground Beef
Canned Chicken
Canned Pork
Canned Turkey
Long Grain Brown Rice
Long Grain White Rice
Pork Sausage
Taco Beef Filling
Whole Wheat Flour
Grandma Werling's Canned Meats
BBQ Pork
Beef & Gravy
Future Essentials Can Cases
Assorted Spices
Iodized Salt
Green Coffee Beans
Breakfast Grains/ Cereals
Canned Cookie, Cake, Scone, Muffin Varieties
Great Northern Beans, Dried
Hard White Wheat
Spring Wheat
Pinto Beans, Dried
Small Red Beans
White Corn Grits
Yellow Corn Meal
And ...
Bega Canned Cheese

5. Canadian Customers--Our listings for foods available north of the border are limited to certain Mountain House cans cases and pouch cases that are in a distributor's warehouse in Ontario as we speak. We are discounting all MH cans in Canada 5% and all pouch cases 20%! Yes--you too get free shipping.

Plus--if your purchase exceeds $2400, we will ship you a free 5-tray Excalibur Dehydrator (value $237.50).
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