Safecastle | One Shop For All Emergency Essentials: June 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lots of Mountain House News ...

1. Check out these many new Mountain House Listings:

a. Where to start? How about with the brand new MH Military Surplus 10-Year Pouches ... for feeding a small army or a good-sized family group. Shelf life is 10 years at least. These are member discounted and of course ship free.
The coveted MH 7-Day Kit

b. Next--the 7-Day Kits are temporarily available again! These have always been really popular with preppers, yet they are rarely produced and packaged by MH. It has been a few years since we have been able to offer them. Right now, MH has just a few hundred in stock, so move very fast if you want these--again, yes, member discounted.

c. A brand new MH 10-Pack of favorite dinner pouches, double servings, 7-year shelf. Great for camping, go-bags, car trunks, etc. And yep--member discounted.

d. Some great new low-sodium varieties in pouches and in cans (pouches are member discounted): Chicken Alfredo (pouches, cans); New Orleans Rice & Shrimp (cans, pouches) and Chicken & White Bean Chili (only in pouches).

2. MH-Can Price Hike takes effect August 1. Many of the canned varieties will be rising in price by 5%, as determined by the factory (and required by our dealer agreements). We had previously expected the price hike to take effect July 1, but delays at the factory give you an additional month to take advantage of the pre-hike pricing.

3. We have been "gifted" by MH with a fourth allowed can sale this year and we are running that additional sale from July 4-18. The discounts will be the maximum-allowed 25% for all MH can listings. Everything ships free and our buyers club members additionally enjoy our unique Royalty Rewards program for qualifying purchases.

Remember--we always match other MH dealers' sale prices at any time so you can always get your best pricing plus your member rewards on top of that!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Free Lifestraws and a Prepper Survey!

Hope you had a great Father's Day! I want to fill you in on a couple of developments that should be of interest to you ...

1.  This week, we are giving away more than 50 Lifestraws--the hottest lifesaving water filter on the market. We are awarding them via two avenues:

a. Watch and like our Facebook page (liking our Facebook page will ALSO get you into our monthly drawing for a free case of Mountain House food (value to $400!):

To get in the daily Lifestraw drawing on Facebook, simply go to our Facebook page, find the current day's drawing thread, and post a link in that thread to a favorite Safecastle product listing. Then come back daily to find out if you are a winner and to re-enter the next day's drawing.

b. We are also posting a Lifestraw giveaway thread in our SurvivalistBoards forum every day for another way to get your hands on one.

2.  The first in our planned series of prepper polls is out and I want to encourage you to participate--"Your Prepper Posture - June 2012". It takes but a few minutes.

You can also see results at any time here.

Thank you for your business.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mountain House POUCHES Pass the Taste Test at 30 Years!

We all know Mountain House freeze dried food in cans is going to be good for 30 years. But now the good folks at MH just tested some of their stored POUCH foods from 30 years ago to give them the once-over.

Here's what they said:

So we're often asked about the shelf life of Mountain House meals. Our pouches have a "Best if Used By:" date of 7 years after production. What happens after 8 years? 10 years? 20 years?

Last week our team decided to take matters into our own hands and opened up the Mountain House Archive to test six different 30-year old pouches. And by "test", we mean "taste".

The results ranged from decent to delicious! Although our team could tell which meals were from The Archive, the 30-year old Mountain House pouches were still wholesome, nutritious, and tasty. Take a peek at the results below (click the image to enlarge) …

This is actually great news if you have been concerned about your MH pouch stash. It's also good to note that our buyers club members do always get 20%-off all MH pouch cases and they get free shipping to the lower 48. Shop for Mountain House pouches here:

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

See 3-D Model of Safecastle's 50' Military-Grade Bomb Shelter

Safecastle's experienced shelter builders (20 years and 500 shelters around the USA) provide some of the most robust, yet cost-effective shelters available. Storm shelters, safe rooms, NBC fallout shelters, and now also military-grade bomb/fallout shelters are made of heavy-gauge steel plate ... engineered to last almost 100 years, lifetime guaranteed for structural integrity.

Shelters ranging in value from $5K to well over $1M have been built and installed for private households, corporations, communities, and government agencies.

Have a look at some 3D modeling of a 50-foot Military-grade Fallout / Bomb Shelter.

See also the Safecastle shelter site with much more info, images, price lists, and video--including clips of The Weather Channel doing their best to destroy one of those shelters - very amusing, entertaining, and impressive.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Why Prepare & Fortify?

Deep down, you know that serious crisis preparedness is the wise approach to life in the 21st century. But if you need some factual context to bolster your resolve, have a look at these four longer term trends reflecting growing distress (beyond the simmering brew of near-term economic doom that is now quickly coming to a boil) ...

Disasters Infographic

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See also: "What's Your Plan A: Bug-out or Dig-in?"

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