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Thursday, July 21, 2016

BIG Discounts: Eggs, Meats, Berkeys, more!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Panic" Buying Expanding Throughout Preparedness Markets

We've been keeping you advised of this burgeoning situation for almost two months now. As a result many of you have stayed ahead of the curve.

Today, we're deep into a spreading panic among those prepping for imminent crises. The most popular brands and varieties of storage foods are out of stock and backordered most anywhere you look. Note that this situation is also now spreading to crucial survival-related products such as Berkey water filters.

The Good News

We know what we're doing at Safecastle, having been around this block many times before. We recognized the signs very early on this year and started a bit of focused buying ourselves to make sure we could help you through this situation. So while many other sellers are selling you long-backordered product, we've still got key product inventories in our warehouses. Maybe not a lot of each variety, but enough to get you squared away of you do not delay any longer.

For instance, we do still have about two-thirds of the Mountain House freeze dried catalog in stock for prompt shipping.

Red Feather canned butter and Bega canned cheese are about to disappear from U.S. markets. The North American distributor sold us their last pallets of those two very popular items and they don't expect to get resupplied from overseas for several months. (Apparently, this buying surge is taking place around the world.) Our butter inventory was depleted earlier today but we have that last shipment coming in and if you get your order in, you'll be in the queue for those dwindling can-cases. (And yes--they are still on sale at unbeatable pricing!) We expect that shipment in within two weeks. We do still have the cheese available for prompt shipping.

Yoders canned bacon--we still have some in stock for prompt shipping. It is out of stock most other places for at least the next few weeks.

Berkey water filters ... the N. American distributor is running out of stock of several Berkey models. We have inventory of several models ... if they are listed in our store, we have them available for fast shipping.

Many other storage food brands that we are selling are drop-shipped from their producer warehouses. The word on most of them is that they are shipping about three or more weeks out due to growing piles of orders that are coming in.

All food producers are dealing with amped-up demand, but they are also struggling to purchase raw ingredients for their products. Eggs remain the biggest challenge, with most factories unable to secure enough for production runs, and that is expected to remain the case for several more months.

Bottom Line

No surprise if you have been paying attention, but here is our take ... just as with the overall economy and geopolitical situation out there, we're on the edge in the crisis preparedness marketplace.

But where much of the economy is dragging, those who are stepping up their preparedness efforts are stressing our suppliers to the breaking point at the opposite end of spectrum. Many will say, that's not a bad thing.

The danger is that we are one big-picture push away from having the whole thing go tumbling down the slope. We've seen it before--sellers are unable to get inventory, producers are unable to get enough material and food for production runs. We're at max capacity right now ... if any number of new more preparedness buyers flood into the market, that will be it.

Upfront about the Situation

We prefer to make sure our own longtime customers are well situated for what is happening. We're upfront with you about what we are seeing so that you have as many facts available for your own consideration as to what you may want to do as a result.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Berkeys are back in stock!

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It isn't easy getting adequate stock of a variety of the renowned Berkey water filters. We haven't had them for some time. But today, we are able to provide you with the best-ever opportunity to get the Berkey you want at the lowest price anywhere!

Don't delay--get your Berkey today!

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.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Berkey Approved info about Algae Bloom

ALGAE BLOOM – FAQ

Below is some information that might be helpful, with respect to the recent Algae

Bloom and resulting contamination of the water supply to Toledo, Ohio:

“...Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5-1 μm to 40 μm in diameter...”

In other words, it's a long skinny bacteria.

http://huey.colorado.edu/cyanobacteria/about/cyanobacteria.php


Internet research seems to indicate that cyanobacteria are even larger, typically

on the scale of 150 micrometers in size.

While we have not tested the specific microbes associated with Algae Blooms, we

have tested other pathogenic bacteria and two viruses, which are a small fraction

of the size of these microbes.

To understand the difference between the size of pathogenic bacteria and

viruses, we suggest the following web link as it will give you a great visual of the

The University of Utah Cell Size and Scale Chart:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/scale/

Slide the scale at the bottom to see the size of virus vs bacteria vs other potential

contaminates and magnify to greater levels.


Black BerkeyTM purification elements have been tested to remove both

pathogenic bacteria and viruses to greater than the EPA purification standards.

This suggests that larger bacteria, such as cyanobacteria, should also be

effectively removed. Without test data on that specific microbe however, NMCL

does not make that specific claim.

The MS-2 virus is 24-26 nm in size.

The Fr Coliphage virus is 25nm in size.


In other words, they are over 1,000 times smaller than Cyanobateria.

Additionally Microcystins, which are the chemical contaminates resulting from

cyanobacteria are an organic chemical. Testing of Black BerkeyTM elements has

demonstrated they are extremely efficient at removing organic chemicals.

The EPA defines Microcystins as: “...toxins produced by cyanobacteria.


Cyanobacteria are also known as blue-green algae and are ubiquitous in surface water

when conditions are favorable for growth and formation of algal blooms. Cyanobacteria

release toxins upon cell death or lysis. When released, toxins may persist for weeks to

months. Toxins of most concern are microcystins. Microcystins take their name from the

genera Microcystis. Most microcystins are hepatotoxins (liver toxins). Hepatotoxins are

produced by species of the genera Microcystis, Anabena, Nodularia, Oscillatoria among

others. Most microcystins are associated with Microcystis aeruginosa. While the liver is

the primary target of microcystins, it is also a skin, eye and throat irritant...”

http://iaspub.epa.gov/tdb/pages/contaminant/contaminantOverview.do


Further, the EPA states that: “...The following processes are considered effective for

the removal/oxidation of microcystin:.... powdered activated carbon (up to 100% for

some microcystins but less so for others), granular activated carbon (time-dependent

from 100% near start up to 38 to 73% at 3.5 months...”

http://iaspub.epa.gov/tdb/pages/contaminant/treatmentSummary.do


Finally, the EPA states that: “...Removal of total microcystins, M-LR, and M-LA, in

water by granular activated carbon (GAC) can be very effective where the effectiveness

is based on the empty bed contact time, the carbon's age, and possible biodegradation

of the toxin. Time-dependent monitoring in a full-scale plant ranged 43 to 60 percent

removal for M-LR. Time-dependent monitoring in pilot-scale studies ranged from greater

than 99 percent at one month to 73 percent at 3.5 months for M-LR, and from greater

than 99 percent at one month to 38 percent at 3.5 months for M-LA...”

http://iaspub.epa.gov/tdb/pages/contaminantProcess/contaminantProcessOverview.do


Based upon the above Internet research, Black BerkeyTM element microbe and

organic chemical removal test data and the information provided by the EPA in

their reference material cited above; these all suggest that Berkey® water

purification systems should be extremely effective at removing and reducing

contaminates resulting from the current algae bloom. NMCL also highly

recommends that whenever possible, the cleanest source water available should always be utilized.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Ultimate in water borne contamination removal | Available in CA too | Free Sports Berkey

World leader in portable water filtration

Berkey water filter systems come in several different models, all shown on this page for comparison. Each model was engineered with a specific set of guidelines in mind. The most important factor to consider is the number of people that the specific Berkey water filter model would be able to supply drinking water for. A second factor is, how would you be using the filter? Would you be using the water filter system to supply just drinking water or would the water from the Berkey also be needed for hygiene and cooking purposes? Finally would you be using the Berkey system for everyday use or only in emergencies? All models produce the same quality of water (purified). The difference between the models is the amount of water that they are able to produce per hour and the size of the storage container. 

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Berkey Water Filters Now in California Too!
 
For several years, Berkey Water Filters could not be shipped to California residents. This limitation was due to somewhat ambiguous regulations that went into effect January 1, 2010. The regulations were not only vague but the related requirements also made it very costly, if not impossible, for smaller companies to comply with the regulations that were unique to the state of California.

The systems that fall under this category and are therefore now available to California residents are:
  1. Sports Berkey 
  2. Travel Berkey
  3. Berkey Lights (with or without LED lights
Summer Traveler's Special

Buy travel berkey & get sports berkey FREE !!

Berkey is offering a Summer Traveler's Special. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Travel Berkey® system, a free generic Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter will be included.
The compact Travel Berkey® system is the perfect system for use during travel & any outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

The Travel Berkey® system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts & parasites entirely & extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 & trihalomethanes. 

It also reduces nitrates, nitrites & unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. 

 Travel Berkey Filters

$246
 

Sports Berkey

The Sport Berkey Portable Water Filter is the ideal personal protection traveling companion  - featuring the IONIC ADSORPTION FILTRATION SYSTEM.

 
$37.00

Crown Berkey Water Filters 
 
The Crown Berkey is our largest purifier model and is ideal for use with very large sized groups (40-150 people) at home, churches, hospitals and orphanages.

$325



Imperial Berkey

This versatile purifier model is the ideal system for use with large sized groups 25-75 people, at home, churches, hospitals, and orphanages.
 
$310.00

Royal Berkey Water Filters

Versatile purifier model ideal for home use and large-sized families (from 4 to 26 people) or during emergencies.

$283