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Saturday, January 30, 2010

"25%-Off Mountain House Sale" Starts at Midnight!

It has been a while since our last Mountain House sale, so we are rarin' to go on this one. Starting at midnight tonight, all our U.S. listing MH can prices will discount at the maximum-allowed 25%! This sale lasts only for two weeks, so look at your situation and resolve to get into an improved position, readiness-wise.

It doesn't get any better than Mountain House freeze-dried food in cans, with a shelf life of 25+ years. Well, maybe it does get a bit better when you can add in some member rewards with qualifying purchases ... like a new 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator and a QUEST Mission Rig.

Buyers tip--those who make their purchases early on in these sales, get their food shipped promptly. Those who wait till the end of the sale will often find that their order processing times by the factory may be more than a couple of weeks. Our sale orders tend to tax the factory and create a bit of a backlog of orders for them to work through.

Stock up and sleep well.

A Couple More Cool Survival Sites

We've recently stepped up our involvement in a few more survival-related websites out there.

Two of the latest are among the most dynamic I've seen: - a lot of active members keep this joint hoppin' - this quality site is brand new and unique and already is getting a ton of traffic

Enjoy and stay safe!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Our Saferoom Gets BLASTED!

Several months ago, The Weather Channel got a hold on one of our builder's saferooms for some heavy-duty abuse in the name of TV drama. It was actually pretty cool stuff.

At long last, the new program debuts January 24 on The Weather Channel. It's called "Weather Proof."

The "abuse" is documented in two stages ...

1. Our builder anchored the saferoom to
the ground as it is normally done. The show's producers acquired a rocket car and anchored that to the ground several yards away. The afterburners were fired up and produced a blast of wind exceeding 300mph. Boom!

See the clip here.

2. Then, a garage was built up around the saferoom. In an effort to simulate a worst-case scenario, a car was hurled into and through the front of the garage, into the side of the saferoom, igniting a natural-gas explosion and fire. Boom!

Here's that clip.

After all was said and done, the total damage to the saferoom, which is constructed the same as our shelters and saferooms--a few scorch marks on the outside of the shelter from the explosion and fire.

See our shelter site:

And, here's a link to some of our videos, to include a tour of a nice 700 sq. ft. NBC fallout shelter.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

America Slides Deeper into Depression As Wall Street Revels

December was the worst month for U.S. unemployment since the "Great Recession" began.

Must read article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bugout or Hunker Down? Our Experts Respond

I asked our Safecastle Board of Advisors this age-old question (see our store pages,, bottom of left column for Advisor bio links):

Acknowledging that circumstances must ultimately dictate our response to a pending disaster or crisis, we ask this general question. Most, if not all who are involved in preparedness have in mind a "fight or flight," bugout or hunker down, Plan A or Plan B in mind for most forseeable disasters. What is your Plan A for most disasters you see as reasonably possible where you live and work? Will you grab your bugout bag and hit the highway for the hinterlands? Or are you prepared to (and hope to) fight it out at home? Please briefly explain your reasoning for what your Plan A entails.

I am posting their responses here on this thread as I receive them.
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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ask the Safecastle Experts--Questions Related to Preparedness

For the next two weeks, we're going to try something new. We're going to "open up the lines" to see if there's something we or our resident experts can do to help you address some of your more challenging preparedness-related issues.

Safecastle's Board of Advisors is made up of experts in a variety of preparedness-related fields, to include medicine, emergency & disaster response, alternative energy, military intelligence, Second Amendment/gun rights/law, wilderness survival, hand-to-hand combat/self-defense, amateur radio, and more.

Our experts have agreed to entertain questions related to preparedness in order to help our freinds with specific challenges in their efforts to prepare for an uncertain future. For more info on our Board of Advisors, simply go to any page in our Advisor bios are linked at the bottom of the left column on each page.

There are two ways you can submit questions ...

One, you can email me directly with your questions.

Two, you can use this Safecastle subforum thread at The Survival Podcast Forum.

Note that Qs & As are subject to public consumption as we may post them in our store or forum or other Safecastle venue, so personal-identity info should not be included. (They may be revised prior to publication here or subsequently in other venues for brevity, accuracy, privacy, etc.)

Please allow for responses to take as long as several days, as these folks are very busy.
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Monday, January 04, 2010

Blowout on Mountain House Surplus Gulf Shrimp and Boneless Pork Chops

Safecastle is starting off 2010 with an offer that is definitely a "ten"!

Oregon Freeze Dry just notified us that they want to clear out their 2008 surplus cooked gulf shrimp and surplus whole boneless pork chops. As you know, MH freeze dried food is good for 25-30 years and more on the shelf.

So only while supplies last (or till January 31, whichever comes first) we are presenting you with this very nice opportunity to upgrade your food-storage larder.

Whole Boneless Pork Chops

By the case (six #10 cans), these 2008 whole boneless pork chops are buyers-club member-sale-priced at $192.00! Each can is one pound, four ounces of freeze-dried pork chops. Re-hydrated, you can expect 3 pounds, 12 ounces of delicious fresh-boned chops out of each can. Remember, this sale is by the case, so for that price, you get six cans.

Cooked Gulf Shrimp

By the CAN (to make this delicacy more attainable), these 2008 cans of cooked gulf shrimp are simply as good as it gets for fine Armageddon dining. Member-sale-price is $60 per CAN. Each can is 8.8 ounces before hydration--over 150 shrimp per can!

Free shipping, as always, to the lower 48!

Safecastle is here to serve! Please let me know if you ever have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Off the Grid" - Reality Check Anyone?

A gritty documentary about a challenging but free lifestyle on the New Mexico Mesa, totally off the grid ... (language, nudity, drugs, etc.)


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2-for-1 Sale on MRE Trays, Thru Dec. 31 Only

Our favorite storage food distributor just presented us with another great, limited-time offer.

We have not been able to offer quality, worthwhile MREs here for maybe a couple of years now. So when we were asked if our members would perhaps be interested in these, we jumped at the chance.

These are MRE Tray packs, 2008 and 2009 production. They are suited to feeding larger groups and families--most trays feed 18+ people per tray.

We are offering 11 different varieties, but for some of them, quantities are very limited. So if you are interested, please act quickly for the best selection. Come January 1, these will no longer be available here.

And the price? We're basically giving these away to our members with little or no margin here. Get TWO TRAYS of any available variety for $28! Free shipping to the lower 48 of course. Work the numbers--that's 78-cents per meal!

These trays, if stored properly will be good for up to 10 more years (store them cold and they'll be good for a lot longer).

Meals, Ready to Eat. They'll taste best if heated first, but you do what you have to, right?
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Climate Conference Buffoons

Very well-said, Mr. Warner ...

Copenhagen climate summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release

by Gerald Warner

When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do?

No contest: stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style “Do not distribute” and “leak” a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would bin the same document unread if it were distributed openly.

After that, get some unbiased, neutral observer, such as the executive director of Greenpeace, to say: “This is the single most important piece of paper in the world today.” Unfortunately, the response of all intelligent people will be to fall about laughing; but it was worth a try – everybody loves a tryer – and the climate alarmists are no longer in a position to pick and choose their tactics.

But boy! Was this crass, or what? The apocalyptic document revealing that even if the Western leaders hand over all the climate Danegeld demanded of them, appropriately at the venue of Copenhagen, the earth will still fry on a 3C temperature rise is the latest transparent scare tactic to extort more cash from taxpayers. The danger of this ploy, of course, is that people might say “If we are going to be chargrilled anyway, what is the point of handing over billions – better to get some serious conspicuous consumption in before the ski slopes turn into saunas.”

This “single most important piece of paper in the world” comes, presumably, from an authoritative and totally neutral source? Yes, of course. It’s from the – er – UN Framework Committee on Climate Change that is – er – running the Danegeld Summit. Some people might be small-minded enough to suggest this paper has as much authority as a “leaked” document from Number 10 revealing that life would be hell under the Tories.

This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole AGW imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmist camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all. The world’s boiler being heroically damped down by the Fat Controller. Al Gore, occupant of the only private house that can be seen from space, so huge is its energy consumption, wanted to charge punters $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen. There is a man who is really worried about the planet’s future.

If there were not $45-trillion of Western citizens’ money at stake, this would be the funniest moment in world history. What a bunch of buffoons. Not since Neville Chamberlain tugged a Claridge’s luncheon bill from his pocket and flourished it on the steps of the aircraft that brought him back from Munich has a worthless scrap of paper been so audaciously hyped. There was one good moment at Copenhagen, though: some seriously professional truncheon work by Danish Plod on the smellies. Otherwise, this event is strictly for Hans Christian Andersen.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Safecastle 7-Day Riot!

Here it is, short and sweet ...

Safecastle 7-Day Riot, Installment III

These offers are valid till December 23. Everything ships free to the lower 48, as always.

1. A brand new Maxpedition Versipack, the Mongo is now available. We are bundling the extra large, enhanced Jumbo known as the Mongo with a matching 6" x 6" padded pouch to allow for your order to dropship immediately from Maxpedition (they normally require a minimum dealer order of $150 to dropship for us). You have your choice of colors--black, khaki, and OD green. You can select right-side or left-side carry versions (great for CCW, among many other everyday uses). For this deal ONLY, with a member price of just $128 on this package, we are eating the rest of the minimum and you get a great deal!

2. Another very cool knife offer. This is what I carry. Not at all unlike a switchblade, this Smith & Wesson "assisted opening" pocket folder is a keeper! Again, no margin here for us I'm afraid, and you win once more! Member price: $29.24!

3. Last, but perhaps most amazing ... I need to move dozens of overstocked Safecastle QUEST Mission Rigs. I have removed one costly item from these rigs--the K8 radiation detector that was previously part of this package and that brought the rig price up to $500, list.

Because we need to make room at the end of the year, we are now almost giving these comprehensive survival kits away--certainly at a loss over what we put into them. Check out the contents and you will see what I mean. In your choice of soft or hard case ... members this next week pay ONLY $179.99, a savings of $220 over the current list price! While supplies last.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Must Watch: "Urban Danger"

Excellent two-hour video for anyone even slightly interested in preparedness! ...

"Urban Danger"
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2 Cases for the Price of 1! - Canned Dehydrated Diced Potatoes

Our supplier has presented us with the opportunity to buy cases of Future Essentials, Idahoan Dehydrated Diced Potatoes at the rate of two for one!

This does not happen often in the food storage biz. In fact, it is a first in my memory. These cases are current production--canned in October of this year--they'll store indefinitely as long as the cans remain unopened.

Each case contains twelve 12.3oz. cans.

Bottom line for buyers club members: $64.00 for two cases. Free shipping of course to the lower 48.

Act quickly--this offer is only good till December 12.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

NOW -- Turtle Tuff Shelters at Safecastle Royal!

Have a look-see in our store at what we just listed this afternoon ...

Turtle Tuff Shelters are unique. They are lightweight, portable, strong, low-cost, quality geodesic dome shelters. The geodesic dome is the lightest frame structure in existence for its weight. Cover and floor materials resist UV rays, high winds, rain, and snow for many years.

The Turtle Tuff is not a tent, but a very strong home away from home. It can be used in an emergency (earthquake, hurricane, etc.) to relocate to a safe area and within a few hours, be set up with a safe dwelling for the family in any weather.

Needless to say, I am very excited about this new product line.
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Another Week, Another Riot

First time around was fun, now it's time for our second "Safecastle 7-Day Riot." This one runs till December 9.

This week's riot of special offers include a couple of great discounted products new to Safecastle, and one that we've had for a while but which is now marked down 30% (before applying the member discount!).

1. The new Stanley 95-155 3-in-1 Tripod LED Flashlight. This is an eminently practical and affordable lighting tool. In fact, as the name states, it is three lights in one. I can't wait for a blackout to use mine properly.

2. Very limited quantities on this one, so we may not get to run this offer for the full 7 days. When I came across this last week, I scooped up all available units for this Condor "pipe knife with sheath." If you have any kind of interest in knives, go to the listing to check this one out!

3. Finally, for this week, we are making available the uscanteen Como Canteen Holder at a solid discount BEFORE member discount is subsequently applied! These canteen holders are top-quality products available in your choice of color and design. Not to mention our just-reduced price on the stainless steel uscanteens themselves, in single-wall and double-wall, polished and brushed models.
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