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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mountain House Cans Sale - 25% Off!

It's time!

Our ever-popular Safecastle Mountain House cans sale runs from May 16 through May 29.

For both buyers club members and non-members, we offer the maximum allowed 25% off list prices for U.S. customers. (Sorry--this sale does not apply to our Canadian listings.)

Of course everything ships free.

AND, for our buyers club members ...

Our customary MH sale incentive/freebie program applies! This time around, we pulled together some of our best-selling items to sweeten the pot ...

Qualifying member purchases will garner gifts that include such freebies as vacuum-sealed cans of non-hybrid vegetable seeds for long-term storage; cases of the extremely popular canned dehydrated diced potatoes for very long-term storage; Excalibur 9-tray Dehydrators; and Montague Paratrooper folding bikes!!!

For the details click here.

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Friday, May 14, 2010


Must view this (many experts attesting to the fact that this is the beginning of a currency crisis and hyperinflation):

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Survival Guru at GlockTalk

Have I mentioned that recently the good folks at approached me and asked if I would consider serving as their resident Survival & Preparedness Expert, answering questions and moderating that particular forum on their site?

Well, I said OK. It was flattering. A survival expert! Well, actually, I guess I see myself more as a preparedness expert if you must know. And the fact is, GlockTalk is a popular, well-established forum--with something like 2000 users online at any given time.

(You know, isn't everyone a survival expert in their own right? ... until they fail to survive any longer.)

Anyway, it's kind of fun. I get to help folks direct their thinking in ways that may aid them in working through some difficult situations or confusing thought processes. There have been some good questions submitted and I've done my best trying to deliver succinct, entertaining, and informative responses.

See what you think:

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Is it just me?

I'm tired. I'm sad and disgusted.

I'm pretty much resigned to the dismal prognosis for our country that is settling over the hearts and minds of all Americans these days.

I've been very actively fighting this for nearly a decade now. What was apparent to some of us that long ago is now at last evident to everybody. That is, the future sucks--for any number of reasons.

I have grown weary of talking about it and how it will come about. Because the fact is, we are now there at the portal of the precipice. Watch your next step--it's a doozy!

There's of course at least a little politics in all of us. But for me, all these years, my main focus has been on helping to get people prepared for what I figured was going to come sooner or later. The overall momentum downhill never did slow up much through the years, and certainly never reversed course.

Well, at least, we've had ample time to make ready for the storms. Perhaps, by the grace of God, we'll have just a bit more time.

Stay safe.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's May -- Time to Prep!

All Katadyn Filters On Sale;
Fresh Dehydrated Canned Potatoes, 2 for 1!

It's been a while now since we've offered up some of our patented discounted discounts, so here we go again ...

Oh, and over the last couple of months, we've welcomed almost a thousand new members, so just let me say--welcome all of you to the best crisis preparedness buyers club in the world!

1. How does two cases of potatoes for the price of one sound? Yep--these are the very popular canned dehydrated diced potatoes that have been a huge hit in the recent past. They're finally back in stock--and they're now in #10 cans!

So for at least the next two weeks club members can get a total of twelve #10 cans of these delicious taters for $71.20, shipped. Our distributor has a huge shipment in and wants me to blow out some of his inventory, so he made us this generous two-for-one offer. Can't say no to that!

2. Katadyn water filters are the most relied-upon filters in the world. We offer our members unmatched discounts on all Katadyn products to begin with. And now, for just the next two weeks, we are further discounting all Katadyn listings another 5%.

Got your eye on a Pocket? You won't have a better opportunity.

3. Finally--in mid-May, we launch another one of our big Mountain House cans sales--25% off, free shipping, and member incentives to boot. Just thought you might want to start putting together your shopping list for that one.

Added May 1: And now all Yoders canned foods are on sale too!
See all our sale items.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Islamic Superpower on the Horizon

Intercontinental ballistic hope and change ...

Pentagon Says U.S. Could be Within Reach of Iranian Missiles in Less than Five Years
Apr. 20, 2010

A U.S. Defense Department report released yesterday indicated that Iran could in five years possess a ballistic missile that could reach the United States, Reuters reported.

Read more.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Foreclosure Rates Surge--Biggest Jump in 5 Years

LOS ANGELES – A record number of U.S. homes were lost to foreclosure in the first three months of this year, a sign banks are starting to wade through the backlog of troubled home loans at a faster pace, according to a new report.

RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday that the number of U.S. homes taken over by banks jumped 35 percent in the first quarter from a year ago. In addition, households facing foreclosure grew 16 percent in the same period and 7 percent from the last three months of 2009.

Read more.



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Monday, April 12, 2010

US Military: Massive Oil Shortages Within Five Years

Well, we knew this was coming, but it still seems to be sneaking up on us ...

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015


The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.

The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.

"By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day," says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ground Zero - Nuke'Em and Learn

In the ongoing can-do "spirit of don't fear it," let's nuke our cities and see if we can't learn something about preparedness and survivability ...

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Nyquist: "The Final Treaty"

J.R. Nyquist has kept many of us honest through the years about THE giant threat most of those pulling the levers and pushing the buttons have been trying to stuff into the proverbial dustbin of history.

Unfortunately, the threat IS very much alive and real. J.R.'s latest essay is another jolt to the soft, quivering solar plexus ...


Nothing can stop the disarmament process over time. It will advance, and will signify the weakening of the West as it signifies the strengthening of Russia and China. The final, predictable, and tragic result of all this was foreseen by James Burnham more than four decades ago. With all that happened during and after World War II, it seems that nothing has been learned about the essential nature of free society and the essential nature of societies that are decidedly not free.

Read it and marvel.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Buchanan: "Ethnonationalism: The Wars of Tribe and Faith Return"

Excerpt from Patrick Buchanan's March 18 column:

Globalization is no longer on the march, but on the defensive. Economic nationalism is rising. Across the Third World, we see an upsurge of ethnonationalism and fundamentalism, especially among the Islamic peoples. From Nigeria to Sudan to Mindanao, Muslims battle Christians, as Christians are persecuted in Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan.

In India and Thailand, Muslims battle Hindu and Buddhists. In the Northern Caucasus, they fight Russians.

Ethnonationalism, that relentless drive of peoples to secede and dwell apart, to establish their own nation-state, where their faith is predominant, their language spoken, their heroes and history revered, and they rule to the exclusion of all others, is rampant.

In China, Tibetans fight assimilation and the mass migration of Han Chinese into what was their country, as do the Uighurs in the west who dream of an East Turkestan breaking away and taking its place among the nations of the world.

In speaking of the rising tribalism abroad, Schlesinger added, "The ethnic upsurge in America, far from being unique, partakes of the global fever."

Indeed, separatism and secessionism seem to be in the air.

Read it all.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

"Five Doomsday Scenarios for IT: Tech Apocalypse"

Can you survive without your telecommunicators, computational appliances, and domestic maintenance machinery?

Think about it:

Technology drives just about everything we do, and not just at our jobs. From banks to hospitals to the systems that keep the juice flowing to our homes, we are almost entirely dependent on tech. More and more of these systems are interconnected, and many of them are vulnerable.

Read the March 15 article at
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain" - Farrell

Another necessary read, the March 9 column by Marketwatch's forthright Paul Farrell ...

Historians warning of a sudden "thief at night," an "accelerating car crash."

(Image here is Thomas Cole's "Desolation, the fifth in the "Course of Empire" series, referred to in the linked column.)
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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Free Stuff in March!

Hundreds of Prizes Yet to Go!

I will tell you what--giving stuff away is hard work.
Giving away a total of 363 prizes (value of $6K +) in March is killer. I am busier than a tick in a tarbucket.

All the best prizes are yet to be given away. Our random drawings are awarding 11 or more prizes daily.

Are you in? If not, just go to the forum and register, then post to the contest thread ...

See you there!
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