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Sunday, November 27, 2011

If You Can't Beat it, Rhyme it

Prep like you mean it.
The world is on fire.
Alternatives receded,
we have to climb higher.

Feel free to add your own verse in the comments below.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Give the Gift of Preparedness & Get a FREE MH Best Sellers Kit

Looking for practical, eye-opening, memorable, and even life-changing for your gift-giving?

Safecastle is now offering eGift Certificates that allow you to easily offer friends and family the chance to embark on the kind of crisis preparedness journey you know is so important these days.

Our eGift Certificates are available in a wide range of denominations for any budget.

And for a limited time, for our buyers club members who purchase eGift Certificates totaling at least $150: we are throwing in a FREE Mountain House Best Sellers Kit.

Tis the season to be ready.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Safecastle Mountain House Sale EXTENDED thru Nov. 21

MH Cans Sale--Our Inventory is Blowing Out the Door--We've Arranged with the MH Factory to Ship Product as Well For Us

I don't need to tell you what's going on out there in the world. There are no bailouts that can rescue us anymore. Your future well-being is solely in your hands today. Prepare for the worst, because that's what's coming.

We are blowing thru all our in-stock Mountain House foods as well as our other food varieties and packages. Folks who know the score are taking advantage of our discounted food prices and free shipping before the looming price hikes that are coming next year (not to mention the societal chaos that also seems assured).

If you are not fully squared away by now--I advise you to get it all together now. The experts I interact with agree that time is now measured in days and weeks. I hesitate to connect such "scare-mongering" with our Safecastle sales, but today, it is what it is. We are all playing the cards that are dealt to us, right?

This is one current silver lining -- Our "Bunker-up" Mountain House cans sale is still in process--we have extended these maximum discounts thru Monday, Nov. 21. You have some great opportunities to maximize your resources and convert them into valuable supplies that are going to seriously appreciate in value in the future if expected food inflation and food shortage predictions are on target..

  • We are offering the maximum-allowed 25% discount on all MH cans.
  • Our buyers club members can capitalize on our current MH Royalty Rewards program  and our 2011 Cache Back program.
  • Needless to say, EVERYTHING ships free to the lower 48 all the time.
More good news:  The MH factory has agreed to immediately ship to customers the foods we run out of so that we can continue to offer you all the available MH varieties, even as our inventory is depleted. (The only item out of stock at the factory at the moment is Bananas and that will be available in early December.)

Shop the sale now.

Reminder:  Mountain House pouches are going up in price across the board--an average of 7%--January 1, 2012. So if you need MH pouches--get 'em now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Last MH Sale of 2011-Max Discount, Freebies, All in Stock & Ready to Ship Promptly

We're running a four-day 25%-Off Mountain House sale this week--Wednesday, November 16 thru Saturday, November 19.

Note that we're only selling MH cans that are in stock. We're bringing in lots of extra help to get your order out pronto. So there are no worries about long delays on your Mountain House delivery. The last thing you want is to get your order jammed up in the "mails" with the holiday season about to begin--hence--we are getting shipments out within a few days of order receipt to beat the holiday shipping crush.

Of course, everything ships free to the lower 48 all the time.

As for this week's sale-period Mountain House Royalty Rewards Incentives program--we have pumped it up this time around over previous MH sale Rewards, so the time is right for you to make sure your bunker is stocked up going into what everybody is agreed is going to be a very tough year ahead.

Have a look at these new sale-period Royalty Rewards.

And this news just got to us today:  Mountain House is raising pouch case prices across the board for 2012 at about 7%.  So if you need to stock up on MH pouches--do it now.


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Limited Number of Canned Bacon Cases Available Today

We've been waiting MANY weeks for our bulk shipment of Yoders bacon to arrive from the factory. The Yoders factory is backed up untold weeks at this point - due to an epic surge in demand for canned meats over the last several months.
Yesterday we received our first bacon shipment in a LONG time. We are now filling some of our own recent bacon backorders and setting aside a number of cases for our many food packages. We've also taken in many orders for the bacon already in the last several hours. So what that leaves us with at the moment is a grand total of 15 cases of Yoders bacon on hand to ship for new orders. Then, we also have 20 more cases arriving in two weeks. After that, we're again at the back of the line in terms of getting more in.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

We Remodeled and Brought in New Products

A New Dried-Food Line in Buckets
and a Mega-Protein Meat & Dairy Variety Pack

1. Have a look at our modestly streamlined, remodeled store. Like it? Don't like it? Let me know. (Notice that we are refocusing our identity on our Safecastle name. The PREPARED.PRO domain still works to get to our store, but we are now using that name as a brand for some special products we make available in our store.)

2. Budget concerns are huge these days. That's why we've brought in a new line of dried foods with lower prices than the Mountain House foods everyone is so familiar with. We are now offering Lindon Farms freeze-dried and dehydrated foods packaged in zipseal mylarfoil bags and plastic buckets. We did our homework with these folks. The food line is new , healthy, and meat-free. Check our low member pricing on these foods (all the packages are based on 2000-calories a day).

3. Speaking of meat, protein in a survival situation is a big necessity. It's also of course the most expensive kind of nutrition out there. In fact, right now, some meats in the grocery store are inflating in price at the annual rate of 10%. Well, we thought this is the time to do what we can to make sure you, our best customers, have a shot at a Mega-Protein Meat & Dairy Pack at a price that soon will be but a fond memory. (Shhh ... check our member price on this.)

4. As many of you know, renowned survival trainer Ron Hood passed away a few months back. Ron was a great resource for us here in his role as a member of our Safecastle Board of Advisors and we continue to look for ways to offer our support to his wife Karen and young son. In that concurrent vein of pride, appreciation, and encouragement, we are offering a handful of the survival knives Ron designed and perfected--which are now getting a great deal of attention and acclaim in survival and blade-crafting circles. Check out the Buck Knives - Ron Hood Hoodlum Survival Knife.

We've got more we could talk about but I'll let you poke around and find a few new gems in the store.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Your Food Prices Today and Tomorrow - Prepare Prudently

The USDA keeps tabs on food-cost data, using a number of different parameters. If you're interested in such things, here's a nice place to start on their website:  a table of Food CPI and expenditures.

From that table, you will find, among other things, that in 2010 the average total per capita food expenditure in the US was $4016. The USDA also just came out with a statement to the effect that they anticipate the 2011 number will be up to 4.5% higher. That means when the 2011 data is in the books, they expect the per capita number could reach $4197.

The most current rate of food price inflation is actually showing higher than 5%, with meats and dairy leading the way (for instance, beef prices are up better than 10% from September 2010 to September 2011).

Your mileage may very well differ from these numbers. Most folks I know would see 5% annual food price increases as far more moderate than what they are personally experiencing. Much depends on what and how you eat. Also, if you have a number of mouths to feed, those per capita increases deliver a magnified impact on a household budget.

Boiled and Mashed

I like to boil these numbers down to cost per day and then cost per meal. The assumption is not that these food costs equate to three meals per day. I know that in reality, Americans snack and eat and drink at times other than at mealtime. But I am in the preparedness food business, and looking at the cost of daily sustenance is pertinent to our marketplace.

The USDA seems to be expecting that our 2011 per capita daily food costs are at $11.50. A family of 4 is spending $46.00 a day on food. You can easily do your own math based on your own household size to cost per meal.

That USDA per capita number is averaged across all income brackets. If you are upper middle class or better, your food cost is no doubt higher--significantly.

Preparing for Higher Costs Tomorrow

There is no doubt that food price pressures are increasing. Growing global populations and emerging markets where populations are entering the competition for limited food supplies will lead to higher food costs down the road. Weather disasters causing crop failures are expected to continue to grow in significance. We won't even go where the USDA does not tread in their forecasting ... such as what might happen in the case of economic collapse or the eruption of major warfare, and how that could affect food supplies and prices.

Needless to say, more than ever, a quality food storage program is the foundation for any serious-minded household preparedness effort.

Preparing by the Numbers

Some folks new to preparedness shy away from making major food investments, even knowing that food which stores well for decades is going to be be far more valuable and critical when the time comes for its consumption.

But the USDA data actually helps some folks to put it all into perspective. Bottom line--do not expect that quality food--the kind you are accustomed to eating--and especially food that is specifically canned and packaged for long-term storage, is going to cost less than what you are spending today for your food. You know--the food that is processed and packaged in volumes meant for prompt consumption in massive consumer-driven quantities.

In other words--if want to be confident in building a truly adequate and satisfying food storage program for your family, start with the $11.50 per day per person number and go from there. Spend less than that, and something somewhere is wrong and you are likely not getting what you may believe you are getting.

It is still in your power to be ready for what is coming.
Get Ready ... Seriously --

Total Collapse - The Build-up to WWIII

Get Ready ... Seriously --

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One More Day of 25%-Off MH Cans - and Check Our New Inventory

1. Thru Oct. 19, Safecastle is offering the maximum-allowed 25% discounts on all MH cans in stock!

2. No matter what quantity you order, you get FREE SHIPPING (to the lower 48).  

3. Plus, Buyers Club members reap substantial benefits from two separate incentive programs ... first--the Royalty Rewards program which this time around offers $50 gift certificates for every three MH can cases ordered -- no limit. Second, as with all purchases in our store through 2011, purchases count toward our unique Cache Back program for members.

NOTE: We just added MH canned inventory of Lasagna and Oriental Spicy Chicken--so if you were missing those items--cheer up--we have them again in time for this sale now.
ALSO--some other brand new items just listed today:

A case 6 different dried veggies including Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Carrots, and Scalloped Portatoes

A case of assorted dried fruits to include Kiwi, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Blueberries, and Raspberries

We've many more new food items coming, so stay tuned ...

 Get Ready ... Seriously --

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wow! - See How 90% of Americans Have Gotten Shafted Over the Past 30 Years

The Economic Policy Institute has put together an amazing interactive chart that shows the growth of incomes in the US over the past 90 years--broken down by who the gains went to.

Read this short article by Henry Blodget! Good historical context there, as well as shocking evidence of elite greed.

Bottom line, "In the past 30 years, 96% of the growth of average incomes in this country have gone to the richest 10% of the country. And in the past 10 years, the incomes of the other 90% have declined."

Wonder why global unrest is igniting?
 Get Ready ... Seriously --

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Maximum 25%-Off Mountain House Cans Sale: Oct. 16-19

Heads-up on this coming opportunity ... your chance to get a hold of the best storage food fast, at maximum discount--absolutely fresh from the factory. (We are fully stocked on all MH canned varieties for this sale.)

And you can save three ways! ...

1.  October 16-19 only, Safecastle is offering the maximum-allowed 25% discounts on MH cans!

2.   No matter what quantity you order, you get FREE SHIPPING (to the lower 48).

3.  Plus, Safecastle Royal Buyers Club members reap substantial benefits from two separate incentive programs ... first--the Royalty Rewards program which this time around offers $50 gift certificates for every three MH can cases ordered--no limit. Second, as with all purchases in our store through 2011, purchases count toward our unique Cache Back program for members.

.Get Ready ... Seriously --

Sunday, October 02, 2011

"Meltdown": Watch All Four Episodes

Very important viewing here--a documentary produced by CBC Canada regarding the grim global impact of the financial crash of 2008, which is now returning with a vengeance.

Part 1: The Men Who Crashed the World

Part 2: A Global Financial Tsunami

Part 3: Paying the Price

Part 4: After the Fall

Get Ready ... Seriously --

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Copy of Rawles' New Novel, "Survivors," w/ Qualifying Purchase

It's been about 15 years since James Wesley, Rawles' novel Patriots appeared on the scene. Through the years, that book and the author have taken on iconic status in the preparedness community. Now Jim's long-awaited sequel is about to be unleashed, and we're providing free hardcover copies with qualifying purchases of our new Mountain House 3-can packages ... a practical package that also includes an Aurora Firestarter!

These full packages will begin shipping complete October 4--the official release date for "Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse." 

We have a limited number of copies of the book ... orders will go out in the order they are received. The queue begins here, now. Get your order in early.
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