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Friday, April 06, 2012

Good Friday ... by the Skit Guys

A dramatic retelling of Jesus’ last day. Hear from six individuals who were close to Jesus before his death on the cross, Good Friday.


Need to Point Out the Obvious Need for Preparedness to Someone Near and Dear? This Will Work Wonders ...

How fragile our intricate, modern weave of social and economic interdependence!

A document prepared by the American Trucking Associations a few years ago is an excellent reference for what WILL happen when one of any number of proverbial monkey wrenches gets tossed into the gears of our smooth-running existence today. Important: read the whole doc here.

Below, I've captured the last page summarizing what we can expect when America's trucks stop running (think such causes as pandemic, war, social upheaval, fuel disruption, border crossing delays, material or parts importation halts, security clampdowns, earthquakes, etc.) ...

"When Trucks Stop, America Stops"
A Timeline Showing the Deterioration of Major Industries Following a Truck Stoppage

The first 24 hours
• Delivery of medical supplies to the affected area will cease.
• Hospitals will run out of basic supplies such as syringes and catheters
within hours. Radiopharmaceuticals will deteriorate and become
• Service stations will begin to run out of fuel.
• Manufacturers using just-in-time manufacturing will develop component
• U.S. mail and other package delivery will cease.

Within one day
• Food shortages will begin to develop.
• Automobile fuel availability and delivery will dwindle, leading to skyrocketing
prices and long lines at the gas pumps.
• Without manufacturing components and trucks for product delivery,
assembly lines will shut down, putting thousands out of work.

Within two to three days
• Food shortages will escalate, especially in the face of hoarding and
consumer panic.
• Supplies of essentials—such as bottled water, powdered milk, and
canned meat—at major retailers will disappear.
• ATMs will run out of cash and banks will be unable to process
• Service stations will completely run out of fuel for autos and trucks.
• Garbage will start piling up in urban and suburban areas.
• Container ships will sit idle in ports and rail transport will be disrupted,
eventually coming to a standstill.

Within a week
• Automobile travel will cease due to the lack of fuel. Without autos and
busses, many people will not be able to get to work, shop for groceries,
or access medical care.
• Hospitals will begin to exhaust oxygen supplies.

Within two weeks
• The nation’s clean water supply will begin to run dry.

Within four weeks
• The nation will exhaust its clean water supply and water will be safe for
drinking only after boiling. As a result gastrointestinal illnesses will
increase, further taxing an already weakened health care system.

This timeline presents only the primary effects of a freeze on truck travel. Secondary effects must be considered as well, such as inability to maintain telecommunications service, reduced law enforcement, increased crime, increased illness and injury, higher death rates, and likely, civil unrest.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Emergency-Food Sweep & Spring Rebate Offensive

Crisis sucks. That's why, in the midst of some of the most widespread misery of modern times, the popularity of crisis preparedness is booming. Safecastle is right in the midst of the madness and mayhem, as folks scramble to get better situated for the days ahead. So in the humble spirit of doing our utmost to encourage confidence and hope ...
We're pleased to launch our most aggressive U.S. emergency-food sale ever ... actually a series of food sales over the course of about 12 weeks. We are discounting most every kind of emergency food line in our store at some point during the Emergency-Food Sweep!
We are also offering to our buyers club members cumulative Spring Rebate Gift Certificates on ALL emergency food purchased at Safecastle from April 1 through June 30!
Summary: In addition to our standard free shipping for everyone on everything we sell, and the 20%+ club member discounts on most everything we sell, and our Mountain House Member Rewards incentives, we're now also offering up our own hard-charging spring stimulus package to those folks we call "too good to fail" -- including new temporary sale discounts and purchase rebates (details below)!
For Everyone -
Emergency-Food Sweep Series
-Shop in our "Now On Sale" Category-
April 4 thru June 30 -Red Feather, Bega, Future Essentials, MREs, Honey, Ghee: 5% off (in addition to normal member discounts)
April 9 thru June 30 - (to be revealed) 10% off (in addition to normal member discounts)
April 16 thru June 30 - (to be revealed) 15% off (in addition to normal member discounts)
April 22 thru May 6 - (to be revealed) 25% off
May 7 thru June 30 - (to be revealed) 35% off

For Safecastle Royal Members Only -
Spring Rebate Offensive
Safecastle Royal Buyers Club member purchases of any storage food from April 1-June 30, 2012, via our online store's shopping cart will qualify for this Rebate program (must be logged in to your account for the purchases to qualify). Those purchases will qualify for as much as a 7% gift certificate credit (see below) to be used toward any future purchases in our online store before Sept. 1, 2012.
Members earn ...
3% rebate gift certificate if their total member food purchases from April 1 - June 30, 2012 have not exceeded $2499.
5% rebate gift certificate if their total member food purchases from April 1 - June 30, 2012 have totaled between $2500 - $7000.
7% rebate gift certificate if their total member food purchases from April 1 - June 30 exceed $7000.
Important: One Rebate Gift Certificate will be issued per buyers club member for the sale period.
Members must email Vic with a request for the rebate gift certificate. Vic will email a rebate gift certificate code within one business day of the emailed request. Rebate gift certificates will expire September 1, 2012.
These offers are for U.S. customers only.

Monday, April 02, 2012

'Massive Wealth Destruction' Is About to Hit Investors: Faber

Runaway government debts have triggered uncontrolled money printing that in turn will lead to inflation that will decimate portfolios, according to the latest forecast from "Dr. Doom" Marc Faber.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Constitutional Crisis to Be Instigated by White House Over Supreme Court Striking Down Obamacare?!

I just happened to catch the tailend of an expert-panel discussion on Megyn Kelly's March 28 show on Fox News at around 2:30 eastern time. The panelists were discussing the pending Supreme Court decision on the legality of various or all Obamacare provisions.

The discussion ended with one of the panelists adding that the White House today is actively setting up their strategy at this very moment to attack the Supreme Court as partisan and as an invalid authority to judge this matter! I did not catch the man's name who was saying this and will look for video of that segment to appear on the Fox News site. But whoever he was, he reiterated forcefully that if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, he "guarantees" that that will be the White House's studied reaction ... that the President--a so-called bonafide Constitutional law expert--is better suited to decide such matters--and that the legally constituted Supreme Court of the United States is a partisan and invalid authority.

I say ... what?? If this is indeed what is about to happen--and the White House is actually about to try to castrate the Supreme Court over what they will try to characterize as right-wing, partisan politics, then I would have to suggest we are at the end game.

Just thought I'd better offer this as a timely heads-up. All we can do is watch what happens now and be ready to do whatever is necessary in your AO.

Stay safe.

April 3 Update: Obama Attacks SCOTUS; Judge Napolitano Slams Obama's Dangerous Challenge to Supreme Court's Validity

April 4 Update: White House/Justice Department must answer today  to Federal appeals court whether they believe judges have the right to overturn federal laws 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Win MH Food -- Like Our Facebook Page and Share it with Your Friends

‎Five more days to reach our goal of 1500 Facebook likes. If we make it, we draw SIX winning names from among our likes (rather than just one) on April 1. We can make it if you share our page with YOUR friends.

First prize is winner's choice of Mountain House freeze-dried food (value of up to $400)!

Additional prize would be Mountain House Best Seller kits!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Safecastle Flash Sale & Prepper Prize Drawings

I'm feeling a little wicked today so decided to try something here we haven't done before ... a Flash Sale (applicable to U.S. customers).

The following coupon code gets you 5%-off list pricing in everything in "Our Newest" category, in addition to your normal discounted pricing if you are a club member:

And of course, everything also ships free to the US mainland.

Check our latest product additions at Safecastle and use the coupon code above BEFORE midnight eastern time, Saturday, March 24. Some cool and useful stuff, for sure!

Prize Drawings!

Two prize drawing opportunities for you:

1. From the customers who use the coupon code above before it expires, we will award a set of three new books we found stashed in our warehouse--some classic titles about shelters, and the the Cold War survival culture, including the title pictured here that is out of print and is quite valuable on the market in the new condition this book is in.

2. On April 1, we will draw from our Facebook "Likes" one winner for their choice of a Mountain House can case. IF we reach 1500 likes by that date, we will also draw five more names to each be awarded a Mountain House Best Seller Kit! Just Like us on Facebook and you will be entered for this drawing and all subsequent drawing we run in the future.

Finally ... remember--we now match any MH dealers' official sale-period discounts while adding our incomparable club
member rewards for your Mountain House can purchases! Just let us know where you see a sale in progress and ask for our coupon code to get your matching discount/best deal!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades"

Looks like I scooped CNBC and their intell sources by almost a week on this story. But I will happily take this confirmation. Note however, that I am not folding "climate change" into my call as they are ...

An assessment reflecting the joint judgment of federal intelligence agencies says the risk of water issues causing wars in the next 10 years is minimal even as they create tensions within and between states and threaten to disrupt national and global food markets. But beyond 2022, it says the use of water as a weapon of war or a tool of terrorism will become more likely, particularly in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The report is based on a classified National Intelligence Estimate on water security, which was requested by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and completed last fall.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Water Scarcity will Kill Millions and Result in Wars & Mass Migrations within 15-20 Years

It's an obvious but understated issue of the times ... many populated regions of the world are on the verge of running out of water.

If you think the worst-case scenarios for future international entanglements will hinge on economics, oil, or ethnic differences, think again. All of those things are surely emotionally charged and critical, dynamic issues that do stir up strife. But in the end, they are all negotiable.

However, extreme water crises are without realistic solutions when they reach the point of no return. Without water, people die. Within a few days.

There are geographies where water remains clean and plentiful ... where people can eat and drink and take it for granted. While in neighboring regions, cultures, economies, and nation states are painfully withering away. Peak water is near-term life or death.

In the next 10 years, there are going to be major populations at severe existential risk. Quite simply, they will need to migrate in large numbers to areas where water and food supplies are available and at least theoretically sustainable. But the big question--will those mega-migrations strain available resources and put those areas at risk?

Clearly this issue is in the fast lane toward geopolitical catastrophe. How long, if at all, will borders remain open to welcome those migrations?

This is soon to become a top-line global issue--haves and have-nots in one the most far-reaching, basic "us or them" confrontaions the world has ever seen. You may be in an area where water is not in short supply, but do not think for a moment that this issue will not reach out and change your life.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Invitation to Appear on Doomsday Preppers

I was just invited to appear on the next season of NatGeo's "Doomsday Preppers." I respectfully declined.

In a nutshell, we don't promote or prepare for Doomsday. Safecastle is about helping folks be ready for life's setbacks in general--storm damage, job loss, earthquake recovery, power failures ... these are the most common situations where people who are prepared can stay ahead of the curve and recover more quickly after the fact.

"Doomsday" scenarios are worst-case scenarios that are obviously entertaining for the masses, and perhaps on some level motivating for folks looking to put traction into their own readiness activities. I personally acknowledge worst-case possibilities (Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and last year's Japanese quake and Fukushima nuclear disaster are a few recent examples of the dangers that exist even in a modern world), but I try not to affiliate our company with scare-mongering. It's sometimes a fine line where we have to talk about preparedness without going overboard. We look to appeal to serious, normal consumers.

That said ... I will pass along the contact info where you can can get in touch with the Casting folks at NatGeo for this next season. They are actively looking for people who are seriously into preparedness. My hope is that some normal, mentally stable individuals with an abundance of common sense and good camera-presence will be found for the next season.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

(Excerpt:) The enormous fault off 
the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been silent for three centuries. But after years of detective work, geologists have 
discovered that it can
 unleash mayhem on 
an epic scale.

Exactly the same is true of the Cascadia subduction zone—an almost identical geologic threat off the west coast of North America. When it was first discovered, many scientists thought Cascadia’s fault was incapable of generating giant earthquakes. Now they know they were wrong. They just hadn’t looked far enough into the past.

The Cascadia subduction zone is a crack in the Earth’s crust, roughly 60 miles offshore and running 800 miles from northern Vancouver 
Island to Northern California.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Check-out All the Cool New Survival Products at Safecastle

Paracord-wear, Grainmill bins, Escape Bivvies, Tomahawks, Machetes, Skeletools, SOG knives, Water drum heaters, Commando saws, Lockout tools, Hand-crank generators ...

With all the recent sales activity in our storage food lines, we have failed to update you on our latest product additions at Safecastle. Some are really pretty cool. Check them out ... remember, all are discounted for buyers club members and ship free to the US mainland.

I'll directly link just a few of these that are less than $50 for members:

Paracord Bracelet
Commando Hand Saw
Dental Medic
Lockout Slim Jim Tool
Paracord Belt
QuikClot Trauma Pak
Stove in a Can
SOL Escape Bivvy
Bear Grylls Parang

Browse the entire "Newest" and "On Sale" categories.

And remember--we now match any MH dealers' official sale-period discounts while adding our incomparable club member rewards for Mountain House can purchases! Just let us know where you see a sale in progress and ask for our coupon code to get your matching discount/best deal!!

Friday, March 09, 2012

FBI Director: I Have to Check to See if Obama Has the Right to Assassinate Americans on US Soil

Things are spinning out of control, folks. First I see this (referring to the titled piece above):

Then I top that off with a nauseating helping of ABC News gibberish (a frightening hit piece on anyone who looks to "obscure laws," the Constitution, or the Bible as justification for fighting big government--not with guns, but with protests or other non-violent means):

Now tell me everything's going to be just fine.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

The Warrior Song

Blessings and thanks to all our nation's warriors ... from a proud veteran, father of a veteran, and son of one as well.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Like Us & Have a Shot at Some Free Mountain House Food to be Awarded April 1

If You Like Us Already on Facebook, You're In

This is just the beginning. We have big plans for more deals, giveaways and other shenanigans in the near future. First up--April 1 we're drawing names for some free Mountain House food. One lucky "liker" from our Facebook page will get their choice of a full six-can case of one variety of Mountain House cans--30 year shelf life (value up to $400). To be entered in the random drawing, all you have to do is Like us:
Further--if we get to 1500 likes by April 1, we will additionally draw five more names from our Facebook fans, each for a Mountain House Best Seller kit. So be sure to share the link to our page with your friends to help us pump up that number.
Speaking of Mountain House food--just a reminder that we match any MH dealer's sales price. That means, you get the sale price (remember, we are only allowed three two-week sales a year so when we can match others' sale prices, you're in like Flynn!), free shipping, AND our very exceptional Royalty Member Rewards for your qualifying purchase!!
Finally, this is the last few days for the sale on those excellent Lindon Farms buckets that are normally bargain priced at Safecastle to begin with. Not sure if we're going to be able to run a sale like this again, as we've taken some sniper-fire from the manufacturer who is hearing it from other dealers. We're not cheating, but I guess we've read our dealer agreements a bit differently than what they are intended to mean.
So don't miss this chance ... thru March 7 only, we are offering a coupon code you can use to knock an ADDITIONAL 15% off your member or non-member price!!
Log-in to our store, add your selected Lindon Farms™ food package to your cart, enter this coupon code to the coupon field: