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Monday, October 29, 2012

Week 10: Free Lifestraw Water Filters!

Week 10 of Safecastle's ongoing "Repel the Chaos" series of member freebie giveaways has the revolutionary Lifestraw water filters sailing out the door.

Supplies are limited, so this offer is good for three days only (or while supplies last): Oct. 29-31.

Any buyers club member purchase of at least $150 automatically gets a free Lifestraw ($25 value). Or, any member purchase of $300 or more gets two free Lifestraws!

See our Repel the Chaos program details and limitations here.

More good news ... at Safecastle you can now get 6 months to pay on purchases of $99+ when you check out with Paypal and choose "Bill Me Later." Details in our store.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Week 9: Free NukAlerts and Katadyn Varios!


Free top-quality preps are the kind of score anyone can appreciate. True to form, Safecastle is coming through once again during this ninth week of the killer "Repel the Chaos" series of offers to our customers.

From October 19-28 (or while supplies last), our buyers club members who make any purchase of Lindon Farms foods and/or Mountain House canned foods totaling ...

- at least $777 will receive a free NukAlert, value $177

- or at least $999 will receive the NukAlert PLUS a Katadyn Vario, value $99!

One weekly Repel the Chaos offer per member please. The free items are automatically added in our fulfillment process--they will not appear in your cart.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Repel the Chaos, Weeks 7 & 8: FREE Case of Black Beans w/ 3 Cases of White Rice!

Need economical, quality calories to bulk up your food storage?

Try this on for size:  112,250 calories in these four cases of food. Buy 3 cases of long grain white rice and score a FREE case of black beans.

That's 56 days of sustenance at 2000 calories a day!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Final Day of Last Full Mountain House Food Sale of 2012 - Free Canned Butter, Ghee, More

Member Rewards Certificates of $20 per every 3 MH Can Cases plus Incentives including Firebox Folding Stove, Case of Ghee, Case of Canned Butter!
 

NOTE: The current 25%-off all Mountain House #10 can varieties ends Sunday night, 10/7. It is our last allotted MH full sale period of the year.  SHOP HERE

The 25%-off discounts on ALL MH cans continues thru 10/7. The new Week 6 Repel the Chaos incentives offer is in effect thru Sunday, 10/7. Take advantage now of these max. MH discounts, that also qualify you for member Royalty Rewards gift certificates of $20 for every 3 MH can cases purchased. The additional Repel the Chaos incentives are detailed below (the Repel the Chaos prizes are achieved with member purchases of ANY Safecastle merchandise--not just MH food--they are automatically added to your shipments with a qualified order).



Only at Safecastle, through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentives, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

The Week #6 incentive offer is a nice food-prep complement, coinciding with the end of the LAST Maximum Mountain House Sale of 2012 ...

WORTH NOTING AGAIN: The purchase levels below are for any member purchase in our store--not just Mountain House food.

From Oct. 1-7 only (Eastern time) ... Collect all three of these incentives! ...

1. Club members who make a purchase totaling least $750 earn a Firebox Folding Stove with 2 ReadyFuel Packets.

2. Make a purchase of at least $1450 and receive a the Firebox AND a free case of Ghee.

3. A purchase of $2100 or more gets you the Firebox, Ghee AND a case of Red Feather Butter!

-- Best of all, thru Sunday, October 7, we are discounting all Mountain House can cases at 25% and MH Strawberries at 33%!

For more on the Repel the Chaos prizes, monthly drawings and these incentives, see the details.

Monday, October 01, 2012

25%-Off MH Cans Discount Ends 10/7; Week 6 'Repel the Chaos' Incentives Package in Effect!



Rewards Certificates of $20 per every 3 MH Can Cases plus Incentives including Firebox Folding Stove, Case of Ghee, Case of Canned Butter!
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NOTE: The current 25%-off all Mountain House #10 can varieties ends Sunday night, 10/7. It is our last allotted MH full sale period of the year.

The 25%-off discounts on ALL MH cans continues thru 10/7. The new Week 6 Repel the Chaos incentives offer is in effect thru Sunday, 10/7. Take advantage now of these max. MH discounts, that also qualify you for member Royalty Rewards gift certificates of $20 for every 3 MH can cases purchased. The additional Repel the Chaos incentives are detailed below (the Repel the Chaos prizes are achieved with member purchases of ANY Safecastle merchandise--not just MH food--they are automatically added to your shipments with a qualified order).

Only at Safecastle, through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentives, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

The Week #6 incentive offer is a nice food-prep complement, coinciding with the end of the LAST Maximum Mountain House Sale of 2012 ...

WORTH NOTING AGAIN: The purchase levels below are for any member purchase in our store--not just Mountain House food.

From Oct. 1-7 only (Eastern time) ... Collect all three of these incentives! ...

1. Members who make a purchase totaling least $750 earn a Firebox Folding Stove with 2 ReadyFuel Packets.

2. Make a purchase of at least $1450 and receive a the Firebox AND a free case of Ghee.

3. A purchase of $2100 or more gets you the Firebox, Ghee AND a case of Red Feather Butter!

-- Best of all, thru Sunday, October 7, we are discounting all Mountain House can cases at 25% and MH Strawberries at 33%!


For more on the Repel the Chaos prizes, monthly drawings and these incentives, see the details.

Oh--and we did have a winner for the September Repel the Chaos prize drawing. Congrats to Barbara D.--the lucky winner of a new 9-Tray Excalibur Dehydrator!

And congratulations too to our September Facebook drawing winner of a free MH Essentials Food Bucket--Allyn M.!

Friday, September 28, 2012

33%-off "Most Popular" MH-Varieties Discount Ends 9/30

NOTICE: The current offer of 33%-off the Most Popular Mountain House #10 can varieties ends Sunday, 9/30.
The 25%-off discounts of ALL MH cans will continue on thru 10/7. We will run the current incentives offers thru 9/30, including member gift certificates of $20 for every 3 MH can cases purchased and the Repel the Chaos prizes detailed here (the Repel the Chaos prizes are achieved with member purchases of ANY Safecastle merchandise--not just MH food).


- Shop the MH Sale here.
- See member Royalty Rewards offer.
- See this week's outstanding member "Repel the Chaos" incentives offer.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Maximum MH Cans Sale: 25-33% Off ... Wow - Check this Week's Incentives!

Your Choice: The New Rawles Book, a NukAlert, an Excalibur Dehydrator, a Paratrooper Folding Bike! 
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Only at Safecastle, and only now through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentives, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

The Week #5 incentive offer is grabbing new altitude, just in time for the LAST Maximum Mountain House Sale of 2012 (with great discounts up to 33%!). And our MH Royalty Rewards program is available in addition to these Repel the Chaosopportunities ...

Now, from Sept. 23-30 only (Eastern time) ...

1.  Members who make any single purchase (one weekly incentive per member) totaling at least $450 receive a FREE hardcover copy of the new Rawles book,"Founders, a Novel of the Coming Collapse"

2.  Or, make a purchase of at least $950 and receive a FREE NukAlert.

3.  Or a member purchase of at least $1350 earns a 9-Tray Excalibur 3900 Dehydrator.

4. Or how about earning a new Montague Paratrooper folding mountain bike with a purchase of at least $3600.

--  Best of all, we are now discounting all Mountain House can cases at least 25% and up to 33% for a very limited time.


For more on the Repel the Chaos prizes, monthly drawings and these incentives, see the details.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Extending this Week's Special Offer by 1 Day: Repel the Chaos!

The barbarians are at the gates
This week's "Repel the Chaos" offer for our Safecastle buyers club members is exceptionally popular so we are extending this Week #4 incentive offer by one day--thru Saturday, Sept. 22.

See: http://safecastle.blogspot.com/2012/09/repel-chaos-week-4-free-katadyn-pocket.html

Not a Safecastle Crisis Preparedness Club member yet? It's a lifetime membership, with no renewal fees ever. Free shipping on everything to the lower 48. 20%-off or more on most everything we sell all the time. Plus outrageous rewards and incentives for member purchases.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Repel the Chaos" Week 4: FREE Katadyn Pocket or Vario; Up to 33%-off MH Food!

 
Top Off Your Preps with Our Freebies ...

Only at Safecastle, and only now through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering a generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentive, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

For the Week #4 incentive, effective Sept. 15-21, we have another must-have ...

1.  Members who make any single purchase (one weekly incentive per member) totaling at least $450 receive a FREE Katadyn Vario water filter and a 20-pack of MP1 purification tablets ($117 value).

2.  Or, make a purchase of at least $1250 and receive a FREE Katadyn Pocket water filter! ($379 value).

3.  Of note--we are now discounting selected Mountain House can cases up to 33% for a very limited time.

For more on the Repel the Chaos prizes, monthly drawings and the incentives, see the details.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spurning the Political Macaronics

Two months yet before the big election. Yep--it's very, very important to vote well. But it's a nasty ride getting there.

This old warrior needs no further input, thank you, to help me decide who gets my vote. Therefore, in an effort to retain some sense of sanity and rational perspective, my objective going forward is to insulate myself from the approaching high point of the political cycle that marinates the passive populace in toxicity.

Donning the full-body suit, mask, rubber boots, gloves, ear plugs ... no it still won't quite be enough. But by the grace of God, I trust I will come through.

I don't really know that it's going to matter much either way at this point who wins the presidency or the Congress. We're darn near at the bottom of the log chute. But one more vote for old time's sake is the least we can contribute, no?

Just hold fast to your values and act your conscience, my friends. See you on the other side.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Week #3: FREE MREs, Canned Cheese, Gift Certificates, 20%-off MH Cans!

Only at Safecastle, and only now through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering a generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentive, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

For the Week #3 incentive, effective Sept. 8-14, we have a barn-burner of a multi-tiered offer.

1. First, note that our Royalty Rewards program continues to be in effect ... providing $30 gift certificates for every three Mountain House can cases purchased in a transaction.

2. On top of that, a member purchase of at least 7 cases of MH cans gets a FREE case of MREs with heaters.

3. Adding to all that, members purchasing 14 cases or more of MH cans also get a FREE case of Bega canned cheese!

4. Did I mention that the five most popular MH canned varieties are 20% off this month?


For more on the Repel the Chaos prizes, monthly drawings and the incentives, see the details.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

'Repel the Chaos' Week-2 Incentives, and 20%-off Mountain House Can Varieties!

Only at Safecastle, and only now through the end of the year, "Repel the Chaos"...

Every week we are offering a generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentive, so be sure to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

For the next weekly incentive, effective Sept. 1-7, any member spending at least $250 on Future Essentials and/or Yoders foods in a transaction will receive a free Dining & Dessert Kit -- a value of $125!

Every month, August thru December, a lucky member making a purchase of at least $150 during that month will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The August prize drawing for a Katadyn Pocket went to Rebecca B., order #16208. The September drawing will be for an Excalibur 9-Tray 3900 Dehydrator.

And remember--the December prize drawing will be drawn from among the names of all qualifying members making a purchase between August and the end of December. That grand prize is an AEB OX Mini Power Plant Solar Generator!

For more on the current 'Repel the Chaos' prizes and the incentives, see the details.

BIG NEWS: 5 Most Popular MH Can Varieties 20% Off!

Mountain House is loosening the purse strings a bit more and allowing us to discount the five most popular can varieties 20% thru September. Of course you get not only that discount, but if you are a Safecastle Royal buyers club member, you also get our unique Royalty Rewards gift certificates back for qualifying purchases!


There is no better preparedness food in the world ... proven time and again by independent scientific studies on longevity and taste.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New from Mountain House: 25-Year Pouches in Buckets! ... Introductory Bargain Priced

They've been rumored. Now they're revealed ... the brand, spanking-new Mountain House 25-year pouches in a bucket kits: http://www.safecastle.com/mountain-house-buckets.aspx

The best freeze-dried food in the world--repeatedly confirmed by third-party scientific testing. Want to count on your long-term storage food investment to actually be there for you down the road? Then it's got to be Mountain House. And now these pouch kits make that much more affordable!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

More Shocking Data from Third-Party Testing of Freeze-Dried Brands

Over the last few weeks, we've been breaking news on various third-party scientific tests on popular freeze-dried food brands. You'd think there wouldn't be whole lot of difference, right?

Well--what it actually boils down to is some surprising insight into critical food packaging, big differences in brand-name quality, and deceptive marketing practices by at least one well-known company that recently jumped into the business.

Here is a link to our previous most recent article:  http://safecastle.blogspot.com/2012/08/osu-lab-test-pits-mountain-house-vs.html

That article summarizes and provides links to two previous studies that compare Mountain House food varieties with Wise Food flavors. An eye-opening read, for sure.

Now, on August 23 an executive from Mountain House posted a detailed response in a discussion thread about these studies ... and that new post reveals still more info about a more comprehensive third study. Here is that response in full:

Apologies in advance for the long post, but over the last month we’ve seen many requests for more data as well as questions about the studies we’ve published. At Mountain House, we’re strong advocates of transparency and we’d like to take a couple of minutes to provide you with some more information.

The most frequent data request we have seen has been for the oxygen content of more samples of Wise products. While Wise has chosen not to respond to those requests, Mountain House has commissioned another third party study of their remaining long-term food storage line, adding their fruit, vegetable, meat, sauce, and cereal products to the dry-blended entrees from the earlier study. Here is a summary of the combined results (we’d be happy to provide the underlying data upon request):

* 90 separate sample pouches.
* Dated from 6/11/11 through 4/24/12.
* A minimum of 34 distinct batches.
* Purchased at retail from 4 different online vendors.
* Sent to a third party laboratory in original packaging.
* Oxygen levels averaged 17.1% across the entire Wise long-term food storage product line.

We strongly suggest that customers of long-term emergency food storage confirm not only the flavor and nutrition of products they’re planning on purchasing, but also the oxygen content, before spending a large sum of money. Mountain House has over 40 years of experience meeting and exceeding stringent military specs (e.g., < 2% oxygen), and you can be confident that our products will be there for you when you need them most. Emergencies can be stressful and you want to be sure that you will enjoy the food you have stored, whatever brand(s) you choose.

Another frequent question focuses on the funding of the oxygen content and sensory evaluation studies we’ve released. We are very open about this: Mountain House hired unaffiliated organizations that specialize in testing to conduct research. The reason we did this was to assure customers that the resulting data was solid and free from bias.

We actually have a state-of-the-art food laboratory and could have easily performed the studies ourselves, just as we routinely test our own products as part of our rigorous quality assurance process. But we know that when a company claims that “we have tests that prove what we say”, customers are rightly skeptical, even if the company publishes that data.

Instead, we hired third party organizations to conduct the studies: Columbia Food Laboratories for the oxygen headspace analysis and Oregon State University’s Sensory Science Laboratory for the sensory evaluation. Neither is affiliated with Mountain House or the emergency food storage industry, and both value their reputations as respected scientific organizations.

If other companies wish to fund similar unbiased third party studies of Mountain House products purchased from multiple online vendors, we encourage them to do so. It is a large market, customer tastes and budgets vary, and there is plenty of room for honest competition among reputable manufacturers.

As a leader in the long-term food storage industry for over 40 years, Mountain House wants customers to be able to make informed decisions regarding purchases that will sustain their families and give them comfort in times of emergency. Towards that end, we will continue to test both our own and competitive products in the market and report our findings to interested consumers.

Please feel free to contact us at MH-Info (at)
ofd.com, or post your questions/comments on this forum. We’ll do our best to respond promptly.

Thanks for your interest in this very important subject.

- Mountain House.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

REPEL THE CHAOS: $10s of Thousands in Prepper Giveaways!

Only at Safecastle, and only now through the end of the year ...

Every week we are offering a generous new buyers-club-member purchase incentive, so you'll want to check in weekly to make sure you don't miss some excellent opportunities.

August 28 update: effective Aug. 28 thru Aug. 31--any member spending at least $175 in a transaction will receive one free Brand New MH 25-Year Essential Bucket and two Lifestraws! -- a value of $120!

Every month, August thru December, a lucky member making a purchase of at least $150 during that month will be entered into a drawing for a prize. The August prize drawing is a Katadyn Pocket. If you have already made a qualifying purchase this month, you are in the drawing.

The December prize drawing will be drawn from among the names of all qualifying members making a purchase between August and the end of December. That grand prize is an AEB OX Mini Power Plant Solar Generator!


Needless to say, in addition to this wallet-candy, our normal member discounts of 20% on most everything we sell in our crisis preparedness store and our free shipping offer on everything to the lower 48 applies.

For more on the prizes and the incentives, see the details.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Some Great New Products You Might Need




I'm really excited about our new AEB line that features the OX Mini Power Plant Solar Generator. Did my homework on this and have my own system inbound as we speak. Watch the videos and decide if it might be just what you need.

There are too many other new listings we've recently added to talk about them all, but I'll mention a few: the Guppie & Eat'N Tool Combo, Sandbags, Organic Freeeze Dried Blackberries, Freeze Dried Tropical Fruits, Roasted Cocoa Nibs, Freeze Dried Colby Cheese, and Excalibur Dehydrators with 26 hour timers.


See more.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

OSU Lab Test Pits Mountain House vs. Wise Foods ... Results are WOW!

We just received information about a scientific third-party test conducted by Oregon State University.

There has been increasing controversy in the marketplace with regard to claims made by some storage-food manufacturers about their foods and shelf life, etc.

A previous recent test performed at Columbia Food Labs addressed shelf-life claims made by Wise Foods, showing the oxygen levels in that company's food packages are extremely high and not conducive to long shelf life for the foods in those packages.

Now this just released university test (conducted by the Sensory Science Lab at OSU in late July of this year) shows that there is a big difference in consumer preference in taste as well. Using a representative cross-section of 113 participants, a randomized, blind tasting test of comparable Mountain House and Wise Foods varieties was conducted.

In the end, the results were quite amazing, with the Mountain House foods preferred by a wide margin, averaging better than 90%. The lab indicates results have a 99.9% confidence level.

The summary slide presentation is available here.

The complete OSU data report can be viewed here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Near-term Forecast for Severe Outbreak of Adversities

One day recently I woke up, looked in the mirror, and realized that I had literally become a graybeard. My lovely wife of many, many calendars tells me she likes how it looks (when neatly trimmed) and that my wisdom had finally started to show. Forever my inspiration, that girl.

These years have started to tumble by ever more quickly. The gray, the paunch, and the creases around my eyes are a constant reminder of the lengthening road at my heels. But where the physical wear and tear manifests, so too does the mental, emotional, and spiritual progress become more evident. Wisdom and true understanding do require deeper roots.

In the Preparedness and Intelligence Fields

I'm a Cold Warrior ... intell officer from way back. I was trained as an analyst by the best of the best more than 35 years ago. At the time, I was pretty much still a kid. But the wheels of time pushed and pulled. I learned and grew and moved on in life, usually two steps forward one step back ... all the while bestowing valuable experiences in various, mostly insignificant corners of the big, round world.

Recognition that civilization as we knew it had crested the hill and was on the backside of the shining mountain came very early. Some of that early recognition was "insider" info, I guess. And soon thereafter came the understanding that there really was no such thing as a benevolent government out there ready to keep us from hurting ourselves. Eventually I even came around to seeing the danger that growing behemoth was posing to freedom.

Needless to say--crisis preparedness grew to be a personal passion. Then it became an outreach effort and finally a very fulfilling business operation as well.

All of this background is to simply set the stage for what I want to say very clearly today to those who have yet to see the warning signs all around us.

Alarm

Loud and clear--in all my years of advising high-ranking military and corporate officers, and customers, peers, and others seeking my insight as an analyst, consultant, business partner, or friend, I have never before been so acutely alert to the imminent dangers right on our doorstep today. "Our" meaning any and all of us living today on this planet earth.

There are so many urgent crises on the verge of spilling over the multitude of rickety, makeshift dams that have been erected to buy more time, that it is simply mind-boggling to me that we are now reaching the point when they could all conceivably breech their containment structures all at once.

The collapsing economy around the world ... the fast-building tensions in the Middle East about to erupt in a war that could quickly engulf the world ... simmering social stresses tearing communities and nations apart ... ballooning governmental police-state mentalities sweeping through all levels of authority ... extreme climate conditions leading to very dangerous food shortages ...

I'm not a Mayan end-of-the-world believer ... the farthest from it. But it's quite the coincidence how our reality is about to be turned absolutely inside out at this particular time, isn't it? God works in mysterious ways.

It's Time

Friends, date-setting is an almost certain way to make an ass of yourself. That said, right now I have to get this off my chest, simply and fully:  I don't see us getting to 2013 without going through some very drastic upheavals and convulsions in our current state of global equilibrium. Near term--the next few months--is about to get violently ugly out there, I fear.

I have felt for many years that I was pretty much as prepared as I could be. That's why I have been devoting so much of my time to helping others get ready for crises. I've always remained hopeful that somehow most of us could avoid ever having to actually fall back on our preps, but now, I think perhaps I was naive. And I'm back to doing a number of things right now that I had let slide in my own situation ... moving with urgency on some last-stage preps.

Anyway--it is what it is at this point. All we can do is steel ourselves for what is coming. I encourage all of you to seek God's will for you in prayer and make preparations accordingly.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Man, This Food Abides!

20 cases of Mountain House food in cans (30-year shelf life) gets you 11 cases more of free storage food, including canned bacon, long-term coffee beans, canned cheese, butter, spices, and wet-pack meats! Crazy deal!

20 cases of MH cans plus $1600 (11 cases) more of FREE storage food