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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Wise to Prepare for all Possibilities … including War

I’m 56 years old. From the very point of my coming of age at 18, I was trained in military ways of waging war ... not so much in terms of venturing out with a survival knife between my teeth, but as in how to surreptitiously gain a decided advantage over the enemy using cutting-edge intelligence technologies and insights.

Back in the day, the enemy was clear and well-defined. We were nose to nose with the Warsaw Pact, and during the days of the Cold War, intell was the primary theater for hostilities. Engagement with the enemy was all about dealing with the knowledge that the stakes were as high as humanly possible ... daily, with every weave, duck, and feint.

Even today, in spite of some obvious evidence of late to the contrary, most say the free ideologies of western society won that latent war. That communism and the Soviet Union backed down and turned over a new leaf. That we the victors were able to triumphantly beat swords into plowshares. That mankind somehow crossed over into a higher plane where major hostilities between global powers and subsequent devastation were no longer to be feared.

Well ... I always had to be counted a cynic on that one. I chose not to turn my back on those who once held us steady in the crosshairs. But my intention here is not to beat the drum about the ongoing threat from marxist powers, but rather to address 21st-century warfare risks of all types for Americans at home today. Terror threats, internal threats, nuclear states emerging out of the third-world … there are a number of possibilities to consider if you are serious about crisis preparedness.

We all know deep down that we are vulnerable in America, as 9/11 brought front and center. If you are inclined to prepare for reasonable risks to your household's safety and well-being, then you have to give credence to the possibility of modern full-scale warfare making a sudden, destructive visitation upon us right where we live--and not just in New York City and Washington, D.C.

War Happens

The nature of men and nations has remained true to form throughout history. Ambition for power drives confrontations. Occasionally, diplomatic safety nets collapse and all hell breaks loose.

There was a time in late 2001 and throughout 2002 when media discussions and public service advisories had US citizens considering how to protect themselves from biological, chemical, and radiological terror threats, particularly in large cities. Eventually, fear gave way to suspicious cynicism and political opportunism, until now when any such risk awareness has receded to the bottom of the deck for most Americans still playing the game at all.

Without going there, I will just state, it is common sense to have on hand some basic knowledge and capabilities to deal with NBC (nuclear, bio, chem) exposures to yourself or to your area of operations. Such dangers can come at the hands of terrorists, but they can just as easily be the result of industrial or transportation accidents most anywhere in the country. Consider how you can take a few simple steps to mitigate these risks--the proverbial plastic sheeting and duct tape are a good start. Gas masks, rubber suits and gloves, N95 surgical masks, radiation detectors, and potassium iodide represent next steps worth taking for many.

Combat on American Soil

I'd propose that it is not at all crazy for smart, historically aware people to make some concessions in their crisis preparedness planning for the possibility of violent conflict within our own borders.

Historically speaking, one might say it is inevitable. Whether it is or not, common sense says that we are not immune from violent conflict or from outright warfare breaking out close to home or right on our doorstep.
International strife is in fact coming to a boil in key corners of the  world. Ethnic violence rages and in fact is spreading in spite of progressive global enlightenment and liberal sophistication. It’s wise to come to terms with this fact: the USA remains objective number one for those exporting death and fear. We also are the only obstacle in the way of another rising power from becoming top dog on the planet.

Nuclear Sword of Damocles

Finally, there's the everpresent ICBM nuclear weapons that have made modern existence as precarious as a spinning toy gyroscope on a wire. Think those days are history? If you actually ever thought so, you better reconsider. It's the granddaddy of all modern threats and it remains unthinkable for many out there. But don't let that difficult-to-envision scenario stop you from taking at least remedial steps toward preparedness in this regard. Even an all-out nuclear war IS survivable, and that is what war planners in China and Russia count on in their doomsday gaming and planning … elaborate measures taken to ensure the protection of millions of their own citizens.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Civil Defense program is ancient history, and if you are thinking that we can intercept all incoming missiles, guess again.

So unless you believe slow agonizing death by massive radiation poisoning is preferable to giving you and yours a shot at pulling through in reasonable shape, then you should look into what first steps make sense for you as you start planning your family's shelter and intermediate survival.

War Sucks

For all the ribbons and glory, all the parades and USO tours, warfare is something every one of us should be so blessed as to never have to experience firsthand. Certainly we must be immensely appreciative of those who go to war on our behalf when called upon.


However, if you fancy your crisis preparedness program to be in any way comprehensive in scope, then you must account for hostile scenarios of all kinds. You need not obsess over wars and rumors of wars, but as with any other threat, to prepare well is to aspire to greater peace of mind. Do what needs doing.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Get Equipped with Safecastle's New "Goal Zero" Offer! | Freebies & Free shippin

Alternative energy is the key to the future. Solar power as a backup source of energy for preppers and outdoor adventurers is a must-have. 
 
Goal Zero is an industry leader in Solar power kits and Safecastle is a long-time Goal Zero dealer, serving the backpacking, hiking, camping, and survival communities 
 
 
Safecastle offers the lowest prices anywhere and our Loyalty Royalty program for members gets you a rebate gift certificate at the end of the year ... and of course we offer FREE shipping to the lower 48. 
 
Act Fast for a FREE Blade with Qualifying Purchases!

For a limited time we are giving away top-quality survival knives for free with every qualifying purchase. Click here   for more info.



Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit !!




The Goal Zero Switch 8 solar recharging kit combines the Switch 8 battery pack with a Nomad 3.5 solar panel, allowing you to gather and store solar power, and recharge your devices almost anywhere.
  • Small but mighty, the Goal Zero Switch 8 portable recharger breathes life into your phone, music player, or tablet; bring it wherever your adventures may lead
  • Powerful lithium ion battery is light and powerful and holds a charge for up to 6 months; charge it up from the included Nomad 3.5 solar panel, wall plug or a car outlet
  • USB in and out offer a simple and straightforward design for easy use
  • Simply lay out the light and portable Nomad 3.5 solar panel and use the sun's power to charge the Switch 8 battery pack
  • Compact, weather-resistant solar panel is smaller and more powerful than comparable panels
 

           $99.95
                                                                                               
                              

Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit
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Get Your Money's Worth
  The Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit are made of weather resistant materials which have been UV treated, aside from that they are built tough! Trusted quality from Goal Zero. 

Communication and navigation are essential needs in a disaster but many solar kits won't touch the Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit with its ability to power power hungry appliances such as refrigerators, freezers & home health care equipment like CPAP machines. 

With this Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit you can quickly charge up your cell phone, GPS navigation tool, or other portable electronics too making tough situations a whole lot easier to handle.
  

 

           
                                                                                          $1799.95
                              

Friday, April 25, 2014

You Need to Counteract the Huge Food Price Increases Out There! 20% off, Gift Certificate, Free shipping

You've seen the news ... virtually all food prices are rising fast now. Food inflation is becoming a major issue. 

There's really only way to take immediate productive action to protect your household, and that is to lock-in today's prices by purchasing foods that store indefinitely.

Future Essentials Sale Prices!

How about some good news? For a short duration, we are able to offer excellent sale prices on different Future Essentials foods (including dog food, for you pet owners)! 

Shop today to ensure best selection and prompt delivery.

Bonus Incentive ...

Buy any 4 Future Essentials cases in a transaction and receive a $25 gift certificate, Buy 8 Future Essentials cases and get a $50 gift certificate. Gift certificates will be sent you via email and will be applicable for all future purchases, one time use, no expiry date. 

20% off for members and non members alike.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our 25% sale on Katadyn filters is ending soon grab yours before it ends..

Katadyn water filters are the ultimate, premier portable water filters, relied upon by the military, relief agencies, adventurers, campers, hikers, and scout groups around the globe for years. There are many product options to fit your specific needs and right now, Safecastle is offering some very special Springtime discounts backed by our Best Price Guarantee. 

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Katadyn Pocket (save $90)!!

Relied on by the US military overseas ... the most rugged, longest lasting microfilter available.
The silver impregnated ceramic element is effective against bacteria and protozoa.
The Katadyn Pocket is the only water filter with a lifetime warranty.

$277.46 (25% off)
 

http://www.safecastle.com/katadyn-pocket.aspx

Friday, April 11, 2014

25%-off Katadyn Water Filters (Survival, Outdoors, Hiking) ; New Knife Blowout Offer!

Katadyn water filters are the ultimate, premier portable water filters, relied upon by the military, relief agencies, adventurers, campers, hikers, and scout groups around the globe for years. There are many product options to fit your specific needs and right now, Safecastle is offering some very special Springtime discounts backed by our Best Price Guarantee.

Katadyn Hiker Pro !!  





The Katadyn Hiker PRO comes with a removable filter protector to extend cartridge life in challenging conditions. 

Thanks to quick connect fittings the installation and removal of input and output hoses is easy! 

It also connects directly to hydration packs with 1/4" drink tubes (ie Camelbak). 

Includes: Prefilter, bottle adapter and carry bag.


           
                                          $71.25 (25% Off) 


                              



Katadyn Vario, Dual-Technology Water Filter!!

The Katadyn Vario is the first-ever water filter to combine the benefits of  long life and fast flow in one product!

$71.25 (25% off)

 Katadyn Expedition !!  


http://www.safecastle.com/katadyn-expedition.aspx

The Katadyn Expedition is ideal for large groups and relief organizations. It is indestructible and easy to use. The best choice for expeditions, River Raftings, Camps, etc..

           
                                                    $1200 (25% Off) 


                              



Katadyn Drip Ceradyn !!

The Katadyn Vario is the first-ever water filter to combine the benefits of  long life and fast flow in one product!

$264.96 (25% off)

http://www.safecastle.com/katadyn-drip-ceradyn.aspx






2014 Knife & Blades Giveaway !!
 
Safecastle is moving out all our remaining inventory of survival knives and blades and they're all going to customers for FREE in our latest purchase-incentive package-available to buyers club members and non-members alike!

The offer package in the Knife & Blades Giveaway is based on what we have in stock. 
As the knives disappear, the package offer will be adjusted, so you want to keep checking in to see what the latest offer is.
The current giveaway offer: 

While supplies last (giveaways will be updated weekly or as our very limited inventories warrant) ...

- a multi-tool wallet card (value $9.50) is sent with any purchase

AND a AR 15 MAG  (value $16.99) with any purchase of at least $150

AND an Gator Machete Pro (value $47) with any purchase of at least $450

AND a 12 survivors knife roll kit (value $120) with any purchase of at least $850

Wallet Tool Card 

Retail Value - $9.50

No coupon code is needed--qualifying purchases will automatically be sent the knives/blades/tools that the single purchase qualifies for. 

AR 15 Mags


Retail Value - $16.99

AR-15 Magazine 
.223 Remington/5.56 NATO 
30 Rounds
Polymer 
Black
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Gator Machete Pro

Retail Value - $47

Find yourself backed into a corner with the undead on the move? Grab your Gator Pro. It has an aggressive, multi-purpose blade that can be used as an axe, a machete, or knife to filet your way through any walker offensive. 


12 survivors knife roll kit

Retail Value - $120

The 12 Survivors Knife Rollup Kit offers the basic tools for surviving the ou





Katadyn Pocket (save $90)!!

Relied on by the US military overseas ... the most rugged, longest lasting microfilter available.
 
The silver impregnated ceramic element is effective against bacteria and protozoa.
The Katadyn Pocket is the only water filter with a lifetime warranty.

$277.46 (25% off)

http://www.safecastle.com/katadyn-pocket.aspx
Katadyn Mini !!  


http://www.safecastle.com/katadyn-mini.aspx


The lightest, most compact filter. 

Small size fits into coat pocket or waist pack. Ideal for travel and day hiking
Exclusive silver impregnated ceramic element lasts up to 2000 gallons
    
                                                                                                       $82.50 (25% Off) 


                              






Wednesday, April 09, 2014

May 1 Loyalty Drawing Prize Announced.. sign up for a chance to win

Loyalty Drawing Prize for May 1st:  
 
Katadyn Hiker Pro. We will announce the winner on May 1st. 

This year's Loyalty Royalty program is a slam-dunk in terms of getting something for nothing. In fact, for some, it will be a lot for nothing. Our buyers club members simply need to email us and request to be enrolled in the 2014 Loyalty program. That's it! If you are not a member, become one today click here

In return, you get a year-end rebate on your 2014 Safecastle purchases and a chance at our monthly prize drawings. 
 
 
Retail Value: $95 

Winner gets it for FREE!!
The Katadyn Hiker PRO comes with a removable filter protector to extend cartridge life in challenging conditions. Includes: Prefilter, bottle adapter and carry bag.