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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Folding Bikes + Free Case + Free Shipping + Huge Savings (up to 30% off), Need we say more ?

Folding Bikes Mega Sale !!  

Members save additional 10% 

Montague folding bicycles are popular, robust, folding street and off-road bikes that trace their 25-year technological lineage to M.I.T., DARPA, and the USMC. 



Not only do you get a folding bike, you get a free case with every purchase (retails $122.00) 









As always you get Free shipping in lower 48 states. 





Add Bike & case to cart, use "FREECASE" at checkout.
Offer Expires 06/10/2014.
Paratrooper !! 




The Paratrooper is one of the many folding mountain bikes that Montague offers. Its patented folding design was developed and designed to allow airborne soldiers to drop out of airplanes and helicopters into combat. 
The 24-speed Paratrooper is advanced with front and rear mechanical disc brakes with brake pad adjustment. 




$849.95 (20% off)


$659.95 (20% off) 

Montague Crosstown Pavement Folding Bike !! 

Spring is finally in the air and it's the time when bikers of all types are getting back on the roads and trails all across the land.

We offer some of the best folding bikes available ­­ made by Montague for pavement or off­road. And right now, prices across the board on all our folding bikes, all the accessories, and even the Quik­Pak folding bike trailer are discounted. 


The new 2010 Crosstown is a one of a kind pavement bike that is perfect for practical
commuting. 

It's an easy to use folding bike offering 7­speeds, 700c tires, and the CLIXTM Wheel Release System. 



Paratrooper Pro Folding Bike !! 


Take your off­road riding to the next level with the Paratrooper Pro. With plenty of gears for climbing and 100mm of travel in the front shocks to absorb the bumps of off­road trails, you'll be ready to tackle the toughest terrain. 




$995.00 (20% off)

Clever integration of the patented CLIX System allows for the Paratrooper Pro to be folded in under 20 seconds without the use of tools. A flip of the CLIX quick release lever on the top tube and the bike folds to a compact size 

This design eliminates the need to break the frame in order to fold the bike. Not only does this make folding easier but it makes this bike the strongest folding bike on the market 
Accessories !! 

FREE    ||   FREE   ||    FREE with purchase 
Carrying Case !!
  
Montague's soft­sided bicycle carrying case, made of 420 Denier nylon, provides great protection at an affordable price. The carrying case features an inner pocket for the front wheel, a direct mount shoulder strap, two side handles, double­layered nylon bottom and the heaviest YKK zipper available. 

Quik-Pak Trailer !! 


When you need quality in a bicycle cargo trailer, one that is ready for a world tour or simply a trip to the market without options, The Quik­
Pak is the one that rises to the top, performance and price wise. 


The 2011 model is beautiful! It comes with quick­release hubs and axle support system, a tighter turning radius, a modified cargo hold, an internal map pocket, a nicer looking cargo lid, plus all the goodies from before. 


$280.00 (20% off) 
 



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Change is inevitable … Are you ready?

By JC Refuge

Change is inevitable. It's always been so, yet rarely has "progress" been so strenuously dramatic as what we are experiencing in the 21st century.
Change in and of itself causes fear and resistance in most people. We are creatures of habit and we all develop our own little comfort zones from which we view and interpret the world around us. Normally, we can remain largely in control of at least that personal space so that the changes which otherwise encroach all around us are taken on at a manageable pace.
The key to the success of that kind of personal dynamic is that others out there are not too aggressive or insistent on us to change our ways before we are ready to. This allows us to feel that we retain our freedom of choice ... even if the only choice is whether to get on board now or later.

History Suddenly Morphs
Yet personal choice is not always a given. Human history tends to periodically convulse, usually in the form of violent conflict. These historical mile markers show up when the world as it was, is no longer. Contemporary populations are forced to adapt to explosively overpowering realities. World War II comes to mind as a fairly recent example.
Today, revolutionary levels of technological advancement, global access to the new technologies, resulting oppressive multi-cultural compression, and good-old-fashioned human nature in the form of resistance to change, create a volatile mix that seemingly must ignite and explode before it will clear off.
Virtually nothing today in the world is as it was 25 years ago--certainly not international ethnic attitudes, with emerging hatreds of every flavor competing daily for highest-casualty head-count--sometimes literally. And can my recollection be so bad as to be candy-coating memories of not that many years ago when America had many trusted allies and most border crossings were routine and more welcoming than threatening?
It's one big, hot kitchen today. Pots are simmering on all burners and there are plenty of cooks in line to stir them. Tension and mistrust, pride and envy are a few of the base human ingredients being allowed to fold into each other. Worst of all, emotionally rooted belief systems are at odds with each other, being forced into the same recipe--one that is supposed to be suitable for all palates.
We are living this socio-culinary experiment without a plan B. The only satisfaction being found is for those with a taste for violence, and that is being served up in many parts of the world.
Niche groups pushing aggressive, intolerant agendas and imperial despots looking to expand horizons are leading the way. Keeping global order will require a popular level of resolve that quite simply is not in place among the masses who are instead determined to remain familiarly comfortable for as long as possible. Surely, the vast majority of people in the world want to opt for peace, but given the malleable passivity of the various large majorities, significant various violent causes have little to fear, and their momentum becomes virtually unstoppable at some point. Resisting or not resisting that momentum ... either way, the global dynamic is changing radically, in short order.

What Endures?
The question that has no sure answer--what will become of the world? Those of us who prepare for potential crises would like to believe that our own existence will be a positive experience.
But can we be sure? We cannot even forecast with assurance the variables that will determine new realities. But those who feel there is radical change ahead in some form are likely on track.
How comfortable can we hope to be? Will cultural traditions such as family holidays, baseball, and Boy Scouts endure? Will institutions such as freedom to worship and precedence of family continue unaltered? Will representative government and personal liberties remain possible? Will public utilities and food supplies be dependable? Will neighbors open their doors to each other?
There are certainly lots of opinions on outcomes, causes, and effects. In the end, what matters is the moment. Be ready to adapt and make choices quickly based on your values and your position of readiness. At crunch time, you may not have the opportunity to think through options, so it might be best to solidify your philosophical outlook now. I can't spell that out for you and no one else should either.
But one suggestion to take into consideration:  death and suffering is not the worst-case outcome to seek to avoid. It may very well be that a just cause or position of belief is larger than any of us.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Clarified butter (Ghee) is back in Stock !! Limited Supplies.

Clarified Butter (Ghee) ... (supplies limited, place your order now)

We have made a great discovery for your long term food storage - clarified butter (Ghee)!! Many of you have probably heard of Ghee before, as it has been touted for years as an excellent long-term storage item in lieu of butter. 
 
What customers are saying about Ghee 
 
"I never tried Ghee before even though it was recommended to me. When you cook with it, it is butter without the burn and has a heartier flavor than butter. I use it anywhere I would use butter and feel the taste is superior." 

"..this was a great find for us; a good tasting ghee at an affordable price!" 
 
Members get additional $10 off on Ghee, members who signup for our Loyalty program save even more. 

What you get in each Case? 
6 cans of 24 oz each. 

Extremely long Shelf Life !
High Quality pure clarified butter for cooking and Flavor!! 

Ghee does not need to be refrigerated. In the unopened can, the shelf life is 15 to 20 years. Once opened, it will stay fresh for 10-12 weeks at room temperature if you use the plastic lid, and 12+ months if refrigerated. The ghee will stay fresh for a longer period if you use clean, dry spoons whenever touching the ghee so you don't introduce contaminants or other flavors. 


Ghee is healthier for you than almost all cooking oils. Like any clarified butter, ghee is composed almost entirely of saturated fat. Ghee actually has been shown to reduce serum cholesterol in several US case studies. Recent studies have even revealed that Ghee can actually reduce cholesterol. 
 
$109.99 Only
Members get it for $99.99 only 



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How Prepared Do You Need to Be?

by JC Refuge

“How prepared do I need to be?” That's the question folks who are new to the crisis preparedness avocation ask over and over again.

Typically, they are looking for some kind of mathematical formula ... presumably incorporating some combination of risk factors, household size, skill sets, geography, and tea-leaf analysis.

I have to suggest that the perspective one should take is a bit more philosophical and personal.

Easy Does It

Those I know out there who are very rational and comfortable in their preparedness-related activities have almost unanimously come to one conclusion. That is, prepare until you feel good. The proverbial "zen" of readiness is of course attaining that narrow comfort zone where all suddenly becomes well with the world, at least in your own frame of reference.

Perhaps that's a bit obvious, but really, so many well-meaning preppers get swept way out there, becoming focused on how their worlds might devolve, implode, or disintegrate. In fact, some get so wrapped up in the gloom and doom, that interestingly, they end up subconsciously (or even overtly) hoping for realization of a catastrophe and losing a firm grip on their day-to-day obligations and blessings.

There are no two ways around it ... mathematically, the odds are long against any one of us being flattened by the fickle fist of fate. Potential is always there, but I certainly would never bet the mortgage on a lottery drawing.

Stay real. Stay cool. Being ready is more about daily peace of mind than about obsessing over gaps in your contingency planning.

No one is ever going to be fully positioned for all potential dangers. Just prepare till it feels about right, staying within your budget. Growing peace of mind is the guaranteed payoff we can all reap if we just keep things in perspective.

You decide what level of preparedness feels right, but in my book, feeling right is defined as being in balance.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cheese, Butter, Special High-Calorie Storage-Food Value Bundle and more ..up to 30% off

Canned Cheese, Butter and more... 

For those of you familiar with the Kraft canned cheese, you will be real happy with this new cheese from Bega - made in Australia. Although the Kraft cheese is called cheddar too, most customers say it reminds them more of a white American cheese than a cheddar.

Red Feather Real Canned Butter from Ballantyne's in New Zealand
If you have been looking to add REAL butter, not powdered or freeze dried, to your long term food storage program, then look no further!

We have worked out some great deals, check them out and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions..

Don't forget our Loyalty program which allows you to save even more as a Safecastle customer.

Bega Cheese, Butter up to 25% off 
If you have been looking to add REAL butter, not powdered or freeze dried, to your long term food storage program, then look no further!

We have found a canned butter that is imported from New Zealand that actually tastes better than any gourmet butter we had ever tried - and with an indefinite shelf life, no refrigeration is necessary!!


Red Feather Canned Butter

$195.00 $146.25 (25% off) 



Menu C Military MREs w/ Heaters
 
 
$128.75 $99.00 (23% off)


Bega Cheddar Cheese(Case of 36 - 7oz cans)
  
$160.00 $120.00 (25% off)

High-Calorie Storage-Food Value Bundle (30% off)        

Two cases of canned Bega Cheese (both single serving and 6-serving cans), a case of Red Feather butter, and a case of Menu C MREs..all at maximum discount. 
If you're serious about preparedness, you know your larder needs some quality items that are rich in calories, fat, and protein.  

We're offering the best-value fast fix for that need right now and only for a short time.
 
 
                               
What You're Getting
 
In the four cases, you'll have a total of 108,000 calories! Broken down to 2000 calories a day, that's almost two full months worth! Of course, you want to use these products to supplement the other foods in your storage already. What a way to stretch those foods out and build a healthy, tasty pantry of food that stores for years and years!

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