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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mountain House Educates Consumers: When Long-Term Emergency Food Isn’t

Third party study finds wide range of oxygen levels in popular brands

Albany, Ore. – February 16, 2015 – Mountain House, the best-selling brand of camping, backpacking, and 
emergency preparedness meals, released results today of a recent study designed to inform consumers how 
popular brands of emergency meals manage oxygen levels, a critical element in long term emergency food.  
This information is increasingly important as consumers continue to move from tried-and-true #10 cans to 
flexible pouches. The study, conducted by Fres-co System USA, Inc., tested the oxygen levels found in Mountain 
House pouches as well as those of six other brands.
Low oxygen levels with little or no variation from pouch to pouch are key indicators of both good process 
control and packaging integrity (other key indicators include: moisture, heat, and light). Oxygen degrades 
shelf life in foods by oxidizing fats and oils. This oxidation causes rancidity and unpalatable off-flavors. 
The presence of oxygen also depletes food of valuable vitamins A, C, D and E.


























“Prolonged exposure to oxygen will cause most foods to become rancid within six months to two years, 
depending on ambient levels,” said Drew Huebsch, R&D manager for Mountain House.  “For truly long term 
storage of food – measured in decades – our research indicates that oxygen levels should be below 3 percent.  
United States Military specifications go even further, requiring oxygen levels to be below 2 percent.”

Four of the tested brands sell pouches of long term food with a claimed shelf life of fifteen to twenty-five years: 
National Geographic, Legacy Premium, Food Supply Depot, and Wise Company food storage.  Three additional 
brands sell camping and backpacking meals often used in emergency “bug out” situations, with a claimed shelf 
life of five to twelve years: Backpacker’s Pantry, AlpineAire, and Mountain House.
The study measured the oxygen levels inside 30 pouches from each brand. Only Mountain House pouches 
maintained an oxygen level of less than 3 percent in all cases, with an average oxygen level of 1.42 percent. 
This bests the U.S. military specification of less than 2 percent oxygen. All other brands had average oxygen 
levels above 3 percent. Food Supply Depot fared the least favorable with near atmospheric average levels of 
oxygen at 17.76 percent.
The study also tested for variation of oxygen levels from pouch to pouch, a measure of reliability and process 
control.  Mountain House again came out on top with a standard deviation of 0.3. The closest competitor, 
Backpacker’s Pantry, had a standard deviation of 2.4, or more than 8.1 times that of Mountain House. 
At the bottom of the list was Wise Company’s survival food at 8.4, representing a variability of 28.2 times 
greater than Mountain House.“We’ve been making Mountain House for nearly 50 years,” says Reiner Bohlen, 
Marketing Manager at Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc., the parent company of Mountain House. “You don’t become 
the gold standard in outdoor meals and emergency food storage unless you make products consumers know 
they can trust to taste great, no matter what. We commissioned this study to see where we stand in the market 
and help determine where we could possibly make improvements. We want to make sure we continue to deliver 
on our promises.”
Brands were chosen based on brand awareness in either the outdoor adventure or emergency preparedness 
segments.  All foods tested consisted of dehydrated and/or freeze dried foods that are prepared by just adding 
water.

About Mountain HouseBased in Albany, Ore., Mountain House has been the first choice of backpackers, hikers, 
campers and emergency preparation experts for nearly 50 years. Why? Great taste, ease of use and reliability, 
no matter how extreme the environment. As a result, Mountain House commands more than 70 percent of the 
outdoor freeze dried meal market according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Their line of meals in pouches 
have a proven shelf life of 12+ years. Foods in their #10 cans have a proven shelf life of 25+ years. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

This extreme winter survival course teaches service members how to stay alive in Arctic conditions

Few places on the face of the earth can be as unforgiving or as deadly as the frozen Arctic. 
Because of the dangers of the Arctic environment, coupled with the growing strategic importance of this part of the world, the US Air Force runs the Arctic Survival School out of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. 
Each year, this five-day intensive training program, also known as Cool School, teaches over 700 servicemembers the survival skills necessary to fight back against nature and survive in the Arctic. 
“Mother nature does not like you in this situation,” Survival Instructor Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, tells his students in the morning freeze. “She’s violent. She’s harsh. Your job is to survive until help comes; her job is to find a way to take your life.”


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/air-forces-arctic-survival-school-2015-2?op=1#ixzz3RWOPpR92

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A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. The term GMO is very close to the technical legal term, 'living modified organism' defined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which regulates international trade in living GMOs (specifically, "any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology").

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Future Essentials Sale Wheat, Lentils, LURP, Potato Flakes ..! Up to 38% off, Gift Card

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. 

LuRPs



Remember this classic? The perfect blend of salt and sweet - loaded with calories! This will be a favorite if the lights go out OR on the trail. No food plan is complete without a delicious snack like this!!.

http://www.safecastle.com/case-of-fu...als-lurps.aspx

MSRP:$188.70BUY: $150.96

Lentils 



Each Can contains 5 pounds of the finest Lentils we could buy. Packed in a number 10 Can, they are 100% US Procured and Produced and canned in the last 30 days. Each can is sealed in an oxygen and moisture free environment.

http://www.safecastle.com/lentils-by...ssentials.aspx

MSRP: $120.00BUY: $96.00

Pinto Beans



This listing is for a full case of six #10 cans, each can weighing 5 lbs. of the finest Triple Cleaned Pinto Beans we could buy. They are 100% US procured, produced and canned in the last 30 days.

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MSRP: $125.00BUY: $87.99

Check out all Future Essentials Products here..

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How do you save on butter ? Buy Real Red Feather Canned Butter Cans / Cases- Lowest Prices

Case of Red Feather Butter, at lowest prices anywhere. 



http://www.safecastle.com/red-feather-canned-butter.aspx
MSRP: $195.00 , BUY: 152.00

What customers are saying about Red Feather- If you like REAL butter taste, it does not get any better than this. I purchased it primarily as a long-term survival storage food item that would keep on the shelf. To my surprise, after trying out the first can my whole family is hooked on this as our regular use butter. Normally we purchase the Kerry Gold Irish Butter (which is also far superior to the regular brands), but these New Zealand Cows have one heck of an edge on the competition. - O T

Also offering 6 cans and 2 cans as well. 



http://www.safecastle.com/red-feather-canned-butter-6-cans.aspx
MSRP: $70.00 ,BUY: $55.00 



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MSRP: $30.00 ,BUY: $20.00

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ever had those days when nothing goes right? Never again.Prepare with Mayday Emergency Kit

What would you do when you are driving down the road and thing start going wrong, and another and then another. We all have those days.

Presenting a series of kits to help you prepare for those days. Most comprehensive emergency kits on the market.

What customers think about Mayday "This pack is so fantastically packed, there is even room for extra stuff. I added LED lightulbs, radiation pills, antibiotics and a survival knife. I even tied a hatchet to you straps. I'm sure I can squeeze in a few more things. Couldn't ask for more!"

Urban Road Warrior
23 pieces

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This kit fits most all road emergency situations. All items are packed in a heavy-duty backpack.


  • 30 Minute HighIntensity Light Stick
  • Tow Rope
  • Auto Spot Light
  • Jumper Cables
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Solar Blanket
  • Waterproof Poncho
  • Swiss Style Army Knife
  • Flat Tire Fixer
  • Drinking Water
  • Leather Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Duct Tape
  • Utility Knife
  • Emergency Instructions and Help Sign
  • Wet Naps
  • Reflecting Triangle
  • Distress Banner
MSRP: $100.00, BUY: 85.00

http://www.safecastle.com/urban-road-warrior-23-piece.aspx


Deluxe Emergency, 1 person

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MSRP: $90.00 ,BUY: $70.00

http://www.safecastle.com/mayday-1-p...kpack-kit.aspxDeluxe Emergency, 2 person

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MSRP: $130.00 ,BUY: $110.00

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Deluxe Emergency, 3 person

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MSRP: $120.00 ,BUY: $95.00

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Deluxe Emergency, 4 person

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MSRP: $180.00
,BUY: $139.99

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

If you haven't tried Yoder's Bacon here's your chance.mega savings | Buy Cases or Cans

We look for ways to give you the best products and best prices. We bring you Yoder's line of product. These are very popular and a great addition to your prep and outdoors needs. And you can buy case or cans.

As always members save extra.

Here's what our customers think about Yoders.

"I couldn't believe how much bacon was in that little can! The bacon cooks up great in microwave even though it's already cooked. You can make it soft or extra crispy. Great product." - Stephen


Case of Yoders Bacon

Fully Cooked, Ready to Eat,
12 Cans per case, 40 to 50 slices per can.

Each can is 9 ounces of fully cooked and drained bacon. Between 2-3/4 and 3-1/4 pounds of raw bacon go into each can. Each can is the highest quality fresh #1 bacon slices. Cured to specifications, cooked and then hand wrapped, rolled and packed in the U.S.

MSRP: $202.99, BUY: 164.42
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-bacon.aspx

Yoders Bacon - 6 Cans

MSRP: $129.00, BUY: 104.49
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-bacon-1-1.aspx

Yoders Bacon - 3 Cans

MSRP: $71.00, BUY: 57.51
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-bacon-1-1.aspx

Yoders Meat Variety Pack

2 Cans of Beef, 2 Cans Chicken, 2 Cans Turkey, 2 Cans Pork, 2 Cans Hamburger and 2 Cans Pork Sausage
28 Ounces in Each Can (#2 1/2 cans),
1 3/4 Pounds of US Raised and Commercially Canned meats per can,
Fully cooked and ready to eat!
21 Pounds of Yoder's Canned Meats TOTAL!

MSRP: $155.00, BUY: 125.55
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-meat-variety-pack.aspx

Case of Yoders Chicken

Yoders Fresh Canned Chicken- 28 oz. cans
- Convenient
- Low fat content
- Non-refrigerated long shelf life
- Contain no preservatives

Weight: 23 lbs.-12 cans


MSRP: $155.00, BUY: 125.55
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-hom...d-chicken.aspx

Yoders Hamburger Ground Beef


28 Ounces in Each Can (#2 1/2 cans), 1 3/4 Pounds of US Raised and Commercially Canned Hamburger per can, fully cooked and ready to eat! (21 Pounds of Ground Beef TOTAL - 12 cans)

PERFECT for your Food Storage Plan, Family Preparedness and Emergency Readiness. Made by Yoder's in Ohio, an Amish family tradition for more than 40 years, this product will protect your family and yourself in times of uncertainty.

MSRP: $155.00, BUY: 125.55
http://www.safecastle.com/yoders-ham...ound-beef.aspx

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Solar Combo Sun Oven with Dehydrating Package 36% off

Sun Oven with Dehydradating Package




BUY: $334.99 (36% off) 
Lowest Prices Anywhere  
(members save extra) 

All American SUN OVEN® with:
  • Built in thermometer
  • Attached one piece collapsible reflectors
  • Spill-proof levelator
  • Self-contained leveling leg
  • New SUN OVEN® eCookbook & Emergency Preparedness CD featuring 600 recipes, hundreds of pictures, video clips and much more which has been developed by Cook'n, the award winning and #1 best-selling recipe organizer.
Dehydrating and Preparedness Package Includes:
 
  • All American Sun Oven
  • Multi-Level Dehydrating & Baking Rack Set (set of 3 racks w/1 roll parchment paper)
  • Two Easy Stack Potsw/interchangeable enamel and glass lids
  • Multi-Fuel Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)
  • Two Loaf Pans
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Milk prices continue to rise up, here's how to hedge, now 35% off

A gallon of fortified whole milk cost $3.8 in November 2014, a 20% increase since Jan 2010, per Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

Grandma Country Milk 100% Real Milk,  
Now 35% off ...(Members save extra) 


MSRP: $165.00, SAVE: $66.00 (BUY: $99.00)
https://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country-cream-real-milk.aspx
Six #10 cans of Grandmas Country Powdered Milk - total of 18.6 lbs
Country Cream 100% REAL Instant Powdered Milk is known world wide as the very best Instant Milk anywhere. Country Cream is the ONLY milk that tastes like REAL MILK when you mix it. Every other manufacture has tried to duplicate Country Cream but has failed. Made from the finest quality raw ingredients.
This 100% REAL Instant Powdered Milk is packaged in premium #10 cans, that have been enameled to protect against rust on the outside and to protect against loss of the wonderful natural flavor in the inside. Packaged with an oxygen absorber to remove the oxygen from the inside of the can and prevent oxidation and loss of nutrition. When stored in a cool dry place, the milk will be stable for as long as 10 years without loss of flavor and little loss of nutrition.
Wonderful to cook with, as well as to make cheese and yogurt.
Why settle for less when you can have the very best?

Grandma Country Cream Chocolate MilQ
https://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country-cream-chocolate-milQ.aspx
 MSRP: $165.00, SAVE: $66.00 (BUY: $99.00)
https://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country-cream-real-milk.aspx
 6 #10 Cans of Chocolate MilQ

Country Cream Chocolate MilQ is Gourmet quality when used as a chocolate milk or as hot cocoa. Either way, you will be wondering how it could taste so good. A rich creamy texture that's better than any chocolate milk you can purchase at the store. 

A special blend of powders including Dutch cocoa, non-fat dry milk, sugar and flavoring will keep you coming back for more.
Never worry about losing milk because you didn't drink it soon enough. Only make what you need and keep the can covered until you're ready to make it again. You can store this chocolate milk mix for up to 10 years if kept in a cool dry place.


Grandmas Country Dutch Chocolate Drink

https://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country-dutch-chocolate-drink.aspx

 MSRP: $165.00, SAVE: $66.00 (BUY: $99.00)

https://www.safecastle.com/grandmas-country-dutch-chocolate-drink.aspx


Dutch Chocolate Drink, Country Cream® Powder, Non-Instant - Case of 6, #10 Cans
Country Cream® Dutch Chocolate Drink mix is a JUST ADD WATER product. #10 steel enamel can.
This Powdered Chocolate drink is packaged in premium #10 cans, that have been enameled to protect against rust on the outside and to protect against loss of the wonderful natural flavor in the inside. Packaged with an oxygen absorber to remove the oxygen from the inside of the can and prevent oxidation and loss of nutrition. When stored in a cool dry place, the milk will be stable for as long as 10 years without loss of flavor and little loss of nutrition.
Why settle for less when you can have the very best?

 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Mountain House Buckets (Essentials / Classic) at lowest prices ever (While supplies last)



Lowest Prices on Mountain House Premium Bucket (Essential / Classic)

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Only for $63

The "Essential Assortment" Includes:
4 - Rice and Chicken
4 - Chili Mac
4 - Spaghetti
12 pouches per bucket - 32 Servings
Bucket Dimensions: 10" x 9.25" x 13"


The "Classic Assortment" Includes:

2 - Beef Stroganoff
2 - Chicken Teriyaki
2 - Beef Stew
2 - Lasagna
2 - Noodles & Chicken
2 - Granola w/ Blueberries
12 pouches per bucket - 29 Servings
Bucket Dimensions: 10" x 9.25" x 13"
Mountain House has taken their best selling pouch varieties and put them in an easy storage bucket. These are tested and proven to last 25+ years!Convenient, easy to store and stack--in clear buckets so you can see the sealed, 25-year pouches inside. Made with real USDA meat, no trans fat.

Now buy them in bulk. Buy 4 premium buckets

Just $250.00

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