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  • Basic Emergency Backup Meal - Customer Review

    "We were impressed with the price and quality of the Basic EBM. We were amazed by everything we got in just one package. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the nice mix of meat and non-meat meals. I was glad to see some vegetarian alternatives. I bought 24 meals and over all, received a really good assortment of meals. The food was easy to fix and very filling. Totally blown away by how good the food tasted!!! We will definitely use these for camping trips and backpacking trips in the future, as well as survival food."
    --Mona, NM

    With Basic MRE Emergency Backup Meals (EBM) you get all-in-one convenience. They are compact and easy to store with a great variety of ready-to-eat meals. These EBMs are packaged in a handy zip-top bag idea for camping, backpacking and emergency preparedness.

    You can purchase these EBMs individually for $5.75. If you purchase 12 or more, they are on a special sale price this month for only $4.60 per EBM. This is a great value and they are perfect to add to your emergency supplies.

  • Emergency Financial Planning

    Mounting debt is perhaps one of the most trapping situations and greatest deterrents to getting ahead financially in today's world. If you, like many other people in America, find yourself weighed down with too many bills and feel like you are drowning in them, what can be done?

    One of the best ways to get out of debt is to stop using credit cards. Then pay them off as soon as possible. They are beneficial should you need to rent a car or encounter an extreme and rare emergency; otherwise avoid using them at all costs.

    Always pay your home mortgage bill before it lapses into 30 days past due. If you get behind 30 days or more on even one payment to your mortgage company, it triggers a black mark on your credit report that may jeopardize obtaining a loan on future home purchases.

    Other money-saving tips:

    • Shop grocery sales (buy one; get one free) and stock up on your favorite items.

    • Eat basic wholesome foods; avoid prepared boxed mixes.

    • Prepare menus in advance and shop from your list

    • Don't buy furniture, clothes, etc. on credit. Shop at second-hand stores, flea markets, garage sales, and swap meets. You will be surprised at the great deals you can land for a fraction of the price you would spend on new items.

    • Attend "dollar movies" or rent videos, instead of paying full price for a theater ticket.

    • It is recommended to store what you eat and eat what you store. This is a great way to save money and rotate your food storage.

    With so many options, it is a great idea to brainstorm with your spouse or family members on additional ways to save money.

    Financial preparedness is an essential part of any preparedness plan. Once your finances are in order, other areas of preparedness will fall into place.


  • Katadyn Hiker Water Filter - Customer Review

    The Katadyn® Hiker is the best selling microfilter in the US Outdoor Market. Its unique filter prevents early clogging and its ergonomic handle makes it easy to pump up to one quart per minute. Compact and lightweight (only 11oz), the Katadyn Hiker is great for emergency kits, backpacking, and camping. The water filter's simple design makes it easy to use and it eliminates bacteria and protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium). A carbon core reduces pesticides and chemicals, producing fresh tasting water.

    Technical Specifications:
    •Microfiltration Method: AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber and activated carbon granulate
    •Output: Up to one quart per minute
    •Cartridge Capacity: Up to 200 gallons, depending on water quality
    •Weight: 11oz
    •Height: 6.5"
    •Hose Length: 36"

    "The Katadyn® Hiker is an excellent, simple and lightweight filter ideal for small families or individual use. I use this filter with the Field Maintenance Kit for Katadyn® and have never had a problem with my drinking water, even when filtered from swamp water. It makes a great addition to emergency kits for short term use; it's also great on the trail. Note: Take care to ensure your water container is properly cleaned, disinfected and prepared to receive the filtered water. Follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning and sanitizing after use and before storage."

    --Steve, WV

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