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Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Survival Tip: Making a Nonadherent Dressing

    Hey there. Here's an interesting tip from Eric A. Weiss, MD. He wrote Wilderness and Travel Medicine, a comprehensive guide that fits in your pocket. It's also great for bug out bags and emergency kits.

    Here's the doctor's Weiss Advice on making a nonadherent dressing:

    A nonadherent dressing can be made by spreading Polysporin or another antibiotic ointment over one side of a 10 x 10-cm [4 x 4 inch] gauze dressing. [Honey can be used in place of Polysporin. When applied topically, it can reduce infection and promote wound healing.]

    A conforming roller bandage can be improvised from a shirt or other article of clothing by cutting a thin strip of material in circular fashion. 


    From Wilderness and Travel Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. Weiss, Eric A., The Mountaineers Books, 2012, pg 110

  • March Group Items

    This month as part of our group program Emergency Essentials has a an impressive item on sale—the Hydropack. This is an extremely easy filtration system to use and provides 12 ounces of flavored water. All you do is drop the Hydropack in water (no matter how murky), wait 8 to 12 hours, and drink.* 

    Here’s how the Hydropack works: forward osmosis pushes water through a thin membrane that prohibits the passage of sediment, protozoa, bacteria, and pollutants larger than 5 ten-billionths of a meter. We’re offering the Hydropack at $15.00 for a pack of 10. That makes it 50% off! You have to buy at least 5 packs of 10 in order to receive the group discount, but it shouldn’t be hard to talk your friends into joining you for this great product. 

    Freeze dried Sweet Corn is also part of our group special this month. Bursting with flavor, this corn makes a wonderful side dish. It’s also handy for soups, salads, and casseroles. On sale for $12.00 each when you buy 12 or more cans. 

    If you missed the 18 Pack of MRE Pears last month, you’re in luck. They’re still in stock! We’ve also kept freeze dried strawberries and the Fresh and Go Travel Toothbrushes in the group specials this month. Don’t miss them this time around. 

    There are more group specials that we haven’t featured in this post. Click here to see them all.

  • Last Week to Get March Sale Items

    We’ve been having our own version of March Madness here at Emergency Essentials. We’ve had a blowout sale on the Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Strawberry Banana Blend and a big discount on all Mountain House #10 cans – that’s on top of our Group Specials and monthly sale items.

    Just in case you haven’t seen this month's sale prices on select food storage items and cool gear you can check them all out on our website. Here are a few of the items that I think you should check out.

    Year Supply of Grains for $314.99! This year supply features four of the most commonly eaten grains; Hard White Wheat, Hard Red Wheat, White Rice, and Rolled Oats. These grains are a basic element of your food storage foundation. Each of the grains in this combo comes in a 6 gallon SuperPail™ with a metallized bag.


    We’ve put all the Hot Chocolates mixes on sale! You can choose single MyChoice size and #10 cans, or you can choose the full Hot Cocoa Combo in a My Choice or #10 size. Either way, you’ll save big and provide a little luxury for your family. I am happy to report that the Provident Pantry Hot Cocoas are creamy – just how I like my hot chocolate. Provident Pantry hot chocolate is a just-add-water item and still comes out creamy because of the dehydrated milk included in the mix. In fact, you can adjust the recipe to your taste. If you like it less creamy, just add more water. Hot or cold*, Provident Pantry’s hot chocolate is delicious. The four featured flavors are Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla, Raspberry, and Mint Truffle. (I am partial to the Milk Chocolate with a tablespoon of Provident Pantry’s Peanut Butter Powder added in!)

    And now for something completely different… the Wonder Clean Washer. Not many of us think about how we’re going to wash clothes during an extended emergency or disaster recovery period. You can, of course, scrub everything by hand on a rock in the river. Or you can get this 15-quart hand-crank washer and save your skin. Sure, you’ll still have to put in effort, but you won’t rub your knuckles raw! Check out the Wonder Clean Washer, on sale for $42.99.

    We’ve got deals on more cool gear like the Hawker knife, the Basics Emergency Kit, the Sport Solar Oven (a favorite!), and the High Uinta Gear™ Night Sight Head Lamp. Oh, and there’s a great sale on the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter. It’s a very impressive water filter. Click here to peruse all of the March sales on BePrepared.com.



    Happy shopping!


    *The hot chocolates don’t mix as well when you use cold water but they’re still delicious. If you want to drink them cold, consider using warm or hot water and letting the drink cool.




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