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  • December Group Sales

    Happy December! We hope your halls are decked and you’re feeling jolly. You’ll be feeling even jollier in a second. Why? Because the December Group Sales are here! In all your wrapping, caroling, and jingling, don’t forget about these fantastic monthly discounts for you and your friends and neighbors. Here’s what we’ve got for you this Yuletide:

    Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Broccoli 

    Need a vitamin boost this season? Bulk up your food storage with ultra-healthy broccoli from Provident Pantry. Only $12.00 each (regularly $18.50), when your group orders 12 or more.

     Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Broccoli

     

    Red Feather Canned Butter

    Back for an encore, the Red Feather Canned Butter is on our list again this month. Real butter, soft and spreadable, and shelf stable for more than two years—what’s not to love about this? And at $5.00 (instead of $7.50) when you order 24 or more, you could break some out for Christmas dinner and still keep plenty in your food storage.

     Red Feather Canned Butter Group Special

    Reflective Emergency Sleeping Bag

    Winter’s the right time to stock up on those things that will keep you warm in an emergency. This little guy utilizes your own body heat to keep you toasty if you get caught in the cold. Stash them in your car, in your emergency pack, and with your camping supplies. Regularly $5.95, they’re on sale right now for $3.75, but buy as a group (10-23 units) and get them for only $3.50. Get 24 or more (great for stocking stuffers!), and the price drops to $2.00!

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    Emergency Siphon Hose with Garden Hose Adapter

    I mean, c’mon. Who doesn’t put this on their Christmas list every year? The siphon hose lets you conveniently access water in a storage barrel, and the bonus garden hose adapter makes this useful even when you’re not dipping into your emergency water supply. Regularly $11.99, get it this month for just $7.00 when you buy 10 or more.

    Emergency Siphon hose with garden hose adapter

     

    Merry Christmas, and happy Group shopping!

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  • July 2013 Group Specials

    Check out our July Group Specials—there are deals here you won’t want to miss. Not sure what the group program is? Read more at the bottom of the post—after you check out the specials, of course!

     

    Provident Pantry Freeze-Dried White Chicken Chunks with Smoke Flavor

    Fully-cooked, freeze-dried smoky chunks of white chicken are ready to reconstitute and use in salads, pasta, soups, stir-fry, or any recipe that calls for chicken. The smoky flavor would be especially good with barbecue sauce or in Mexican dishes. An order of at least 12 #10 cans gives you the price of $24.00 per can, a 44% discount off the regular price of $42.95.

    Provident Pantry White Chicken Chunks with Smoke Flavor

    ASAP Silver Solution

    Silver is a natural antibiotic, and this brand has a patented process that turns the tiny, bacteria-killing silver particles into a safe, highly-effective liquid containing 10 ppm. It boosts the immune system, and is great as a spray for sore throats or to help a wound heal. Each 8-oz bottle is $10.00 on Group Special when your order 10 or more—a 33% savings over the regular price of $14.95. A great addition to your medicine cabinet or first-aid kit!

    ASAP Silver Solution

    Dehydrated Cabbage Flakes

    This brand-new product adds the fresh flavor and super nutrition of cabbage to soups, stews, casseroles, stir-fry, or coleslaw. (Each serving provides 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.) Order 12, and each #10 can is just $12.00, a savings of 36% over the regular price of $18.95.

    Shredded Dehydrated Cabbage

    2-Person Mobile Hygiene Kit

    Convenient travel-sized items for two people. Includes soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, body wash, hand sanitizer, Fresh and Go travel toothbrushes (paste included), Aqua Towels and more. This hygiene kit is great for travel or a staple for your emergency “bug-out” bag. Order 10 or more and you’ll get them for $8.00 each, a whopping 61% discount over the regular price of $19.95!

    Two person Mobile Hygiene Kit

     

    What is the Group Program?

    Our Group Program is a great way to build your long-term supply of food and other necessities and help others do the same at a discounted price! Simply get together a group of people—family, friends, neighbors, church, club, co-workers, etc.—who are interested in building an emergency supply, order together, and take advantage of the monthly Group Specials on page 50 of each catalog.

     

    What are the advantages?

    • Significantly discounted prices on great items
    • Free shipping on orders that meet one of the minimum group item requirements (free shipping only in the 48 contiguous U.S. states)
    • The option of putting a group order on hold to give people time to decide and pay by the 25th of the month. This assures that those items placed on hold early will be available (with such good discounts, group items can often sell out).

     

    For further information visit our website at www.BePrepared.com/group. If you’re interested in becoming a Group Leader, call 1-800-999-1863 or email Group@BePrepared.com.

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  • When you hear the word “prepper,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Popular media portrays preppers as anti-social, militant hoarders who want nothing to do with the world around them. But we know better, don’t we?

    We know you, like us, are concerned about taking care of your loved ones in every situation. You want the confidence and security of knowing you can do so. There are many families, across the nation, who have established or created networks with other prepared families. It’s not unusual.

    Instead of isolating themselves, most people seek out group interaction during and after an emergency or disaster. Scientists have shown that this is a biological response– humans seek out the advice and company of others. It’s called deliberating.*

    Last Friday we talked about finding other prepared individuals and families that are interested in working together. Our first Baby Step this week is a bit of a repeat, just to make sure you’re moving in the direction of establishing a support network.

    Baby Step 1: Make a list of people who are interested in forming a group and the skills, tools, and resources they have.

    You don’t have to be best buds with the people in your network, but they should be trustworthy. You should know what they can do and let them know what you can do.

    Go to page four of our Neighborhood Emergency Plan packet to see the skills and special equipment most commonly needed. These include medical and mechanical skills, along with special equipment and vehicles.

    Don’t overlook any skill or any individual. For example, does the teenager across the road know CPR from her summer job as a lifeguard? Pay attention to skills that are valued but not considered necessary for survival:

    • A psychologist can do a lot to help those with anxiety, panic, or extreme fear.
    • A good haircut from a barber or hairstylist can lift your mood.
    • A tailor or seamstress can repair damaged materials like tents, tarps, clothing, and maybe even shoes.
    • A ham radio operator, even a hobbyist, can communicate when telephone, internet, and cell phone lines are down.
    • A nutritionist or dietician may be able to suggest alternative sources of nutrients.

     

    Here are a few more skills you probably haven’t considered:
    • Community organizer
    • Entertainers (like musicians or comedians to boost morale)
    • Chimney cleaners (in case this is your only source of heat)
    • Knife sharpeners
    • Undertaker, mortician, and sanitation workers
    • Runners/hikers/swimmers/cyclists/horseback riders (for transporting information and goods)
    • Engineers and people who are good at rigging stuff
    • Gardeners
    • Self-defense instructors
    • Hunters, fishermen, and foragers
    • Navigators 

    Baby Step 2: When you’ve established your network, join our group purchasing program.

    We offer discounts for group purchases, often as much as 49% off. We also offer free shipping on the entire order regardless of size once the minimum quantity of a group item has been purchased (as long as the order is shipped within the contiguous 48 states). Click here for details.

    Baby Step 3: Develop a neighborhood plan and schedule an emergency drill.

    Download our Neighborhood Emergency Plan to help you organize your group’s efforts. Once your plan is in place, hold an emergency drill to practice the plan. The practice will help you figure out what works (and what doesn’t) so you can adjust your plan accordingly. If you’re planning a drill, let us know. We’d love to hear how the experience goes for your neighborhood, and we’d love to share your pictures and video with our network.

    Here’s another tip: After an emergency strikes, hold a swap meet. The idea here is not necessarily to pool resources. It’s more of a barter-for-what-you-need deal. If, like me, you have 14 cases of tuna and no mayonnaise, this is the venue for you. By exchanging goods and services it’s possible to cover gaps in your emergency and food storage plans. 

    Read more here: Emergency Swap Meet

     

    *Amanda Ripley in Surviving Disaster, PBS Documentary (link)

     

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