Sep 13, 2012

Survival Essentials On Sale

September is National Preparedness Month so it's time to take those steps to get your family prepared.  That could mean moving forward with your food storage goals (like starting a Q), updating your 72 hr kit, or taking advantage of this sale from Shelf Reliance on the survival essentials below.  There are several items that were already on my wish list and now I've added a few more (thank you very much Shelf Reliance).  Prices listed are home party/Q Club prices.  If you are not a Q Club member, you'll need to contact me for these prices (call 417-886-9489 or email me at  These items are also on sale in my online store and you can log in there to see your discounted pricing and place your order online.  Order before the end of September to get ready at a great price.  Note: not all products are available in Canada.

3 in 1 Multi-function Hatchet $3.99
This hatchet can be used as a hatchet, crowbar, nail puller and hammer.  Rather than having each of those handy tools in your emergency supplies, save space with just one tool.

Butane Stove $21.99
This stove uses any type of isobutene fuel.  It will boil water in 3.5 minutes, and burns at 10,000 BTUs.  This stove come with a handy carrying case and only weighs 8oz.

Don't Die Out There Deck of Cards $5.85
During an emergency, having entertainment can help ease the stress.  My family has several card games in our 72 hr kits to help entertain our childen, and ourselves, in case we get stuck somewhere.  This deck of cards combines your playing cards with practical information drawn from the Emergency Survival and First Aid pocket guides, both Mountaineers Books' bestsellers.  From construction of emergency shelters and evacuation techniques to how to care for someone with a fracture or construct a solar still, your poker hand contains basic survival tips that could prove lifesaving.

Five Piece Mess Kit $5.29
This five piece mess kit includes stackable, heavy gauge aluminum pieces.  These pieces include a skillet, plate, saucepan, lid, and plastic cup.  All five pieces are held together by a detachable handle and nest together.  Weighing only 9.2 oz. this compact mess kit will never become a hassle.

Flint Striker $4.49
This fire-starting tool lasts for thousands of strikes and is a must have when in emergency situations. Pushing the striker down the rod emits sparks to light many different fuel sources.  Use this striker to start your fire when matches run out or are damages by weather.

Grain Mill Wheat Grinder $59.99
We have an electric wheat grinder that I use for wheat flour but if the power goes out, I'll be stuck with the white flour I have stored.  Having a hand crank grain mill has been on our some day buy list for a while and this sale looks like it might move to today.  Features for this grinder are:
* Sturdy and compact
* Cone shaped burrs are self-aligning
* Smooth, even milling
* Creates 1/2 cup of fine flour per minute
* Create grains at a fraction of the cost of store-bought
* Stores easily in drawers, cupboards, and other small spaces
* Adjustable texture settings
* Stainless steel construction

Saguaro Tent  $34.99
If you have to vacate your home, do you have a way to take shelter?  This Saguaro Bivy Shelter Tent sleeps 2 people and weighs only 4 lbs. The heavy-duty taffeta wall, rainfly, and floor are polyurethane coated and silver coated for increased UV protection and cool comfort. Also featuring "no-see-um" mesh front door and roof that provide ventilation without exposing those within. Complete with poles and stakes, this flame retardant tent is an ideal shelter. 

Survival Knife $9.24
One of my nephews collects knives and I'm sure he'd be thrilled to receive this under the Christmas tree.  This Survival knife is a must have for a survival situation or 72 hour kit.  It has a 6” polished steel saw tooth blade and bottle opener on back edge and can be used as a signal mirror. It has a high impact ABS hollow handle that contains the following essentials: matches with striking pad, wire ring saw, fish hooks and lead shot, nylon line for fishing and needles. It also comes with a watertight screw on cap with a liquid filled compass. Sheath with sharpening stone are also included.
 Utility Rope $7.79
It may seem basic but it is so essential to have rope in your emergency supplies.  You can use it for rescue needs, securing items for travel and a variety of other emergency situations. This black nylon rope features a solid core and measures nine feet long. This rope's solid 3/8" nylon core increases strength and durability.