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On the Love of the Print Book

I recently enjoyed The Huffington Post‘s books and culture writer Claire Fallon’s post, “11 Simple Reasons the Print Book Doomsayers are Wrong.” According to The New York Times, she writes, “print book sales are holding steady in 2015 — and ebook sales have hit a wall.… Read more The post On the Love of the Print Book appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Survival Girl’s Self Sufficient Series – Make the Most of Your Fall Harvest With Canning

As the harvest season is drawing to a close this year, I can’t help but feel plagued by the idea that I won’t have a fresh salad on the dinner table and a big bowl of fruit on the counter like I’m used to. I’ve been spoiled by freshShow More Summary

Mountain House Foods a Huge Hit with Boy Scouts and Parents!

Rehydrating and eating right from the pouch This year, Safecastle donated a substantial amount of Mountain House freeze dried food to our local Boy Scout troops.This weekend we heard back from a leader who was at a Camporee where they served six different varieties to the boys and to the many parents who were also in attendance. Show More Summary

HUGE Mountain House Sale Ends Sept. 30 ... Yes, we still have it in stock--prompt free shipping!

Have you been snoozing? If so, you can at least be comforted to know that plenty of others have been asleep as well.However, a record number of storage-food buyers HAVE been inundating sellers such as Safecastle over the last two months. Show More Summary

New X-Treme Folding Electric Bikes: Great for preppers

Offering an X-Treme Gas Scooter too! Does the idea of having to pedal miles and miles make you gasp? (Not everyone is young and fit.) Electric bikes are a great solution. FOLDING electric bikes are a great prepping solution for manyShow More Summary

Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do is Wrong

True or false: “Two-thirds of us would obey under certain circumstances even when we thought doing so was causing harm to others.” True. According to leadership expert Ira Chaleff, well-documented evidence around for more than fiftyShow More Summary

"Panic" Buying Expanding Throughout Preparedness Markets

We've been keeping you advised of this burgeoning situation for almost two months now. As a result many of you have stayed ahead of the curve. Today, we're deep into a spreading panic among those prepping for imminent crises. The most popular brands and varieties of storage foods are out of stock and backordered most anywhere you look. Show More Summary

As I reflect on Austin seven years later.

I’ve lived in Austin for seven years, and within those seven years my feelings toward the city have oscillated. I’ve fallen head over heels in love, I’ve been heartbroken over change and I’ve been inspired by a new kind of affection. I fall into one or all of these categories at any single time. In 2012, […]

Canned Butter and Cheese Out of Stock for Months at N. American Distributor (We still have some on sale!)

On Friday, Sept. 18, we were advised by the distributor for Red Feather Butter and Bega Cheese that they are completely out of stock now due to the ongoing panic buying of storage food. It will several months before they will be able to restock. Show More Summary

Good: Freeze Dried Hamburger Patties Now Available! Bad: Canned Butter and Cheese Almost Gone in North America

Freeze dried hamburger patties, 2015 production--25 year shelf life See our latest email to get all the updates on the storage-food-buying panic that is depleting inventories from all sellers, distributors, and factories.Bad news first--Right...Show More Summary

Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective

As someone who has been tracking and writing about the childfree choice for some years now, I was delighted to hear Kim Cattrall speaking out about it recently on BBC radio. This is not the first time we have heard from her about her choice to have no children.… Read more The post Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Hipstercrite was voted “Best Local Blog” in the Austin Chronicle!

  Guys, Hipstercrite was voted “Best Local Blog” in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of 2015. I still can’t believe it. I freaking love Austin and I love the Chronicle, and to be in such good company means so much to me. When I first moved to Austin seven years ago, I remember thinking, “Shit. That […]

Kid-free Controversy in Korea

Kim Min-kyung, a 37-year-old mother of two children… [supports] the concept of kid-free zones. “No-kid zones should be called more like a no-irresponsible parents zone,” Kim said, lashing out at ill-mannered parents turning a blind eye to their children’s misbehavior. Show More Summary

BEST Price on Red Feather Canned Butter!

A lot of folks have told us that Red Feather canned butter is the best butter they've ever tasted. The fact that it needs no refrigeration and lasts for decades makes it a staple for every prepping larder today.Today we are offeringShow More Summary

BIG LONG-TERM STORAGE FOOD SALE ENDS TONIGHT, 9/12: Yoders and Future Essentials

Mountain House and Other Storage Food Brands Dwindling! ALL Storage Food Producers Struggling with Demand Now Mountain House leads the way in the storage food marketplace. They continue to be swamped with new orders and growing product backlogs. Show More Summary

Yoders & Future Essentials Sale Ends 9/12 - still shipping free within 1 business day!

Mountain House & Other Inventories Dwindling! ALL Storage Food Producers Struggling with Demand Now Mountain House leads the way in the storage food marketplace. They continue to be swamped with new orders and growing product backlogs. Show More Summary

The Future of eBooks

Derek Haines, who runs the blog Just Publishing, has an interesting piece on the future of ebooks. After a brief look at the history of ebooks, he lists four interesting predictions about ebooks in the future. Check it out. Subscription...Show More Summary

Very Limited Number of Cans of Freeze-Dried Sirloins, While They Last!

Limited # of Freeze Dried Steak Cans! You Asked--Move Fast--Won't Last We still have a number of single cans of 2015 surplus freeze-dried Sirloin Steaks in stock. It is VERY rare to have these delicious cuts available for sale at any price. Show More Summary

FREE #10 can of Freeze-Dried Sirloins w 8 cases of Yoders Meats (at 20% off)!!

We just laid hands on some very special #10 cans of freeze dried sirloin steaks. We only have 32 cans of these 2015 surplus sirloins and we are giving them away as a free bonus with every Yoders 8-case order received, which are already on sale. Show More Summary

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