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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds Like a Boss

Updated: 10/24/16 Halloween pumpkin carvers – don’t toss out the guts! Make use of those leftover pumpkin seeds with this delicious recipe. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and delicious snack that often gets tossed out with the garbage. Show More Summary

Punctuation Mistakes You’re Making and NEED TO STOP DOING RIGHT NOW

THE COMMA GOES INSIDE THE QUOTATION MARKS. Friends, I used to be really bad at punctuation. Sometimes I look back at old work and want to chuck my coffee mug at the screen. “How could you have been so dumb, you assclown?” I ask myself. But I was a complete novice then; I couldn’t recall […]

Your Mother, Wife or Daughter Has Experienced Harassment or Assault

Inspired by Kelly Oxford’s tweet, I asked my friends and family to share their stories of assault. I was not prepared for the answers I received. In order to protect the identity of those who were brave enough to share their stories on my Facebook status, I will not share their comments, but I will […]

Coolest new product in our store in years: Carbon Fiber Bow and Arrow in a Walking Stick!

We just took delivery of a very small quantity of these kits from France as a test to see how fast they go and whether we should commit and stock up on them for the long term.Since we only have a few, we are limiting these initial sales...Show More Summary

Order NOW -- Get your preps shipment by election day!

Prepare today for the election results Who will win the election? Who knows. I suspect we all may lose in the long run. Be ready--order now and we'll get your shipments to you before you put that "I Voted" sticker on. WWW.SAFECASTLE.COM Copyright 2007-2016 by Safecastle LLC

FREE Safecastle Lifetime Buyers Club Membership Offer Expires 10/20

Every once in a while we try to reach out to the folks who need a little extra help in their efforts to get the best prepping deals out there. Meaning, today and tomorrow only we are offering the coupon code below for a free lifetime buyers club membership ($49 value) at Safecastle... Show More Summary

The Childfree, Cultural Identity and Intracultural Diversity

A Guest Post by Kimya Dennis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Salem College A recent “What Would a Feminist Do?” podcast featured Meghan Daum and Danielle Henderson. They shared their perspectives, experiences and writings regarding the childfree—people who choose not to have biological and adopted children. Show More Summary

Think your preps will go for naught?

See light at the end of the tunnel and a happy outcome? I'm sure you know plenty of folks out there who have not a worry or care about the big picture. Who don't even want to hear about all the threats piling up to our way of life and who laugh at the thought of wasting any time, energy, or money to try to prepare for tough times. Show More Summary

3 Practical Wilderness Survival Tips That Could Actually Save Your Life

I find that many of my fellow Preppers seem to be avid outdoors folk.. must be par for the course since most who practice the art of the self-sufficient lifestyle to want to know our surroundings and understand what it means to liveShow More Summary


Some folks are so wrapped up in the most ridiculous excuse for a presidential season ever seen that they are oblivious to the fact that in recent weeks we have stepped into a global situation so serious it is being compared to the Cuban...Show More Summary

Just in: Gulf Shrimp! -- Butter is back! -- Coffee and Bacon are must-haves!

WWW.SAFECASTLE.COM For all the details on our new surplus freeze-dried Shrimp, creamy Red Feather Butter, the legendary Yoders Canned Bacon, and the Costa Rican Green Coffee Beans with a shelf life of more than 20 years, see our latest email.?? Copyright 2007-2016 by Safecastle LLC

October Surprise: Up to 50% off Mountain House Food!

WWW.SAFECASTLE.COM Just as we were finishing out a huge Mountain House sale at the end of last month, we were surprised with a notification from Mountain House that they were offering us some tremendous discounts in October on some of their most popular #10 can varieties. Show More Summary

Buy an All-American Sun Oven, get a FREE $42 pot set!

WWW.SAFECASTLE.COM Cook, bake, dehydrate or boil with the world's most universal power source--free sunshine! The All-American Sun Oven can reach temps of 400F and boil or pasteurize water, cook and dehydrate most any food, and it weighs only 22 pounds. Show More Summary

To The End of June: An Intimate Life of American Foster Care

Review by Melanie Davis The foster care system receives billions of dollars, yet after five years of dedicated research, author Chris Beam reveals how poorly this system is working.  To The End of June: An Intimate Life of American Foster Care shines a focused light on one of the darkest corners of American culture. Show More Summary

Preparing a Wild Turkey

Intro: Cleaning Your Wild Turkey You have finally achieved a successful turkey hunt and the most difficult part is over. But, there is still a lot of work to do cleaning the bird to get it ready to be put in the freezer. One of the most common questions and concerns of new turkey hunters […] The post Preparing a Wild Turkey appeared first on Survival Blog | Survival Spot.

Expanding Public Libraries’ Marketing Reach to Adults Without Children

I was recently contacted by Tatiana Weinstein, Assistant Director/Director of Adult Services in the Lisle, IL Library District, about a feature article she published in August on Public Libraries Online. She speaks to her colleagues on an excellent topic: the need to widen libraries’ marketing reach to adults without children. Show More Summary

Halloween Costume Ideas for the Die Hard Prepper

Updated: 10/2/2016 Preppers are people too! And when Halloween time rolls around we like to get our party on with the best of em’! But it’s not like a Prepper to fall out of line with our survivalist values just because it’s Halloween. Show More Summary

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Hey, friends! I just started a monthly newsletter, and I’d love for you to join. This newsletter will contain: -My writing -Other people’s writing you should check out -Giveaways or whatever -Pics of my cat (like the photo above of FatFace doing yoga) -Swear words You can sign up in this weird widget below: Enter […]

How Traveling the U.S. Made Me F’ing Love Our National Parks

I must admit: Up until this year I didn’t think much about our national parks. As a person who appreciates nature, but often stays clear of destinations that draws large crowds, the national parks fell roughly between “meeting Danny DeVito” and “petting a sloth” on my bucket list. (Meaning “nice-to-haves,” not “must-haves.”) That all changed […]

The Most Fantastical Doctor Who-Themed Baby Room

I’m a Doctor Who fan. And when I say I’m a Doctor Who fan, I mean I’ve only watched Doctor Who 2005 and on. (That didn’t stop me from dressing as the Fourth Doctor for Halloween.) Bf=Eleventh Doctor; me= Fourth Doctor My love for Doctor Who is what made me FREAK THE F OUT when I […]

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