Jayce and I (Phil801) are running a booth for Utah Preppers and the American Preppers Network this weekend (Oct 7 & 8, 2011) at the Self Reliance Expo at the Expo Center in Sandy! We spent the day there today (Friday) and met a ton of new people and had a really great time. There are lots of vendors, several of them have some very unique and cool products – Jayce, Neybar and I all ended up buying a couple cool things that we suddenly realized we really needed! :) We worked on getting group buys and deals set up for all of you with some of these cool products – look for those soon! They also have several classes and speakers throughout the day – check the schedule on their website for details.
Local first-aid company Shield-Safety is hosting two community preparedness fairs and wanted to spread the word to different preparedness groups and companies that might be interested. If you are looking to attend, the dates and locations are as follows:
Sept. 16th 5 pm to 9 pm
Sept. 17th 9 am to 7 p
Sept. 30th 5 pm to 9 pm
Oct. 1st 9 am to 7 pm
Both events are free for attendees, and will feature first-aid training classes, and other opportunities to learn preparedness skills.
If you are interested in hosting a booth (vendor or community) we have a copy of the information you need here for download. The hosts have stressed to me they are very eager to work with all community resources such as CERT, safety officials, and other local companies.
Looking for a chance to get the family out into our delayed summer? Provo has a great event this weekend at their pioneer village (map). It’s a great chance to get demonstrations on some old skills such as spinning, blacksmithing and more. Bring the family even if only just to get a feel for the local history, but even better, hang around and talk shop with people experienced in their crafts. This is probably one of the better local opportunities to get together with people that can teach these crafts.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
And a nice video explaining things via the local newspaper, the Daily Herald
Our friends at Shelf Reliance (makers of the great roller shelving, and the THRIVE food storage line) are hiring again. If you are a PHP developer and a prepper, this is a great opportunity to enjoy your work. Check out the job posting here. From what I hear they should have a SysAdmin job opening soon too, so if that’s your knack you might want to check into them too.
It’s always good to see a local preparedness company doing well, and I know I use plenty of their products myself. Looks like it could be a fun place to work. Job details copied below. Continue reading “Shelf Reliance is Hiring Again”
Two years ago, we organized a water tank group buy and received a good response. I’ve now organized another water tank group buy.
These are new (unused) food-grade plastic bladders housed in new/used metal cages. 285 gallons! And it stores in a lot less space than you’d think. While I’m aware of others having stacked their tanks three high, due to space constraints (and a lack of a death wish) ours are stored two high. I’ve now had mine stored in the garage for three years without any incident; I rotate one tank every six months.
Just when you thought food prices were going up everywhere, Honeyville Grain is having a 10% off sale today through Friday at 6 pm PST. That’s only 3 days, but if you’ve been in the market for some food storage, now’s a great time to get some. Honeyville is one of my favorite places to shop–that’s where I get my 6 Grain Cereal and Gluten Flour. To get the 10% off, simply enter coupon code: “HOPHOP11” during checkout.
And don’t let the name fool you, they have more than just grains. They also have freeze dried fruits and vegetables and some really tasty hot cocoa (the French Vanilla is my favorite). And you know there’s more, so go browse around their site a bit and see if they have what you’re wanting.
Normally, their prices are a little higher than other places, but they only charge a flat $4.49 shipping anywhere in the continental US for your whole order–not per item. So, that great shipping rate plus the 10% off should make for a fair deal on some good quality food delivered to your doorstep. While you’re there, sign up for their newsletter and you’ll be notified every time they have a sale. Remember, for this sale enter coupon code: “HOPHOP11” during checkout anytime from now until this Friday 4/22/11 at 6:00 pm PST. Happy shopping!
I’ve contacted the Volcano Grills company and they have agreed to a group buy on the Volcano Collapsible Propane regularly $149.95 with 20 orders we can each receive a 20% discount on this amazing product. The group price will be $120.15. The deadline for this buy is April 15th (See details below). This is a great product; see the review post to make sure it’s something you want. Some of the stove’s highlights: it uses three types of fuel – propane, charcoal or wood. It is built to work with a regular 12″ dutch oven and collapses to 5″ for easy storage. The stove is also very efficient, it only needs 12 briquettes to cook one meal.
Now a bit of the background story on me and the stove. I’ve been gathering the necessary preparations for my own family and my thoughts have turned to cooking stoves and fuel. After doing a bit of research on this website I found Connor’s review of the Volcano Stove. After reading that I’m now fully convinced of the design and efficiency of this product and must have it.
I made several calls to a few local retailers and found the product to be out of stock nearly everywhere. Following Connor’s example, I decided to call Volcano Grill company and they are very friendly and willing to offer a group buy discount. The people at Volcano Grill tell me the recent popularity of this item has caused shortages everywhere. Most places are backordered 6 weeks and the places like Costco may not receive delivery even as late as this fall. I’m excited to receive a discount and share this with as many as possible.
So thank you Volcano Grill and Connor for helping out. Here are the details on the group buy.
- Product: Volcano Collapsible Propane Grill aka Volcano II
- Discount Price: $120.15, 20% off regular price with minimum of 20 paid orders
- Deadline: April 15th at 5pm
- How to Order: Send me an email at [email protected] with: full name, email address, phone number, and quantity desired. Once we have at least 20 stoves committed for purchase, I will then give you instructions on how/where to call in and place the order directly with the company.
- Order will be ready 2nd week in May
- Delivery Option: Pickup/Delivery Option: 1) Pickup your own order from the Springville office (preferred) 2) $12 shipping for northern Utah delivery
Please spread the word to your community and groups. Ask any questions below in the comments section. Thanks.
Hey all, it’s Angela here, interrupting the heat and light series to let you all know that my Adventures in Self Reliance blog has moved to a new location at Food Storage and Survival. And I’ve got some great giveaways going until Feb 14th, so make sure you check out the giveaway post while you’re there. Thanks! That is all. Back to your regularly scheduled posts. :)
Need a way to store all your preps? Ready to get your food storage off the floor? I’ve been dreaming of shelves for a long time but have always had it on the some-day list. Well, today’s your day. I just got back from Lowe’s and if you hurry, there are still some left. They have 48′ x 24′ x 72′ steel shelving units on sale for $49. These are the same style as the famous Gorilla Rack shelves. These shelves are normally $100, but you also have to pay $50 to ship them. Amazon has them for $132 with free shipping. Sam’s Club currently has them for $72, but you have to have a membership and happen to live near one of their warehouses.
Anyway, today, Lowe’s is selling the shelves for $49 and there isn’t a limit on quantity. Don’t be confused by the website saying the brand is Edsal while the packaging says Muscle Rack. Muscle Rack is simply a trade name. You can find Edsal’s products packaged under several names, including Maxi Rack. I spent a lot of time researching and reading reviews about these shelving units yesterday and I’m of the opinion that they are all the same as the Gorilla Rack. Time to get organized!
For those looking for some discounts on your food storage, and especially on a few bigger items, this might be exactly what you need. Our friends at Home Storage Basics are having their Harvest closeout sale. The following is from the email they sent out.
Home Storage Basics, American Fork Utah!
Harvest Inventory sale one week only! Ends October 23, 2010
Inventory IN the store is 15 % OFF, Except Shirley J Seasoning items.
In celebration of our Store Anniversary we are selling all our used floor models of the BOSCH, BOSCH Compact, Nutrimill, and Wondermill at great prices! All items have been out for a year- some gently used other have seen a lot of cookies in their day! Come visit us for pricing!
Sale ends October 23, 2010!
Questions? Call 801-756-7600
Please check us out at Homestoragebasics.org
If you are in Utah or Salt Lake counties, you should make sure to check this shop out. The owner (a friend of mine) is the best resource around for all things wheat and grain related, and the bakery they have in the shop is excellent. Please check them out and support a great local business.
Today I found an unprecedented offer from Front Site. For a limited time they are offering their $2,000 4 day tactical handgun course for $69.
Continue reading “Front Sight 4-Day Tactical Handgun Course for $69”
I’d like to give a huge thanks to author Wade (anavidesign.com) who has given his time to help provide us with a new site design! For those reading this from Facebook, RSS, or other means, please head on over to the site and check out the kicking new design. And if you need work for your site, well check him out, since I’m sure he wants to buy some more preps :)
And for those drooling over that new amazing logo in the corner, we’ll have some links soon to get it on various items. I know I’ve already put it on a bumper sticker on my truck, as well as a t-shirt; and it looks great.