Prepared Bloggers Spring Giveaway!

biggestgiveawayeverWe teamed up with some of our favorite companies and because of their generosity, we’re able to offer you these mega giveaway prizes:

The All American SunOven from Sun Oven (APV $399) 


The All American Sun Oven is your off-grid solution to cooking. Let the sun bake, broil, dehydrate or cook for you.  Your sun oven will be delivered with a preparedness and dehydrating accessory package which includes:

            New SUN OVEN® eCookbook & Emergency Preparedness CD featuring 600 recipes, hundreds of pictures, video clips and much more which has been developed by Cook’n, the award winning and #1 best-selling recipe organizer.

            Multi-Level Dehydrating & Baking Rack Set (set of 3 racks w/1 roll parchment paper)

            Two Easy Stack Pots w/interchangeable enamel and a glass lids

            Multi-Fuel Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)

            Two Loaf Pans

The Excalibur 9-Tray Dehydrator (Model #3926TCDB) from Excalibur (APV $319)


The Excalibur Dehydrator is highly sought after for it’s large size (9-15”x15” trays), adjustable temperature and 26-hour timer that allows you to set it and forget it.  Dry fruits and vegetables, meats for jerky or make your own granola as well as use it for arts and crafts. The possibilities are endless.  Included with the Excalibur Dehydrator are 9 ultra paraflexx sheets and a copy of the Preserve It Naturally book.

The Goal Zero Yeti 150Solar Generator Kit from Goal Zero (APV $399)


As described on Goal Zero’s website, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit is “a plug-and-play generator for emergencies, camping, or wherever you need power.” Consider it your portable mini-powerhouse—a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation. (APV $399)

 Five $50 Gift Certificates from Discount Mylar Bags (APV$50)


Mylar bags, Lifestraws, oxygen absorbers, Tattler and Gamma Lids. These are just some of the food storage supplies you’ll be able to buy with a $50 gift certificate to Discount Mylar Bags.  (APV $50)

Also, the owners of Discount Mylar Bags are proud to introduce ShieldPro Flexible Packaging ( A wholesale website for preparedness and food storage store owners. They offer the best wholesale prices on Mylar bags, sealers and oxygen absorbers.

Ten JarBoxes from JarBox (5 Pint Size and 5 Quart Size) 


Keep your wide mouth or regular pint size canning jars safe, clean and organized with these specially designed plastic totes.  Pint size tote measures 18.25”x13.13”x2.75 and is great for transporting or storing your canned goods. Specially designed plastic totes keep your wide mouth or regular quart size canning jars clean, safe and organized.  Quart size tote measures 20”x14.50”x2.75” and is great for transporting or storing your canned goods.


 There will be 4 winners…

1st winner drawn receives the All American Sun Oven plus a pint and a quart size JarBox

2nd winner drawn receives the Excalibur Dehydrator plus a pint and quart size JarBox

3rd winner drawn receives the Goal Zero Solar Generator Kit plus a pint and quart size JarBox

4th winner drawn receives all five $50 gift certificates to Discount Mylar Bags, plus two pint size JarBoxes and two quart size JarBoxes

A HUGE THANK YOU to the giveaway sponsors: Sun Oven (, Excalibur (, Goal Zero (, Discount Mylar Bags ( and JarBox (  Thanks for making this Mega Giveaway possible!

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form by signing in with your Facebook account or email address.  (We’ll need this info to contact you if you’re the winner.)

Start by clicking Easy Entry for Everyone (no social media account is required for this option). After that, each +1 you click is another entry to win.

The giveaway begins Monday, March 31, 2014 and ends on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will be notified by email on Tuesday, April 8th and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

You must be 18 years old or older and a legal resident of the US to enter.  No purchase necessary and void where prohibited by law.

Good luck!!

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Preparedness Christmas Giveaway!


Apartment Prepper has teamed up with a few blogs in the emergency preparedness community, known as The Preparedness Blogging Brigade.  We, along with some great companies, bring you this mega giveaway just in time for Christmas.

There will be 3 winners.

First Prize

Stainless Steel-Large Kelly Kettle (Complete Kit): A perfect item for survival or camping kits. Includes the cooking pot, pot support, grill, and pot gripper/handle.

AquaBrick Kit 2000K: A fast flowing gravity fed water filter: The AquaBrick will safely filter 2000 gallons of water and is portable. The AquaBrick removes waterborne microbial and viral pathogens, spores and heavy metals. It also removes hydrocarbons, radiation, fluoride, chlorine and other harmful substances.

Second Prize

WonderMill Wonder Junior Deluxe: Largely regarded as the best hand mill, this grain mill comes with both stone and stainless steel milling heads, a wide double clamp, four guides, and a cleaning brush.

Honeyville Grain Case of Hard Red Wheat: The core of most prepper’s food storage. A case contains 6 #10 cans and is perfect for storage or to use as soon as it arrives.

Third Prize

Royal Berkey System: The Royal Berkey will safely filter untreated water at the rate of  about 4 gallons an hour. It comes with two filters, serves 2-6 people, and holds approx 3.25 gallons. The Royal Berkey system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites along with pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, and radon 222 trihalomethanes.

MultiFlame Mini Tool: The MulitFlame Mini Tool from Trayer Wilderness  is a 6″ fire piston and so much more. You can start a fire, clean your pistol, use as a screwdriver or anything else that fits a 1/4 in hex bit.

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below by signing in with your Facebook account or email address. (We’ll need this info in order to contact you if you win.)

Start by clicking Easy Entry for Everyone (no social media accounts required) below and after that each +1 that you click is another entry to win!

The giveaway begins December 2, 2013 and ends on December 9, 2013 at 11:59pm. The winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

You must be 18 years or older to enter. Prizes will be shipped to U.S. residents only. Residents of other countries may enter but will be responsible for paying the shipping cost.

Good Luck!!

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Final June Giveaway: Starter Emergency Bag

We are excited to announce our final giveaway for June:  a starter emergency bag from Acme Approved (

Here is a list of what’s included:

  • Condor Tactical Response Bag
  •  Mora Knife Classic #2
  •  Lifestraw
  •  Tri-wick survival candle and stove
  •  Olicamp aluminum cup/mug
  •  UCO lifeboat matches
  •  Nalgene Bottle
  •  Mainstay 1200’s (3)
  •  Adventure Medical Survival Medic
  •  Adventure Medical 1.0 FAK
  •  Ultimate Survival Pico lantern
  •  Fenix E01 flashlight
  •  Kevlar cord
  •  Midland pocket weather radio
  •  Hobo knife, knife spoon fork
  •  Radsticker

You can enter between June 17th until Saturday, June 22, 2013.  Lots of ways to enter!


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Emberlit Stainless Steel Stove Giveaway

Emberlit stainless steel stove

LPC Survival, aka The Berkey Guy is sponsoring our new giveaway:  Enter to win an Emberlit Stainless Steel Stove by submitting your entry below.  Here’s a description from the website:

The Emberlit Stove weighs less than 11.3 oz (316 g) and is constructed of rugged stainless steel. Compare that to a full canister of fuel and burner! The stainless steel EmberLit is impervious to corrosion and remarkably strong. The EmberLit will hold the weight of any pot or pan that will sit securely without wobble. Like the rest of the EmberLit line, this stove comes with a lifetime guarantee because you are never going to wear it out. 

This’ll make a great bug-out bag or backpacking stove.

You can enter between May 6 until Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Lots of ways to enter!

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April Giveaway: The MiniFarming Guide to Composting

Mini Farming Guide to Composting

Today I am announcing our April Giveaway:  The MiniFarming Guide to Composting by Brett L. Markham.

Book description:

Whether it’s your mini farm or flower garden that needs nourishment, Brett explains how to compost just about anything you can grow. In this handy guide you’ll find instructions that make composting simple, with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and diagrams. Topics include:

 ·         The importance of soil microbiology

·         The nutrient cycle

·         Compost and sustainable nutrient cycles

·         Sustainability and a positive bottom line

·         Theory: the science of compost

·         Practice: the technique of compost

·         Other sustainability practices: biochar and more

·         Indoor composting: vermicomposting

·         Limits of composting, appropriate amendments

·         Easy composting bins you can make yourself

To enter, just leave a comment below on one of these topics:

  • Any experience you might have composting
  • Composting in a small space

The winner* will be chosen at random on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm Central.  Good luck!  I look forward to reading your entries!

*Winner will be notified via email.  Winner must reply to email notification within 48 hours or another winner will be drawn.


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Win an Elite Fully Stocked Military IFAK Medical First Aid Bag

IFAK Military first aid kit contents

Today I am excited to announce our March Giveaway:  Elite Fully Stocked Military IFAK Medical First Aid Bag, courtesy of LECOR, one of our sponsors.

Item description:

The IFAK or individual first aid kit, is the very same as what is issued to the USAF in Iraq but in a black zippered pouch. This is a very popular and useful kit, currently being used by several state and federal government agencies. The bag is durable cordura NYLON with three MOLLE straps. Included is the new ACS 1st Response Quik-Clot and all the items necessary for wound management.

The IFAK measures: 9.5”x7.5”x3” and weighs 1.8 lbs

You can find the full item description and list of contents on the LECOR website here 

To enter, just leave a comment below on one of these topics:

  • how a first aid kit has helped you out OR
  • what you are doing to protect your family’s health during a disaster

The winner* will be chosen at random on Saturday, March 9th at 8 pm Central.  Good luck!  I look forward to reading your entries!


*Winner will be notified via email.  Winner must reply to email notification within three days; otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

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“The Prepper’s Pocket Guide” Giveaway at Surviving and Thriving Blog

Just a quick post this evening to let everyone know, Donna Freedman, who wrote the recent article on MSN Money “Survive a Disaster in Your Condo”  is hosting a giveaway of “The Prepper’s Pocket Guide” on her personal blog, “Surviving and Thriving”  Click on the link to her blog and you will find “Giveaway:  The Prepper’s Pocket Guide.” As an added bonus, the giveaway also includes a handmade (by me!) paracord bracelet, made according to the winner’s size.

“What’s the catch?” you may wonder.  There is no catch, just check out the giveaway and follow the instructions on how to participate if you are interested.  Do it soon, as the deadline is 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, Sept. 5.  

Donna is one of the personal finance writers whom I admire and her Surviving and Thriving blog is a wealth of information on saving money, getting freebies and living a frugal lifestyle.  The web address is  Check it out and good luck!