Friday, December 16, 2011

On the 11th day of Christmas, we got a new THRIVE product!

That's right! Our true love gave us a brand new product -- Apple Pieces! Different than the regular apple slices or apple chips, THRIVE new Apple Pieces is a mixture of dehydrated fuji and granny smith apples. There's no skin, and they are slightly smaller than the regular THRIVE apple chips. Shelf life is 25 years unopened, and 18 months once opened. You can snack on them right out of the can, or reconstitute in water.

These are one of the most cost effective ways to get fruit in your long term food storage. And while these won't arrive by Christmas, they will be a great way to start off your new year, that much closer to your preparedness or healthier eating goals. So don't wait. Order a bunch today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the 9th day of Christmas

Fleece Sleeping bags. Woohoo!

With a temperature rating of 50°F, this fleece sleeping bag is great for home, summer, or warm-weather camping. This sleeping bag features durable, warm fabric with an all around zipper. If more room is needed, two bags can be zipped together.

  • Measures 72" x 29" when zipped 
  • Provides warmth and durability 
  • All around two-way zipper allows two bags to be zipped together 
  • Great for home, summer camping, or travel
  • Machine washable
  • Temperature rating of 50°F
  • Mesh carry/storage bag included
Order yours by visiting before noon (MST) on Thursday Dec. 15th. Orders placed before December 17th will arrive by Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Eight mills a-grinding.... and a partridge in a pear tree!

Day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas sale brings you this great hand crank wheat grinder!

If you don't have a generator to power your electric grinders, you want to be sure you have a manual grain mill on hand for emergency needs. Some of the great features include:

* 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

To order yours, simply go to and order yours before noon (MST) today. All orders placed before the 17th should arrive before Christmas, so don't delay!

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the 7th day of Christmas

Day 7 bring us an awesome knife for your camping and emergency needs. This Survival knife is a must have for survival situations 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.

Remember this price is valid only until noon (MST) on Tuesday the 13th.

On the 6th day of Christmas

Sorry for not posting day 5's sale. Hopefully you were still able to go check it out. Remember, the items and the prices change at noon each day, and you can always see the current deal (and order it) right on my website -,

For a few more hours, you can get this great item for the stockings of your loved ones.
  Dynamo Radio AM/FM, NEVER change batteries
•  3 Bulb LED Flash Light
•  I minute of cranking will burn light for up to 90 minutes
•  Crank Handle folds into back completely out of the way
•  Radio Antenna for improved reception
•  Siren for emergencies
•  Charges Cell Phones
•  Head Phone Outlet (Headphone not included)

What a practical item for camping, emergencies, blackouts, 72 hour kits, etc. Don't miss out on yours - buy one today before noon MST!

Friday, December 9, 2011

On the fourth day of Christmas

Day Four of the holiday sale brings you this awesome backpack for only $22.49. To order yours, go to  and order before noon (MST) on Saturday December 10th.

The K-Cliffs deluxe hiking backpack is perfect for any outdoor adventurer. Features include easily adjustable shoulder and waist straps, lumbar support, hood compartment, an extra-large main compartment, two mesh side pockets, and a small front zippered compartment. This backpack has space to hold your camping and hiking needs. Use this deluxe backpack on hiking trips or to hold your automobile, first aid, or emergency kit supplies.

  • Easy adjustable shoulder and waist straps 
  • Includes a hood compartment 
  • Extra large main compartment 
  • Two mesh side pockets 
  • Constructed of heavy-duty material

On the third day of Christmas...

Day of three of the 12 days of Christmas sale brings you this 2 person tent for only $22.39.

•    Easy to assemble 2 pole dome design
•    Quick clip system makes attaching the tent to the supports poles a breeze
•    Ring and in locks each pole security to the corners
•    Mesh sunroof for stargazing
•    Perfect for warm summer nights in the backyard or background
•    6’6”x5’6”x48”
•    4lbs 10oz
•    Forest Tan

This deal will only last until 12pm MST on Friday Dec 9th, so order yours quickly by going to

Try and stay warm and have a great weekend. Don't forget to check back daily for more sale items!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the second day of Christmas...

Now until 12pm (MST) on Thursday Dec 8th, you can get your true love, or any one else on your list, this great stocking stuffer at a steal of a price. Today's 12 days of Christmas sale item is:

 Survival tips packaged in a playful and popular format-a card deck
· Practical information drawn from the Emergency Survival and First Aid pocket guides, both Mountaineers Books' bestsellers
· Written by an outdoorsman and physician
· Water-resistant card stock

When heading into the outdoors, you chose multipurpose gear whenever possible -- bonus points for equipment that's both functional and fun. You can't do better than The Don't Die Out There Deck, a compact deck of playing cards that tucks easily into any backpack or pocket. 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! The Don't Die Out There Deck makes a great gift for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.

Topics are organized by card suit-Diamonds: survival essentials, signals, locating your position, and shelters; Spades: assessing the situation, water, fire, food, and evacuation techniques; Hearts: basic first aid, hypothermia, frostbite, heat illness, and sprains and dislocations; Clubs: CPR, head and spine injuries, fractures, bites and stings, and evacuating the injured

What a great stocking stuffer or addition to your 72 hr kit.
or contact me directly at 714-682-7562 to place your order for you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 days of Christmas

Shelf Reliance just announced a 12 days of Christmas Sale that started today at noon (MST). Starting today, they will have a new item each day at a very special sale price that will only last until noon the following day. These items make great gifts, so order a few and get that Christmas list checked off. To order, you can either contact me (714)683-7562 and have me place the order for you, or you can order directly from my website. Just go to: Whenever you order on-line, make sure it says "Whitney Hemsath Store" in the top right corner of your screen. If it has another consultant's name up there, please let me know before you place the order.

And without further ado, today's item is:

This 24 oz. water filtration bottle provides clean drinking water on the go and is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the active outdoors man on your list. It is also a terrific addition to any 72 hour kit. It filters up to 100 gallons of drinking water. Designed for travel, camping, and active lifestyles this bottle comes with its own handy tote for attaching to other bags or luggage. A water filtration bottle is essential for emergencies, earthquakes, floods, fires and other catastrophes.
  • Removes offensive tastes, odors, chlorine, silt, sand, and sediment
  • Filters up to 100 gallons of water
  • Removes harmful microscopic pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Viruses and other cysts and spores
  • Comes with a carrying tote
  • Keeps dissolved solids such as Aluminum, Asbestos, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Mercury

So order yours before noon tomorrow before the sale price is gone. If you have any questions, just let me know!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Sale Items and Freeze Dried Celery review!

Thank you and congrats to everyone who ordered through the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. It was a huge success, and lots of people got some amazing deals. If you're bummed you didn't get a chance to order, have no fear, there are still savings to be had. A new month means new monthly sale items, and here's a link to view all the December Sale Prices. Remember to contact me to place you order and ensure the low prices you see on the sales sheet.

Among the items on sale this month are the new Freeze Dried Zucchini, Freeze Dried Chicken and Roast Beef (those are the actual meats, not the TVPs), Brownie Mix, Butter Powder, Gluten free Quinoa, and one of my personal favorite items, FREEZE DRIED CELERY!

Here's why I love my THRIVE Freeze Dried Celery:
  • It's pre-washed and cut so I can just throw in a scoop and go. Adding veggies to my dinners is so easy, I am doing it more often now than I ever did before I found THRIVE.
  • FD Celery comes finely diced, so even my picky eaters have a hard time picking it out.
Thrive FD Celery, FD Onions and carrots, straight from can, shown to scale.

  • When I had a recipe that calls for celery, I used to just omit it, because I wasn't going to spend the money buying a whole bunch at the store, only to use 1-2 stalks and have the rest go rubbery in my fridge before I could get to it. But THRIVE FD Celery lasts 25 years in an un-opened can, and up to TWO YEARS once I've opened the can. So I just use what I need, put the lid back on, and know it will still be good next time I need it. No more celery being wasted in the Hemsath home!
  • The bright green color perks up any meal.
Thrive FD Celery on the left. Dark gross green celery from canned soup on right.
Here are just a few things I've cooked with my FD Celery before.

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Salad - photo from the THRIVE cookbook, which recipe I use and love
Beef Stroganoff - No, I don't have an actual photo of the meal. But our plates did look pretty much like this afterwards. It was quick, easy, and delicious.

Gluten free Chicken pot pie filling...

...that I baked inside a loaf of whole wheat bread dough.
There are so many meals that FD Celery goes wonderfully in. And for the month of December, a #10 can is only $21.49. So contact me today to order yours.