Friday, November 26, 2010
Black Friday Sales
Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,
I enjoy reading Charles Smith's blog, at Of Two Minds. I believe, he provides a refreshing and truthful insight into our current and future difficulties.
Well, he had one for me a couple of days ago titled "Please, Santa, Let This Be the Last Christmas in America (that's supposed to "save" the U.S. economy)"
His article got me to thinking about 'Black Friday' sales. Here are a few I saw in our local paper's advertisements.
Lowe's has AA and two D aluminum LED flashlights on sale. The AA flashlights are $10.97 and 2D flashlights are $14.97. Both are on sale for the next four days, while supplies last.
I like LED flashlights better than the older type of bulb because the batteries last a lot longer, and I especially like Maglite flashlights because we have standardized on AA and D batteries.
The Home Depot has thirty AA batteries, manufactured by Duracell, for $5.00. The store also has advertised heavy-duty shelves (each shelf holds 800 pounds) for $29.88, if you didn't build your own custom shelves.
Bass Pro has mid-weight antimicrobial thermals (long johns) for $9.94 a piece, so a set (a top and bottom) will set you back under $20 excluding sales tax. Bass Pro also has a Marlin model 66 .22LR semiauto rifle for $149.94.
Cabela's has a bunch of different firearms and ammunition on sale. The store has a Savage bolt-action .22LR with scope for $199.99, a Ruger P95 (semiauto 9mm) for $299.99, a Glock G22 (40 S&W) for $399.99, and a few other firearms a prepper/survivalsit might be interested in.
The store also has thermal long johns at a discount. The long johns are priced starting at $14.99 to $19.99 for Cabela's H.C.H.L. brand in a polar weight and $17.49 to $38.49 for Cabela's MTP brand in various weights.
They also sell Under Armour ($49.99 to $59.99), but I think that's way too much to pay for long johns. Plus, a guy from work had a pair (his in-laws bought him a set for $100), and he said they weren't worth the money because they didn't keep him warm.
My $9.99 per piece polypro (Polypropylene) long johns from Cabela's (on sale) and Sierra Trading Post (search for "long underwear" instead of polypro) work very well keeping me warm. Plus, I never worry about ripping them like I would a $100 set of Under Armour long johns.
Penny's has a bunch of stuff on sale. I won't go into that ad, but I will mention this. If cotton's wholesale price is suppose to increase, you want to buy your family's clothing now, while prices are still low.
Remember, cotton is a killer, so don't wear it for extended or remote outdoor activities.
I believe, you can wear cotton clothes, if you are going to stay dry and indoors or for around the home outdoor activities like building snow people this winter.
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