We never think the worst will happen to us - until it does. Any self-reliant person knows that emergency preparedness means being ready for any circumstance, even ones we never think could happen.
One of those seemingly far-fetched situations is car trouble leaving you stuck in the middle of nowhere. During a harsh winter, our cars can be pushed to their limits. Make sure you're prepared for any disastrous situation - your life may depend on it.
As self-reliant individuals, we think through emergency situations, and have freeze dried food, survival kits and bug out bags ready to go. In the winter months, many of us are not foreign to the idea of sheltering in-place, surviving in the cold, and of preparing for blackouts.
However, sometimes we overlook several important things that will make sure your home is good to go in the event of a snow or ice storm.
Preparing your car for winter is crucial, especially if you live in an area where you know you will get significant snowfall, while still being expected to show up to work or grocery shop so your family can eat.
While most people know to check their tires and add antifreeze to their car, there are a number of detailed precautions, checks, and items that should be included in your car in case of an emergency.
Summer months are some of my favorites for that ultra-lite overnighter, being out under the stars.
Fall offers people the beautiful colors, active wildlife, and varied experience of nature.
Start your day off right with the Valley Food Storage Freeze Dried Breakfast Bucket. Our freeze dried food is packed with clean and nutritious calories designed to keep you and your family fueled to keep going in any situation.
Included in the bucket are 11 individual bags of our most popular breakfast items which includes 115 total servings and 11,705 total calories.
It’s camping season! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to nighttime skies filled with stars, roaring fires with the smell of roasting marshmallows, and of course, sleeping outdoors. If you are headed out with a tent and sleeping bag ready for an adventure, you’ll need to know a couple of things about WHERE to pitch that tent, because we all know, not every camping spot is created equal.
We call them the 5W’s of campsite selection and they are some great wisdom for campers long before I ever dropped a ground cloth.