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Inside VFS: 004

The staff goes over some of the products offered on Valley Food Storage from our sister brand, Steel River. Steel River designs all it’s products in-house, and looks to offer quality outdoor gear. From knives to lanterns, Steel River designs all products with quality and affordability in mind. Check out the Steel River Redwood Stiletto […]

A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild

A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild

Toxic or Safe? The Million Dollar Question We’ve all seen a movie or read a book about someone being lost in the woods, yearning for a juicy steak, but instead, they are surrounded by shrubbery, which may or may not be fatal when ingested. Don’t allow yourself to be caught in this dilemma. There is […]

5 Overlooked Must Have Camping Items

5 Overlooked Camping Items

We are deep in the belly of summer and that means camping season is in full force. The wilderness lovers of the world are in their prime and loving every second spent romping in the great outdoors. But even the most experienced campers forget essentials that can make life on a mountain easier and more […]

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List

  Paracord seems to be a pretty standard item for preparedness. It is a lightweight rope that is usually made from nylon. It usually consists of a braided exterior that encases interior strands. Type III paracord has a minimum breaking point of 550 pounds, making this a great multi-tool of rope. There are hundreds of […]

10 Ways to keep your cool, without power

As the temperatures rise, you may be cranking up the A/C or the swamp cooler. While these can be great ways to cool down, they rely on power. Power outages can happen at any time leaving you without that lovely A/C you have come to depend on. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your cool […]

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can’t Afford To Leave Home

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can't Afford To Leave Home

We love hiking season! We love the spectacular views, a cool breeze on your face, a waterfall at your destination, sandy dunes, rock outcroppings, trees, all of it. There is something about being in nature that makes the worries of the world, well… less worrisome. Hiking is not only a great way to get away […]

Camping 101: Where To Pitch Your Tent?

Camping 101: Where To Pitch Your Tent?

  It’s camping season! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to night time skies filled with stars, roaring fires with the smell of roasting marshmallows, and of course, warmer nights that mean you can sleep outdoors. If you are headed out with a tent and sleeping bag, ready for an adventure, you’ll need […]


Creating a Lights Out Kit

  Emergency weather and extreme situations have hit all across the world. In some parts of the country. In others, they are dealing with freak snow storms, heavy rainfall, hurricanes, floods, and many other weather related events. But regardless of whether you are one of the few who is experiencing fair weather, or if you […]

4 Ways To Build A Fire Without Matches

4 ways to start a fire without matches

  If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, one of the first things you’ll be thinking of is fire. It provides a means of staying warm, a way of cooking your food, or boiling and purifying water. It also provides a bit of comfort in what could be a very scary situation. However, […]

Surviving The Flood Waters

Surviving The Flood

This winter has brought plenty of snow and rain to the western states. We’ve been seeing record amounts of moisture, and while it is much needed due to the droughts that have been experienced in recent years, the levels we’re seeing are causing other natural disasters such as floods. While the waters rise, images of […]