Now Available – Meats! at Valley Food Storage

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Yes! I have tried them. There are no additives – just meat. I put a whole cup into my spicy, black bean and kale soup last night for dinner. The beef chunks tasted like a delicious roast beef just prepared.

And they’re all on sale right now. At about $1.80 per serving – how can you go wrong! Grab some before the sale price disappears.

Food Storage Recipe Club

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Wondering how to use all that food you have stored? Learn what to sustitute for fresh when it’s not available. Join us for easy-to-prepare recipes to use your food storage.

Jan 27, Survival Clothing

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One of the most vital pieces of life-saving outdoor gear is survival clothing – clothing that performs well in the wilderness. Learn about specific types and principles of effective outdoor clothing.

Teaching Children Knife Safety

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Being comfortable using a knife will increase your chances of survival. Whether you are camping, building fires, or hunting and preparing game, knowing how to use a knife is essential. By teaching your kids about knife safety early on in their lives, they will become seasoned veterans by the time they reach adulthood.

Do Government Policies Affect Prepping?

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Many, many times governments make decisions based on their political loyalties and political survival. Many decisions are unwise and, obviously, do not benefit the American people. Decisions and actions made by government absolutely affect lives during and after a crisis when help is desperately needed.

Sep 28, How to Make a Fire

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Learn the key elements of how to make a fire successfully in the wilderness, including site selection, preparation, materials, design, mental attitude, safety & ethics, and how to practice.

Freeze Dried Food Pouches

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The Ready Store has just launched 23 new EasyPrep pouches. Having freeze dried food in pouches means half the food will not be wasted when I open a #10 can. Pouches are perfect for taking camping, backpacking, or adding to 72 hour emergency packs

You’re Not Prepared If Your New Survival Gear Is Still In Boxes

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You’ve spent the money to buy survival gear you might need when the ‘stuff hits the fan’. Are they still in boxes fresh from the store? Now is a great time to unpack them and learn how to use that survival gear. And what’s the best way to use them? Well, the fun way is to take them camping! Here are a few suggestions:

Heat Mate HMN-110 Radiant Kerosene Heater 10000 BTU

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Just wanted to share with everyone to this HUGE discount on a Heat Mate Kerosene Heater. We bought one a year ago for $129.99, which is the original price.

Right now on Amazon it’s on sale for just $67.32! That’s nearly 50% off!

We used ours all last winter and it kept us toasty warm. So if you’re looking for warm heat for winter, now is the time to buy this heater at half off.

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Don’t Be Caught Without Essential Survival Gear!

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Survival Gear: Any family that loves camping will have a pretty good supply of survival gear. Items that may not be needed in a ‘civilized’ campground will definitely be needed in a disaster situation. Preparing for anything means acquiring survival equipment — as soon as you can afford it.

Half Yearly Sale – Up To 70% Off Everything!

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The Ready Store Half Year Sale

Ready Store’s huge sitewide sale that only happens twice a year is starting today! For a limited time you can take advantage of savings up to 70% on top selling food, emergency gear, water supplies, MREs etc. The whole site is on sale now!

Each day during this sale you’ll be able to save even more on eight products with additional savings! These eight products will change daily so be sure to act quick when you see something that interests you because the following day it will no longer have the hot summer savings!


Shop All Half Yearly Savings Now!

Storing Non-Wheat Flour

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My son has food allergies and am wondering if I can preserve the flours I use for him in Mylar with O2 absorbers. We use these types of flours- millet,

Calories vs Servings Controversy

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Are you as confused as I am over the calories vs servings controversy in long term survival foods? Some say you shouldn’t buy this or that because the calorie to serving ratio means not enough calories. Others say servings don’t count — ONLY calories count.

Review: Quality Dehydrated Foods From Valley Food Storage

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Before writing a review, I wanted to see what they offered on their website, so I clicked on their link and read every page. I was impressed. They have done extensive testing of the many types of foods or storage for their own families. They were not impressed with what they found in other foods.

The Real Facts About Dehydrated vs Freeze Dried Foods

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There is a plethora of information available about preserving food, and plenty of ‘myths’ about their nutritional value, the costs, the serving sizes, and other debated subjects. So we’re going to explore both freeze dried and dehydrated, their pros and cons, as well as what’s true and what’s not.

Mar 24, Morel Mushrooms

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Morel mushrooms are an elusive, exciting and distinctly delicious group of wild mushrooms. Learn to identify the choice edibles from the potentially deadly toxic look-alikes.

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

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Mountain House Freeze Dried Food – What if your electric power is knocked out for several days by a storm? Or a natural disaster? Or a financial crisis? Having some kind of food storage protects us the same as auto or home insurance – for those unexpected times. The easiest food insurance you can buy is freeze dried foods.

PapaJ

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If I have already put beans and flour in Mylar bags and then freeze them is this OK? RESPONSE: If you have put oxygen absorbers in each bag before sealing,

Getting Friends and Family ‘On Board’

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Getting Friends and Family On Board: Many of us are busy preparing food and gathering supplies in case of a natural disaster or other catastrophe; and we seriously believe it is in the best interests of our family to do so. But what about our friends and extended family? Can we help them to prepare also?

Surviving the Mammoth Yellowstone Eruption

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Surviving the Yellowstone Supervolcano: If you live in the American West, the ever present (although rare) danger of the Yellowstone caldera exploding is simply a fact of life. It’s been a while since it’s exploded so it’s probably coming due again.

Jan 28, Custom Courses

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Alderleaf can provide customized wilderness skills training or consulting for your group or project; including presentations, courses, and outdoor expertise. Learn more and see examples.

Survival Cooking: The Best Ways to Cook a Hot Meal in a Power Outage

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You’ll never worry about a power outage again with these 8 surefire ways to cook your family a hot meal. Some use highly efficient charcoal, others use wood chips and sticks, or propane that allows you to boil, grill, fry or bake using very little fuel. You can cook an entire meal with as little as 6 briquettes or a handful of sticks and pine cones. Use less than one-tenth the fuel of a conventional grill.

Nov 25, Field Herpetology

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The study of reptiles and amphibians in their natural setting is called “field herpetology.” Learn about some of the most effective techniques for finding and observing herps.

Yo Yo Fishing Reel

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Mechnical Fishers – Automatic Yo-Yo Fishing ReelThis automatic fishing reel is the perfect survival fishing tool for emergency outdoor food procurement. The galvanized steel yo yo fishing reel will automatically set the hook when triggered by a fish …[Read More]
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New Millenium Energy Bars

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S.O.S. Food Labs Survival Energy BarMillenium Food Bars have a shelf life of 5 years and contain 400 calories each.These food bars maximize the physiological efficiency of water usage by including low sodium levels. They also include a sufficient amo…[Read More]
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Guardian Mini Survival Kit

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Guardian MiniThis compact survival kit is packed into a small sized travel bag. Ideal for emergency situations; keep in your home, car, workplace, or any other place. The travel bag contains the words ‘Survival Kit’ embroidered on the side and comes …[Read More]
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2 Person Emergency Bivvy

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SOL 2 Person Emergency BivvyA full protection 2-person shelter that is ultra light and warm. Don’t leave your hiking buddy in the dust and enjoy the extra room for an emergency snuggle with the SOL 2-Person Emergency Bivvy. Brought to you by Adventur…[Read More]
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Pack Axe

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Coghlans Pack AxeThe Pack Axe is an indispensable tool for camping, backpacking, hunting and all outdoor enthusiasts who require a rugged, functional, space-saving axe. 50-55 HRC fully hardened axe edge. Non-slip rubber grip designed for comfort. Sto…[Read More]
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Utility Rope

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Coghlans General-Purpose Utility Rope1/4 inch in diameter (6 mm) and 50 feet long. A yellow 3 stranded, twisted rope that can be used for general purposes. A great tool for the campsite, at home or to keep in the car or an emergency survival kit. Cor…[Read More]
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Emergency Shelters – Safe Rooms

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Emergency shelters can be any place or structure that gives protection. While it can be a tent, a cave, a lean-to, or an underground shelter, hopefully in a crisis, it can still be your home. Not all disaster situations will render your home unable to give you emergency shelter.

Economic Collapse: Do You Have a “Normalcy Bias”?

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Steps to take to survive an economic collapse so your family will be safe. Preparing for any disaster is just plain prudent and sane. If things go from bad to worse in the financial markets, there are tried and true preparations needed, as with any crisis. But these should be your most immediate tasks.

Using Oxygen Absorbers

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Oxygen absorbers have totally changed the food storage process. It used to be a lot more work (and mess) to dry pack for home storage. But these U.S. Military-spec O2 absorbers remove up to 99.8% of the oxygen from your sealed containers.

How to Cook With a Solar Oven

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Cooking with a solar oven can save money on electricity in normal times and provide hot meals when there is no electricity. They are safe for kids – no fire, no smoke – they are a nutritious slow cooker! You can cook meats, vegetables, beans, breads, and even pasteurize water. Great for camping, emergencies, or just for fun! Cook naturally with the sun!