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Eat Gluten Free and Survive With Valley Food Storage

Whether you choose to accept it or not, human cases of food allergies are on the rise. While the reasons why this is happening is a debate for another forum, the plain and simple fact is that you or someone within your circle of caring may very well develop a food allergy – and it won’t… Read More

Survival Cache Podcast Episode 17: Camp Stoves For Bug Out

When the balloon goes up and you suddenly have to think about cooking your food either away from home or in your home without your current stove working, this will be the podcast you were glad you didn’t miss. Drew picks Doc’s brain about all things camp stoves from high tech tiny wood burners, to… Read More

5 Dollar Preps: Wine Cork Fishing Kit

Here in my home state of Maine, water and its associated lifeforms are in abundant supply. As such, I can – and do – absolutely plan on catching fish to accentuate my diet in case of emergency. Fortunately, fish are (relatively) easy to catch, and as long as you have just a smattering of moderately… Read More

How To Clean and Eat Skunk

My survival buddy Jeremy, who goes by One Wildcrafter on YouTube, and I, may be one of the few people who have ever totally consumed skunk, and I mean, not just one bite, but the whole animal!  And while we’ve only just eaten the one, we may be considered experts because near as I can tell… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle

I peered through the ocular lens of the scope, reached up with my trigger hand, and cranked the magnification dial up to 9x. I needed precision for this shot; my quarry wasn’t going to let me get a second chance if I missed. Fifty yards away, the beady-eyed, fanged animal peered back through the cross-hairs… Read More

The Mighty Oak: Survival Food and More

Oak is a favorite tree of survivalists.  It’s strong, dense wood is favored for utility and for firewood.  Acorns, though most species need to be prepared by leaching, are an important survival food.  Plus the acorns, bark, roots, and leaves provide important herbal medicines. Native Americans used many species of Oak for medicine and food.  Mainly… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Best Glide Survival Fishing Kit

It better be an emergency if you use this thing, because this is not your Daddy’s tackle box.  All 3 versions of the Best Glide Survival Fishing Kits (Standard, Basic, Compact) are pretty sparse but that is why they are called emergency fishing kits.  If you are building your own Bug Out Bag, I think… Read More

Bushcraft Mushrooms: 5 Uses of Polypores and Other Mushrooms

Mushrooms were among the earliest survival essentials of man.  Otzi, the Ice Man, had two mushrooms with him.  One, the Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius), used for firestarting and the other, the Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), was quite possibly being carried for medicinal reasons.  The fire-starting and fire-carrying properties of Tinder Polypore and others like Chaga… Read More

Emergency Storage of Wild Plant Foods

Wild foods are largely known as survival foods for emergencies or as novel delicacies to spice up normal kitchen fare.  In either case long term storage is not a primary concern.  In the event of a long-term survival situation you would want to store surplus food away as soon as you were feeling well-fed enough… Read More

Natural Headache Remedies

Headaches are a part of being human. Some people get them regularly, and others get headaches only rarely. Severity varies from person to person, as does the cause of the headache. Even when only mildly annoying, a headache can affect your ability to function fully and alertly.  If you’re in a situation where Tylenol, aspirin… Read More