Valerie Whittle

Valerie Whittle has been an attorney, a homeschool mom, and a prepper. I leave it you to decide which she enjoyed the most.

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Mini Food Caches: An Easy Back Up

There is a golden rule in prepping circles that goes like this: two is one and one is none. The term has been shamelessly appropriated from the military and means that when Murphy’s law kicks in and things go wrong, you want to have a backup for your most critical gear. Enter the mini food cache. While we fervently hope it never happens, the possibility exists that the food we have so carefully stashed away for emergencies could be destroyed …

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Food Storage Staples: How to Cook with Pasta & Feed a Whole Family

  Like many of you, I have been on a quest to build up enough food storage to carry us through at least a minor apocalypse, which right now looks to have come in the form of inflation. My food storage journey started years ago with just a few humble packages of pasta and some big containers of Prego spaghetti sauce from Costco. That’s it. I had to start somewhere and cooking with pasta was the simplest and cheapest route …

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Food Storage Staples: How to Use Rice to Feed a Whole Family

If an apocalypse hit tomorrow, I want to be able to effortlessly feed my family out of our storage pantry. Don’t we all? What I do not want is to be faced with a 50 lb bag of rice and only a few of the same recipes to use it. Rice is a food storage staple that I need to be able to consistently use without constant repetition. This is a hurdle for me because I am not a creative …

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Which Food Storage App is Best?

I ask you, is there a more satisfying feeling for a prepper mom than adding items to your emergency supplies? Every time you check something off your list and squirrel it away, you feel more confident that you’re preparing your family for the unknown. The problem is a stockpile needs organization and maintenance or it becomes more frustrating than helpful. So I decided to test out some of the food storage apps to see if any of them could help …

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Hyperinflation: Cause for Concern or Food for Fiction?

Do you ever feel like “enough is enough” when it comes to bad news in the headlines? That’s how I’m feeling after more than a year of covid-19 news and watching more violent protests than I ever care to see again. Now, with news of more trillion-dollar government spending, it seems inevitable that talk of economic collapse and hyperinflation prepping will once again take center stage in social media and in news sources. What Is Hyperinflation? Hyperinflation is the term …

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