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I just took an inventory of the food and water I have on hand right now. This does not include food in my everyday pantry, or the long term freeze dried foods I order last week. Here it is:
Canned soup - 20 cans (individual size)
Canned Chef Boyardee - 12 cans
Canned Beans (assorted varieties, 15 oz) - 11 cans
Canned beans (large 7 lb cans) - 2 (14 lbs total)
Canned veggies (assorted varieties, 15 oz) - 12 cans
Canned veggies (large 7 lb cans) - 3 (21 lbs total)
Canned tuna - 12 cans
Canned fruit - 16 cans
Applesauce - (2) 46 oz jars
Spam - 3 cans
Dry pasta - (8) 1 lb boxes
Ramen Noodles - 24 packets
Instant Potatoes - 4 pouches & 3 lb box (81 total servings)
Pancake Mix - 10 lbs (270 pancakes worth)
Cereal - 12 boxes
Honey - 5 lbs
Salt, Flour, & Sugar - 10 lbs of each
Capri Sun - 100 pouches (my kids are sooo glad)

I know that if things went south tomorrow this wouldn't last very long but I think it's at least a good start. I ordered several gallon size containers of freeze dried food that should be here within the week also. I am always buying more food and water constantly so this list will grow exponentially :cool: I also have 360 individual bottles of water right now as well as 5 gallon jugs. Those are just for short term emergencies though. So what do you think???
 

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That is a great start, much more than most people have!
We have a lot of canned goods, too; we're planning to use rice as a 'stretcher', so to speak, that way even a modest can of beans, corn, whatever, could feed a family. Much of the world does this: a bowl of rice, some veggies, and maybe a little protein (some fish or chicken pieces). Yum! :eek:)
 

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I'm a pragmatist. Everybody can budget to add Xx amount every week, two weeks, or month. If you simply add $20 more in food preps each week or $50 a month... You are sitting on a mountain of food in no time. You just have to be consistent about adding to your storage.
 

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Your kids are lucky they have a responsible mom who will have food for them in emergencies and disasters.
Many parents would just be watching there children starve.
A small gun safe, Glock 19 and 9mm ammo would be a good idea IMO.
Good work!
 

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Oh yea we have the guns, ammo, tools, protection thing already down! That is strictly my on-hand food at all times. I also have lots of toiletries and health and beauty because I'm a couponer. So far I have...

Toothpaste - 16 tubes
Toothbrushes - 12
Mouthwash - 3 bottles
Floss - 8 packs
Shampoo - 7 bottles
Body wash - 19 bottles
shave gel - 5 bottles
tampons - 200
deodorant - 20 sticks
shaving razors - 8
Moisturizers/lotions - 6 bottles
Aspirin/tylenol - 200 pills
Nyquil/cold meds - 200 pills
Kleenex - 3 boxes
toilet paper - 30 double rolls
That is just what I see on the stock pile off the top of my head
 

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I started 6 months ago and being retired I'm on a budget.

I turned a spare bedroom into a "pantry" and built some shelves.

I only wanted to store stuff we actually ate. So every time I went shopping I would buy 2 of everything not needing refrigeration. 1 for the kitchen and 1 for the pantry. It has been slow but steady. I am having to build the 5th and final storage shelf for the "pantry".

I feel it is important to "store what you eat and eat what you store".

ROTATE those cans. Can't afford for that can of beans to go bad in a back corner!!!
 

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I just took an inventory of the food and water I have on hand right now. This does not include food in my everyday pantry, or the long term freeze dried foods I order last week. Here it is:
Canned soup - 20 cans (individual size)
Canned Chef Boyardee - 12 cans
Canned Beans (assorted varieties, 15 oz) - 11 cans
Canned beans (large 7 lb cans) - 2 (14 lbs total)
Canned veggies (assorted varieties, 15 oz) - 12 cans
Canned veggies (large 7 lb cans) - 3 (21 lbs total)
Canned tuna - 12 cans
Canned fruit - 16 cans
Applesauce - (2) 46 oz jars
Spam - 3 cans
Dry pasta - (8) 1 lb boxes
Ramen Noodles - 24 packets
Instant Potatoes - 4 pouches & 3 lb box (81 total servings)
Pancake Mix - 10 lbs (270 pancakes worth)
Cereal - 12 boxes
Honey - 5 lbs
Salt, Flour, & Sugar - 10 lbs of each
Capri Sun - 100 pouches (my kids are sooo glad)

I know that if things went south tomorrow this wouldn't last very long but I think it's at least a good start. I ordered several gallon size containers of freeze dried food that should be here within the week also. I am always buying more food and water constantly so this list will grow exponentially :cool: I also have 360 individual bottles of water right now as well as 5 gallon jugs. Those are just for short term emergencies though. So what do you think???
Great start! You should think about adding natural peanut butter, rice, oatmeal (if your family likes it), and canned spreadable meats. I like Underwood (their roast beef spread and white meat chicken). Fairly inexpensive as I pick them up at the dollar store.
 
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