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FOOD: Total 1817 Lbs of Various Foods - (If you have fewer people to feed, you won't need as much: Your choice from the following:

Beef - Cooked and Canned
Pork - in lard - will not spoil even if not refrigerated
Canned chicken.
Note: In winter, you can wrap meat and leave it outside frozen where animals can't get it.
Sardines (optional)
Tuna
Flour - wheat, white, whole wheat (500 lbs per person)
Rice, (200 lbs per person)
corn meal
Oatmeal (150 lbs per person)
Alfalfa seeds (25 lbs per person) Seeds can be sprouted and eaten raw.
Alfalfa and wheat seeds are excellent in salads.
Salt (102 lbs per person)
Spices
Sugar (105 lbs per person)
Spices
Coffee
Tea
Rice
Peas (150 lbs per person)
Beans (150 lbs per person)
Lentils (150 lbs per person)
Honey (100 lbs per person)
Cayenne Pepper
Herbal Seasonings
Dried Milk (105 lbs per person)
Powdered Coffee and Tea
Peanut butter (80 lbs per person)
Assorted Cheese
Granola Bars
Kook Aid and Instant Fruit Drinks
Hard Candies
Cookies
Popcorn
Noodles
Bisquick
Mixed Nuts
Instant Puddings
Bottled Water
Corn
Soybeans
Dried Beans
Poppy Seed
Green Beans
Tomatoes
Carrots
Canned Fruits
Canned Vegetables
Canned Seafood
Sunflower Seeds
Almonds
Walnuts
Maple Syrup (You can grow your own trees. Cooking 40 gallons of sap makes 1 gallon of syrup.
Canned Pumpkin
Canned Potatoes
Canned Yams
Canned Pineapple
Cake Mixes
Bread Mixes
Canned Berries
Canned Pie Fillings
Dried Cereals
Canned Spam
Salsa
Canned Chili
Canned Soups
Canned Frosting's
Dried Potato Mixes
Beer
Soda (not Diet - it doesn't keep in warm weather)
Pasta Sauce
Refried Beans
Pastas
Dried Fruits
Olive Oil
Corn Oil
Cannola Oil
Corned Beef
Gatorade
Sports Ade
Toaster Tarts (you can eat these untoasted too)
Cannas Pastas
Energy Mixes - Dried and Canned
Ramen
Split Peas
Watermelons can be kept in the granary covered with grain. They won't spoil.
Vinegar
Canning Jars and flats
Canners, funnel, jelly bag, jar lifters, etc.
Lots of Pickling Salt (it's non-iodized), Pickling Spices, Pectin.
Garden seeds
Coffee Creamer (A little added to dried milk makes it "creamier" and a bit better tasting)
Canned Salmon (nice change from tuna), Canned shrimp (great with all that rice)
Shortening or Lard--a lot of recipes won't turn out right using oil instead of shortening or lard
Ketchup, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Mayo/Miracle Whip, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Salad Dressings.

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[Cleaning equipment]:

Brooms
Dustpans
Vacuum cleaners
Rags
Soaps of various kinds
Deodorizers
Mops
Cleaning chemicals - various kinds
Scrub Brushes
Rags of various sorts
Bleach
Baby wipes
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[CAMPING]:

Mosquito netting
Punk sticks
Bug spray
Bug repellent
Bee sting kits
Snake bite kits
Sleeping bags
Rain slickers
Hiking boots
Extra dry socks
Rain boots
Gloves
Tents
Tarpaulins
Air mattresses
Puncture kits
Rain repellent coating paint
Ropes
Ridge poles
Stakes
Pins and rings
Repair kits
First aid kits
Mallets
Nets
Straps
Clips and hooks
Hammocks
Bungee stretch cords
"D" rings
Buckles
Silicone water guard
Brass grommet kits
Sewing awl and thread
Stuff bags
Ditty bags
Mesh bags
Air hand or foot pump
Wool blankets
Folding camp stools
Folding tables
Folding pots, pans and utensils
Back packs
Climbing gear
Pick axe
Helmets
Hats
Propane Stove
Propane Heater
Halogen Lamp
Flashlights
Batteries
(Get the new type you shake with LED bulbs)
Insulated food and drink containers
Grill grids
Canteens
Waterproof matches
Foxhole shovels
Fire sticks
Magnesium fire starter
Insect repellent
Sun screen
Heavy clothing
Portable toilet facilities/bags
Toilet tissue
Sun glasses
Binoculars
Mini tool kit
Snow Shoes (in winter or in the mountains)
Skies (in winter or in the mountains)
Camping dry bags
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[Survival Food Kits]:

Raisins
Hard sausage
Sticks of beef jerky
Canned and slab bacon
Powdered orange drink
Bagels
Powdered coffee or tea
Assorted cheese
Pita bread
Granola bars
Peanut butter and jelly
Kool Aid instant fruit drink
Hard candies
Instant soups
Cakes, rolls, cookies
Popcorn
Minute rice
Instant mashed potatoes
Noodles
Bisquick
Mixed nuts
Dehydrated fruits
Instant puddings
Salt
Pepper
Honey
Sugar
Take along 5 days worth of food in case you might get lost
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[Other Emergency Preparation]:

Have an extra pair of glasses available
Have dental work or surgery done before an emergency happens. Don't put things off.
Keep an extra supply of medications on hand.
Keep extra gasoline and a gallon of water in the car.
Keep a sleeping bag and blankets in the car.
Keep at least 5 gallons of drinking water in the house. One gallon per person per day.
Boil water after an emergency situation. - Don't take chances with bad water.
Keep on hand a supply of dried fruits and nuts at least 5 days worth per person.
Have basins or buckets to catch rain water in.
Have a supply of water purification tablets or bleach - plan to boil water otherwise.
Have a good first aid kit.

Water purification kits

Water
1: Go away at least 100 feet from the shoreline to get your water
2: Avoid any water that has a greenish tinge. It contains algae and is loaded with micro-organisms. (It is usually found in shallow water)
3: Don't take water from backwaters or stagnant areas.
4: Don't drink water contaminated by wastes from a paper mill. Secure your water from
incoming streams instead.
5: Don't take water near beaver dams or lodges. Diseases from them can make you ill for several weeks.

[Field Treatment Of Water]:

1: Boiling. Most organisms are killed instantly when water reaches a rolling boil. A one minute boil is usually adequate, except in problems areas or high altitudes.
2: Portable filters, the vacuum operated, portable filters sold at camping shops will produce quality water, but they are slow. Not all filters kill all organisms.
3: Chemicals will release iodine or chlorine are available in tablet form from most pharmacies and camping shops, generally iodine is more effective than chlorine. Neither works well in cold or cloudy water.
4: Boiling remains the most reliable method for treating drinking water.
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[Clothing]:

Underwear - many sizes - for all ages and sexes
Nightwear for colder weather
Blouses
Shirts
Pants - male or female - all ages and sexes
Hats - for protection against too much sun
Caps - same
Handkerchiefs
Scarves
Bandannas
Belts
Coats
Sweaters
Socks - wool for winter and summer socks
Learn to darn socks - don't wear socks with holes
Shoes - no high heels
Boots
Robes
Slippers
Sunglasses
Eye glasses - varied prescriptions as needed
Magnifying glasses
Watches
Aprons
Diapers - cloth only
(Indians used moss or dry grass in a buckskin cover)
Women's cloth pads - no disposable pads.
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Part 2:
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[Personal Grooming]:

Soap for bathing
Hair conditioner
Razors
Washcloths
Shaving cream
Hair Clips/Ponytail Bands
Nail clippers
Toothbrush - 5 per person
Toothpaste - 8 per person
Floss
Bath towels
Shampoo
Combs
Hairbrushes
Hair cutting equipment
Baby powder
Diaper rash ointment
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[Other Needs]:

Garbage Bags
Dish Soap
Laundry Soap
Fabric Softener
Toilet Tissue
Paper Towels
Nose Tissues
Stacks of Old Newspaper
Bee Sting Kit
Coffee Grinder
Whole Wheat Grinder (Make sure to keep mice and rats away)
Meat Grinder
Medications
Baby Supplies if you have an infant
Dog Food
Cat Food
Bird Seed
Medications for your pets
Clocks
Personal firearms
Ammunition
Can opener
Books- for info and downtime
Notebooks - keep track of supplies
Writing utensils
Calender- need to know when the supplies will run out
Emergency Dental Kit
Glasses Repair Kits
Sewing Kits, Darning needles, Iron-On patch material, fabric glue
Baby Wipes - various size packages
Animal salt blocks (can be used for people but also attract wild animals and are vital if you have livestock)
Shoelaces and shoe Goop for repairs
Gorilla Tape or Good Duck Tape, Superglue, Epoxy Glue for repairs
WD-40 and 3-in-1 Oil for lubricating
Books, Games, Deck of cards--something to Do
Feather dusters or static dusters
Clothes Drying racks
Dish Drainer/Drying racks
Toilet Plungers
Plumbing Snake

If you felt that I missed somethings, please post below what you think should be added.
 

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Quite a few things to add.

>Soap for bathing (unless I missed it)
>Hair conditioner--needed with conditions and less frequent washings
>Razors for those who shave, and shaving cream or soap

>LOTS of washcloths, dishrags and Bar rags (they're bigger)--without cheap, easily available paper goods you'll use a lot of these, and want clean ones fairly often
>LOTS of kitchen towels and lint-free drying towels for dishes (again, no paper)
>Feather dusters or static dusters
>Clothes Drying racks
>Dish Drainer/Drying racks
>Toilet Plungers
>Plumbing Snake
>Scrub Brushes

>Hair Clips, Ponytail Bands
>Nail clippers
>Emergency Dental Kit
>Glasses Repair Kits
>Sewing Kits, Darning needles, Iron-On patch material, fabric glue
>Baby Wipes-various size packages because they are so handy
>BLEACH

>Vinegar
>Canning Jars and flats
>Canners, funnel, jelly bag, jarlifters, etc.
>Lots of Pickling Salt (it's non-iodized), Pickling Spices, Pectin and More Sugar

>Paper Plates, napkins, cups and plastic silver--save at least some for use with isolated sick people to help stop spread of germs

>GARDEN SEEDS

>Coffee Creamer (A little added to dried milk makes it "creamier" and a bit better tasting)
>Canned Salmon (nice change from tuna), Canned shrimp (great with all that rice)
>SHORTENING or Lard--a lot of recipes won't turn out right using oil instead of shortening or lard
>Ketchup, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Mayo/Miracle Whip, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Salad Dressings

>Aluminum Foil
>Ziplock Bags (How many needed For those 5-day Survival Food Kits? And lots more uses)
>Camping dry Bags of all sizes (Ziplocks? :cool: )

>Animal salt blocks (can be used for people but also attract wild animals and are vital if you have livestock)
>Shoelaces and shoe Goop for repairs
>Gorilla Tape or Good Duck Tape, Superglue, Epoxy Glue for repairs
>WD-40 and 3-in-1 Oil for lubricating
>Books, Games, Deck of cards--something to Do

Hope this helps, If I think of more I'll add them.
 

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I have a question about a couple of items on the food list. According to the USDA, the average person (in non-SHTF times) eats (a total of) approximately .5 lbs of grains a day. The list above itemizes 300 lbs. of wheat per person AND 100 lbs. of rice per person PLUS whole wheat, corn meal and oatmeal (and dried potatoes, which, while not a grain, are a starch).

The US Dept. Of Agriculture estimates that the average person in the United States eats .5 lbs of meat, 1.6 lbs of dairy products, .2 lbs of fats and oils, .8 lbs of fruits, .7 lbs. Of vegetables, .5 lbs of grains, and .4 lbs of sugars per day for a total of 4.7 lbs. of food per day.
Will we really be eating as much as you listed, after SHTF? I know people say (and they are probably right) we will expend more energy (on average, after the 'hiding for one's life' period, I would gather), and presumably eat more to provide sufficient energy for extra work, but are your numbers realistic?

If so, my husband and I will be dead long before a year is over I guess, even though I think we have loads of food now (for a balanced diet) for approximately 1 year but our stores of many of the above items are much less than you listed. I honestly don't think we together eat more than the equivalent of a loaf of bread every week or so right now - and I love carbs. Just seems a high estimate to me.
 

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I have a question about a couple of items on the food list. According to the USDA, the average person (in non-SHTF times) eats (a total of) approximately .5 lbs of grains a day. The list above itemizes 300 lbs. of wheat per person AND 100 lbs. of rice per person PLUS whole wheat, corn meal and oatmeal (and dried potatoes, which, while not a grain, are a starch).



Will we really be eating as much as you listed, after SHTF? I know people say (and they are probably right) we will expend more energy (on average, after the 'hiding for one's life' period, I would gather), and presumably eat more to provide sufficient energy for extra work, but are your numbers realistic?

If so, my husband and I will be dead long before a year is over I guess, even though I think we have loads of food now (for a balanced diet) for approximately 1 year but our stores of many of the above items are much less than you listed. I honestly don't think we together eat more than the equivalent of a loaf of bread every week or so right now - and I love carbs. Just seems a high estimate to me.
50 lb per person of salt is a little crazy to, anyone want to help me with my 1.5 pound of sugar a week =P
 
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I have a question about a couple of items on the food list. According to the USDA, the average person (in non-SHTF times) eats (a total of) approximately .5 lbs of grains a day. The list above itemizes 300 lbs. of wheat per person AND 100 lbs. of rice per person PLUS whole wheat, corn meal and oatmeal (and dried potatoes, which, while not a grain, are a starch).



Will we really be eating as much as you listed, after SHTF? I know people say (and they are probably right) we will expend more energy (on average, after the 'hiding for one's life' period, I would gather), and presumably eat more to provide sufficient energy for extra work, but are your numbers realistic?

If so, my husband and I will be dead long before a year is over I guess, even though I think we have loads of food now (for a balanced diet) for approximately 1 year but our stores of many of the above items are much less than you listed. I honestly don't think we together eat more than the equivalent of a loaf of bread every week or so right now - and I love carbs. Just seems a high estimate to me.
I see what you mean, thanks for pointing that out...I'll have to fix that.
 
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