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What are the basics?  
Water, wheat (or grain from your locale), sugar or honey, beans, rice, dried milk, salt, shortening or oil, and seeds. 

This list provides 30 days of nourishing meals with approximately 2500 calories per day per person for a family of 4, OR 60 days for a family of 2, OR 120 days for an individual.

60 cans of meat (tuna, salmon, Hormel beef, Spam, sardines, corned beef, chicken, Vienna Sausage, canned ham) 
8 pounds oatmeal + 2 lbs each instant oatmeal and grits 
40 pounds white rice 
40 pounds flour (for long term storage - 40 lbs hard winter wheat and grain mill) 
40 pounds dried beans/peas/lentils/barley/millet (mixed as you like) 
15 pounds corn meal (for long term storage - 15 lbs dried corn and grain mill) 
30 pounds pasta 
10 lbs instant mashed potatoes 
32 Ounces of Vanilla extract
30 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix (requires powdered or fresh eggs) 
20, 26 oz cans of spaghetti sauce (or 60, 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce and/or stewed tomatoes & some spices) 
30 boxes macaroni and cheese
30 boxes of Jello or Instant Pudding, or both 
90 packages Raman noodles 
60, 15 oz. Cans of Vegetables
4, 3 pound cans shortening (or equivalent in vegetable oil, olive oil, peanut oil, etc.) 
15 pounds sugar 
3 lbs salt 
3, 32 ounce jars jelly or jam 
3 lbs honey 
3 Number 10 Cans of Dried Whole Eggs 
2 Number 10 Can of Dried Butter 
2, 12 oz jars of unsulphured molasses 
6,  4 ounce bottles of yeast 
6, 10 oz baking powder 
3,  8 oz baking soda 
2 lbs cocoa powder 
3 lbs Tang orange drink mix 
3 lbs Gatorade drink mix 
10 jars of peanut butter 
12 Boxes of Crackers or Biscuits
18 lbs Instant nonfat dried milk or soy milk (90 quarts liquid) - or Nestle Nido Instant Whole Dry Milk 10 lbs coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mixed as you like 
18 cans B&M canned brown bread with raisins 
Beef and Chicken Bouillon, pepper, an assortment of hard candy, granulated onion & garlic, spices, sauces, dried herbs 
1 large bottle each, Multi-vitamins with minerals, aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Imodium (Loperamide), Zantac (Ranitidine) (Sam’s Club, BJ’s, or Costco)
2 fifths of decent Whiskey, Rum or Vodka (a multitude of uses beyond the obvious) 
1 comprehensive First-Aid kit, several flashlights, AC/DC Solar radio(s), crank up radio with cell phone charger. 
30 to 90 day supply of dry pet food, if appropriate 

1 Pour over ceramic charcoal-silver impregnated water filter (Berkey, Doulton, Stefani, Just Water 

* 1 pound of Calcium hypochlorite or, 1 gallon chlorine bleach - (sanitation/water purification) Toilet paper (Federal Reserve Notes are government sanctioned toilet paper, but they’re on the small size, so keep lots of singles on hand. Old phone books are toilet paper in bound form. Crumple up a page, un-crumple it, and you’re good to go (no pun intended), paper towels, paper plates, soap, strike anywhere kitchen matches, prescription drugs, feminine hygiene products, baby formula and supplies, 2 good manual can openers, a 5 gallon pail lid remover, prescription or reading glasses, a colloidal silver generator. Additionally, you should have a dependable off-the-grid cooking system (alcohol, white gas, propane, kerosene, wood or charcoal) in place, along with kerosene lamps (6), spare wicks, lamp oil / kerosene (5-10 gallons) and candles (lots) together with all the batteries you can afford. .22LR Cartridges and 12 and/or 20 Gauge Shotgun Shells should always be on hand, along with appropriate firearms to use them. Buy and store Heirloom seeds wherever, and whenever you can.

A chemical or sawdust toilet might come in handy. Read “The Humanure Handbook” available from Amazon.

With careful and prudent shopping, this food list can be assembled for about $900, a little at a time, or all at once. You may halve or quarter the quantities as needed for couples or individuals to reduce it to a 30 day supply across the board.  Please bear in mind, that friends, family and neighbors (some of whom you like, and some of whom you don’t) may come knocking (or pounding) on the door when things get tough. You should have a plan in place to share and/or defend your resources. The easiest and most intelligent way to deal with this before it becomes an issue is to speak with these people, provide them this list, and try to get them to understand that they are responsible for themselves, their family, and their future. A community or group of prepared people can help and support each other instead of being at odds with each other. The list above represents an investment that anyone can afford over a period of a year (about $17 a week). Anyone can put this plan into action if they understand the consequences of procrastinating. You have a responsibility to yourself and to them, to educate and help them before the need arises. 

Additional items that would enhance this diet include tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, sprouting seeds, more canned meats, hot sauce, more canned vegetables, canned and/or dried fruit and nuts, canned and/or dried butter, canned and/or dried cheese, dried tomato powder, breakfast cereals, soy flour, and whole wheat flour to name a few. 

From these ingredients you can prepare: donuts, chocolate cake, chili mac casserole, soups, stews, rice and beans, biscuits, bread, macaroni & cheese, tortillas, chili & rice, bread, rice pudding, pancakes, cornbread, polenta, Spanish rice, pasta and various sauces, hush puppies, gluten steaks/ meatless loaf, bean loaf, cookies (among the many possibilities). A root cellar will allow the storage of potatoes, onions, apples and other fresh fruits and vegetables off the grid. Measure portions carefully. If you typically don’t include these foods in your diet, and this is what you plan to store, start cooking with them now. Don’t wait for an emergency to start a new diet. This helps save on your current food bill too, and thus helps you to put aside more food now for an emergency later. If you can’t buy it all at once, buy a little at a time until you have 2 or 3 months emergency supplies on hand. Take this list with you every time you go grocery shopping and pick up a few items on it. Look for sales or specials. Store carefully so roaches and rodents don’t get in -- look for food grade plastic containers such as 5 or 6 gallon buckets with lids. You can often get them cheap or even free at bakeries, donut shops, restaurants, or other places that serve a lot of food. You can buy them new at Lowes, or Home Depot for a few Dollars each (a number “2” in a triangle on the bottom denotes it’s food grade). Empty 2 liter pop bottles are another cheap storage container for dry goods like beans, rice, and flour. Rotate your supplies, use some of the canned goods, flour, rice, beans or whatever, and then buy more. 

Seven Mistakes You Should NEVER Make...
• If you don’t have enough variety and get “appetite fatigue,” you might as well have no food at all. 
• If you have a lot of basic food and nothing to make it work, you might as well have no food all. 
• If you don’t have the vitamins to keep healthy, the whole supply is devalued. 
• If you don’t have some easy foods for when you can’t take another step, life can get hard. 
• If the supply is not balanced for a complete diet, you really do have no food at all. 
• If the supply is not stored properly, you will have no food at all. 
• If you don’t know how to use the food and your family won’t eat it, you might as well have saved your money because you still have no food at all. Everybody has heard that we need to “store what we eat and eat what we store.” The problem is that what most people eat, doesn’t store. Some fundamental, but painless changes may be in order.

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