Jul 23, 2010

Speaking of Food Storage (Merrick)

Look what I found...this is really helpful if you're looking to stock up on food storage.

You can switch out things that you won't eat, and you can buy items every other week, or once a month instead of every week, or you can buy the items in smaller increments. But this gives you a good idea of how much food you should have, and what types of food you should have (obviously this doesn't include water).

Like I mentioned in my previous post, buying small amounts each week, or every few weeks doesn't cost you much more on your grocery bill, but helps you slowly build up your supply of food.

Two Years of Food Storage

This is a list of food storage items to pick up at the store every week for one year. At the end of one year, you will have food storage for 2 people for 2 years!

Week 1: 6 lbs salt
Week 2: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 3: 20 lbs sugar
Week 4: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 5: 50 lbs wheat
Week 6: 6 lbs macaroni
Week 7: 20 lbs sugar
Week 8: 8 cans tuna
Week 9: 61 lbs yeast
Week 10: 50 lbs wheat
Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 12: 20 lbs sugar
Week 13: 10 lbs powdered sugar
Week 14: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 15: 50 lbs wheat
Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 17: 1 bottle 500 multivitamins
Week 18: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 19: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 20: 50 lbs wheat
Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 22: 20 lbs sugar
Week 23: 8 cans tuna
Week 24: 6 lbs shortening
Week 25: 5 lbs honey
Week 26: 50 lbs wheat
Week 27: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 28: 20 lbs sugar
Week 29: 5 lbs peanut butter
Week 30: 50 lbs wheat
Week 31: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 32: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 33: 1 bottle 500 asprin or tylenol
Week 34: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 35: 50 lbs of wheat
Week 36: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 37: 6 lbs of salt
Week 38: 20 lbs sugar
Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 40: 50 lbs of wheat
Week 41: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 42: 20 lbs sugar
Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multivitamins
Week 44: 8 cans tuna
Week 45: 50 lbs wheat
Week 46: 6 lbs macaroni
Week 47: 20 lbs sugar
Week 48: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 49: 5 lbs of honey
Week 50: 20 lbs sugar
Week 51: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 52: 50 lbs wheat

5 comments:

Nikki said...

Thank you!! I have been dying to start food storage but putting it off because of money (and storage space, but we'll figure that one out) and this is extremely helpful.

Packrat said...

Thanks!

Karen said...

Should week 9 be 6 1-lb packages of yeast? 61 lbs is more than I would use in about 10 years and I usually make bread pretty regularly. I think it is a great idea.

Annie said...

SUCH a great idea! We eat mostly organic so a lot of these are out for us. :-/ A question I had... 50# wheat every five weeks? We're talking about flour?

Merrick said...

Annie: The 50 lbs of wheat is wheat kernels that you grind into wheat flour. This does seem like a lot of wheat (although a cup of wheat kernels does not make a full cup of wheat flour once ground) so you could adjust the amounts according to your needs.