Food Storage

[ XXX ] [     ] [     ]  quantity on hand – actual – 72 hour kit
[     ] [ XXX ] [     ]  quantity on hand – actual – other locations
[     ] [     ] [ XXX ]  quantity on hand – ideal – all locations
<     > <     > <     >  item common / useful in a 72 hour kit
[     ] [     ] [     ]* item in multiple categories
[     ] [     ] [ 999 ]  a large quantity depending on you needs
[     ] [     ] [ N/A ]  no action planned / required at present time
[     ] [     ] [     ]  recommended product – ALL UPPER CASE DESCRIPTION
[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  each or specified unit of measure 

PLANNING WORKSHEET – FOOD STORAGE

(1) Most people will not be able to put meat on their table by fishing or hunting. Include freeze dried meat or vegetable protein with your long term food storage.

(2) Most of your food should be dehydrated or freeze dried with a 10 to 25 year storage life.  If you store normal canned / packaged food, it has to be rotated (used) every 6 to 12 months but the cost should be less if you take advantage of sales.

(3) Freeze dried foods have better flavor and require less rehydration time than dehydrated foods but are more expensive.

(4) Avoid purchasing prepared foods with dozens of unnecessary and possibly harmful ingredients.  Maintaining good health is important in a survival economy.

(5) Spice rack jars should include allspice, chili/red pepper, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, cream of tartar, cumin, dill, ginger, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, sage, thyme, turmeric or your own favorites.  Larger spice jars should include black pepper, garlic, onion, and salt.

(6) Number 10 cans have thicker metal so a large / heavy duty opener should be purchased for this application.

(7) Plant fruit trees and a garden in your yard.

(8) Learn how to can (preserve) fruits and vegetables in glass jars.

(9) Surplus food could be used for barter.

(10) Click here to view other food storage recommendations from the American Red Cross.

(11) Acquire a one year supply of food by using the following options:

Purchase it complete from merchants such as Emergency Essentials or Nitro Pak (click the above right banner).   
   
Assemble it yourself by using the following list and the Food Storage Analyzer  (click here).  

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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  basics / essentials (see dairy and eggs also)
[     ] [     ] [     ]  baking powder – l0c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  baking soda – l0c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bullion – beef – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bullion – chicken – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  broth – vegetarian – beef flavored – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  broth – vegetarian – chicken flavored – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cornmeal – yellow – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cornstarch – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  dough enhancer – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  flour – white – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  flour – whole wheat – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  gravy – beef – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  gravy – chicken – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  honey – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  salt – iodized – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  shortening – powdered – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  soup base – white creamy – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  sugar – brown – l0c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  sugar – powdered – l0c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  sugar – white 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vinegar – qt
[     ] [     ] [     ]  yeast – bread maker – RED STAR
[     ] [     ] [     ]  yeast – other – SAF INSTANT PREMIUM
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  beverages
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple juice – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  banana – creamy – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  berry juice – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  chocolate – creamy 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  chocolate – mint truffle – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  orange juice – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peach juice – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  strawberry – creamy – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vanilla – creamy – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  cereals / grains / nuts / pasta / (including some legumes)
[     ] [     ] [     ]  barley – pearled – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bread – canned – ea
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cereal – cracked wheat – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cereal – creamy wheat – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cereal – 6 grain – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cereal – 9 grain – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  granola – cinnamon almond – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  oats – quick – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  oats – rolled – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pasta – egg noodles – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pasta – egg bowtie – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pasta – elbow macaroni – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pasta – fettuccini – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pasta – spaghetti – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peanut butter – powdered – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  popcorn – yellow – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  rice – white – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  seeds – caraway / poppy / sesame – oz
[     ] [     ] [     ]  spelt – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  wheat – red – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  wheat – white – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  dairy and eggs (see creamy beverages also)
[     ] [     ] [     ]  butter – powdered – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  buttermilk – powdered – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – blend – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – canned – bega processed – ea
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – cheddar – shredded – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – colby – shredded – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – monterey jack – shredded – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cheese – mozzarella – shredded – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  egg scrambled – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  egg whites – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  egg whole -  powdered – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  ice cream sandwich – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  ice cream slices – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  margarine – powder – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  milk – non fat – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  milk – non fat – fortified – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  sour cream – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  fruits
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – flakes – cinnamon – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – sauce – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apple – sliced – cinnamon – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  apricot – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  banana – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  banana – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  berry blend – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  blackberry – marion whole – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  blueberry – whole – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  boysenberry – pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  jam / jelly – pt
[     ] [     ] [     ]  mango – chunks – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  mango – pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  orange – pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peach – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peach – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pear – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pineapple – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  raisins – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  raspberry – whole – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  strawberry – pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  strawberry – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  strawberry – whole – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  tropical fruit blend – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  meats and textured vegetable protein
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bacon – yoders canned – ea
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beef – ground – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beef – roast – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  chicken – white – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  ham – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  meatballs – italian – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  sausage – crumbles – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  shrimp – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – bacon flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – beef flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – chicken flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – ham flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – sausage flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vegetable protein – textured – taco flavor – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  turkey – white – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  mixes and desserts (see beverages also)
[     ] [     ] [     ]  biscuit mix – buttermilk – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bread / roll mix – honey wheat 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  bread / roll mix – honey white – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  brownie mix – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  fettuccine alfredo – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  fettuccine alfredo with chicken – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – almond poppy seed – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – apple cinnamon – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – blueberry – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – chocolate chip – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – honey cornbread – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  muffin mix – raspberry – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pancake mix – blueberry – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pancake mix – buttermilk – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pancake mix – cinnamon apple – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pancake mix – six grain – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pudding mix – banana – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pudding mix – chocolate – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pudding mix – vanilla – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  rotini – beef and tomato – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  scone mix – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  soup mix – abc – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  soup mix – creamy broccoli – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  soup mix – creamy potato – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  soup mix – gourmet potato – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  seasonings / spices
[     ] [     ] [     ]  chili seasoning – mild – pk
[     ] [     ] [     ]  garlic – flakes / minced / powder – oz
[     ] [     ] [     ]  onion – flakes / minced / powder – oz
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pepper – black – oz
[     ] [     ] [     ]  taco seasoning – mild – pk
[     ] [     ] [     ]  vanilla extract – oz
[     ] [     ] [     ]  white sauce – pk
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  vegetables (including some legumes)
[     ] [     ] [     ]  asparagus – tips and pieces – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – black – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – green – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – kidney – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – lentils – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – pinto – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – red – small – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – refried – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – soy – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  beans – white / navy – small – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  broccoli – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  carrot – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  cauliflower – florets and stems – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  celery – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  corn – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  mixed vegetable – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  mushroom – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  onion – chopped – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  onion – white – flakes – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peas – green – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  peas – green split – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  pepper – green bell – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  potato – diced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  potato – flakes – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  potato – hashbrown – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  potato – mashed – complete – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  potato – sliced – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  spinach – chopped – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  tomato chunks – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  tomato powder – 10c
[     ] [     ] [     ]  zucchini – sliced – 10c
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  other food
<     > <     > <     >  MRE (meals ready to eat) – entree
<     > <     > <     >  MRE (meals ready to eat) – dessert
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[ XXX ] [ XXX ] [ XXX ]  other non food
[     ] [     ] [     ]* book – Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
[     ] [     ] [     ]  canning cookware / supplies
[     ] [     ] [     ]  can opener – large / heavy duty
[     ] [     ] [     ]  spice rack – labels
[     ] [     ] [     ]  spice rack – OLDE THOMPSON 16 JAR CHROME CARASEL
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