More Ideas On Building a 6-Month Food Stockpile
We are getting a dehydrator, and in addition to it we have already gotten a “food saver” vacuum sealer. The combination of these two “small appliances” can make food last for months to years instead of days to weeks. The food saver is also great for waterproofing documents that may be needed after a crisis/disaster that you want to keep safe (also works great for waterproofing and space reduction of bulky items like toilet paper)
We can meat, chicken, pork and hamburger. Buy canned fish and have lots of beans and rice. Make a menu of 7 meals that your family likes and put enough away to repeat these meals for a year. Popcorn is a great snack, and do put up some deserts, so you don’t feel deprived during this ordeal. The Mormons put up enough for a year. I am not Mormon, but I think this is good advice. Also, you want to have a supply of water, esp. if you don’t have power. Water filters are a good idea.
Depending on the emergency, but assuming that one would have some way to cook, it will save money and space to keep basics on hand like flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, etc., also dried eggs, cocoa and so on. Instead of having to keep boxes of mixes and cans of cream soup, you can easily make your own from the basic ingredients.