Emergency Food Storage for a Single Woman

These suggestions may be helpful for your food storage program.

Take inventory of present items.

  1. Which foods do you want to store and how much for a years supply?
  2. Do set a goal to add on a monthly basis or semi annually or a year.
  3. Plan for regular acquisitions.
  4. Be consistent in your goals if you miss once, acquire it and move forward.

 Learn to use these basic foods on a consistent basis in your meal preparations with your favorite recipes thereby testing them to include what is needed for your basic health. This will also rotate what you have for freshness.

A prolonged diet of these foods by themselves could result in nutritional deficiencies, like vitamins A and C. Having orange juice and otherSupplements will help. However such a diet should sustain life for at least a year. 

The following list is for one year for one person.

These may read as too much but have been tested on active individuals. The best way to store these is having sealed containers that are available through specialty stores. If you purchase whole grain, (which is best) be sure to include an electric wheat grinder. I have tried the manual type once and no thank you!

Storage item                                                                                                        Your Amount

 – Wheat                                                                                                                      132 lbs.

– Enriched white flour                                                                                            12 lbs.

– Corn meal                                                                                                                  29 lbs.

– Oats, rolled or steel cut                                                                                       29 lbs.

– Rice, White enriched                                                                                           59 lbs.

– Pearled barley                                                                                                           3 lbs.

– Spaghetti & macaroni                                                                                          29 lbs.

  TOTAL FOR GRAINS GROUP                                                294 lbs.

– Beans, (dry)                                                                                                              25 lbs.

 – beans, lima  (dry)                                                                                                     1 lbs.

– beans, Soy  (dry)                                                                                                        1 lbs.

– Peas, Split  (dry)                                                                                                         1 lbs.

– Lentils  (dry)                                                                                                                 1 lbs.

– Dry soup mix                                                                                                               5 lbs.

 TOTAL FOR LEGUMES GROUP                                                                 34 lbs.

– Vegetable Oil                                                                                                                  2 gal

– Shortening                                                                                                                      4 lbs.

– Mayonnaise                                                                                                                    2 quarts

– Salad dressing     mayonnaise type                                                                       2 quarts

– Peanut butter                                                                                                                4 lbs.

TOTAL FOR FATS AND OILS GROUP                                     26. lbs.

– Milk, nonfat dry                                                                                                       14 lbs.

– Evaporated milk (12 oz net wt)                                                                          12 cans

TOTAL FOR MILK GOUP                                                           16 lbs.

– Sugar, Granulated                                                                                                  40 lbs.

– Sugar, Brown                                                                                                              3 lbs.

– Molasses                                                                                                                        1 lbs.

– Vegetable oil                                                                                                                 3 lbs.

– Jams and preserves                                                                                                   3 lbs.

 – Fruit drink powdered                                                                                              6 lbs.

– Flavored gelatin                                                                                                          1 lbs.

TOTAL FOR SUGARS GROUP                                                  60 lbs.

Dry yeast                                                                                                                 0.5 lbs.

Soda                                                                                                                                1 lbs.

Baking powder                                                                                                            1 lbs.

Vinegar                                                                                                                      0.5 gal.

Chlorine, bleach                                                                                                         1 gal.

Salt, (iodized)                                                                                                              1 gal.

 Add Mustard and  pepper if you prefer.


My website carries 55 Gallon drums

Nick Johnston,  Survival Supplies 4u


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