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A SAMPLE ONE MONTH STORAGE PLAN

ONE MONTH/ONE PERSON IN A BOX THAT FITS UNDER THE BED

75 BASIC FOODS: A SHOPPING LIST

A SAMPLE ONE MONTH STORAGE PLAN

The following amounts of food will prepare three meals a day for a month for a family of 4, based on the USDA Food Pyramid recommended servings per day of the major food groups. Kansas City retail prices of generic & store brands, winter 1999.

Oatmeal, 10 lbs $ 8.00

Noodles 6 lbs, $ 3.00

Macaroni, 10 lbs $ 5.00

Grits, 4 lbs $ 4.00

Rice, 12 pounds $ 3.60

Flour, 30 pounds $ 4.50

Tomato sauce, 128 eight oz cans (2.6 cases) $25.60

Vegetables, 100, 15 oz cans $33.00

Juice, 12 gallons $30.00

Canned fruit, 30 cans $18.00

Raisins, 4 pounds $ 4.00

Milk, 30 gal (24 pounds dried) $42.00

Peanut butter, 9 pounds $11.70

Whole canned chickens, 10 $45.00

Canned hams, 3 $18.00

Tuna, 36-5 oz cans $18.00

Dried beans & peas, 10 pounds $ 4.50

Oil/fats, 15 quarts $16.00

Sugar, 10 pounds $ 4.50

Baking powder, ½ lb $ 1.20

Yeast, 1 lb $ 2.25

Spices, condiments $15.00

Total: $308.85

Adding some dried ground beef, hard cheeses dipped in wax and wrapped in cheese cloth, salt cured country ham (could replace the canned hams), and either dried eggs or preserved eggs expands the recipes that can be prepared with these foods.

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One 20 quart size powdered milk (4 pounds)

One 10 lb bag rice

Two 4 lb bags beans

Two 3 lb bags of macaroni

Three 13 ounce quick oats

Two 5 lb bags flour

One 8 ounce baking cocoa

One 4 lb bag of sugar

One 10 oz baking powder

One 8 oz baking soda

One 4 lb jar of peanut butter

One 1 qt bottle of syrup

30 miscellaneous cans (15 oz size, or 60 - 8 oz size, soups, vegetables, chili, etc.)

One bottle hot sauce

One bottle soy sauce

9 miscellaneous spice bottles

2 vitamin bottles

One 4 ounce bottle of vanilla extract

One 4 ounce bottle of yeast

One 16 oz bottle of jalapeno peppers

This amount of food will fit in a cardboard computer box (23 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches), which fits quite neatly under the bed. The above would provide the following daily servings:

2-1/2 cups milk

1-1/2 cups cooked rice

1-1/2 cups cooked beans

1-1/2 cups cooked macaroni

1 cup cooked oats

1 cup flour

4 Tbs. peanut butter

1 miscellaneous can of food

Plus daily sugar and spice

If you add cooking oil, another can per day and a serving of fruit juice (equivalent of another can) are added, which wouldn't fit in this space, you'd be all right for a month. Depending on the assortment of cans, a variety of stuff can be made from these ingredients, including cinnamon rolls, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, tuna casserole, etc.

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STAPLES

Dried Beans

Dried peas

Rice

Flour

Macaroni

Noodles

Brown sugar

White sugar

Powdered sugar

Corn syrup

Maple syrup

Baking powder

Baking soda

Cornstarch

Yeast

Grits

Cornmeal

Powdered milk

Cocoa and chocolate

Crackers

Rolled oats/oatmeal

Boxed macaroni & cheese

Bouillon (several flavors)

Popcorn

Nuts (of all kinds)

Coconut

Raisins

Dried prunes

Peanut butter

Jellies and jams

Shortening

Olive oil

Clarified butter

Vinegar

Cream of tartar

Tea

Coffee

Powdered drink mixes

Candy

Ramen style noodles

Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP, get several flavors)



CANNED/BOTTLED

If you will not have refrigeration or otherwise be able to keep foods cold, buy canned and bottled foods in sizes that can be consumed in one meal.

Jalapenos

Cream soups (mushroom, chicken, tomato)

Tomato sauce

Stewed tomatoes

Fruit (get a variety)

Vegetables (get a variety)

Pie filling

Chilies and tomatoes

Beans

Peas



MEATS (CANNED OR DRIED)

Chili

Chicken

Tuna

Beef

Salmon

Salt cured country ham

Eggs (if it's cold in your area in winter, stock up on eggs in December, you can refrigerate them in a cold box if the power goes off)

Cheese (dried powder or coat chunks of hard cheeses in wax and cheesecloth)

CONDIMENTS AND SPICES

For condiments that require refrigeration once opened, purchase the small packets used at fast food restaurants.

Barbecue sauce

Hot sauces

Mayonnaise

Mustard

Ketchup

Parsley

Sage

Rosemary

Oregano

Basil

Thyme

Nutmeg

Allspice

Cinnamon

Cardamon

Dill

Mace

Cumin

Chili powder

Vanilla

Lemon juice

Onion powder

Garlic powder

Black pepper

Salt

Coriander

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