I have Grandpappy on my blog roll and he has a great 1 year emergency supply and he gives you it all from calories to average cost. All of the items he posts can be had at the local supper market. Now just under 2 grand my sound a little pricey for 1 year of food until you start looking at MRE’s or freeze dried. Every item can be bought at your local mega-mart and if you hit sales and time your buys you can save money. But for a family of 4 this is 3 months of food at min. and how much do you spend on food per month?
This does not count even a small garden nor sale pricing or buying in bulk. But it is a great place to start because you can pick a few items every shopping trip to concentrate on and that are on sale. For example Quaker quick oats is about 10 pounds at a cost of $15.00. But if you buy 50 pounds in bulk oats for that same $15.00 you get well over 4 times as much food. So instead of having oatmeal for 1 person for one year you can have breakfast for 4 people for a year for about the same cost. The only thing that changed is you do the packaging. Rice has been about 50 pounds for $20.00 or under in bulk not hard to find. So fo that $40.00 you have 2 people covered. I’m not saying grandpappy’s numbers are bad. He has covered the upper end of costs.
He covers a good variety and tells you exactly why he picks a product. I think he shows you a great overview on food to get. Then it’s up to you to get shopping and shop smart. You don’t have to shop online or get special food products. Your local mega-mart, Costco, Sam’s club or Wal-mart has most of what you need for survival food. It’s not survival food it’s just food!