Monday, October 17, 2016

One Month in a Box Easy Food Storage Preparedness

Honey is a good start

canned salmon makes some tasty meals

I am reposting this blog post because it is such an easy way for anyone to get started in storing food for their own family, and to have at least a months worth of food storage in a handy box.
And remember any food storage is better than none.

I modified the month in the box idea to fit my needs and likes, and you can do that too but at least this will give you an idea and get you started.
In my opinion everyone should have some food storage, so I hope this will help at least one family out there to get started with their food storage.

Easy One Month in a Box Preparedness 

With much thanks to Robert Waldrop who's idea this was originally!

You can get everything for your one months food storage right in your local grocery store.

ONE MONTH IN A BOX, submitted by Robert Waldrop

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 (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
One copy Better Times Cookbook and Almanac of Useful Information for Poor People

I found a 23 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches computer box, and all of above food fit into the box, with the lid folding flat and would fit underneath a bed or table. . The above would provide the following daily servings: (for one person)
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

I am not in the business of giving nutritional advice, but it seems that if a half gallon or so of 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.

This box would fit under my bed.-----------Robert Waldrop


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