"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency & rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, & earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not aquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived & will rue the day the harbored such a delusion.

The Lord has warned & forewarned us against a day of great tribulation & given us counsel, through His servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel?"

President Ezra Taft Benson

Saturday, January 30, 2010


This plan is designed for a 1-month food storage supply for 1-2 people. For more people in your family, double or triple the amounts. If your family doesn't like an item, substitute it for something else. This plan will take a year or less to accumulate depending on how much you are able/willing to buy at your weekly/monthly shopping trip. Ideally, you should plan to spend no more than $5-$10 extra each week (or $20-$40/month) to build your food storage.


Week of:
February 1: 5 lbs. of sugar
February 8: 5 lbs. of flour
February 15: 2 lbs. of brown sugar & 2 lbs. of salt
February 22: 1 box of baking soda & 1 box of baking powder


Week of:
March 1: 7 gallons of water (2 flats)
March 8: 4 cans of cream of chicken soup
March 15: 4 cans of chicken noodle soup
March 22: 4 cans of cream of mushroom soup
March 29: 3 cans of vegetable soup

One-month supply of food

Toiletries & basic first aid items

6 flats of bottled water =

3 week supply (3-4 people)


A year's supply for one adult of basic food:

  • GRAINS - 400 lbs. (wheat, flour, rice, corn, oats, pasta, millet, rye, buckwheat, etc.)
  • LEGUMES - 60 lbs. (dry beans, split peas, lentils)
  • POWDERED MILK - 16 lbs.
  • COOKING OIL - 10 quarts
  • SUGAR & HONEY - 60 lbs.
  • SALT - 8 lbs.
  • WATER - 14 gallons (a 2-week emergency supply)


A week/month supply of food storage is far better than nothing at all. Start a step at a time, don't be overwhelmed.

DON'T FORGET TOILETRIES - toothpaste, toilet paper, dish soap, clothes soap, diapers, etc.

TO GET MORE FOOD FOR YOUR MONEY - shop the ads. Shopping the sales is the best way to get food storage on a budget.