Long-Term Food Storage Lists

Work in Progress

The following examples demonstrate how you might compile a shopping list or target inventory for your long-term food storage needs.

Best written guide to food storage:  Making the Best of Basics.  Highly recommended.

The bare-boned approach:

The “Mormon 4”  – One Person / One Year
FOOD 
MIN/MAX (lbs.)
SHELF LIFE
COMMENTS 
Wheat
200-365
Indefinite
Hard Red, packed in nitrogen
Powdered Milk
60-100
1-5 yrs. 
None
Sugar or honey
35-100
Indefinite
Keep sugar dry and pest free
Salt
1-12
Indefinite
More needed for canning or preserving
*This does NOT make for a very good or interesting diet, but it will keep you alive. It may be improved significantly with the addition of vitamins and mineral supplements as well as a source of fat and oil.
*The “Mormon 4 was created to provide one year of food at low cost with a very long shelf life.  
Source:  Millenium Ark

see also : 

http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/LTAH_Food_Store4.html

http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/LTAH_Food_Store6b.html

http://www.emergency-survival-skills.com/survival-food-preparation.html

http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,7498-1-4070-1,00.html

http://www.thefoodguys.com/foodcalc.html

http://www.containerandpackaging.com/food_storage_calculator.asp

http://www.family-survival-planning.com/food-storage-guidelines.html

http://www.storeitfoods.com/shelf-life

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