Starting a supply of food does not have to be a budget breaker. Think like a squirrel gathering a little bit at a time. Start with a short term supply and then compliment that with a longer term supply of food.
Comparative shopping at the large volume supermarkets typically has better deals than at the smaller stores. Finding local ads from the large supermarket store websites can save on gas money as well as on shopping time. Even the Dollar stores carry canned goods and food products that would be good for short term/long term food supplies. Look for sales at the stores and buy as much of the item as your budget will allow.
There are a few things to consider besides the price of the cans. While at the store, take a few moments to consider:
Find Items On Sale
“In Season” Vegetables Are Typically Cheaper
See If Larger Canned Food Items Have Better Deals
Find a shelving unit and begin shelving your supplies in any unused space in your home (coat closet, bedroom closet, basements, etc). There are other supplies one would need such as medical supplies, radios, stoves, sleeping bags, warm clothing, etc. This blog will concentrate on what to store and how to to store the foods that you will need.
I love this video that the Deschamps Family made. They used a bathroom for their food storage. This is really making good use of space. It’s obvious in the video they have a longer term food supply, but you can see that you start out buying staple foods and add on.
Grocery List for Survival Supplies
Short Term Supply
It is good to have a well rounded short term supply to compliment your long term food stuffs. A properly stocked pantry will help supplement your long term food stuffs. Short Term Supplies and Long Term Supplies go hand in hand in order for your preparations to last longer.
Canned Goods (meat, veggies, soup)
Food Condiments, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Mustard, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, etc.