I'm with you and keeping a pretty large stockpile of supplies at home, hoping that there will be no need to "bug out" and whatever disaster occurs
(nuclear holocaust, social/economic breakdown) I can just sweat it out at the homestead. With a family of five, with young kids, that would by far be
the easiest to do.
One thing you didn't mention is how many people in your household. Just you or a family?
Looks like you've got a pretty good stockpile going. Nice variety of protein, starches, carbs and vitamins. Dry goods like flower and rice will
last for years if stored properly, they have to be kept DRY DRY DRY. If you have them in a storage room or closet I'd recommend getting one of those
just to make sure they keep. They can be re-used indefinitely.
I know it's cheaper to buy in bulk, but unless you've got a family of 5-6 you're feeding, I recommend buying the normal-sized cans for canned goods
like beans, corn, etc rather than the monster cans. Without refrigeration you need to finish the can in a day or two of opening. Plus if you do need
to bug out you can throw a couple small cans in your pack for meals on the go. Some canned soup might be a good idea. Complete meal in a can with
meat, veggies alltogether, well-balanced and ready to eat as soon as you pop the top.
You need to store some water too. Yes you have a water filter (assumed to be a decent brand such as Katadyn) but you shouldn't be counting on
puddles or rain for water. Count on at least 1/2 gallon of potable water per family member per day for drinking and food preparation. Unless you
have a river or pond REALLY close by (because lugging 1/2 gallon per person each day would get tiresome) you definitely need to stock up on water.
7-gallon plastic water storage jugs can be bought at Wal-mart and other discount stores. You can safely add 2-3 drops of chlorine bleach per gallon
to help cut down on bacteria/algae that may grow in the water if stored for a long period of time. Even with bleach, tho, you should rotate out your
stored water every 6 months or so.
Also keep in mind that ponds & rivers *WILL* become contaminated eventually in a SHTF scenario. Folks will be using them to wash their clothes in,
wash dirty dishes, wash themselves, and as a toilet.
Alternatively you can buy bulk-packs of bottled water, which are sterilized when bottled and last much, much longer in storage. Plus the containers
can be easily reused for other things.
I would recommend LOTS more salt as well. Pure "pickling" or "kosher" salt is best but iodized salt is cheaper and can be used as well. It's a
natural disinfectant, abrasive cleaner and preservative.
Some multi-vitamins might be a good idea to keep yourself healthy while eating a restricted diet.
Get a few gallon jugs of cheap chlorine bleach. You need a way to keep your home sanitary. Again, don't know the size of your household but several
people holed up in a house for months on end things will get nasty and sickness/infection is not something you want to deal with. Buy a couple
bulk-pack bars of cheap soap too.
Toilet paper? Everybody seems to forget that
Make sure you have plenty of shells for your shotgun with #5-#7 birdshot. Some 00 buckshot might be good too for larger game and self defense. Learn
to make a figure-four deadfall trap
. Plant some fruit trees. If your city
allows it, get some chickens or other livestock. 5 hens can yield 30 eggs a week.
Sorry for the long post. I had to rewrite it because I ran over the 4,000 character limit.