posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 08:14 PM
Dry grains (rice, oats, wheat, etc.), legumes (beans of all sorts, peanuts). Stuff that keeps for over a month, for sure. Don't forget water for
drinking. Buy some gallon jugs of it, and rotate it (that is, use the oldest, and replace each gallon without delay). Lots of water. For 3 people
for a month, that's 90 days worth of water, or over 20 gallons. Don't assume the water will be working, or that it will remain drinkable during an
emergency. Water is more important than food. You could last a week without food; but not without water.
Dried fruits, dried meats, can be good. Nuts, but easy on the salt. You do need some salt, but we tend to get too much most of the time. Canned
items, of course.
You might need to consider whether your ability to cook would be affected. Does your stove work when there is no electricity? If it's gas, how
likely is it that the gas supply would be disrupted? Consider using a portable grill or cooker of some sort, complete with its own fuel supply.
Do the best you can. Even if you can only get a couple weeks worth of supplies together, it's better than nothing at all.