CL #1 Emergency Food Checklist

Emergency Food Checklist for 2 Weeks Bug In at Home

Purpose: To gather and store 3 days to 2 weeks of food for you or you and your family.

_____0) To survive in your home from 3 days up to 2 weeks.  
How many people do you need store food for ____________?

_____1) Start by educating yourself as to what is available. Google “emergency food” for companies like,,

______2) Google “long term emergency food storage containers” and check out this link

Most emergency food items have a shelf life so it makes sense to stock foods you would normally eat as emergency surplus also, that way you rotate & use them up before expiration. Have a non-electric can opener and cooking pans & utensils that will work with the off grid method of cooking you plan to use during power outages. Use the Off-Grid Cooking Checklist for data and ideas.
Costco or other “large quantity discount” stores near you will have a wide selection for you to choose from both in stores and though their online websites. Look for bulk, large containers (must be resealable) and quantity discounts (like 8 to a pack) of your families favorites.
Choose items that fit your families needs and correct diets for them. These are broken out into proteins, grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, fats, spices & misc. Think in terms of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

_______3) Buy a few extra items for your emergency food storage each time you go shopping.

Write the amount/quantity stored beside each item you have chosen to fit your families needs. Or you can use the the 3 month food tracker spreadsheet which automatically tells how much of each you have on hand and what you need to buy as you plan out meals, if you want to be that organized. It’s a download from the Prepper Academy on our website.

_______4) Protein Sources:
_____Canned meats

_____Canned fish

_____Dehydrated Meats

_____Freeze Dried Meats for Food Storage –
_____St Dalfour French Bistro Meals in a can –
_____Dry roasted nuts
_____Raw nuts:
Brazil Nuts

_____Raw seeds and sprouts:
Chia Costco – also

_____Wild rice
_____Indian rice grass

_______5) Grains:
_____Hot cereals
_____Cold cereals (“Ancient Grains” Costco)
_____Granola (“Ancient Grains” Costco)
white Costco has in 25pd bags
brown Costco has in 10pd bags

winter wheat
bulgur wheat
wheat berries

_____Meals in a box
_____Pasta & cheese packages

_______6) Beans:
_____Cans of a variety of beans (beans & rice form a complete protein so great for emergency meals)
_____Cans of a variety of soups (check to make sure no additives and heavy preservatives)
_____Dehydrated beans
Adzuki beans
Black beans
Anasazi beans
Fava beans
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Kidney beans
Lima beans
Navy beans
Red beans

(NOTE: nuts, seeds, grains & beans need to be soaked to break down the natural protective coating they have – see “Lost Art of Cooking Beans” from Winston. These can be soaked and become edible and easier to digest with just soaking, or the ‘live’ (soaked) grains, beans can then become sprouts and greens as they evolve, so you can address many nutritional needs in a compact form.)

_______7) Fruits:
_____Canned fruits
_____Dehydrated or dried fruits – Google for various suppliers
_____Do your own dehydration and storage of fruits
_____Freeze dried fruits – Google for various suppliers
_____Plant fruit trees in your yard – also check out planting dwarf fruit trees

_______8) Vegetables:
_____Canned vegetables
_____5 pounds of potato flakes or buds
_____Dehydrated vegetables – Google for various suppliers
_____Do your own dehydration and storage of vegetables
_____Sources of fresh vegetables in planning for emergencies:
fresh vegetables from your garden
fresh vegetables from your hydroponics system
fresh vegetables & fresh fish from an Aquaponics system
fresh plants from your edible landscaping
Sprouts of all kinds

Sprouts can be grown indoors. Sprouts are very nutritional and add variety. This means that you need to have sprouting seeds and a sprouter. You can grow a batch of sprouts about every 4-5 days, depending on the temperature. Here are two sources for sprouting seeds and sprouters:
1 lb of seeds will produce a lot of sprouts. The other thing that will produce a lot of greens indoors is pea shoots. You can buy organic sprouting peas or you can just use dried peas from the store. These are grown in a shallow tray with layer of soil and once they are 4-5” high, you can start cutting them back, eating what you cut and in a few more days, you can harvest more.
There are videos on how to do this on You Tube.

_______9) Fats:
______Olive Oil – the Mediterranean Markets & International Market on Main St, Dunedin has gallon jugs
______Gape Seed Oil
______Coconut Oil

_______10) Spices and Miscellaneous:
_______Salt, pepper and all your favorite spices in large enough quantity to get you through
_______Sugar, honey, maple syrup, Xylitol, Stevia
_______Organic dehydrated soups – one sources is:
_______Canned soups
_______Powdered milk
_______Almond, Rice or Soy Milk that don’t have to be refrigerated until open
_______Nutrition bars (LaraBar, cliff bars, zone bars, power bars read the labels for what’s really in them)
_______Instant coffee, ground coffee or coffee beans and hand grinder
_______Teas-black,green, herbal
_______Instant hot chocolate packets
_______Baby foods or any specialty foods needed

_______11) Get a 5 gallon plastic bucket with a snap down lid and use to store your emergency food stocks that must stay dry. Canned foods and other supplies can be store under a bed if you start running out of space to store items.

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