This is from Mary Bergman's book, Survival Family.
"these are items we actually used for a family of 8...
12 cases canned tomatoes, 4 cases canned corn, 2 cases canned beans
1/2 case canned peas, 20 fresh pumpkins, 600 lbs potatoes, 25 heads cabbage
200 lbs carrots, 100 lbs onions, 5 cases canned peaches, 4 cases fruit cocktail, 2 cases of pears, 1 case of plums, 1 case mandarin oranges, 2 cases corned beef, 2 cases Spam, 1 1/2 cases of canned turkey, 3 cases tuna, 4 cases of whole cooked chickens, 1/4 case mackaral;
20 lbs dried kidney beans, 40 lbs pinto beans, 25 lbs Great Northern beans; (We had several thousand pounds of dried beans on hand. The national estimate for a year's supply is 50 lbs per person per year. that is a lot of beans and I have yet to see the family that can consume that amount of beans and still have any desire to stay alive!)
100 lbs of long and short grain rice, 10 lbs of lentils (mainly for sprouting),
1 1/2 cases dried eggs, 50 lbs dry milk;
120 lbs spaghetti, macaroni and noodles
6 cases of dry soup mix
120 lbs honey, 100 lbs raw sugar, 400 lbs flour, 2 cans baking powder, 2 lbs yeast, 2 cases of shortening, 1/2 case baking soda;
2 cases jelly, 12 bottles lemon juice, 1 case canned cheese, 2 cases evaporated milk, 1 case Karo syrup, 75 lbs raisins, 2 cases tomato sauce, 1 case tomato paste, 5 gallons vinegar, 1 case mayonnaise, 3 jars mustard, 12 gallons pickles, 4 cases instant pudding mix, 22 cases jello, 85 lbs peanut butter, 16 gallons catsup;
100 lbs rolled oats, 50 lbs rolled wheat, 24 lbs cracked wheat, 1 case canned wheat, 20 lbs wheat germ;
2 cases cream of chicken soup, 3 cases cream of mushroom soup, 2 cases of cream of celery soup, 2 cases vegetable soup, 4 jars of boullion cubes;
Spices of garlic salt, onion salt, pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, oregano, paprika, 1 case of table salt, popcorn, nuts.
.....There are changes we would have made had we known before hand. We would have included more convenience items such as cake mixes, pie filling and frosting mix, precooked or instant potatoes. We ran out of cheese whiz, walnuts, jelly, pears and fruit cocktail."
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
"After the basic sustaining items food items such as wheat, dry milk, salt and honey, there are other items which, though not life sustaining, are definitely life savers. Among these are peanut butter and jelly and jars of Cheese Whiz. When all else goes wrong, and believe me it does, an old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich or macaroni and cheese is a godsend."
From "Survival Family" by Mary Bergman.
(Note from Judy: I have never liked or ever bought Cheese Whiz. In the last few years, the cheese has been taken out of Cheese Whiz and I will not include it in my storage items. I would rather store powdered cheddar cheese.)