Use This Scalable List to Build an Emergency Food Supply


Home preserved foods 

Home preserved foods can be part of your emergency food supply. Photo by Carole Cancler

There are several ways to build an emergency food supply to stock a survival kit and a “bug out bag”. While you can purchase specialized food products or a self-contained emergency preparedness kit, these can be costly and wasteful.

Instead, you can simply assemble shelf-stable foods that you already buy or preserve at home. Many canned, dried, and pickled foods are quite suitable for use in an emergency kit.

Types of Emergency Kits

The contents of home emergency kits and bug out bags are adjusted for different situations, as well as different groups of people. There is no “one-size-fits-all” emergency kit.

For example, different emergency supplies are needed for urban families who might need to shelter in place during a snow storm versus a family planning a day-trip into a wilderness area. Likewise, different supplies and amounts are needed for single people, couples, and families with children of varying ages.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters