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From time to time I am asked to publish a list of groceries folks should consider putting in an emergency food pantry. Your grandparents and their parents stored and canned food for times when food wasn’t available or affordable. We’re entering extraordinarily dangerous times.  The coming war with North Korea is likely to see not only missile attacks upon our land, but also biological weapons attacks which will cause Smallpox outbreaks and require mass-Quarantines for months at a time.  You MUST have food to survive such eventualities.  Here is an INEXPENSIVE list for a family of four.

In the event of a planned or natural disaster society is only 9 meals away from anarchy. Grocery stores only have a 3 day supply of food on their shelves. If commerce (just in time inventory) is interrupted for any reason you and your family will live or die based on what you have stored in your food pantry.I would also recommend this list of food for anyone unemployed, without support, or anyone trying to exist on $25 a week for groceries. This is about $3.50 a day per person.

North Bay Trading

For the health conscious use brown rice and healthier dried soup mixes like those sold by North Bay Trading. However, if you wait until the last minute that won’t be an option. Remember, brown rice doesn’t last as long as white rice (a year I believe maximum) so it should be cycled through the diet regularly to keep it fresh. Or, put off buying most of your brown rice to the last minute. When the SHTF and you’ve waited until the last minute, you should buy everything dried, freeze dried, and dehydrated you can find at local stores.

Here are some ideas I worked on about 7 years ago to show how you could buy regular food from Sam’s and Walmart for emergency storage. Most of this food can be circulated through your regular diet to keep items fresh. Just replace them from time to time when used. This will feed 1 person 2,000 calories a day for 120 days ($100 a month), or 4 people 2,000 calories a day for 1 month ($400 a month).

There are a couple modifications to this picture like one extra 25 pound bag of rice, two extra boxes of chocolate breakfast drink, an extra bottle of olive oil, 1 extra 10 pack Non Fat Dry Milk.

I would also recommend a good whole food multi-vitamin, 2,000 mg Omega 3, 1,000 mg ea. Omega 6 and 9, as well as 150 to 300 mcg or more kelp (iodine) and 5,000 IU vitamin D3 a day, minimum.

30-day-sams2This is the stuff from Sam’s Club on the left side of the table.

3 – 25# bags of white long grain rice 9.76 = $29.28

5 – 10# bags pinto beans – $5.39 = $26.95

2 – 10# bags sugar – $4.26 = $ 8.52

4 – boxes Idahoan Instant Potatoes – $5.48 = $21.92

5 – Carnation Breakfast Essentials $7.28 = $36.40

2 – boxes Quaker Instant Oatmeal $9.48 = $18.96

2 – Olive Oil $5.98 = $11.96
(dark glass bottle only, no plastic or clear bottles)

1 pack pepper shakers $8.18 = $ 8.18

1 pack salt shakers $2.88 = $ 2.88

1 large package bowls (120) = $ 8.68

120 pk Heavy Duty Coated Paper Plates = $14.58

1 Heavy Duty Plastic Cutlery =   9.48

30-day-walmart2The products on the right side of the table came from Walmart.

I’m using the Asian method of making rice more palatable by using the Bear Creek soup mix as a gravy to pour over the rice (and or beans) changing the flavor regularly to guard against food fatigue. The Bear Creek dehydrated soup mixes are already in foil bags. Plan on 30 bags, that’s 1 bag of soup a day for 4 people or 1 bag to last 4 days for one person. Each bag makes a 1/2 gallon of soup. A pinch of Xanthan gum (thickener), extra water, and anything else like fresh or dried vegetables added to the mix could double each bag to a gallon of soup. You can dip just the amount of soup you want to make and do a different type every day, or store in fridge after made if possible.

I’ve added 1 extra Great Value Dry Milk (10 pack) to what you see in the photo..

30 bags Bear Creek dehydrated soup mix $3.42 = $102.60

3 boxes Great Value Non-Fat Dry Milk $8.97 = $ 26.91

2 – bricks Maxwell House Coffee $3.48 = $ 6.98 (you may use 4 or 5 times this much)

25 packs Lemonade Mix..0.10 = $ 2.50

2 boxes Great Value Family Size Tea Bags..$2.88 = $ 5.76 (you may want more)

3 bottle Mrs Dash Low Sodium Herbs = $ 6.62

2 bottles Bouillon Cubes (1 chicken, 1 beef)…$2.00 = $ 4.00

Clorox Twin Pack disposable wipes = $ 3.97

1 large package Hefty Cups = $ 3.00

1 bottle scent free clorox (to purify water) = $ 1.22

1 roll 30 gal black garbage bags.22 = $ 3.68

Sub Total. – $365.03

Tax – $ 25.55

Total – $390.58

Prices shown were from December 2010. I checked prices again in 2012 and the total was still very close (like within $15) without any shopping around for deals.

This diet should help stabilize high blood pressure caused by excessive sodium if BP medications are not available. The only sodium in the diet will be in the soup and oatmeal which is under 2,000 mg a day, much less than what most people consume regularly. If blood pressure is an issue use the Herbox No Sodium bouillon packets instead of regular cubes.

This package of food eliminates all the water of canned food. Everything here is dried, powdered, or dehydrated. That’s very important if you have to move this food. Especially if it needs to be loaded in a vehicle. You will not be able to move this much food easily if it was all canned.

If you decide to put this off until the last minute you need to burn these images into your mind and send people in multiple directions to gather these staples and soups before the masses figure out what’s going on. In fact you should cut and paste this post to a Word document and print it when needed. The S_ _ _ is about to Hit The Fan. You need to be prepared.

If you’re planning on fleeing the city to a friend or relative’s home in the country you may be much more welcome if you show up with this package of food.

How this list of groceries is served:


3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice – 480 calories (2+ cups cooked)
1/2 cup pinto beans -120 calories
1/2 cup Bear Creek soup – 125 calories
ice tea or lemonade w/sugar – 45 calories

Total Calories – 770 calories


3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice – 480 calories (2+ cups cooked)
1/2 cup pinto beans – 120 calories
1/2 cup Bear Creek soup – 125 calories
ice tea or lemonade w/sugar – 45 calories

Total Calories – 770 calories

Note: the Mashed Potatoes are extra calories to rotate in place of or in addition to rice occassionally, or for additional meal calories for those burning extra calories in labor.



Carnation Rich Milk Chocolate Drink – 210 calories(mixed with non-fat dry milk)

Flavored Oatmeal – 130 calories

Tablespoon of Olive Oil – 120 calories

Total Calories for Day – 2,000 calories

I understand the flavored oatmeal and probably the Bear Creek Soup will probably have some degree of MSG and sodium. However I believe the amount and number of calories from natural rice and beans will help offset these issues. And, when you’re consuming this much rice and beans a little MSG might not be a bad idea. MSG actually made its debut in Army K Rations before it became a designer addictive drug designed to hook fluoride zombies on nutrient void processed food.

Walmart, Sams, Costco, Dollar General, and Big Lots Emergency Food Shopping Tips

What would you do for food for an extended period if you decided to shelter in place? If things get out of control as so many are writing and talking about you might find some of the following information helpful.

If you consider a quick run to the grocery store before the masses of a__ __ess for some emergency food shopping here are some shopping tips. Dollar Stores and similar discount stores, Big Lots, Walmart, Pharmacy Chains, etc. will have most if not all these food options because they’re all dry, last a while, and be easy to move if needed. Big Lots has many, many deals on a lot of these items.

Remember the masses of brain-dead fluoride zombies will be packing shopping carts with hundreds of pounds of empty calorie, GMO, HFCS, salty, sugar filled, MSG laden chips, cereal, white bread, cookies, crackers, candy, and soda, plus they’ll mindlessly grab as much milk, raw meat, burgers, frozen meats, lunch meat, eggs and other food that will perish quickly without electricity.

All of the groceries I recommend below are dry or dehydrated without all the water weight of canned food or need to refrigerate. This stuff will be easily moved if you have to load it in your car to flee an area if needed.

Shopping Tips:

I would highly recommend grabbing as many dry soup mixes as you can. Each one of these bags will make a half gallon (8 cups) of tasty soup that will go a long way to flavor rice and beans to guard against food fatigue. A pinch of Xanthan Gum and extra water, vegetables, or a ramen noodle brick could double the 8 cup half gallon to a gallon of soup.

Next grab as many dry bean packages in as much variety as possible, again to guard against food fatigue. Beans contain a good amount of iron and an even greater amount of protein than rice. Together, beans and rice make up a complete protein. A complete protein (or whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans. Do some research regarding how to rinse, soak, and prepare dry beans to reduce gastrointestinal problems. Also a pressure cooker reduces cook time (and fuel) from 1 to 1.5 hours down to just 5 to 8 minutes.

Rice is rich in starch, an excellent source of energy. Rice also has iron, vitamin B and protein. Be careful with the box mixes as they’ll have loads of sodium and MSG and other chemical flavor enhancers. The best option is bigger bags of clean rice you flavor yourself.

Oatmeal makes an easy, quick breakfast meal with many flavors to guard against food fatigue. The healthiest option is buy unflavored one pound containers of oats and flavor it yourself without the MSG and sodium chloride. Stay away from grits as they’re probably made from GMO corn. Also, grits require butter, salt, and cheese to taste right.

Grab as many cans of meat as you can afford. Use sparingly Asian style mixed with rice and beans and Bear Creek Soup mixes as gravy/sauces. Remember this will also be a high sodium source for anyone with high blood pressure, as well a a good dose of MSG and other noxious ingredients. I’m writing about emergency food, meat lasts a lot longer in higher amounts of sodium, so just use it sparingly and consider rinsing it first.

Don’t forget seasoning.

Bottled water. You might want to grab a few each time you go to the store so you have plenty of extra gallon jugs to fill later when needed.

Ice tea, coffee, lemonade. Sugar as well. This is the only time I advocate adding real sugar except for the occasional dessert. This will be additional energy calories on this 2,000 calorie diet.

Walmart now has a gluten free rack of foods. There may be a couple cleaner items here. Most of it is still highly processed. Crack food with lipstick. I would recommend KIND bars before most of this stuff. But see what you can find. I was surprised to see Xanthan Gum packets in this section. Xanthan Gum is a thickener. Use extra water and a pinch of Xanthan Gum in the dry soup mixes to turn a half gallon of soup into a gallon. Add anything else you have like a ramen noodle brick, potatoes, vegetables, etc.

Olive oil in dark glass bottles only. You need some fat in your diet. The main type of fat found in all kinds of olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs are actually considered a healthy dietary fat. Dark glass protects the olive oil from light. Buy bottles without dust as they’re probably newer. Mix 120 calorie tablespoon with morning oatmeal or take a tablespoon a day minimum.

Breakfast bars. The healthier ones are on the bottom shelves in this picture. Looks like Kellogs buys the upper eye-level shelves. I would consider the Kashi or Larabar brands if I had to eat this crack-food.

Ramen Noodles – notice this is the last option. It’s light weight, cheap but almost no nutrition. Get rid of the MSG laden flavor packets and flavor yourself. This is crack food.  You could break one up and add to the dry soup mixes with a pinch of Xanthan Gum and extra water to double a half gallon to a gallon of soup.

How to load these groceries in a car trunk

cartrunkAnd finally, what if you do have to load these groceries and flee an area? Here are some tips on how to load this weight in the average trunk.

I would start with the the heaviest items first, the bags of rice, beans, and sugar should be loaded  and stacked over (or as close to) the rear axle. You don’t want to cantilever the heaviest items toward the back because it will tax the suspension, make the car ride low, and make it apparent the trunk is loaded with something.

The lightest items should be loaded last and toward the back, like the Bear Creek Soup mixes, iced tea, coffee, salt and pepper, etc.  This way you can "bug-out" and still have food when you get wherever it is you're going.



This morning, North Korea state-run media actually broadcast the warning that  "America is on the knife's edge of death" and unless we surrender and accept them as a nuclear state, they will send us "presents" (nuclear bombs) and "keep sending them."   Yes, they actually said this HERE and HERE

Moreover, it is well known that North Korea has already sent sleeper cells, who arrived in the US bearing either China Passports, or forged South Korean Passports.  They're living among us, in peace for now.  But their orders are to attack our infrastructure - electric grids, water supplies, railroads, highway bridges.

If commerce gets disrupted by such acts of sabotage, it may not be possible for trucks to get through to re-stock food supplies.  

But there's a darker problem:  These North Korea sleeper cells likely have WEAPONIZED SMALLPOX virus, to release here in America.  If they perpetrate such a biological weapons attack, entire towns may have to go under QUARANTINE for a month or more to halt the spread of this deadly disease, since we stopped vaccinating Americans in the 1970's.  


So those of us born prior to the 1970's have our vaccination, but all our kids do not.  Therefore, if the North Koreans actually unleash such an attack upon us, no family in their right mind is going to allow their un-vaccinated kids out.  You'd better have food stored-up for this type of problem.

Obviously, I am not SAM's Club or WALMART, so the items listed above do not represent any potential profit for me at all.  

Below are links to several other Emergency Food Companies.   If you make a purchase from any of them, in the interest of full disclosure, I would earn a dollar or two from such a sale, but the price you pay is the same as everyone else.



Lest you think this is some tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory, below the ads is a FOX NEWS CHANNEL video outlining the latest dire threat from North Korea.











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