Store charcoal in 5 gallon buckets. 1 Bag of Charcoal Briquettes will make it possible for you to cook 1 Meal a Day for a whole month. It's a great storage item to have on hand. Add a couple bottles of starter fluid and you're good to go!
Just because you're preparing for hurricane disasters doesn't mean you have to eat like a poor college student. These meals in jars have shelf lives of 5 to 7 years. This blog has instructions on how to make a large variety of meals that can be prepared with minimal effort and resources.