Build Your Own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit. Everyone should have one of these emergency buckets packed and ready to go. If you only ever do one thing for emergency preparedness, put together one of these kits.
Easy long term food storage for a variety of stapes: rice, beans, grains (like polenta & cream of wheat) and sugar. Buy in bulk, store in clean empty bottles and use what you need as you need it! They are water and air tight and keep bugs out! So much better than 5, 10 or 55 gallon containers or even sacks. 1 and 2 liter sizes are great for trading too! Click LINK for full article.
Great food ideas for 72 hr kits. Choose from these items that you think your family would actually eat. All of these items listed are shelf stable, don't require cooking and can be opened/made by a toddler.
Food storage ideas when short on cash by remodelaholic | "You don’t have to cut out movies. You can still have them but at less cost. Keep on doing this and you’ll have money to put toward credit card debt or a three-month emergency savings fund."