10 Must Use/Read Prepper Food Storage Resources

In Preparednessby M.D. Creekmore16 Comments

1. Food storage calculator: Use this calculator to determine the minimum food storage requirements for your family for one year. While not an exact science it is a good starting point – you’ll still need to make the final list based on each family members needs.

2. Start your food storage on $10 a week: Good article written by Alan T. Hagan for Backwoods Home Magazine. He states “Depending on what you decide is important to you, everything you will need for a complete food storage program can be had from your local grocer and, perhaps, some other local businesses.”

3. Family Home Storage: Some good information by LDS, even if you’re not religious or a member you’ll find the information useful.

4. Food Storage Videos: Results from a search on YouTube for the term “Mormon Food Storage” – while I didn’t watch them all the ones I did watch looked and good offered sound advice.

5. Prudent Food Storage: More survival food storage information presented by Alan T. Hagan via his free online book Food Storage FAQ. Worth printing and putting in a binder.

6. Food Storage Guide: Good information and chart listing the estimated shelf life of various foods…

7. My Free Food Storage List Printable (click to download the PDF).

8.  And a follow-up more complete printable checklist for stocking up at Walmart (click to download the PDF)

9. And my article “The Prepper’s Food Storage Checklist (click here to read it now.)

10. And my best selling book which is in itself a complete prepping course (click here to read the reviews of my book at Amazon).

Please share your best food storage resources in the comments below.1 8 Must Read Food Storage Resources



  1. I’ve been a prepper for years now, but admittedly not a very organized one. These lists will come in handy, thanks!

    1. I am new to prepping and so thank you. This information has helped me alot.

  2. I visit your site regularly but I am not one to leave a comment. I really appreciate your new posts very informative and interesting thanks for all your hard work

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      Thank you for checking the site – I hope it helps you in some way…

  3. MD,
    Man, you must have burnt a whole lot of that midnight oil finding all the great links in this post. I think we will be reading, printing and saving information to portable memory for several days at least. Great storehouse of knowledge. I am also sure that my beautiful bride Maria will be all over these articles.

  4. I tried to download the Walmart list. The error says the file is corrupted.

  5. Prepping on an extremely tight budget:
    Rice in bulk from Costco.
    Beans in bulk from Costco.
    Alternatively, go to Asian-Indian stores and get it in bulk there.

    Rolled Oats – in bulk? Funny how hard it is to find this in bulk for cheap. I’ve not checked Asian-Indian stores lately. Aldi’s is cheapest, but not bulk. Amazon has bulk and pre-packaged for long term storage, but not necessarily cheap. Foodshelves do not get government packaged rolled oats, but do get rice and beans.

    Water – see about buying used canning jars online for cheaper (craigslist, FB Marketplace, etc.) Sanitize, buy new lids and then store water in it. Still need to have purification system and a water source you can get too. However, local watering holes might be hoarded or guarded if Shtf gets that bad. I’m not worrying about it. I’m just going to trust Y’Shua-Jesus to keep me alive.

    Vitamins – I don’t know there true expiration date. I do know they become less effective over time. However, getting a year of these and then using them for 2 years in most cases, might be okay. I prefer tablet here. Anything in a capsule I don’t trust myself. But, I don’t know here. Haven’t tested it.

  6. I must say that even if a person doesn’t want to follow a program or they feel they can manage without a plan, if you keep your eyes open you will find good deals and often when you don’t expect it.
    Just buying rice, beans, canned foods, some wheat and a grinder would be good and learning how to store and even repack foods, dehydrate them, can them, etc., will really put one ahead of the class.
    It would also help to know what can be made from these foods along with the staples for baking and books will help with that. I can make meals from canned foods, but have yet to learn how to bake breads, muffins, crackers or energy bars.
    So as we learn more, we can put it all together and it becomes easier to pick out the foods we want and need for our storage pantry.
    One just has to start and thanks to people like you MD for motivating all of us and showing us it isn’t an insurmountable task and anybody can do it.

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