What kind of meals can be made from my storage below if in an extended disaster situation? Simple ones. These meals may be meager with only homemade whole wheat or white bread and a bowl of pasta, soup, beans, rice or other grains stored. It sounds meager but they're far better than the possibly of living in a FEMA Concentration Camp!
Five-quart jugs and 5-gallon buckets that work together.
I found it's the best way to begin Dry Food Storage. In the beginning, I didn't want to buy 5-gallon buckets of dry food without being able to at least create and test cook the recipes first. If I purchased 5-gallon buckets of a food then what if I didn't like it? I’ve just wasted that money so I needed a way to buy and store smaller amounts first and be able to test or practice cook the recipes it to see if we liked it. Supermarkets carry most all of the survival dry foods to store in small and inexpensive amounts of 1, 5 or 10lb bagged or boxed quantities.
It’s the best way to store large amounts of dry bulk food that's organized, cheap and safe. In combination with the 5-quart jugs, they make refilling the jugs easy with freshly opened stock as each bucket is filled with four, 1 gallon Mylar bags with an oxygen absorber in each. When the jug gets nearly emptied I simply remove one bag from the bucket and refill the jug with fresh stock.