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I need a litle help finding either a site or a thread that outlines the supplies needed for a family of four for a year. My next door neighbor asked me for that this morning.

I've seen one or two, but can't remember where.

Any help will be appreciated.

-- Vic (, July 17, 1999


Try here: We got some good information here. Pete

-- Pete (, July 17, 1999.


Your easiest and cheapest route at the moment will be to buy some quantities of dried beans, rice, and wheat, some split peas, lentils, barley and rolled oats. The wheat, barley, and oats can probably be obtained from your local feed store for about $9 per 50# bag.

Peas and lentils can be picked up from the grocery for about 35 cents per pound. Rice at Sams was about 13$ for a 50 pd bag the last time I checked. At this date, special packaging is not necessary, since these dried foods keep very well as long as they are kept in a dry place.

You will pay a premium for already prepared foods if you order from a company that specializes in this sort of thing, or else you will have to wait a long time for your order.

Be sure to include some vitamin supplements, also calcium and essential minerals, since this will not be your balanced diet. I reason that if hundreds of millions of people live on a diet mainly of rice, that it should work for us also.

Lots of information available on the web. Check Grandpappy's postings also for some good insights.



-- gene (, July 17, 1999.

The best list which I have used is Ted Derryberry's--had many items we already have living on a farm but it felt good to be able to check these off! Site comes up readily on AOL search engine--this is the link, I hope... Very complete.

-- MUTTI (windance, July 17, 1999.

I agree, Derryberry's list is quite good. Here is another site which has many other items other than just food. good luck

-- Doc (, July 17, 1999.

What I did was to figure out what we liked that we could find canned or dried in local grocery stores. I worked up meal plans that we could eat to get as balanced diet as possible for 3 growing children and bought as much as we could afford. I buy extra every time I go to the store. I am at 6-8 mo. now.

I think it is a mistake to buy up a lot of grains and bulk items if you are not used to eating them in your usual diet. The change in eating habits can make people awfully sick.

-- Homeschooling Grandma (, July 17, 1999.

Hi Vic:

Here's a real good y2K-specific food site offered by D.C. programmer (and occasional here) Sally Strackbein:

The Y2K Kitchen at

Hope this helps.

-- Yan (, July 18, 1999.

This site is run by Stan and Holly Deyo. They have extensive lists available including a downloadable spreadsheet.

-- Beckie (, July 18, 1999.

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