“It is…necessary that each home and family do what they can to assume the
responsibility for their own hour of need.  If we do not have the resources to acquire a
year’s supply, then we can strive to begin with having one month’s supply.”

--James E. Faust


Based on suggested amounts in “Essentials of Home Production and Storage,” a month’s supply of food for one person would consist of the following:



25 pounds



Powdered milk

6.25 pounds



Sugar or honey

5 pounds




1/4 box



Fats and oils

1-2/3 pounds




5 pounds



A suggested month’s supply of food for one person could consist of the following foods:

One case of 6 #10 cans-
1 can wheat (about 6 pounds)
1 can rice (about 6 pounds)
1 can rolled oats or macaroni (about 3 pounds)
1 can popcorn (about 6 pounds)
1 can non-instant non-fat dry milk (about 4 pounds)
1 can dry beans (5 pounds)

5 pound bag flour
4 or 5 pound bag sugar
26 ounce box salt
32 ounce bottle oil

 ESTIMATED COST:  less than $25


Where facilities and equipment are unavailable for canning food in #10 cans, purchase the equivalent amount and store in a container with a tight fitting lid.