Food storage is actually a HUGE topic!  That is why we rely on foodstoragemadeeasy.net to provide the best information about food storage.  Hey… we can’t be a jack of all trades.  We love how they have broken everything down into easy to complete tasks that will save you time, money, and lots of headaches as you tackle your food storage.  I wanted to give you a list of all the items that should be included in your food storage.  If you feel overwhelmed… just remember… Jodi and Julie will be holding your hand helping you create your food storage every step of the way. 

List of Items in food storage: 


3 Month supply of food you eat regularly

Long Term Storage


·         Rolled Oats
·         Wheat
·         Spaghetti or Macaroni
·         Cornmeal
·         Enriched White Flour
·         Enriched White Rice
·         Pearled Barley


Baking Ingredients

·         Fats and Oils
·         Sugars
·         Powdered Milk
·         Miscellaneous Items
          o    Baking soda, salt, baking powder
          o    Active dry yeast
          o    Instant yeast
·         Other Dairy
          o    Powdered Eggs
          o    Butter
           o    Sour Cream

Fruits and Vegetables
·         Dehydrated
·         Canned/Bottled
·         Frozen

Comfort Foods
  • Home-made popcorn in a pot
  • Mashed potatoes with instant potatoes and GRAVY
  • Hard Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Pudding (made using dry milk)
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks for children
  • Chicken noodle soup in a can (for if you get sick)
  • Kool-aid
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, salsa, pickles)
  • Spices (inventory what spices you use and store an extra one or two of each)
  • No-bake cookies ingredients (recipe coming soon)
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Macaroni & cheese dinners
  • Chocolate and butterscotch baking chips for homemade cookies or snacking
  • Peppermint tea bags
  • Ovaltine
  • Danish dessert (w/frozen raspberries)
  • Busy Day Soup (this is a meal, but it’s dinner comfort food & easy to make)
  • Homemade peach pie
  • Homemade cinnamon rolls

Personal Hygiene
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
·         Deodorant
·         Facewash/Bodywash/Soap
·         Shaving/Aftershave

Paper Products
·         Toilet Paper (see bottom of this section for a great tips from a reader on how much to store)
·         Paper Towels
·         Feminine Products
·         Diapers/Wet Wipes
·         Kleenex
·         Paper Plates/Plastic Utensils/Napkins (can save on water in an emergency)

Cleaning Products
·         Laundry Detergent
·         Dishwasher Detergent
·         Bleach
·         All-Purpose Cleaner
·         Items to make your own household cleaners

First Aid Items
·         First Aid Kits 
·         Hand Sanitation
·         Face Masks
·         Prescription medications
·         Cold medicine
·         Natural Medicines

Pet Care Products
·         Dog/Cat Food
·         Extra Water for Pets
·         Kitty Litter

Miscellaneous Items
·         Light Bulbs
·         Board Games/Cards (something to do in case the power is out)
·         Candles/Kerosene Lamps
·         Needles/Thread (for basic mending)

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