Am I the only one to notice that it is getting hard to find good canned goods WITHOUT pull tab tops? If you didn’t know, the are not recommended for long term storage because the cut that makes them pull tab tops effectively goes right through the lid.
LDS preparedness manual. The Church of Latter Day Saints has a strong suggestion (just this side of being a commandment), that its members have at least one years worth of ‘stuff’ on hand at all times. As a modern religion, they have faced a lot of hardship, although they do prosper in modern times, so they must be doing something right!
Anyway, if you are looking for a good guideline of what to store, they offer this manual as a free download at http://www.ldsavow.com/prepmanualgeneral.html
You can also buy it, and I do have a copy. Yes, there is a lot of Mormon stuff in there, which you can cope with; and it is good background as to WHY this book exists! There was an interesting quote in one of the opening stories, when asked about when the world would end, the answer was ‘ I know it will end, but am planting Cherry Trees anyway. In other words, prepare, but meanwhile, live your life.
With what we’re hearing on the news, am working on the first, while doing the second!