The One-Year Pantry, Layer by Layer
When planning for emergencies, layering is an ever-constant theme. I often emphasize when one begins to prepare that you start simply by preparing for small-scale emergencies, and then slowly begin adding onto those existing preps to create a longer term
preparedness supply. These emergency layers help you create a reliable foundation, and the same layering approach can be used when creating a food storage pantry. There are some emergency food considerations to keep in mind:
The amount of people in the household.
Have a good amount of food varieties to reduce food fatigue.
The serving size of the food.
Vitamin content in the food.
The expiration date or “best if used by” labels on the food.
Special health conditions for family members.