How $5 A Week Can Feed You For A Year

October 14, 2013

Food Storage

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Prepping can be overwhelming if you’re one of the many people who are waking up to our newly discovered tyranny. 101 Million people are on partial EBT (Food Stamps), so how can you prep if  1/3rd of our nation is depending on the government to eat?  Easily… with $5 a day, you can eat for a year.

The following is a list I found online, that was being passed around as an image.  I’m not familiar with where it originated, but thought it was rather well thought through.  Consider the irony for a moment… everything on this list can be purchased with food stamps… Just sayin’ it ain’t a bad way to piss back in the face of tyranny to have our dictator build our preps unknowingly.

Week 1: 6 lbs of salt
Week 2: 5 cans of cream of chicken soup
Week 3: 2 lbs of sugar
Week 4: 8 cans of tomato soup
Week 5: 10 lbs of flour
Week6: 6 lbs of macaroni noodles
Week 7: 2 lbs of sugar
Week 8: 8 cans of tuna
Week 9: 6 lbs yeast
Week 10: 10 lbs flour

Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 12: 20 lbs sugar
Week 13: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 14: 7 boxes of mac and cheese
Week 15: 10 lbs of flour
Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 17: 1 bottle of 500 multivitamins
Week 18: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 19: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 20: 10 lbs of flour

Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 22: 20 lbs sugar
Week 23: 8 cans tuna
Week 24: 6 lbs shortening
Week 25: 10 lbs Flour
Week 26: 5lbs of local honey
Week 27: 10 lbs of powdered milk
Week 28: 2 lbs sugar
Week 29: 5 lbs peanut butter
Week 30: 10 lbs of Flour

Week 31: 7 boxes mac and cheese
Week 32: 10 lbs powdered milk
Week 33: 1 bottle 500 asprin
Week 34: 5 cans cream of chicken souop
Week 35: 10 lbs flour
Week 36: 7 boxes mac and cheese
Week 37: 6 lbs salt
Week 38: 2 lbs sugar
Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 40: 10 lbs flour

Week 41: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 42: 2 lbs sugar
Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
Week 44: 8 cans tuna
Week 45: 10 lbs flour
Week 46: 6 lbs macaroni noodles
Week 47: 2 lbs sugar
Week 48: 5 cans cram of mushroom soup
Week 49: 5 lbs of local honey
Week 50: 2 lbs sugar
Week 51: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 52: 10 lbs flour

Please keep in mind that some of these items will require storage plans, which I’d recommend that you purchase a hard copy of “How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It” by James Wesley, Rawles – to learn how to store these items for long term.

Here’s one more list that I acquired from SHTFPlan.com that offers a different perspective.

Here are 52 stock-ups – one for each week!

  • 15 packs of Ramen Noodles
  • 6 cans of  mixed vegetables
  • 5 cans of fruit
  • 6 cans of tuna
  • 4 cans of spaghetti sauce
  • 5 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 4 pounds of rice
  • 3 pounds of kidney beans
  • 5 cans of kidney beans
  • 10 cans of baked beans
  • 3 cans of chilli
  • 12 cans of generic condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cans of condensed tomato soup
  • 4 pounds of white sugar
  • 10 boxes of iodized salt
  • 6 bags of dry pasta
  • 2 jumbo boxes of raisins
  • 1 pound jar of honey
  • 2 cartons of molasses
  • 15 boxes of baking soda
  •  5 jars of spices
  •  48 bottles of water
  • 5 cans of apple juice
  • 2 jars of peanut butter
  • 10 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  •  3 cans of flaked ham
  •  3 cans of flaked turkey
  • 4 cans of flaked chicken
  • 1 canned ham
  • 3 bottles of barbecue sauce
  • 500 tea bags
  • 120 herbal tea bags
  • 1 large canister of iced tea mix
  • 50 packs of generic cool-aid mix
  • 10 boxes of instant pudding
  • 20 boxes of gelatin mix
  • 10 cans of corn
  •  3 cans of beef stew
  •  5 bags of dehydrated onion flakes
  •  5 bags of garlic powder
  • 10 packets of gravy mix
  • 2 cans of spam
  • 10 cans of Vienna sausages
  • 2 bags of beef jerky
  • 5 pound bag of flour
  • 3 pound bag of cornmeal
  • 4 pounds of dried black-eyed peas
  • 3 jars of sauerkraut
  • 3 pounds of steel cut oats
  • 2 pounds of powdered milk
  • 3 pounds of brown sugar
  • 30 bouillon cubes

These items might not make the tastiest meals, but they will stand between your family and starvation.  Keep in mind that by shopping wisely you can get far more than this for $5 per week.

Print off this list for the next time someone tells you they can’t afford to prep!

8 Responses to “How $5 A Week Can Feed You For A Year”

  1. Sweet Tooth Says:

    where are you getting 20 lbs of sugar for $5? typo?

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  2. Grandy Says:

    Where do you get powdered milk at this price. It’s more like $10+ for 1 pound.

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  3. Adrian Says:

    The first one is an old Relief Society (LDS or Mormon women’s organization) handout from 2001 I’ve seen several different versions. the best update I’ve seen is from Prepared LDS Family blogspot. http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html She really does a great job including in her post every 6 months or so a caselot price comparison list.

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  4. CB Says:

    Powdered milk and honey notwithstanding, these are good lists. The money you save can be put toward the pm&h.

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  5. Christopher de Vidal Says:

    Is this for one person or a family of four? Because a family of four, if paid every two weeks, would be putting out $40 per paycheck. Some people (like me, when I was poorer) couldn’t scrape that together.

    I like these lists but they don’t work with organic/grain free/dairy free/free range/etc. I’ve decided that when the fecal matter hits the rotating blade element that the very last thing we want is to feel worse. We must feel our best, and believe me — we feel aweful when we go off diet. So we’re going to have to swing something for ourselves different than what you can do.

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  6. ElPolacko Says:

    Smart & Final has a 25 LB bag of iodized salt for LESS than $5.00.

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