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52 Week Guide to Building Your Food Storage

It’s a new year! Let’s get your food storage started! Having a backup supply of food is great not only for emergencies, but you also never run out of ingredients. Gone are the phone calls to your neighbor for a cup of sugar!

food storage in 1 year with a printable checklist

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This plan will end up providing you with sufficient food for two for one year. Go ahead and purchase more to accommodate your family. You will spend an average of $10 a week. Some weeks will be more expensive than others, some cheaper.

Keep your food storage rotated. In other words, use the things you buy, just replace it. Like if you use two cans of diced tomatoes, put it on your grocery list. If you use a bag of flour, write down another one on your grocery list.

On this list, I did not include water or wheat. Unless you have a wheat grinder, having wheat is almost completely useless. But buy wheat if you have a grinder.

If you want to store water, the recommended amount is 1, 55 gallon barrel per person. Barrels can be purchased at most Wal-Marts in Utah or even on Amazon

As for bottled water, I would buy a few cases to start with and then rotate through them, buying more as you use them. Or you can refill used 2 liter soda bottles with water.

Augason Farms 6-07910 Water Filtration and Storage Kit 55 Gallon BPA-Free Wate 6-07910 Augason Farms Water Filtration and Storage Kit 55 Gallon BPA-Free Wate

This list is quite basic, but a great start. Add more as you are able to afford it. Good luck and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a food supply!  Check out our other food storage posts like, where to put all that food you will have!

Here is a list of what you will end up with by the time the year is over:

  • 15 lbs flour
  • 4 42 oz containers oatmeal
  • 12 lbs rice
  • 10 lbs pasta
  • 20 lbs sugar
  • 6 lbs brown sugar
  • 6 lbs powdered sugar
  • 2 boxes baking soda
  • 2 cans baking powder
  • 4 lbs honey
  • A little over 6 1/2 pounds peanut butter
  • 6 bags chocolate chips
  • 2 jars yeast (keep it in the freezer)
  • 1 lb cocoa powder
  • 15 cans chili or soup
  • 4 lbs shortening
  • 1 1/2 gallons vegetable oil
  • 1 jar cinnamon
  • 1 can Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1 jar chicken bouillon
  • 1 jar beef bouillon
  • 12 lbs rice
  • 20 cans of tuna or other meats
  • 20 cans of fruit
  • 20 cans of beans
  • 20 cans of vegetables
  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tums
  • 2 large boxes of tampons
  • 20 rolls toilet paper

By the weeks!!  Copy and paste this list, or get our printable here!

52 week food storage

WEEK 1: 5 cans tuna or other meat, 2 boxes salt

WEEK 2: 5 1 lb bags pasta or boxed macaroni and cheese

WEEK 3: 5 15 oz cans vegetables (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, corn, peas, green beans, carrots etc)

WEEK 4: 3 16 oz bags rice,

WEEK 5: 5 15 oz cans beans

WEEK 6: 2 18 oz jars peanut butter

WEEK 7: 2 42 oz cartons oatmeal – quick or regular, your choice

WEEK 8: 5 15 oz cans fruit (pineapple, applesauce, peaches, pears etc)

WEEK 9: 3 5 lb bags flour, 1 4-pack toilet paper, 1 large box tampons

WEEK 10: 5 15 oz or more cans chili or soup, jar of cinnamon

WEEK 11: 2 5 lb bags sugar, 2 1 lb bags brown sugar

WEEK 12: 5 cans tuna or other meat

WEEK 13: 1 32 oz bottle honey, 1 8 oz can cocoa powder

WEEK 14: 5 15 oz cans beans

WEEK 15: 5 1 lb bags pasta or boxed macaroni and cheese

WEEK 16: 2 48 oz bottles vegetable oil or olive oil

WEEK 17: 2 18 oz jars peanut butter, 1 can baking powder

WEEK 18: 1 jar yeast, 2 bags chocolate chips

WEEK 19: 2 42 oz cartons oatmeal – quick or regular, your choice

WEEK 20: 2 1 lb cans vegetable shortening, 1 box baking soda

WEEK 21: 3 5 lb bags flour, 1 4-pack toilet paper

WEEK 22: 1 32 oz bottle honey, 1 8 oz can cocoa powder

WEEK 23: 5 15 oz cans vegetables (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, corn, peas, green beans, carrots etc)

WEEK 24: 3 16 oz bags rice, 1 can Lawry’s Seasoning Salt

WEEK 25: 2 1 lb bags brown sugar

WEEK 26: 5 15 oz cans fruit (pineapple, applesauce, peaches, pears etc)

WEEK 27: 1 bottle Tylenol

WEEK 28: 2 48 oz bottles vegetable oil or olive oil

WEEK 29: 5 15 oz or more cans chili or soup

WEEK 30: 3 5 lb bags flour, 1 4-pack toilet paper, 1 large box tampons

WEEK 31: 2 1 lb bags powdered sugar, 1 can baking powder

WEEK 32: 5 cans tuna or other meat

WEEK 33: 2 5 lb bags sugar, 2 1 lb bags brown sugar

WEEK 34: 2 18 oz jars peanut butter

WEEK 35: 5 15 oz cans vegetables (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, corn, peas, green beans, carrots etc)

WEEK 36: 1 bottle Advil

WEEK 37: 1 jar yeast, 2 bags chocolate chips

WEEK 38: 5 15 oz cans fruit (pineapple, applesauce, peaches, pears etc)

WEEK 39: 5 15 oz cans beans

WEEK 40: 3 16 oz bags rice, 1 jar chicken bouillon

WEEK 41: 2 1 lb bags powdered sugar, 2 bags chocolate chips

WEEK 42: 5 15 oz or more cans chili or soup

WEEK 43: 2 1 lb cans vegetable shortening, 1 baking soda

WEEK 44: 5 cans tuna or other meat

WEEK 45: 3 5 lb bags flour, 1 4-pack toilet paper

WEEK 46: 3 16 oz bags rice, 1 jar beef bouillon

WEEK 47: 5 15 oz cans fruit (pineapple, applesauce, peaches, pears etc)

WEEK 48: 1 bottle Tums

WEEK 49: 2 1 lb bags powdered sugar

WEEK 50: 3 5 lb bags flour, 1 4-pack toilet paper

WEEK 51: 5 15 oz can beans

WEEK 52: 5 15 oz cans vegetables (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, corn, peas, green beans, carrots etc)

complete food storage in 1 year for under $10 per week, with a printable checklist!


 

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