I took my first step toward an emergency food/water storage yesterday. I had been wanting to for a while but felt like I needed to buy buckets, and bulk quantities of stuff. After readying Sharon's ANYWAY post on food storage, I stored my first bit of water, in a 2 liter pop container. I know, it's only 2 liters, but our family drinks 3-5 2 liters a week, so if I fill each of those with water, that 6 liters a week, and 180 liters a month. My goal is a 30 day supply(using the ANYWAY list) for 5 of us I need.
Water: 30 gal/person x 5 people = 150 gallons = 600 liters = 300 2 liter bottles
Oats: 15 lbs/person x 5 people = 75 lbs
Beans: 30 16 oz cans/person x 5 people = 150 cans
Tomatoes: 30 16oz cans/person x 5 people = 150 cans
Fruit: 30 cans/person x 5 people = 150 cans
Mulit-vitamin: 30/person x 5 people = 150 vitamins