Here's some info that will help you with your food storage (plagiarized from http://simplylivingsmart.com/food-st...started.html):
This is the first thing you MUST have in your food storage. Every guide I have read, from government publications to church guidelines suggest 1 gallon per person per day for two weeks. That means 14 gallons per person in the household. PLUS you need the knowledge and ability to clarify and purify more. See our Emergency Preparedness lesson on Water. You cannot survive without water. Within hours of an emergency, water will become critical. So, on our 7 plus 1 chart, Water is the PLUS one, right in the center.
Wheat and Grains:
Wheat is the King of grains. It is amazingly versatile. Most people think of bread, but wheat can be used for tortillas and rolls, crackers, cakes, cookies, and pies. But, it can also be prepared as an alternative to meat and as a sweetner. With appropriate spices, wheat can "become" just about anything. But Wheat is only one of the grains. The other grains provide wonderful taste alternatives to wheat in many recipes. Also, for those who are gluten intolerant, many of the other grains can be substitued. Please see our article "Summary of Grains and their Uses". Experiment with various other grains as your experience increases.
Beans are the natural complement to Wheat and grains. Separately, neither wheat nor grain contains a complete protein because one or more of the eight essential amino acids are missing or in short supply. However, mixing grains, seeds, and legumes provide all of the essential amino acids to build complete protein.
Most people think only of cooked beans in their whole form. And many, including myself before I learned more, didn't really care for beans. I like chile, but I'm not a whole bean fan. But, by grinding beans into a flour, you can use them in your recipes. Anitra will show you some marvelous recipes. We now use beans nearly every day, in breads, in smoothies, in gravy . . . in almost every way you can imagine. And no, you don't get the gas you might otherwise get and no, your foods don't taste like lima beans. Learning how to use beans is one of the most remarkeable "secrets" about food storage.
Next they talk about powdered dairy. This part you'll have to modify vegan-style. You can get powdered soymilk or you can store soybeans and make your own. They also talk about powdered margarine, powdered cheese and powdered eggs but you can veganize all that too. You can store nutritional yeast and egg replacer and you'll be good to go.
When I learned about sprouts, my whole perspective on foods storage changed. Sprouts multiply the vitamins and nutrients in seeds and nuts. By learning to sprout a few different variety of seeds and nuts, you can acquire ALL of the vitamins and essential nutrition that you need. Anitra uses a variety of sprouts throughout her lessons. The health benefits have been well researched and documented.
Next is another one you'll have to veganize. They only mention honey specifically because because it stores so well. If you don't eat honey, there's plenty of other sweeteners that you can store.
Honey and Sweetners:
There are a variety of sweetners to store in your food storage. Honey is natural and the most healthy. But most of us will also store processed sugar. Also consider molasses and maple. We don't have lessons specifically devoted to sweetners, but nearly all recipes call for one or another. Again, you can use our spreadsheet or www.trackmyfoodstorage.com
to determine the amounts that you might need to store. In general, 60lbs per person per year is necessary.
Salt and Seasonings:
You should include 8 pounds of salt per person per year. But the seasonings is up to you.
What do we mean by seasonings? This would include spices, seasonings, bulion cubes or powder (make sure it does not contain MSG), cocoa powder, vanilla, flavorings. etc. I mean every type of seasoning that you would use. The more the variety that you have, the more variety you will have in your dinners. Learn to use a variety. After you establish the basics in seasonings and spices, you can begin to add pudding mixes, drink mixes, and other enhancements. We highly recommend buying your seasonings and spices in bulk. Antira will teach lessons on finding excellent prices on bulk spices and how to organize them.
Most sources recommend 10 quarts per person per year. This would include cooking oil, peanut butter, shortening, butter, etc. Remember, that you can get powdered shortening and powdered butter and margarine. This extends the storage life from months to years. Plus, you gain the advantage of making your own mixes which can be used for quick meals.
These are the basic ingredients of a complete food storage. You could easily live off these foods with amazing variety. Nevertheless, these are only the basics.
You will also want to consider storing foods with these methods. We will add more and more articles and videos to these topics in the future:
commercially canned foods (buying at case-lot sales)
home-canning or bottled foods (basic processes and equipment)
dehydrating, including commercially freeze dried and open sun drying
gardening (including square foot and indoor gardening)
textured vegetable protein (TVP)
root storage principles
They sum it all up by saying:
Food storage is NOT just a can of wheat in your basement or closet. It is part of your pantry.