Here are some ideas of items to stock up on during the month of August. You may find some of these on sale at this time of the year. Choose items that you think your family would use and you have a set aside a food storage budget for. Gather what you can afford, but never feel rushed.
Shelf Stable foods - Apple slices, dehy., Dry onions, Macaroni, Popcorn or dried corn, Dry potato slices or dices, Cracked wheat cereal, Hamburger helper, Food bars, Drink boxes, Hot pepper sauce, Cheese sauce, Powdered cheese blend
Toiletries (USE COUPONS)- Soap/body wash, Deodorant
Paper & Cleaning - Lawn trash bags, Lunch bags
Freezer Foods - Bread, Buns, Berry freezer jam (make your own), Hamburgers/hot dogs
Medical & First Aid - eye patch, ear drops, eye drops
Family Emergency Supplies part 3 -5-gal water carrier, filtered water bottle, water purification tablets, am/fm radio, spare radio batteries, pliers, vise grips, hammer, tarps, multi-function army knife
Equipment & Fuel - Sleeping bags, pads, family tent (On sale now!), Canning jars and equipment