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Wow. Some of that follows pretty closely amount-wise to the numbers you'll find in the Preparedness Pantry charts and some of it is a bit different. Keep in mind, that was just one family's method and isn't "set in stone."

Those who are stocking up in preparation for Y2K may consider a year-long schedule to be "foot-dragging" in the face of impending disaster. All I can offer is the advice to combine 2 or 3 of the "monthly checklists" into one month's purchasing. That will help speed up your preparations a bit, even if it *is* a little rougher on your pocketbook.

One of my primary complaints with this sample schedule is that it unevenly builds up your stores. I think you would be better served buying smaller amounts of a wider variety, rather than isolated "lump purchases" of separate items. Of course, there are times (like bulk-packaged grains) when you will do better if you buy all you've decided you'll need at once. Use your good sense in planning and spacing your purchases - don't buy two tons of grain before you get a grain-mill, for instance!

Infants

Breastfeeding is the best way to go. Skip the formula storage. You can better spend that money and use that space on other things. Forget disposable diapers (unless maybe for your "bug-out" kit) and get reusable cloth diapers.


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