Re: Real food stockpile?
We always have 25-50lbs of rolled oats, rice, wheat berries, flour. Then we have 20lbs. of dried beans.
Then we buy coconut oil, olive oil in bulk and have ready for emergency. Dried fruits have a good shelf life, but we are out right now. Maple Syrup (the real stuff) and honey is something we always buy large quantities of and keep in stock. If you don't use sugar, you at least need to have something that will sweeten oats and whatnot so your kids don't get meal-weary . Having both will offer variety.
I do keep commercially canned green beans because if we are starving and need it, I have no qualms about eating it to stay alive! haha. I home can the rest of our garden and have in the pantry.