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It has much to do with how

It has much to do with how much you can afford to spend. For cheap very long lasting bulk: Rice and beans.

Expensive long lasting: MRE's

learning a skill like gardening can be worth more than a pantry full of cans.

Everyone should have a few months worth of food and water on hand.

Keep the basics in mind... Water, Food, shelter, Security.