Predicting the next natural disaster be it a tornado, hurricane, flood, pandemic, etc. is not easy to do. So, rather than worry about when it might happen, it is better to prepare for the "if" by having a stockpile of food available to provide for your family. Do not wait another day. NOW is the time to begin. The following list of items have a long shelf life. Some will easily last for months, some a year and still others for dozens of years, if not more. Use this list as your starting point.