There is more to having a well stocked pantry than just buying a bunch of food and putting it on a shelf. A robust pantry has a healthy mix of home canned and store bought foods. A pantry is a revolving thing and though it can take a bit to start, it’s easy to maintain it!
Having a good rotation system is important, along with an understanding of how much and how quickly you use certain items. You may be surprised how quickly you go through flour or some other staple items. Once you understand your own cycles of food use, you can better plan and prepare to ensure you and your family will be able to overcome the challenges of survival.
The skills that go along with having a well stock, robust pantry will serve you for years to come. Though none of the skills are ‘hard’ per se, as with anything, it does take time to become proficient enough to be able to rely on your abilities to provide for, preserve, and protect your food stores. You don’t need to be Suzie Homemaker but everyone should have at the basics!