Yes Schatter I am getting ready for an abrupt end to our grid and I am hoping short term of course but who knows.Well, I am an idiot prepper but I think the food thing would depend on other variables. Bigfoot, you are in Houston. My first thought is to have enough food to get out of Houston. But if you are considering a short term event and hunkering down, then plan your food around that.
When I can find it I buy all the Spam they have on the shelf, not the plain crap but the hickory or teriyaki flavor.I had written some stuff but you have already started down that road... I have a few cases of hormel canned meat for short term shtf, and I hit that Dinty Moore stew almost weekly