Here is the challenge: To create a food kit (pantry) that can fit in a typical shoebox, cost under about $30 to assemble using readily-available items, and be used by two adults in an emergency setting. No prizes other than bragging rights. Don't worry a lot about drinks, or great nutrition (short term, it is not a big deal, and a couple multi-vitamins can ease things over.) Assume some meals will be skimpy or non-traditional, but bonus points for avoiding that. Bonus points also for light-weight, low water needs, and easy prep. Oh, and I would not count the cost of items you can scavenge from the typical kitchen as long as you do not use entire containers of it. Here is the deal. Most survival and emergency prep lists I see tend to go in one of two directions- lots of heavy, bulky canned food, OR ultralight- freeze-dried, pellets, etc. I don't wanna spend a lot of money, or haul around a heavy suitcase- the water is already a lot of weight. Ultimately, I want to combine the pantry kit with a mini-kitchen kit and use it for power loss emergencies, evacuations, and even spur of the moment picnics and overnights (which are also a great time to test the process and replenish aging foods.) I've got a buncha ideas, but I would LOVE to see what this creative group can come up with.