1 Year Emergency Food Storage For Less Than $300 - I think I speak for us all when I say we all lack a decent emergency food supply. Some of us have some but nothing that could warrant us going off grid and surviving on our stockpiled food.
Suggested years supply of food for a family of 3 --- --- --- I would also suggest making your own cookbook on how to cook meals with the foods you have gathered. Especially if you don't normally cook that way. But also in a time of stress you may forget or your have an injury to prevent you from cooking and someone else will have to cook.
When it comes to cutting corners to save a buck or two, storage containers for your food preps isn't where you should do it. If you do not use food grade buckets you will find your food may end up on safe to consume. In the end that is not savings.