Ok, this is in answer to a request. And, yes, I am one of those people who strongly believes that every family should maintain a decent sized stockpile of food in their homes. No, I don't think 2 weeks is enough. I think you really should be trying for 3 months at a minimum because you just never know when your situation may change. You may get hit by bad weather or sickness keeping you from leaving the house. You may suffer a job loss, reduction in income or sudden increase in bills. You may have family members or friends who are suddenly in need of help. All of those reasons could cause you to need access to a readily available supply of already purchased food.