As I go along planning & researching all the requirements or needs that someone needs to survive off the grid, I find that it's very arbitrary as to who's opinion you are reading. One of the main factors I have to take into account is my recently diagnosed Type II diabetes. 18 months ago just prior to retirement I was floored by the fact that I had very unhealthy eating habits, coupled with my limited physical requirements of my career. I vowed when released from the hospital that I was going to reverse the diagnosis as much as I could. I dropped enough weight the produce a healthy pre-teen. I changed all my eating habits with goals to lower my glucose (A1C) count (currently 5.0%). I have succeeded in my endeavors to the point that my PC was astonished with my results. His only comment was 'Awesome'. That being said, I have quit eating pastas, breads, anything canned or processed. Limited my fruit intake to berries, cherries & have consumed a more limited diet of fish, poultry & pork. Red meats are an occasional treat but since it is harder to process I have to eat it in moderation. I eat an assortment of beans, no potatoes (have steamed cauliflower ground up to resemble mashed potatoes), most fresh vegetables are ok. Eat oats, nuts, hemp hearts & flaxseed for breakfast. Actually I wasn't planning on it but I've adopted a somewhat gluten free diet as a result. Eggs are my mainstay, very nutritious, loaded with B12, protein & the 7 nutrients needed to sustain life. Cottage cheese is another constant serving on my plate but considering the protein & whole milk products (another great BS controller) I eat an abundance of it. Coffee is my drink of choice, never was an alcohol drinker, I gave up the diet sodas 3 years ago & never looked back. No fruit juices, too many carbs! So compiling a list of foods that can be stored, raised or purchased fresh has it's limitations. I raised all manner of livestock on my former gentleman's farm years ago, pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, beef cattle & even fed a few horses until they became too expensive to keep. Rabbits & chickens are my animals of choice for survival, I remember a figure a few years back that 1 buck & two doe rabbits can produce more meat than one beef cattle can in a year, for less than 1/5 the cost to raise the beef. Less area to house without the need for irrigated acreage to sustain the beef. No fences, need to have hutches & a decent coop, but can be bought online. I want the chickens for eggs with a few for meat or stews, I can honestly say that I was somewhat impressed with the taste of rabbit meat after butchering 15-20 for the freezer. So it looks like my animal/food supplies will be limited to rabbits, fish, & chicken. I will acquire an occasional pork roast for a treat along with fresh vegetables & fruits. Oats, nuts, hemp hearts, flaxseed & cinnamon for breakfast. Sitting by my fire pit, drinking coffee with only a short 2 mile drive to one of the premier trout fishing waters in the western states. Deer-quail hunting in the fall should keep me well stocked. The winters are the only downside I can see, but that can be alleviated by pitching a tent in or pulling a smaller travel trailer to the desert of Quartzite, Arizona during the 4 bad months.