Store 4 cans soup and 1 can spaghetti
Store 8 cans soup and 2 cans spaghetti
I know a lot of you are clever enough to make your own soup, and I personally love the taste of my home-made chicken soup, but when you don't have the resources (financially or food-wise) to be able to make your own soup, the canned variety is great!
Spend your extra energy making bread (or better yet, put the kids to work on that;D )
Not to deter anyone from this challenge, but there also needs to be moderation in all things. I came across this article today on elevated BPA levels in a study of some people who ate canned soup for 5 days straight: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/11/23/High-BPA-levels-linked-to-canned-soup/UPI-26961322067158/
I just have to add though that I have my food storage there as an emergency. I don't eat from cans every day but when I have had to rely on my food storage, boy have I needed it! Not even all of that was canned either. Rotate with pasta and sauce (bottled sauce, not canned) and frozen foods if you can.
Canned spaghetti on toast is cheap and easy. It can be eaten cold straight out of the tin if it's a desperate situation.
You can add extra things to it to make it more of a meal, like frozen peas and corn, bacon and tomato, even fresh herbs.