CoffeeTeaBooksandMe has gone through some hard times, and is willing to share her struggles in order to help us out:
and her earlier post:
Her advice is based on long periods of unemployment endured by her own family. She learned the hard way during...
"...our first year when we ran out of unemployment and had no income. We assumed my husband would find another job quickly so we used our savings to keep up present lifestyle. We should have cut back on everything extra in the budget the very day he was laid off. It would have helped a great deal in the long run."
She keeps talking about advice given by David Wilkerson, a well-known writer and preacher. Apparently Wilkerson is strongly advising that we keep at least 30 days of food available in pantry and freezer...I have not heard this before, but now I'm curious. Will check and report back to you what I find out.