Hello, I am new to prepping and feel with the country the way it is I can't get started soon enough. I have a budget of about $500 to get started and would like to get the best bang for my buck. I am looking for at leat a 6 month supply of food for one person, with at least a shelf life of 7 yrs (25 would be even better). I feel lost searching varieties on the web and the stuff seems so darn expensive I don't want to get a raw deal(no pun intented) or just a crap brand that doesn't live up to expectations or their claims. I was hoping you guys would have the inside track on where the good deals are and offer me some solid advice. Thanks and God bless.