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Food Storage Calculator

This form should give you an idea of the volume of food you may need. You will need to use your own judgment when making decisions as to how much food to buy. Fifty pounds of oats may be enough unless you plan to use it for more than making oatmeal for breakfast, so take into consideration how your family consumes these products.

Use the following calculator to figure the minimum food storage amounts for your family for a year. These are only recommendations. You will need to determine the needs of your own family.

Enter number of family members here:

Number of family members, Ages 7+

Number of family members, Ages 0-6

Your family will need for one year:

Grains

Wheat

lbs

*Flour

lbs

Corn Meal

lbs

Oats

lbs

Rice

lbs

Pasta

lbs

Total Grains

lbs


Fats and Oils

Fats

lbs

Oils

gal

Mayonnaise

qts

Salad Dressing

qts

Peanut Butter

lbs

Total Fats

lbs


Legumes

Beans, dry

lbs

Lima Beans

lbs

Soy Beans

lbs

Split Peas

lbs

Lentils

lbs

Dry Soup Mix

lbs

Total Legumes

lbs




Sugars

Honey

lbs

Sugar

lbs

Brown Sugar

lbs

Molasses

lbs

Corn Syrup

lbs

Jams

lbs

Fruit Drink, powdered

lbs

Flavored Gelatin

lbs

Total Sugars

lbs


Milk

Dry Milk

lbs

Evaporated Milk

cans

Other

lbs

Total Dairy

lbs


Cooking Essentials

Baking Powder

lbs

Baking Soda

lbs

Yeast

lbs

Salt

lbs

Vinegar

gal


Water

**Water

gal

Bleach

gal

*Flour: If you regularly bake bread and other foods containing flour, the amount calculated may not be even close to enough, unless you have a grinder to make your own flour and have lots of wheat.

**Based on survival rations of 1/2 gallon per person per day. More may be needed for cooking and bathing.

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