FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR
Food storage has been practiced for thousands of years. However, in modern
civilizations, many cultures have dropped this practice in favor of instant supply and
demand. The fatal flaw with this approach is that there is only a mere 3 day supply of
food available in the stores at any one time. When disasters strike, this becomes quite
evident, with shelves stripped bare by hungry consumers.
The historical need for
proper personal preperations has always remained true, perhaps more now then ever. Any interruption to the supply chain can and does cause severe shortages very quickly. The Hurricane Katrina disaster was magnified by the lack of preparations among the people, who would have suffered much less had they been prepared.
Having personal preparations makes good solid sense. Don't be victimized by events
beyond your control. Food storage is wise preparations for tomorrow's uncertainties.
The following table is a quick reference list for suggested minimum quantities of foods
for men, woman and children for a one year food supply. This should be adjusted
accordingly for activity, temperature and other factors, including waste, loss or the need to share.
Weights are dry weight (non-rehydrated).
Select the corresponding Shopping Cart Link category below such as "Wheat" or "Vegetable" to see the available products. You can also view our food plan page for currently available food plans, including 1 year, 6 month, 3 month and smaller food plans.
Weights and quantities for children should be adjusted
according to age and eating habits. The table below is the Recommended Daily Allowance for
Men and Women. Children should be adjusted accordingly to their weight and activity.
Men (Age 30, 150 lbs 5' 9")
2400 (sendentary) - 2600 (low activity) - 2900 (active) - 3400 (very active)
Women (Age 30, 125 lbs, 5' 5")
1900 (sendentary) - 2100 (low activity) - 2300 (active) - 2600 (very active)
Children (Age 13, 100 lbs, 5')
2100 (sendentary) - 2300 (low activity) - 2500 (active) - 2900 (very active)
Notes on Food Units: Most food units advertised online do NOT contain a sufficient level of calories to keep you healthy (without purchasing additional food items).
This is a common practice done to attract uninformed buyers into making a quick purchase. Many units are pathetically small with a low prices. The actual number of servings and calories these units contain are less than half of what you need to stay healthy and alive - a rather poor 'deal' for you or your family.
Compute the figures on any claims you see online - we offer far larger units at lower prices!
The more active you are, the more calories you need. The RDA is 2900 for men, 2300 for Women for an active lifestyle. Stress, sleep deprivation and any "collapse" event will increase your calorie needs!
Educate yourself on how much food is realistically required to stay healthy!