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FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR

Determine what you need for food storage for 1 year - Emergency Food, Storable Food 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.

Food Storage Calculator


Use the following calculator to figure the minimum food storage amounts for your family for one year. These are only recommendations.

Calculator is based upon 1 year and will show results for 12 months.

Family Members, Ages 7+
Family Members, Ages 0-6


You can also compute monthly amounts as follows:


Desired Months / 12 x Adults = value to enter
Desired Months / 12 x Children = value to enter

Suggested Food Storage:

Grains
Wheat
 lbs
Flour
 lbs
Corn Meal
 lbs
Oats
 lbs
Rice
 lbs
Pasta
 lbs
Total Grains
 lbs

Fats and Oils
Shortening
 lbs
Vegetable Oil
 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

Vegetables
Vegetables
 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
 can
Other
 lbs
Total Dairy
 lbs

Cooking Essentials
Baking Powder
 lbs
Baking Soda
 lbs
Yeast
 lbs
Salt
 lbs
Vinegar
 gal

Water
Water
 gal
Bleach
 gal


Weights are dry weight (non-rehydrated).

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.

 

RDA (Calories)

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!


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