Food Menu

FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR

Determine what you need for 1 year

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 than 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 a wise preparation for tomorrow's uncertainties.

The following table is a quick reference list for suggested minimum quantities of foods for men, women 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.


Use the following calculator to figure the minimum food storage amounts for you or your family for one year. Note: These are only basic 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)