Fill out the number of family members and click "calculate". Use this form to give you some idea of the volume of food you may need.
Use your own judgment to decide how much food to your family uses in a given time. For example: 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.
*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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