Food Storage Calculator: 1-Year Of Bulk Foods

April 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Food Storage Calculator

Use this food storage calculator to calculate quantities of bulk staple foods based on 1-year of preparedness from recommendations by the church of LDS – a popular source in the realm of food storage.

In an uncertain world there is a certain amount of good sense in planning ahead.

To access the food storage calculator:



About the food storage calculator:

Note: The water calculation is literally 1-gallon per person per day (minimum). However if you live near a reliable source of water, consider storing 2-weeks worth while investing in a quality water purifier-filter to treat water from other sources.

In addition to the bulk food items listed in the calculator, there are many additional food-related items which you should consider adding – things like condiments, spices & herbs, etc.

A good food storage is a diversified one, so consider a combination of bulk items, canned foods, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, purpose-packed long-term foods (kits, #10 cans, packets, some processed foods, etc.).

The items which are considered bulk ‘staple’ foods should be stored properly for long term. Grains and other dry goods should be sealed in buckets (Mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, etc.).

It is a very important principle to rotate your foods (even your bulk) to minimize spoilage.


Food Storage Calculator results for 1 adult for 1 year:

TOTAL GRAINS: 300 pounds (Wheat, Flour, Corn Meal, Rice, Pasta, etc.)

TOTAL FATS &OILS: 13 pounds (Shortening, Veg. Oil, Peanut Butter, etc.)

TOTAL LEGUMES: 60 pounds (Dry Beans, Lima, Soy, Peas, Lentils, etc.)

TOTAL SUGARS: 60 pounds (Honey, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Jams, etc.)

TOTAL DAIRY: 75 pounds (Dry Milk, etc.)

COOKING ESSENTIALS: (Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Yeast, Salt, Vinegar)

WATER: (see note)

See Food Storage Calculator For Specifics.