Friday, December 18, 2009

Food Storage- calculate

So you're either done today or Sunday with keeping track of what your family uses on a regular basis and how much.  Multiply your 2 week usage by 6 so you know what 12 weeks/3 month supply would be.

Add this to the bottom of your master ingredient list (30 meals).  Next week we'll do inventory around our houses and figure out what we have and what we need.

In 2010, you can set aside $10 for every 2 family members and build your year supply gradually.  Double for family of 4, triple for family of 6, etc.

By the end of the 52 weeks, you should have a one year supply of food, that includes: 700lbs of wheat, 240 lbs sugar, 40 lbs of powdered milk, 13 lbs of salt, 10 lbs of honey, 5 lbs of peanut butter, 45 cans of tomato soup, 30 cans mushroom soup, 15 cans tuna fish, 10 macaroni and cheese dinners, 500 aspirin, and 730 multiple vitamins.  It is suggested that you add 6 lbs of dried yeast and 6 lbs of shortening to your one year supply of food and this should be enough to sustain 2 people for a year.

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