Saturday, November 27, 2010

Aid for Planning Month and Year Supplies

If you are slightly overwhelmed by the idea of planning out EVERY SINGLE MEAL for 3 months (or a year), as I discussed back in this post, then you might be interested in trying this instead.

The general idea is to calculate how much of a certain product you use per week, then use the charts below to help figure out what that equates to for month and year supplies.

The food it calculates includes:
Dry Milk, Quick and Regular Oats, Dehydrated Onions, Potato Flakes, White Rice, Spaghetti, Sugar, Red and White Wheat, Dehydrated Apples, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Dehydrated Refried Beans, White Beans, Dehydrated Carrots, Cocoa Mix, White Flour, Fruit Drink Mix and Macaroni.

Here's How it Works:


1) For each product of interest, calculate the number of meals of that product your family would normally eat per week.
Example: Lets say my family has milk for breakfast OR once to drink/cook with throughout the day.  That would = 7 servings per week.

2) Calculate how many CUPS of that product you would use for each meal.
Example: we have two children and two adults, so we probably consume around 5 c. per meal.

3) Multiply the cups-per-meal by meals-per-week.  This will give you the number of cups per week you would use for that product.
Example: 5x7 = 35 cups per week.

4) From the chart below, look up the number of cups per week you calculated above in the "CUPS USED PER WEEK" column.
(If your number of cups per week is over 45, you will have to half the number and multiply the corresponding columns by two.)

Cups used per
Week
Cups per Month
#10 Cans per Month
Cups per Year
#10 Cans per Year
1
4
1
52
5
2
9
1
104
9
3
13
2
156
13
4
17
2
208
18
5
22
2
260
22
6
26
3
312
26
7
30
3
364
31
8
35
3
416
35
9
39
4
468
39
10
43
4
520
44
11
48
4
572
48
12
52
5
624
52
13
56
5
676
57
14
61
6
728
61
15
65
6
780
65
16
69
6
832
70
17
74
7
884
74
18
78
7
936
78
19
82
7
988
83
20
87
8
1040
87
21
91
8
1092
91
22
95
8
1144
96
23
100
9
1196
100
24
104
9
1248
104
25
108
10
1300
109
26
113
10
1352
113
27
117
10
1404
117
28
121
11
1456
122
29
126
11
1508
126
30
130
11
1560
130
31
134
12
1612
135
32
139
12
1664
139
33
143
12
1716
143
34
147
13
1768
148
35
152
13
1820
152
36
156
13
1872
156
37
160
14
1924
161
38
165
14
1976
165
39
169
15
2028
169
40
173
15
2080
174
41
178
15
2132
178
42
182
16
2184
182
43
186
16
2236
187
44
191
16
2288
191
45
195
17
2340
195

5) Write down the number of CANS you need per month or per year for your family by looking in their respective columns on the chart above.
Example: According to this chart, my family would need 152 #10 cans of milk to last for 1 year.
**DON'T GET OVERWHELMED BY THAT NUMBER, I'LL EXPLAIN MORE LATER**

6) Using the same Cups-per-Week values (that you calculated in #5), you can determine the LBS per YEAR for each product of interest by using the charts below.
Example: Based on the information, I would need 623 lbs. of powdered milk for 1 year

Weight (lbs)
per can    
POUNDS of PRODUCT per YEAR
4.1
2.6
2.7
2.8
1.8
5.7
4.3
6.1
5.8
5.8
Cups / Week
#10 Cans / Year
Milk,
Dry
Oats,
Quick
Oats,
Reg
Onion,
Dry
Potato
Flakes
Rice,
White
Spag-
hetti
Sugar
Wheat
Red
Wheat
White
1
5
21
13
14
14
9
29
22
31
29
29
2
9
37
23
24
25
16
51
39
55
52
52
3
13
53
34
35
36
23
74
56
79
75
75
4
18
74
47
49
50
32
103
77
110
104
104
5
22
90
57
59
62
40
125
95
134
128
128
6
26
107
68
70
73
47
148
112
159
151
151
7
31
127
81
84
87
56
177
133
189
180
180
8
35
144
91
95
98
63
200
151
214
203
203
9
39
160
101
105
109
70
222
158
238
226
226
10
44
180
114
119
123
79
251
189
268
255
255
11
48
197
125
130
134
86
274
206
293
278
278
12
52
213
135
140
146
94
296
224
317
302
302
13
57
234
148
154
160
103
325
245
348
331
331
14
61
250
159
165
171
110
348
262
372
354
354
15
65
267
169
176
182
117
371
280
397
377
377
16
70
287
182
189
196
126
399
301
427
406
406
17
74
303
192
200
207
133
422
318
451
429
429
18
78
320
203
211
218
140
445
335
476
452
452
19
83
340
216
224
232
149
473
357
506
481
481
20
87
357
226
235
244
157
496
374
531
505
505
21
91
373
237
246
255
164
519
391
555
528
528
22
96
394
250
259
269
173
547
413
586
557
557
23
100
410
260
270
280
180
570
430
610
580
580
24
104
426
270
281
291
187
593
447
634
603
603
25
109
447
283
294
305
196
621
469
665
632
632
26
113
463
294
305
316
203
644
486
689
655
655
27
117
480
304
316
328
211
667
503
714
679
679
28
122
500
317
329
342
220
695
525
744
708
708
29
126
517
328
340
353
227
718
542
769
731
731
30
130
533
338
351
364
234
741
559
793
754
754
31
135
554
351
365
378
243
770
581
824
783
783
32
139
570
361
375
389
250
792
598
848
806
806
33
143
586
372
386
400
257
815
615
872
829
829
34
148
607
385
400
414
266
844
636
903
585
858
35
152
623
395
410
426
274
866
654
927
882
882
36
156
640
406
421
437
281
889
671
952
905
905
37
161
660
419
435
451
290
918
692
982
934
934
38
165
677
429
446
462
297
941
710
1007
957
957
39
169
693
439
456
473
304
963
727
1031
980
980
40
174
713
452
470
487
313
992
748
1061
1009
1009
41
178
730
463
481
498
320
1015
765
1086
1032
1032
42
182
746
473
491
510
328
1037
783
1110
1056
1056
43
187
767
486
505
524
337
1066
804
1141
1085
1085
44
191
783
497
516
535
344
1089
821
1165
1108
1108
45
195
800
507
527
546
351
1112
839
1190
1131
1131


Weight (lbs)
per can    
POUNDS of PRODUCT per YEAR
1.2
5.5
5.2
2.4
5.3
2.8
5.8
4.8
6.1
3.4
Cups /
Week
#10 Cans / Year
Apples
Dry
Beans,
Black
Beans,
Pinto
Beans,
Refried
Beans,
White
Carrots
Cocoa Mix
Flour, White
Fruit Drink Mix
Maca-
roni
1
5
6
28
26
12
27
14
29
24
31
17
2
9
11
50
47
22
48
25
52
43
55
31
3
13
16
72
68
31
69
36
75
62
79
44
4
18
22
99
94
43
95
50
104
86
110
61
5
22
26
121
114
53
117
62
128
106
134
75
6
26
31
143
135
62
138
73
151
125
159
88
7
31
37
171
161
74
164
87
180
149
189
105
8
35
42
193
182
84
186
98
203
168
214
119
9
39
47
215
203
94
207
109
226
187
238
133
10
44
53
242
229
106
233
123
255
211
268
150
11
48
58
264
250
115
254
134
278
230
293
163
12
52
62
286
270
125
276
146
302
250
317
177
13
57
68
314
296
137
302
160
331
274
348
194
14
61
73
336
317
146
323
171
354
293
372
207
15
65
78
358
338
156
345
182
377
312
397
221
16
70
84
385
364
168
371
196
406
336
427
238
17
74
89
407
385
178
392
207
429
355
451
252
18
78
94
429
406
187
416
218
452
374
476
265
19
83
100
457
432
199
440
232
481
398
506
282
20
87
104
479
452
209
461
244
505
418
531
296
21
91
109
501
473
218
482
255
528
437
555
309
22
96
115
528
499
230
509
269
557
461
586
326
23
100
120
550
520
240
530
280
580
480
610
340
24
104
125
572
541
250
551
291
603
499
634
354
25
109
131
600
567
262
578
305
632
523
665
371
26
113
136
622
588
271
599
316
655
542
689
384
27
117
140
644
608
281
620
328
679
562
714
398
28
122
146
671
634
293
647
342
708
586
744
415
29
126
151
693
655
302
668
353
731
605
769
428
30
130
156
715
676
312
689
364
754
624
793
442
31
135
162
743
702
324
716
378
783
648
824
459
32
139
167
765
723
334
737
389
806
667
848
473
33
143
172
787
744
343
758
400
829
686
872
486
34
148
178
814
770
355
784
414
858
710
903
503
35
152
182
836
790
365
806
426
882
730
927
517
36
156
187
858
811
374
827
437
905
749
952
530
37
161
193
886
837
386
853
451
934
773
982
547
38
165
198
908
858
396
875
462
957
792
1007
561
39
169
203
930
879
406
896
473
980
811
1031
575
40
174
209
957
905
418
922
487
1009
835
1061
592
41
178
214
979
926
427
943
498
1032
854
1086
605
42
182
218
1001
946
437
965
510
1056
874
1110
619
43
187
224
1029
972
449
991
524
1085
898
1141
636
44
191
229
1051
993
458
1012
535
1108
917
1165
649
45
195
234
1073
1014
468
1034
546
1131
936
1190
663
Reality Check: 
This information was provided by Elder Mark B. Anderson from the Lindon Home Storage Center.  It was compiled on 10/13/2009.
What that means...
These estimates are based on #10 cans purchased from the LDS Cannery.  Although most #10 cans purchased will not vary by brand in terms of weight per can, one item has a large difference.  That item happens to be the example I used; powdered milk.

At this moment there are #10 cans of powdered milk that make anywhere from 9 - 22 quarts of milk (2 1/2 - over 5 gallons).
.  That means that certain cans make more than double (or half) than others, depending on how you look at it.  (Check out this post for more information on that).
So what..
If you buy your milk from the cannery, you can use this chart.  If not, take the time to figure out how many gallons of milk each #10 can (that you purchase) makes, and figure out how many gallons you use in a month.  Multiply that number by 12 and you'll have your years' supply (my year's supply is actually around 13-14 #10 cans, not 152).
Everything else on the list should be legit, but I'd double check the quantities just to be sure, since food pre-packaged in #10 cans has already changed A LOT in the past 5 years.

How do you double check?
There is a column just under the title on each chart that tells you the weight (in lbs.) per product per #10 can.  Make sure that weight matches up with the weight of product in the #10 can you purchase and you're good to go.
A lot of these items are available in quantities larger than a #10 can, so you can use this chart to help you determine how many lbs. (or poly buckets) you need to purchase to get the same amount.
Example: Multiply the number of #10 cans needed by the weight in each can to come up with the total weight.  Apply it to the chart below.
LINDON HOME STORAGE CENTER

BULK PRODUCT
-to-
STORAGE CONTAINER CONVERSIONS




BULK WEIGHT CONVERSION TO:


PRODUCT
BULK WEIGHT
BAG/BOX (LBS)
#10 CANS
MYLAR POUCHES
5 GALLON BUCKETS
# OF BAGS OR BOXES IN A 5 GALLON BUCKET

BASICS
1
BEANS, BLACK
25
5
4
1
1.5
2
BEANS, PINTO
25
5
4-5
1
1.4
3
BEANS, WHITE
25
5
4
1
1.4
4
MILK, DRY NONFAT
25
6-7
5
1
1.1
5
RICE, WHITE
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
6
SUGAR
25
4-5
4
1
1.6
7
WHEAT, RED
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
8
WHEAT, WHITE
25
4-5
4
1
1.5

OTHERS
9
APPLE SLICES
15
12
9-10
2
0.6
10
CARROTS
25
9
7
2
0.7
11
MACARONI
20
6
5
1
1.1
12
OATS – QUICK
25
10
8-9
2
0.7
13
OATS – REGULAR
25
9-10
8
2
0.7
14
ONIONS, DRY
35
13
10-11
2
0.5
15
POTATO FLAKES
25
14
11
2
0.5
16
SPAGHETTI
25
6
5
1
1.1

SHORTER-TERM STORAGE
17
BEANS, REFRIED
25
10-11
9
2
0.6
18
COCOA MIX, HOT
25
4-5
4
1
1.5
19
FLOUR, WHITE
25
5-6
5
1
1.3
20
FRUIT DRINK MIX
25
4-5
4
1
1.6
FYI: There are ~3 quarts in a #10 can and ~4 quarts in a Mylar pouch.
One gallon = ~1.33 #10 cans and = ~1 Mylar pouch.

And there you have it!
That wasn't too confusing, was it?

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