Saturday, February 28, 2009

Basic Food Storage Quantities


Wheat/grain (400 lbs.)
Wheat, Rice, Oats, Flour, Spaghetti, Macaroni

Oil--Rotate annually (2 1/2 gallons)
Vegetable Oil, Shortening, Peanut Butter, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressing (mayonnaise type)
NOTE: 4 gallons = 24 lbs. Oil
The following measurements may help:
1 quart Mayo = 1 1/2 lbs. Oil
1 quart Salad Dressing = 1 lb. Oil
1 lb. Peanut Butter = 1/2 lb. Oil
Beans/legumes (60 lbs.)
Beans (dry, lima, soy), Peas (split), Lentils, Dry Soup Mix

Powdered Milk (16 lbs.)
Milk, Nonfat Dry, Evaporated (6 cans = 1 lb.)

Sugar (60 lbs.)
Sugar (granulated, brown, powdered), Molasses, Honey, James, Preserves, Jellies, Corn Syrup, Fruit Drink (powdered), Flavored Gelatin

Salt (8 lbs.)
(Store in original container)

Water (14 gallons)
1 gallon per day for 2 weeks supply, minimum
(Drinking amount only -- more for cooking, washing)

Warmer conditions in desert climates may reduce the shelf life of canned food.
Rotation within 2 years is recommended -- even though some products may last much longer.

Rotation can be accomplished by personal use or by sharing with others.

(Source: "Basic Food Storage Cookbook", South Jordan Utah River Stake, 2003)

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