Before you go over to check it out, or worse, totally ignore the information, let me tell you what's so great about it.
- People. It lets you plug in the number of people you are preparing for.
- Months. You then enter the number of months. Most food storage calculators include these two.
- Lifestyle. This is where it begins to shine. Do you want to store enough food to be "hungry but alive," "satisfied," or "living comfortably"?
- The food. Not only does it cover the basics--grains, legumes, sugars, oils, milk, and salt--but it also includes fruits, vegetables, baking essentials, and water, and it has several sections for each category with recommended amounts of each item.
Food Storage Calculator
The site that hosts this food storage calculator is run by the Highland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (The link is in the sidebar on the right.) And everything they have on their site pertaining to food storage and preparing for emergencies is fabulous. I mean, really, really good.
If they could come up with an app that would calculate all the food we have everywhere in the house (and elsewhere), my life would be complete.