This post answers one of the most basic questions for those looking to build food storage: How much food do I actually need? And how much will it cost? Enjoy!
If you had to go to the grocery store right now and buy all the food you need to keep you alive for one year, do you have any idea how much that would be?
I would guess that most of my readers do not know, because I didn’t for a long time. I felt like it must cost a huge, unattainable amount. It isn’t!
The key part of this question is the word SURVIVE. This is not the amount of food one needs to be happy or thrive. Here is a breakdown of the amounts needed for one person:
Grains (wheat, rice, etc.) – 400 pounds
Beans (any kind) – 60 pounds
Fats (cooking oil, butter, etc.) – 10 quarts (2 1/2 gallons)
Salt – 8 pounds
Powdered Milk – 16 pounds
Wheat and Flour
How much does this cost? Not as much as you’d think. I buy…
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