Food Storage and Space Calculators
Recommended Food Storage Amounts Calculator
This calculator will help you determine how much food you will need to store for a given number of adults and children. Categories are left fairly broad since not everyone enjoys eating the same kind of staples (ie some prefer rice over wheat and others like both).
Food Storage Space Calculator
After you arrive at the required amount of food, this next calculator will tell you how many 5-gallon buckets you’ll need to purchase in order to store all that food, as well as the amount of floor space (in square footage) you’ll need based on how high you want to stack your buckets.
Note: Keep in mind that some 5-gallon bucket lids are not heavy duty. If you are using a thinner type, there is a possibility that the lids will crack under the strain of multiple stacked buckets. For this reason it is recommended that you only stack 2 high.
The other option is to place a small piece of plywood on the rim of the buckets you will be stacking on.