Many people consider the storage of food a reasonable precaution should problems arise with food distribution from bad weather or other natural/manmade disasters. Though the likelihood of any severe crises is unlikely, short term storage of food may be good insurance. Just as many people have fire, flood, earthquake, and health insurance, having a storage of food can be considered another form of insurance.
The problem is that most people dont have any idea of how much food is enough. How much flour, sugar, yeast, baking soda, etc are required for the most basic of recipes, and how many calories will a recipe provide? This spreadsheet provides a tool to inventory basic food items with a calorie counter to know exactly how much food is needed for whatever time length you might desire. Take any basic recipe and enter them into the spreadsheet to discover how many calories the recipe contains, and then figure out how many batches are required for the time length you choose to store food. You can also inventory and count calories for bulk items such as rice and beans. The final calorie result is then calculated to show projected weight gain/loss of a family for the time period and food inventory.
Lastly, we should trust in God for our providence. The first step in trusting God is giving your life to Jesus Christ. Click the Read Gospel button for guidance to accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord, God, and Savior.
Instructions for using the spreadsheet are on the 2nd sheet tab.
Click here to download FoodStorage.xlsx -- (Requires Microsoft Excel 2007 or greater.)
Click here to download FoodStorage.xls -- (Compatible with older Microsoft Excel 1997 or greater.)