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How to Calculate Stored Food (some)

We were recently researching for this blog on storing and processing food for emergencies, we found several websites that might interest you:
While our family's tastes are a bit different (it doesn't address any fruits or vegetables), it could certainly help as a jumping-off point. We have to purchase gluten-free grains to grind into flour, lactose-free butter, and lots of dried fruits and vegetables. There are only three of us in this little family, but our tastes and health needs are varied.

Use the information with a grain of salt. Everyone's needs are different. Look at your family's inventory and need list, and calculate your own storage list.

Be sure to also check out our blog: - deals with cooking with the items we'll discuss in this blog.