Stored Food & Water Calculator
Calculation of Water, Food and Provisions for EACH PERSON
Each person will consume and should have the minimum of the following items: Food, water, medicines, a firearm, ammunition for that firearm, clothing for all seasons.
The best way to ensure you have everything is to gather your household members and Extended Family and Friends and “brainstorm.” Talk about it! Speak out loud and visualize what you each will need for all seasons of the year. This must include simple things like cooking fuel, per person. Have one or two members act as “recorders” and put everything thought of down on paper. Make a list and distribute and then be persistent until each person has these items.
Neighborhood Protection Program (NPP) or Household
Clean Stored Water More info
Water… The Triple-One Rule of Thumb
This rule of water use will give each person in your NPP drinking, minimal cooking and “sponge bathing” water of One Gallon for One Person for One Day.
This depends, obviously on the time of year, your climate, and individual needs. In hot months you will need more. But this rule will generally keep all Group Members functioning adequately. You should have as much water in storage as possible and your NPP should have an identified renewable safe water source.
Stored Food (preferrably non-perishable items) More info
Calories of Emergency Food Stored
A simple rule of thumb is to calculate 2000 calories of food requirement per day for each person. This number “2000” will be used below to calculate your Number of Days of Emergency Food Stored.
There is a Calorie Chart at the bottom of the next page that you can reference for a more detailed calculation of individual food needs in calories.
Always keep hardcopies, as computers become paperweights after some Catastrophic Events when their 1s and 0s go to digital heaven. Or copy the form on the next page to list and calculate your “Calories of Emergency Food Stored” from all the items of Emergency Food you have.
Total Days of Stored Resources