How Much Food to Store?

The experts at the FDA have said that the average adult will consume the following amounts of fresh food per year.

Meat - 150 to 200 pounds per year

Flour - 200 to 300 pounds

Sugar or honey - 60 pounds

Fats or Oils - 60 pounds

Salt - 5 pounds

Powdered Milk - 75 pounds

Vegetables and Fruits - 600 to 700 pounds

Water - 375 gallons

The figures above are nice guidelines, but they need to be considered from the technical angle of preserved foods rather than fresh foods.