lmao… oh I needed that one.
The water is calculated for a 3 day emergency supply. They figure it would take you that long to get set up, and then you could find a fresh water supply. Thus saving that storage room for something that can be rotated instead.
Personally, I have us figured to roughly 1,000 gallons of water a month, not including showers. for that add in another 5 gallons per person per shower. And get one of thoes solar showers from walmart for 10 bucks.
After using this calculator, I have figured we would need quite a few differences than what it recomends. for one, we would go through quite a bit more flour if we don’t have a hand grinder for the wheat we would need. for a one year supply for the two of us and our Babies ( puppies and kitty ) we would need almost 700 lbs. of flour. or more. Good thing I like to find good sales
Every family is different, that is why it is only a suggestion to get you started thinking about what you use.
I use slippery elm. I use this, mixed with honey, for my sweetners in baked goods. I would need almost 15 lbs of it. Since it can also be used as a food by itself. However, we only use about 5 lbs of sugar a month. so we would only need about 70 lbs of sugar a year, maybe 100 for baking extras.