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    How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket?

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    How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket?

    Post by Dave Anders on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm

    https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/how-much-food-fits-in-a-5-gallon-bucket/

    Based on my math, a typical 5 gallon bucket holds 0.71 cubic feet of anything you want. Filled with water, it will hold 42 pounds of the stuff, not counting the weight of the bucket (typically 2 pounds.)

    That means for any liquid or semi-liquid food such as wine, beer, peanut butter, honey or cooking oils, just remember 42. Readers of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy may recognize this number as the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything.

    Once you start talking dry foods the weight really starts to vary.

    This is a small list to get you started in planning for how many buckets you will need to store a given weight of certain foods. It also happens to be a great list to get you started in thinking about different foods that can be stored long-term!

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    Maximum Weights of Dry Goods that will Fit in 5 Gallon Bucket

    Hint: use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F to search this page for the specific food you are looking for.

    WHOLE GRAINS:
    Cracked Red Wheat 29.2 lbs. 13.2 kilos
    Hard Red Wheat 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Hard White Wheat 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Pearled Barley 36.7 lbs. 16.6 kilos
    Whole Corn 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Hulled Buckwheat 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Flax 31.7 lbs. 14.3 kilos
    Long Grain White Rice 36.7 lbs. 16.6 kilos
    Long Grain Brown Rice 35.8 lbs. 16.2 kilos
    Par Boiled Rice 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Rolled Oats 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Oat Groats 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Oat Bran (Fine) 25 lbs. 11.3 kilos
    Rye 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    9-Grain Cereal 31.7 lbs. 14.3 kilos
    Hulled Millet 35.8 lbs. 16.2 kilos

    FLOUR:
    Wheat Bran 12.5 lbs. 5.7 kilos
    All Purpose Flour 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos
    Cornmeal 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos

    BEANS:
    Beans 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Anasazi 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos
    Black Turtle 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Black Eye 31.7 lbs. 14.3 kilos
    Garbanzo 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos
    Great Northern 35 lbs. 15.9 kilos
    Green 8.3 lbs. 3.8 kilos
    Green Peas 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos
    Kidney 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos
    Lentils 35.8 lbs. 16.2 kilos
    Lima 35.8 lbs. 16.2 kilos
    Mung 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Pink 34.2 lbs. 15.5 kilos
    Pinto 34.2 lbs. 15.5 kilos
    Refried 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Small Red 34.2 lbs. 15.5 kilos
    Small White Navy 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Soy 33.3 lbs. 15.1 kilos

    PASTA:
    Pasta – Macaroni 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Pasta – Egg Noodles 13.3 lbs. 6 kilos
    Pasta – Spaghetti 29.2 lbs. 13.2 kilos

    DEHYDRATED VEGETABLES:
    Diced Carrots 16.7 lbs. 7.6 kilos
    Cross-Cut Celery 6.7 lbs. 3 kilos
    Chopped Onions 15 lbs. 6.8 kilos
    Potato Dices 13.3 lbs. 6 kilos
    Potato Flakes 12.5 lbs. 5.7 kilos
    Potato Granules 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Potato Slices 8.3 lbs. 3.8 kilos
    Split Green Peas 37.5 lbs. 17 kilos
    Tomato Powder 29.2 lbs. 13.2 kilos

    DEHYDRATED FRUIT:
    Applesauce 16.7 lbs. 7.6 kilos
    Apple Slices 8.3 lbs. 3.8 kilos
    Banana 11.7 lbs. 5.3 kilos

    DEHYDRATED MILK/DAIRY:
    Butter Powder 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Margarine 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Cheese Blend 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Non-Fat Milk 29.2 lbs. 13.2 kilos
    Morning Moo White 29.2 lbs. 13.2 kilos

    POWDERED EGGS:
    Powdered Eggs 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos
    Powdered Whole Eggs 20.8 lbs. 9.4 kilos


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